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
Or you can apply online here: VETP Tutor Application
VETP Spring 2014 Schedule of Classes
Classes begin the week of January 6, 2014, unless noted.
|Individual Tutoring||If you would like an individual tutor, please fill out the student application here. The VETP DIrector will email you back with the name and email of a tutor. You and your tutor can decide when and where to meet.|
|Conversation 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.||Focus on making conversational English flow naturally; American culture. Ends Dec. 2|
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Mr. Winderemail@example.com||307 International Center, campus.||Starts Jan. 13|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon||Ms. Mangino||517-485-0930||307 International Center, campus.||Starts January 14 Must attend all classes. Traditional class - grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary|
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Ms. Berryfirstname.lastname@example.org||307 International Center, campus.|
|Wednesday||4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Ms. Carpenteremail@example.com||307 International Center, campus||Email tutor to see if there is room in the class. Discussion, vocabulary, pronunciation.|
|Thursday||10:00-11:30 p.m.||Mr. Reynafirstname.lastname@example.org||307 International Center, campus||Starts Jan. 9|
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Mr. Almeremail@example.com||307 International Center, campus||Starts Jan. 9. Conversation, idioms, read and discuss current news items.|
|7:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Mr. McCraefirstname.lastname@example.org||152 Spartan Village Community Center||Starts Feb. 13. Conversation, idioms, American/Michigan culture.|
|Friday||3:00 - 4:00 pm.||Mr. Tobeyemail@example.com||307 International Center, campus.||Conversation, pronunciation, idioms, vocabulary... and whatever the students ask for!|
|Sunday||6:00 - 7:30 pm.||Ms. Bungardfirstname.lastname@example.org||First Assembly of God Church, 2717 West Rd. East Lansing||Contact tutor for more details.|
Revised December 3, 2013