About Language Conversation Exchange

It's more than learning a language -- we help connect people across the Institute for conversation, cultural exchange and friendship.

Sponsored by Community Wellness at MIT Medical for all members of the MIT community, the Language Conversation Exchange (LCE) will give you an opportunity to:

Take a break from your normal routine

  • Meet someone new from a different part of campus
  • Speak a language you're learning with a native speaker
  • Share your culture and interests while learning about someone else's
  • Make a newcomer to MIT feel welcome
  • Help others appreciate your native language and culture

Anyone who is affiliated with MIT can participate in the LCE. Our members include students, staff, visiting scientists and scholars, faculty members, and their spouses and partners. Conversation partners arrange the time, place, and frequency of their meetings. They typically meet once a week for an hour.

These informal partnerships can help new members of our community get acquainted with the MIT community, while their English-speaking conversation partners improve their proficiency in another language. Members find the informal nature and flexibility of the LCE an enjoyable way to share their culture and learn more about someone else's.