UOWx activities - Language Hangout

Language Hangout

Activity overview

How is this program run?

This program is running both face-to-face and online.


What will I do?

As a native speaker of the languages we offer at UOW, you will meet with language learners at least once a week and practice bilingual speaking.

Native speaker volunteers are required to

  • Facilitate conversation,
  • Promote the program,
  • Organise how the sessions will run, and
  • Coordinate social cultural activities

How will I benefit?

You will meet new people and make new friends, as well as gain skills in:

  • Intercultural awareness
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Mentoring

How do I apply?

Interested students should apply by emailing uowx-lh@uow.edu.au


Are there any special requirements for this role?

You must be a native or fluent speaker of the language you are volunteering for.


Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

To receive UOWx Recognition, you must complete the following:

  • An "engaged" student will need to complete a minimum 16 hours in a calendar year
  • A "highly engaged" student will need to complete 20 hours in a calendar year

For further information

To find out more, email Associate Professor Xiaoping Gao or message the UOW Language Exchange Facebook page.

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Batemans Bay Campus
  • Bega Campus
  • Shoalhaven Campus
  • South Western Sydney (SWS)
  • Southern Highlands Campus
  • Southern Sydney Campus
  • Sydney CBD Campus
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
  • Spring Session
  • Summer
  • Winter
At least one hour per week.
  • Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring and Wellbeing