Conversation Groups

Conversation Groups are a great way to practice speaking English with other KU students. Groups meet at the tables on the first floor of the Kansas Union from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Conversation leaders will have signs that say, “AEC Conversation Groups”.



Several activities are planned for AEC students throughout each semester. Students will enjoy ice skating in Kansas City and dinners in Lawrence as well as farm tours and a lakeside barbeque picnic, just to name a few. These are great opportunities to learn about American culture and meet other AEC students. Additional information about upcoming events will be sent to students via email. You may also call or visit the AEC for more details.

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term Programs
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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