Talking about ‘University Life’ in English (1st day at the University)

If you are studying in the university, entering a university or are interested to know about my two friends at the university then continue watching this Spoken English lesson. I am your English Teacher Michelle and we are going to learn how to talk to new ESL students at the university. This is one of the earliest English conversations between Billy and Jack at the university. When they first met each other the conversation was quite formal and introductory and so would it be, if you also meet your classmate/college mate for the first time at the university.

Conversation 01

Billy – Hey! My name is Billy, What about you?

Jack – My name is Jack, where do you come from?

Billy – I come from Southern California, what about you?

Jack – I am from Huston, Texas. Ahah! That’s Nice. So, what year are you studying in?

Billy – I’m a freshman, what about you?

Jack – This is my first year too.

Billy – Oh Oh! Okay …Nice to know.

Conversation 02

Billy – Hey! Jack, do you know what you plan to major in?

Jack – Yeah ! Initially, I thought political science, but now I’m leaning in towards English literature. What about you?

Billy –  I plan to majoring in Social work.”


Freshman/ fresher is used for a person who is in the1st year of college, Sophomore -2nd year, Junior -3rd year and Senior -4th year of college


Conversation 03


Billy – Why did you decide to join this school Jack?

Jack – Well! For me either it was this school or the school next to my home and I simply wanted to get away from home. So I joined this university. What about you?

Billy – I researched a bit and I found out that this university has everything to offer that I need .

Jack – Oh! That ways….

Synonyms for College: Uni/ University/ Undergraduate or Graduate school


Conversation 04

Billy – Hey! So are you staying at the dormitory?

Jack – Yes, I ‘m over at the Terry Hall, what about you?

Billy – No, I’m not. I am commuting from home, as I have an apartment right next to the school.

Jack – Oh! That’s quite interesting.


Dormitory –A building, as at a college, containing a number of private orsemiprivate rooms for residents, usually along with common bathroom facilities and recreation areas.

Commuting from home –

travelling from home

Conversation 05

Billy –  Hey! Jack, how many credits are you taking this semester?

Jack –  I’m taking 10 credits, what about you, Lemme guess you must be taking 16 credits.

Billy – Ahah!  You are near, I’m taking 20 credits…


A half-year term in a school or university.

Credits –

A course credit (often credit hour, or just credit or “unit”) is a unit that gives weight to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course taken at a school or other educational institution.

Conversation 06

Jack – Hey! Billy, it was really nice talking to you. I think it’s time we go home.

Billy – Hey! Jack, It was nice talking to you too as well and let’s hangout soon tomorrow probably.

Jack – I will see you later, thank you for your time… Ba bye.

You know what this is not the end of their conversation – after this they became really good friends and talked about everything from professors to grades. If you want to know the rest of the story then I suggest you do watch my next English lesson on University Life.

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