English Conversation Circles

About

English Conversation Circles (ECC) are a great opportunity for you to practice English, build confidence, meet new people, and have fun! Kits House offers Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level Circles.  While we wish we could meet in person we are not able to due to COVID19. This Fall, join circle hosts Pam, Avria, Kristin & Arlene online for English Conversation Circles through Zoom.

Details

Dates
 
Fall 2020 ECC begins the week of September 21, 2020
 

Tuesdays | September 22 – November 24 

Intermediate with Kristin – 2:45pm- 4:15 pm 

Advanced with Arlene – 11-12:30 pm 

Thursdays | September 24 – November 26 

Beginner with Pam 11-12:30 pm 

Beginner with Avria 1:00 pm -2:30 pm

*sign up is limited to one circle per participant


Which level is right for you?

Beginner

  • I can understand better when people speak slowly, clearly, and with not too many words.
  • I don’t know many words in English.
  • I find it difficult to speak in complete sentences.
  • I often have to repeat myself and use gestures to be understood.
  • I often need to stop and ask for help to say what I mean.

Intermediate

  • I usually understand speakers of English. I sometimes have to ask them to repeat.
  • My vocabulary is basic, but usually adequate.
  • I still make mistakes in grammar and pronunciation.
  • People I’m talking to can usually understand me.
  • I sometimes need to pause to figure out how to put my thoughts into English.

 Advanced

  • I can understand most things that people say to me.
  • I have a fairly large vocabulary.
  • I can use most verb tenses without errors.
  • I converse quite comfortably without too many pauses.

All Circles are led by English-speaking volunteer hosts. Please be aware that Circles are not classes or lessons. They are groups where discussions are about things that interest you. 

Check back at the end of August for information about the Fall online (Zoom) English Conversation Circles schedule and how to register!


Registration

  1. Find your level 
  2. Register online through Eventbrite– it will say this program is free, but there is a cost to attend the KNH Fall ECC
  3. $35 ECC Program Fee – Paypal & Credit Card accepted (use the “Add to cart” button below to pay)
  4. $10 KNH Membership 

Space in each circle is limited – we ask that if you sign up for an English Conversation Circles that you are committed to attending all the sessions. Participants are limited to signing up for just one Circle in the Fall Sessions.

 

Requirements

Kits House membership


Program Fee

$35

Use the button below to pay the $35 ECC Fee


 
Getting Yourself Ready
Participants will need to do the following well in advance of the first English Conversation Zoom meeting:
  1. Download the ZOOM application to your device – be aware of technology “requirements”
    https://zoom.us/download
  2. Ability to log in to Zoom on iPad, tablet, laptop or computer — phone is not recommended as video is an issue — you need to be able to see the others in your circle
  3. Log into Zoom 5 minutes before each session starts to make sure you are ready for the start of the Circle! This gives a chance for any technical issues to be sorted out.

 

 

 

Childminding

 
Childminding is currently not available as the ECC program runs online during COVID. When this program runs in person at Kits House childminding is available at no charge but requires pre-registration for each child. Those using Childminding services should arrive 15 minutes early to settle their child in with the Childminder(s) prior to the Circle starting. Register early, as spaces are limited and fill up quickly!

Contact

Contact Info

Faith Greer, Community Services Coordinator