If I received credit for email communication, I wouldn't have to leave the house. For my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) I am required to volunteer ten hours tutoring an ESL (English as a second language) student. Saginaw Valley has a program in which international students are matched with domestic students to practice English in "Conversation Pods." Last Friday I attended an orientation and met two members of my pod, one from Taiwan and the other from China. Since then the four members of our pod have been exchanging emails as we try to arrange a meeting that fits schedules. It's not exactly conversation, but I suppose it is useful practice at communicating in English.