English Conversation Hour
English Conversation Hour
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet
English language learners from other countries?
Drop in to Mid-Manhattan’s ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open
conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers
can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events,
and other topics of interest.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Group meets on the first floor in the Corner Room.
No registration required. Just come and talk!
Doors open at 6:15 PM. Seating is limited. Latecomers will be admitted if there is space.
Open to Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only.
Welcome to the English Conversation Hour
at the Mid-Manhattan Library!
If this is your first time here, we’d like to tell you a little about how the group
We are very informal. You can talk about anything you want. We just ask
that you be respectful of the others in the group. We’ll give you a list of questions if you need some ideas for conversation starters, but you don’t have to
use them. Your own questions are usually better!
Remember that to have a good conversation, it’s important to talk and to
Don’t worry about being perfect. The most important thing here is to communicate with other people. Have fun!
This is not a class. There are no official teachers. You can lead the conversation. This is a chance for you to meet other people who want to practice
speaking English like you. We have some volunteers who are native English
speakers who will join in the groups to talk with you.
Have a great conversation!
There is always a Library staff member at the Conversation Hour. Feel free to ask
us questions about English, about the Library, about New York, and other things.
Please join our email list! You will receive regular emails with information about
free classes and programs at the Library and answers to questions that people ask
during the Conversation Hour. To join the list, send an email to:
[email protected] or [email protected]
Our Conversation Hour meets most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from
6:30 – 7:30, but sometimes we take a break for a few weeks. Check our online
calendar for the most recent schedule information: http://bit.ly/mmlevents
Are you a native English speaker who’d like to join the conversation? We’re always
looking for new volunteers. Please stop by the Conversation Hour one evening to
check it out, or contact Maura Muller at the NYPL Volunteer Office—
[email protected]—if you’re interested.