[Libs-Or] Seeking advice toward starting an English conversation group

Martin, Greg gmartin at wilsonvillelibrary.org
Wed Jan 23 12:06:50 PST 2019

Hello Fellow Librarians,

Our library is nipping around the edges of providing an English conversation group, geared toward non-native English speakers of all backgrounds. We're soliciting advice from any library who presently has or had such a group, (especially those libraries outside large metropolitan areas). If this describes your library, would you take a few moments to let us know the answers to questions like:

Who runs your group? a (paid) professional, a volunteer, or no one?

How often does it meet, and how do you determine the best days and times for your community? Do dates and times change during the year? Did it take awhile to 'ramp up' your program?

What is the attendance, and does it vary? How do you keep track of participants? Would you say you have much structure in your program?

What do you wish you could do in addition to what you already do?

Thanks very much for any insights you can provide us!


Greg Martin
Adult Services Librarian
Wilsonville Public Library

503.682.8685 Fax
martin at wilsonvillelibrary.org<mailto:martin at wilsonvillelibrary.org>
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