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Conversation Circles

Practice your language skills and meet new people with our conversation circles. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions.

English Conversation Circle

McCormick Branch

Practice speaking English and make new friends with YMCA Immigrant Services. This program is open to everyone, no matter your English level. Just drop in on Wednesdays at our McCormick Branch—check our online calendar for the full schedule.

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Conversemos en Español

Let’s Chat in Spanish

Join our conversational Spanish sessions under the direction of a Spanish teacher to practice your language skills and connect with fellow Spanish speakers. Held periodically throughout the year, be sure to check our online calendar for upcoming dates.

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Looking for more conversation circles?

YMCA Immigrant Services offer a wide variety of programs for newcomers, including spoken English conversation circles. These programs provide newcomers with an opportunity to meet other newcomers, make new friends, learn about Waterloo Region and build confidence while practicing their spoken English.

Online Language Learning

Access these language learning tools for free with your library card.