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Learning Connection VPTL

VPTL provides free subject tutoring and foreign language conversation practice with peers who are specially trained to help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your classes.

Applications for Language Conversation Partners (LCPs) and Subject Tutors are NOW OPEN for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Applications are now being considered on a rolling basis for Engineering, French, and Statistics.

Subject Tutoring

Tutors work collaboratively with you to help you master the skills needed to succeed on your own by coaching rather than providing answers.

Tutors will:

  • Discuss and break down course concepts & problem sets
  • Prepare you for upcoming exams
  • Strategize studying techniques

Foreign Language Conversation Partners

Language Conversation Partners (LCPs) are here to help you improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

The Foreign Language Conversation program is designed to help you meet the oral proficiency objectives of your language course, so you must be enrolled in a course at the Stanford Language Center to use the LCPs.

LCPs will:

Role-play different speaking scenarios

  • Practice oral drills and activities from your textbook
  • Boost your conversational confidence in your target language
  • Lead unstructured conversations in the language you are studying


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Subjects and Languages Available

Subjects Languages
Biology Arabic
Chemistry Chinese
CME French
Computer Science German
Economics Italian
Engineering Japanese
Human Biology Korean
Math Portuguese
Physics Russian
Statistics Spanish


Appointments / Drop-in Schedule

Learning Hub @ Lathrop

Visit the Learning Hub @ Lathrop
Print a poster, reserve equipment at the tech desk, make a podcast, use the create:space and more!

Study Tips and Workshops

Academic Skills Resources
Take Stock of your skills and learn some new ones!

Become a Tutor

Become a subject tutor
Applications are now open!