SWOSU Writing Center Introduces English Conversation Corner


The SWOSU Writing Center has a new project—an English Conversation Corner (ECC)—on the Weatherford campus. 

Writing Center Coordinator Denise Landrum-Geyer said the ECC is geared toward international students/faculty and other non-native speakers of English to help them become more comfortable speaking English in an informal, conversational setting. Native speakers of English interested in learning more about other cultures and meeting new people are also welcome.

“The mixture of native and non-native speakers makes the activity successful,” Landrum-Geyer said.

The ECC takes places every Friday afternoon from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Writing Center (Al Harris Library, Room B3) during the normal university schedule other than holidays. It is open to all employees and students at SWOSU.

Landrum-Geyer said the center decided to sponsor the activity in order to provide another kind of support to international students. The group discusses a wide variety of topics and plays word games (like Apples to Apples or Scrabble). Refreshments are usually provided.

For more information about the writing center and ECC, visit the website at http://www.swosu.edu/academics/writingcenter/index.asp, like the Writing Center Facebook page (www.facebook.com/swosuwrites), follow on Twitter (@swosuwrites), or contact Landrum-Geyer at 580.774.3086 or denise.landrumgeyer@swosu.edu.