Making a new friend, one week at a time

MASSIE students are paired with Mount A students who volunteer their time as English conversation partners. Pairs meet a minimum of once a week for an hour at time for the duration of the program. There is no expectation for conversation partners to know or teach the formal elements of English grammar. Conversation is meant to be casual and the time spent together is intended to be fun. This is an opportunity for friendship, conversation and cross-cultural exchange.

  • To apply, click on the appropriate application in the Useful Links box.  
  • Successful applicants must submit the 'Terms of Agreement' form prior to the start of the program.  

We are now accepting conversation partner applications for the Fall 2017 MASSIE program. The Fall 2017 MASSIE program runs from August 28-December 9, 2017.  Please complete the application form before August 11, 2017.

Please note that if we receive more applications than the number of participants, we will be matching students based on gender preferences and similar hobbies and interests.