We love connecting with you!

 Conversation Groups are a SAFE place to practice your English language skills.  They are a great way to learn more about KU, Lawrence, and American Culture!  Conversations Groups are a fantastic place to make new friends!   


ALL conversation groups are in Kansas time (CDT).  You may need to use a time zone converter to help you with any time changes:  www.thetimezoneconverter.com



ALL students enrolled in a Listening/Speaking course are required to attend

  • One session every week for 50 minutes
    • 12 weeks total in Fall/Spring
    • 6 weeks total in Summer
  • Students can attend as many times as they want
    • We LOVE when students attend more than one session in a week!

Your attendance is important!

  • Attendance will be taken and reported to instructors weekly
  • Conversation group attendance will be included in your course grade
  • If you miss one week, you should make it up as soon as possible
    • You can only make up one session at the end of the semester on make-up days

Conversation Group Meetings

  • Hosted in person and virtually (Microsoft Teams)
  • Students in Lawrence attend in-person conversation groups
    • Students are given an individual schedule (due to social distancing rules)
    • Students can attend virtual conversation groups in addition to their in-person schedule
  • Students studying in their home countries attend conversation groups virtually

Our Conversation Leaders are students just like you!  They look forward to talking with you!

  • AlAnoud
  • Brie
  • Emma
  • Farrukhbek
  • Jiayi
  • Kate
  • Kira
  • Sean
  • Sophie
  • Sule
  • Sura
  • Yami

**If you would like to attend conversation groups in person, email aec@ku.edu for more information.**



One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
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