Virtual Language Partner Program

English Language Learning Activities Program - Summer 2021

The English Language Learning Activities program offers English-language learners of all proficiency levels a variety of FREE non-credit activities to enhance their language skills. Please note that this program is not associated with any coursework and participants will not receive college credit.

Please complete the pre-registration form by Sunday, June 6, 2021 to indicate interest in the program. All pre-registrants will then be contacted with additional details regarding exact meetings dates and times, which will occur on weekdays from June 14 - July 14, 2021. Participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they would like; there is no commitment to participate each day, as all activities will be conducted independently of one another. 

Pre-Registration Form

Should you have any questions about the program, please contact Mindy Uhrig (muhrig1@kent.edu) or Ryan Miller (rmill129@kent.edu).


The Virtual Language Partner Program is a free non-credit opportunity for Kent State students to meet students from partner universities around the world! Students will be paired in small groups based on similar language interests to have discussions about their cultures to practice speaking in their selected languages. Information about the Fall 2021 program will be available in late August! 

General Program Guidelines

  • The Virtual Language Partner Program is a free, non-credit program that should be completed during students' free time. This program is not associated with any coursework. 
  • Students who are interested in participating in the Virtual Language Partner Program should complete the appropriate registration form below no later than Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • All Virtual Language Partner Program participants should be able to have at least basic conversations in their chosen secondary language, as this program is not intended for one student to teach another student a new language entirely. Students with limited or no prior knowledge of a secondary language should first enroll in a language course or use language-learning software, such as Duolingo. If you would like to practice more than one secondary language, please complete one registration form for each secondary language. 
  • Partner pairs or small groups will be assigned by Friday, March 12, 2021. It will be the responsibility of each group to decide how (Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) and when (keep in mind time differences) they will meet.  All participants should plan to meet with their group at least once per week for the four weeks of the program.
  • When your partner pairs or small groups are assigned, you will be provided with a list of potential discussion topics, but please feel free to choose your own topics or let the conversation flow naturally!
  • All partner pairs or small groups should behave responsibly and with sensitivity to learning about other cultures. Please be respectful of meeting times and allow sufficient time to practice both languages. There is a ZERO tolerance policy for any harassing or offensive behavior. 

Kent State University Student Registration Form

Partner University Student Registration Form

For more information, please contact: 

Molly Papay

Education Abroad Advisor

mpapay1@kent.edu