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

T.E.A. @ Hume is Back! Every Thursday from 4-5:30pm in Hume room 102.

Spring 2022 T.E.A.

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

The dates this spring are (all times 4-5:30pm PT):
Thursday, April 14 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, April 22 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, April 28 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, May 5 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, May 12 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, May 19 (Hume, room 102)
Thursday, May 26 (Hume, room 102)

Please come join us starting Thursday, April 14th through Thursday, May 26th and spread the word! You can register in advance here for T.E.A. (Thursday English Afternoons).

Forgot to register? No worries, 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!