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Practice English with our tutors and your fellow multilingual students at the Hume Center!

"T.E.A. @ Hume: Zoom Edition.  On Zoom Jan 20 and 27. Registration required: "

Winter 2022 T.E.A.

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking is back with Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.). 

The dates this winter are (all times 4-5:30pm PT):
Thursday, January 20 (Zoom, registration required)
Thursday, January 27 (Zoom, registration required)
Thursday, February 3 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, February 10 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, February 17 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, February 24 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, March 3 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, March 10 (Hume, room 102)

Please come join us starting Thursday, January 20th through Thursday, March 10th and spread the word! You can register in advance here for T.E.A. (Thursday English Afternoons), but feel free to show up unannounced if you forgot to register!

What is T.E.A.?

Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.) is a free program that offers conversation practice for undergraduate and graduate multilingual learners at Stanford. VPUE’s student tutors (OCTs and writing tutors) are available to guide general conversation practice in the college classroom, providing tips on cross-cultural differences, basic skills in communicating in class or via email in common American idiom, and an introduction to academic speaking. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your English skills by talking with tutors and other multilingual learners.  Please note: Tutors are not trained to teach phonics or English as a second language.

Other Resources

Here are some other great resources on campus to improve your English skills!

English for Foreign Students (EFS)

This Language Center program offers many different classes to international Stanford students to hone their skills in several areas.

EFS Coffee Talk

Similar to T.E.A., the EFS program offers a casual, low-pressure environment to practice your conversational skills. Subscribe to their email list!