CCIS English Conversation Partners

CCIS offers one-on-one English practice for international students and staff, and small conversation groups for spouses.

Conversation partners for students

A CCIS volunteer and a student practice and improve English skills by meeting regularly to discuss topics of shared interest. Partners will meet at a mutually agreed-upon location and time.

We are seeking both fluent English speakers as volunteers and international students seeking language practice. Apply online below:

For more information, please contact Maggie Wildman by email at or by phone at 847-864-1987 or Joan Fragen by email at or by phone at 847-446-0184.

Conversation groups for spouses

Spouses meet weekly in small informal groups for cultural exchange, to discuss American experiences, and to improve English skills. The group meets twice a week in Englehart Hall.

Wednesdays: Adult-only group

  • Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Englehart Hall's lower-level classroom
  • Contact: Heather Hehman at or 847-256-5116.

Thursdays: Children are welcome

  • Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Englehart Hall's lower-level lounge
  • Contact Mary Helen Albright at or 847-868-4979.