English Conversation Groups

Join our free English Conversation Groups to practice speaking English, meet new friends, and learn about the local community and culture. 

These informal discussions are a chance to discuss topics that interest you in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Sign up

These sessions are free and open to all adults (ages 18+), but you need to sign up in advance by completing our application form.

You can download the application form, opens a new window and bring your completed form to any of the locations listed below.

Interested in English Language Learning for teens? Check out our YMCA Homework Club for Newcomer Youth.

Where and when

We host English Conversation Groups at a number of our locations.

  • Groups are organized based on English level
    • Beginner 
    • Intermediate and advanced - Benchmark level 3 and up
  • Some groups are for women only
  • There are currently no conversation groups scheduled for Sundays

You can download the weekly schedule.

Alderney Gate

For information, call: (902) 490-5745

Sessions start on September 14. Registration begins August 19.

All Levels

Saturdays at 9:30 -11:30 AM


For information, call: (902) 490-5740

Session starts on September 10.

All Levels

Saturdays at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


For information, email: centralconversation@halifax.ca

All Levels

Thursdays at 10:00-12:00 PM

Keshen Goodman

For information, call: (902) 490-5738

For women only: Low-Intermediate and Intermediate Levels

Tuesdays at 10:00-12:00 PM

For women only: Intermediate Level

Wednesdays at 10:00-12:00 PM

For women only: Advanced Level

Wednesdays at 10:00-12:00 PM

Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Thursdays at 7:00-8:30 PM

Low-Intermediate Level

Saturdays at 1:00-2:30 PM

High-Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Saturdays at 2:30-4:00 PM


For information, call: (902) 490-2636

All levels

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Volunteers needed

We are always looking for experienced volunteer facilitators for our English Conversation Groups. Learn more about volunteering with this program.

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