The MIT Language Conversation Exchange
The Language Conversation Exchange (LCE), sponsored by MIT Medical finds conversation partners for those interested in practicing a language with a native speaker. Anyone who is affiliated with MIT is eligible to participate. Our diverse group of members includes students, staff, visiting scientists and scholars, faculty and their spouses and partners.
The informal arrangement can help internationals get acquainted with the MIT community and helps their English speaking partners improve their proficiency in another language. Members and affiliates of the MIT community find the informal nature and flexibility of the LCE an enjoyable way to share their culture and learn more about someone else's. Partners arrange the time, place, and frequency of meetings. They typically meet once a week for an hour.
To join the Language Conversation Exchange, simply fill out and submit the application form. There is no cost to join this program.
English Conversation Classes for Women at MIT
These classes are offered to international women at MIT by the MIT Women's League. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:15-11:00am, and babysitting is available for an extra fee.
The Center is open to all members of the MIT community. It has audio, video and computer materials available in ESL/English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Textbooks to accompany materials are also available. Lab attendant will assist all newcomers. MIT ID is required.
English Classes at MIT's Foreign Languages & Literature Department
Humanities Department, Building 14N-410
These classes are designed for MIT undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty, special students, visiting scientists, and others in the MIT community may attend classes with special permission, if space is available.
These are sponsored by the Baptist Campus Ministry and MIT Baptist Chaplain. Thursday classes are 1:15-2:30pm, almost every week year 'round in W11 Main Dining Room. Tuesday classes may also be offered.
Join MIT's only lunch table devoted exclusively to cultural exchange between MIT students and members of MIT's Japanese community. Meet visiting researchers and professors and their families, and enjoy activities designed to broaden your understanding of Japanese culture, society, and language. Get involved in Japanese-English language exchange!