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Fellow Holds Conversation Club at Senior Activity Center in Serbia

English Language Fellow Jean Linehan led weekly English speaking classes at the Belgrade Senior Activity Center in Serbia. These classes incorporated ESL speaking games for people with all different levels of English in a social and low-key way. For example, students played a musical chairs activity where, when the music stopped, everyone sat down and asked a question to the person nearest to them.

Although most Serbians know at least some English, the elderly find fewer opportunities to use their language skills. Participants of the conversation club were so happy to have a platform for practicing their English and enjoyed coming together in a fun and different way. Many people commented that the class helped them realize they could speak English and that they wished they could meet more than once a week.

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