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 December 2017

 **Please note the ELLIS program finishes for 2017 on Friday 15th December and recommences on Monday 15th January 2018. Our ELLIS volunteers have a holiday break through this period

Desk Tutors
Monday afternoon

Closed for Volunteers Xmas party

 Tuesday morning 

Indrani 10:15 am to 12:00 pm

 Wednesday evening  Imtiaz 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 

Thursday afternoon


Philomena 3:15 to 4:45 pm

 Friday afternoon

Rob 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


English Language Learning Improvement Service (ELLIS)


Keep informed

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

Need more help?

Some Public Library's around Adelaide offer equivalent ESL services. Find your local library on the Libraries of SA website.

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Phone us: (08) 8207 7250 

Library visitors: Request assistance at the Information Desk

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