In the Ucan2 program we learn about making casual conversation. This could be at work, or meeting someone in the street, at the shops, or just talking with neighbours. We need to talk to people to increase our local network of people we can speak English with.
Many of the 2Y group have lots of family and friends overseas, not in Australia. Many have friends in Australia who were born overseas. Not many of 2Y students have friends who were born in Australia. Our volunteers are great to have in our program because this gives all our students an opportunity to talk in English to other young people.
We had a great time at the coffee shop on Thursday. We had some conversation cards to give students a way to start conversation. Here are some photographs I took.