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English conversation groups at UOW

There are many ways at UOW to develop cross-cultural friendships and become part of a culturally diverse UOW community. There are no exams or assignments in any of these groups, and they are all free to attend. Obviously we are used to engaging with each other in person for these activities, however the impacts of COVID-19 have us all off campus for the moment. Some programs therefore are on hold until we return but check out what is available online now so you can stay connected and have some fun while studying off campus.

Couch Conversations

Get involved in informal, fun and inclusive chats via Zoom (online) with your UOW peers through Couch Conversations. It's you, your fellow students (from all UOW campuses and countries, all degrees and all walks of life) and a chat room!

Register for a session now

Due to COVID-19, these groups are currently on hold until we return to campus. We miss you all and cannot wait to get back in touch face to face when it is safe to do so. 

The Global Communicators Program (GCP)

GCP is a community of UOW students who are passionate about being global citizens. By participating in interesting and engaging conversations (in English), you will get an opportunity to learn about different cultures and connect with people from around the world in a relaxed, friendly environment. GCP is also a great way to complement your studies at UOW, by enhancing your understanding of other cultures – a vital skillset in a global workforce.

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Illawarra Friends of International Students (IFIS) Conversation Classes

We run regular English Conversation Groups at UOW. Students are welcome attend as many classes as they like. It's a great place to practice your English with your peers and develop a great friendship group as well!

We invite you to bring your partner or family along. No registration needed.

For up to date information, connect with us on Facebook 'UOW International Student Community' and 'Illawarra Friends of International Students'.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

More information about IFIS

English Conversation Groups in the Community

Contact the Student Programs team


Need some help or info about our other programs? Get in touch.

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