• Your classmates have the same level as you do. We strive to pair you with a student who is at the same level of English. This ensures that both students have equal opportunity to contribute and participate. In fact, we encourage you to sign up with a friend or colleague at the same level of English as you. Learning a new language with a partner benefits both individuals. You and your classmate can inspire and motivate each other through extra practice outside of class time.
  • Classmates are from same linguistic and cultural group. If you do not sign up with your friend, we pair you with a classmate from the same linguistic and cultural group; for example, a Latin American student is paired with other Latin American while A European student is paired with other European. The shared cultural and linguistic roots will help you understand your classmate more easily.