Looking to improve your fluency in a second language?
The ERC’s Language Link program offers BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni an opportunity to engage in language conversation groups in many languages, including English, so that you can stay fluent in your non-native languages. These small, informal weekly discussions often become cultural exchanges rather than just conversations. Through Language Link, individuals expand their vocabulary and cultural experiences in addition to improving their pronunciation.
*Please note language availability can vary from semester to semester.
Language Link groups are offered at three levels:
beginner (1-2 semesters of exposure)
intermediate (1-3 years of exposure)
advanced level (3+ years of exposure)
See FAQs to learn more about the levels and determine which one is best for you.
What to Expect & FAQs
Language Link groups offer the perfect opportunity to connect with others interested in language and culture!
The goal of Language Link is to have fun in conjunction with increasing language proficiency, confidence, and social interaction in another language. Language Link leaders are not teachers or tutors; they are facilitators of conversation. Language Link is not a formal class but instead is an informal opportunity to practice speaking a language. Students do not need to be enrolled in a language course at BU in order to participate.
What does a Language Link appointment look like?
What should I not expect?
How do I get the most out of my appointment?
Is Language Link the only resource for me?
Participants interested in American Sign Language (ASL) conversation groups should contact the Deaf Studies department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.Finally, we recommend you explore our Resource Guide page to see if anything else might benefit you.
Should I prepare myself before attending Language Link?
How do I get in touch with my Language Link Leader?
Where do I go for my group?
Groups meet in the Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Rd. in either Room 555 or Room 103 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sessions outside of those hours may be held remotely via Zoom.