Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

Schedule a tutoring appointment in our main Heavilon Hall location with our online scheduler. Our evening locations are drop-in only and first come, first served

You can contact us by phone at 765-494-3723.

Fall 2016 Hours

Heavilon 226

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Purdue Writing Lab Satellite Locations and Hours

HSEE Collaborative Study Center (HSSE 142 in Stewart Center)

Monday 6:00-9:00 pm

Latino Cultural Center (600 N. Russell St)

Tuesday 6:00-9:00 pm

Mechanical Engineering 2nd Floor (Rooms 2138 and 2142)

Wednesday 6:00-9:00 pm

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ESL Conversation Groups

If you are a Purdue University student or scholar whose first language is not English, the Writing Lab's conversation groups are a terrific way to improve your fluency and expand your vocabulary. The conversation groups are also a great way to meet other Purdue community members, share perspectives and experiences, and learn more about other cultures.

Each week, the conversation groups will focus on a different topic. You will discuss these topics with fellow internationals and a Writing Lab consultant who can help you with vocabulary and expressions you may not know. The goal of the conversation groups is that you learn to speak more comfortably about topics that are important to you.

Sign-up is available via our online scheduler. Use the drop-down menu for Conversation Groups. If you are unable to attend, please use the online scheduler to cancel the appointment.

Conversation Group Schedule

Fall 2016

August 29 - December 9

(No Conversation Group on September 5, October 10 & 11, and November 23, 24, & 25)

Monday: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 pm

Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday: 2:30-3:30 pm (TV Snack Chat)*

Friday: 10:30-11:30 am

Weekly Topics:

Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Sports & Games

Sept. 6-9: Jobs & Interviews

Sept. 12-16: Compliments & Insults

Sept. 19-23: Family

Sept. 26-30: Open Topic

Oct. 3-7: Cultural Stereotypes

Oct. 12-14: Money & Finance

Oct. 17-21: Food

Oct. 24-28: Language Games

Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Government & Politics

Nov. 7-11: Proverbs & Sayings

Nov. 14-18: Flora & Fauna

Nov. 21-22: Fashion

Nov. 28-Dec. 2: Holidays

Dec. 5-9 Hobbies

*TV Snack Chat includes watching and discussing episodes of TV shows while enjoying American snacks. These meetings will not follow the weekly topics.

For more information, contact the ESL Coordinator Vicki Kennell.

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