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English Partners in Communication
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Looking for more speaking opportunities to practice English? We bring them to you in a goal-driven language improvement program!



Have you ever wondered about communication patterns in English? Think about -

  • the way people greet each other in the US
  • the topics that are appropriate for starting a conversation
  • how to keep a conversation going
  • how to disagree politely and offer a different opinion in a discussion

EPIC offers classes each spring on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to improve conversation skills and strategies for adult speakers of English as a second language at MSU and in the Greater Lansing area. 

Just a few of the benefits of learning English with EPIC:

  • 5-6 different levels of proficiency - all levels of ability are welcome!
  • experienced teachers and native-speaking conversation partners
  • opportunities to build vocabulary, including idioms, and speaking confidence
  • tips on how to start conversations
  • ability to practice small talk
  • low cost ($15)
  • and the potluck!

WHEN ARE THE CLASSES?  EPIC is offered every spring. Due to the COVID-19 situation in the spring of 2020, EPIC is being offered in a virtual format. We hope to offer our regular program of in-class instruction in the spring of 2021.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES? Information about EPIC 2021 will be posted on this website when it becomes available.

In the meantime, want a look inside an EPIC class? See a sample video from one of our low-intermediate classes in the spring of 2018 from Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, and Week 6 (including the potluck)!


EPIC 2021 Flyer Coming Soon!