VETP provides free English conversation lessons for Michigan State University's international students and scholars and their adult family members. VETP classes provide a friendly and relaxed learning environment in which participants can try out their oral English and practice their listening skills. VETP is part of Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP), under the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at MSU.
Classes are held at different days and times during the week. See the schedule, below, and choose a time that fits your needs. Please contact the specific tutors of your choice before attending to make sure the class is not already full. Please contact your tutor if you will be absent or wish to discontinue attending the tutoring session. A limited number of individual tutors are available for one-on-one conversation practice and help.
Are you interested in becoming a tutor and being a conversation partner for an international student? Volunteer tutors act as conversation and discussion leaders in small groups ("classes") or one-on-one. Tutors act as guides to the language and culture of the U.S. You do not need to work through a textbook or assign homework. The VETP Director can give you ideas for topics to discuss at each class, or you can ask the students what they'd like to discuss. In the process, you will be modeling correct, naturally spoken English, and giving the student a chance to experience an authentic language exchange. For more information, contact Mary Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org
VETP Summer 2013 Schedule of Classes and Individual Tutors
May 13 - Aug. 15, unless noted. Classes with a strikethrough are currently full or not meeting.
|Individual Tutoring||PLEASE only one individual tutor per international person|
|Negotiable||Mr. VerNooyemail@example.com||VETP Office||Graduate students only|
|Negotiable||Ms. Baronfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tutors in home; must have car|
|Classes||You may attend as many classes as you wish but please contact tutor before attending, as they may be on vacation. If you have any questions, please e-mail VETP at email@example.com|
|Monday||10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Ms. Jessicafirstname.lastname@example.org||307 International Center, campus.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon||Ms. Mangino||517-485-0930||307 International Center, campus.||June 4 - July 30. Must attend all classes. Traditional class - grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary|
|4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Ms. Hennessey/Mr. Karpenemail@example.com||307 International Center, campus.||Drop-in. Conversation, American culture, things to do in the Lansing area.|
|Wednesday||4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Ms. Carpenterfirstname.lastname@example.org||307 International Center, campus||Email tutor to see if there is room in the class. Discussion, vocabulary, pronunciation.|
|Thursday||1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Mr. Almeremail@example.com||307 International Center, campus||May 16 - July 25 Drop-in. Conversation, idioms, read and discuss current news items.|
|3:00 - 4:00 pm.||Mr. Tobeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||307 International Center, campus.||Begins May 30. Drop-in. Conversation, pronunciation, idioms, vocabulary... and whatever the students ask for!|
Revised May 23, 2013