ENGin: An Overview for Students

Why Practice English with ENGin?

If you want to improve your spoken English but can't afford expensive tutors and don't have fluent friends to practice with, ENGin can help. 

ENGin pairs Ukrainian students up with fluent English speakers for online speaking sessions. Here's what we can offer:

  • Practice speaking English from your room: Your speaking buddy will video chat you each week at a convenient time.

  • Connect with peers across the globe: The opportunity for intercultural exchange is one of the best aspects of our program. 

  • Improve your English for free: As a nonprofit initiative, we do not charge our learners for our services. 

  • Get support from the ENGin team: Our team provides materials for your speaking sessions and ongoing support for any issues you have  throughout the program.

Am I Eligible?

ENGin has 4 main criteria for learners:

 

  1. Age: You should be 13-22 years old

  2. English level: You must have studied English and be comfortable with grammar and vocabulary. Lower-level students may be temporarily matched to a Ukrainian volunteer who is fluent in English until they are ready to practice with a volunteer from abroad. 

  3. Location: We are currently working with Ukrainian students only.

  4. Commitment: You should be ready to dedicate 1-2 hours a week to ENGin

How Can I Start?

Please fill out our student application hereIt should take 15-20 min. If your application is successful, we will email you in 1-2 days to schedule a short video chat with one of our team members (don't forget to check your email!)

ENGin also strives to be inclusive and help people with disabilities practice English. Therefore, if you need support and other conditions for practicing language (for instance, communication by texting with your buddy), email us: info@enginprogram.org

What is the ENGin experience like?

MEET YOUR MATCH

Our team finds a buddy based on your age, gender, interests, and schedule. We introduce you in an email.

SCHEDULE SESSIONS

Your buddy will reach out to set up a time for your speaking sessions. You might have one longer session per week (45-60 minutes) or two shorter sessions (25-30 minutes each). 

START CHATTING 

Sessions are focused on informal conversation, giving you maximum speaking time. Topics include school, travel, movies, music, and more! 

ACCESS ENGin RESOURCES

You can contact our team at any time for help or advice, or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram for English tips, resources, and more