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Scared of introducing yourself while conversing in English? Don't have fluent friends to practice with? Want to travel abroad? Join our program! Speaking skills are an important part of learning a language, but it can be hard to find high-quality practice, especially with people your age! With our program, you can learn how to talk about your interests in English and improve your English-speaking skills faster.
Am I ready to join Bye Bye Anxiety?
Why learn English?
The most widely spoken language in the world.
English is a language learned internationally and on the Internet.
Expand your opportunities to study internationally and travel.
Get better job opportunities, especially in hospitality and technology.
Better understand popular English movies and social media!
It's fun, and you get to connect with people all over the world!
Why practice English with us?
It's completely FREE! We are a volunteer-based organization, so everyone is eager to help you out at no cost.
FLEXIBLE - You talk with your buddy to find a time that works best for you! Use any platform that works best for you and your buddy (WhatsApp, Discord, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.)
Shy to speak in a classroom or big group? No worries! It's one-on-one practice with your buddy!
Talk about your own hobbies or interests! We try to match learners and volunteers based on interests, so you have starting points for your conversations.
Want to talk casually? Our volunteers will make sure you can talk about your day-to-day life in English.
Want to be challenged? Our volunteers will ask difficult questions and discuss current events using articles and videos.
What are the requirements?
Must be between 13-21.
You are able to form simple sentences in English.
You know simple English vocabulary words used in day-to-day life.
You can commit 1 hour a week to meet with your buddy and prepare for sessions if necessary.
You must turn on your video camera during the session unless we give you permission otherwise.
How do I join?
Sign up by pressing the button below and fill out the form.
We will reach out to you to schedule a short 10-minute meeting so we can get to know you better, explain the next steps, and answer any questions you may have about our program.
Within a week, you will be assigned a speaking buddy from our program.
You will receive your buddy's contact information and together you will decide what time and how to meet.
Meetings should be done 2x a week for 30 minutes each, OR 1x a week for 60 minutes.
Your buddy will hold weekly meetings through video chat and discuss topics that are interesting and engaging for both of you! Topics can be personal hobbies, news, and whatever you and your buddy decide together.
Depending on your English goals, your buddy can send you English articles and videos, so you can discuss them during the session. For an idea of different activities your buddy may do during the session, check out the Volunteer or Student Materials page!