State Library of South Australia

Conversation Groups

Conversations Groups are part of the English Language Learning Improvement Service (ELLIS) and are provided by competent volunteer tutors who are happy to assist customers who want to learn. They will:

  • Familiarise users with the collection's independent learning resources and equipment by referring to the Information Desk staff
  • provide assistance with various aspects of English language
  • assist with advice on pronunciation and understanding Australian idiom
  • refer customers to other organisations where needs cannot be met by ELLIS.

Join a session

  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Wait near Bray Room 1.
  • Please stay for the whole session.
  • Turn mobile phone off or to silent.
  • Leave the room if you need to answer a call - note you risk forfeiting your place in the session.

Things to know

  • The conversation group tutor wears a red lanyard.
  • These groups are mixed level.
  • There may be a different topic addressed each week.
  • There is a maximum of 19 participants per group.
  • These groups are not offered on public holidays.
  • Check the State Librarys of SA's facebook page to stay informed of any changes.

Conversation Tutors roster April 2017

Desk Tutors
Monday afternoon

John & Sally 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Public Holiday 17th April No tutors

 Tuesday morning

Indrani 10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Public Holiday 25th April No tutors

 Tuesday evening

 Imtiaz 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Public Holiday 25th April No tutors

 Wednesday afternoon

 Angela 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

 Thursday afternoon

 Philomena 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 Friday afternoon

 Rob 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 Public Holiday 14th April No tutors


Keep informed

We provide ELLIS & Conversation Group updates on our Facebook page.

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Contact us

Phone us: (08) 8207 7250 

Library visitors: Request assistance at the Information Desk


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