'Let's Talk' language learning groups

English Language Enrichment students working in a group

Improve your communication skills

If you're a student who uses English as an additional language (EAL), and you want the opportunity to speak English with other students and local New Zealanders, the 'Let's Talk' groups are for you!

Having conversations with others gives you the chance to improve your listening, speaking and vocabulary and connect with others.

We offer two workshops: 'Let's Talk to Locals' and 'Let's Talk to Aucklanders'.

Let's Talk to Locals

'Let's Talk to Locals' runs two times each week for an hour. Each session is facilitated by an English Language Enrichment (ELE) Adviser, and begins with a language focus, which is followed by discussion in small groups with a local volunteer, and ends with an opportunity for you to give feedback.

On-campus sessions are offered on:

  • Monday 3-4pm
  • Wednesday 12-1pm
  • Thursday 1-2pm

Online sessions are offered via Zoom on Fridays 3-4pm.

If you would like to attend a session, you must register online. If the session is full, it will be removed from the booking page. 

Let's Talk to Aucklanders

Let's Talk to Aucklanders is held on the first and third Friday of each month on the City Campus for two hours.

In the workshop, you will have a series of twenty-minute conversations with different people who live in Auckland. You should come prepared to ask questions about topics that interest you, such as current affairs or New Zealand life and culture.

The session closes with a brief language-focussed session with an ELE Learning Adviser.

Become a volunteer

Did you grow up in New Zealand and use English in your home? University of Auckland students who use English as an additional language (EAL) would love to talk to you.

We have a number of volunteers from all walks of life who regularly volunteer at our Let’s Talk to Locals and Let’s Talk to Aucklanders groups. Do get in touch if you’re interested in being involved.