CCP is open to all De Anza students (both ESL and fluent speakers of English) who
can commit to the program's requirements. The CCP Program pairs De Anza students for
English conversation and cross-cultural communication. We usually pair 300 to 400
students per quarter. Some De Anza instructors give class credit to their students
for completing CCP. You are welcome to join the program even if your instructor does
not give class credit for participating.
Yes, the letter is very helpful in matching you and in giving your partner some information
about you before you meet each other! Please write a friendly letter with some interesting
details about yourself.
With your password, you can change this information before we lock the application.
Applications are locked after a partner has been assigned. Once your application is
locked, you will need to contact CCP to make changes.
If a password is lost, they need to contact CCP to have it reset with a temporary
password. Then when they log back in with this temporary password, they'll have to
update their password before accessing their Dashboard.
Students will get about 10 days to apply from the start date (see Calendar). After this, the applications will be closed while we match partners. If we need
more applications, we can reopen the system. There is a limit on the total number
of partners we can match each quarter.
Matching partners depends on several factors: number of both fluent and ESL students,
their available times to meet, their preferences and other background information.
We can not guarantee to find a partner for you, but we usually do find a partner for
those that apply within the application period.
Contact you partner right away via email, text, or phone after you get your partner
information. Don't wait too long! Once you get your partner's contact info, call and/or
e-mail him or her right away. We recommend that you call within 12 hours of receiving
When you get your Partner info, you will have both a phone number and an e- mail to
contact your partner. Have your calendar ready when you call, so you can arrange the
first meeting. We recommend your first meeting to be on De Anza's campus. At our First
Get-Together, we will give you many tips for your first meeting and having a successful
We usually have this during Week Five. It is an orientation to the program with many
tips and strategies for having a successful partnership. Attendance is not required,
so if you are not free, you can still participate in CCP. Check the calendar for the dates. This event is for all CCP Participants. You won't meet your partner
at the First Get-Together unless you two have already made arrangements to meet at
When you talk to you partner on the phone, describe yourself (hair color, height,
build) and decide what you will be wearing at your first meeting. Think about wearing
something colorful (i.e. a red cap or sweater) and/or otherwise distinctive (a tee
shirt with a catchy phrase or design). Be creative and make this first meeting fun!
At the first meeting, you can bring pictures that will help you get acquainted better.
You already know something from your partner's partner letter, so you can choose a
topic mentioned in that introductory letter. Find out what you have in common with
your partner. Check our website for some Suggested Conversation Topics and select a couple from this list to get you started. Partners are free to choose
whatever they like.
You signed up to meet a minimum of five times for a total of five hours during the
quarter. We recommend that your meetings last for at least 1 hour each time, but you
can decide what works best for both of you. Meeting at least five times, over time,
gives you a chance to get to know each other better. Meeting once a week is ideal.
Partners are free to meet more than the minimum number of hours!
The on-line system lets you report meetings. Go to your Dashboard and click where
it says Meeting Logs. Type in the topic, time, date and length of the meeting. Write
a short description of the meeting. After you submit this information, an e-mail will
be sent to your partner. He or she should verify that the information is correct.
If your partner doesn't respond, the system will show the meeting as unverified. Note
that the exact time you report your meeting is recorded by the system. You can got
to this page - How to Submit Meeting Logs. You can also watch this video for a better explanation.Some instructors have different requirements, so follow their
It is difficult to change your partner, so we hope you will be flexible and give your
partner a chance. Often, the first meeting is awkward because you may be nervous about
meeting a stranger. Most people are! Usually, the meetings get easier and better each
time! However, if there is a problem, contact CCP in person or by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). We'll try to help you!
The new system will only give you one partner; however, the CCP staff can assign
a second partner if you make the request. We just need to be sure that you will meet
regularly with both partners before we give you a second one.
It is a celebration of your partnerships with international food, testimonials and
music! Wear your native dress if you can! Come with or without your partner! Please
RSVP the week before. Check our calendar for the dates.
At any time during the quarter, you can e-mail your questions to the CCP Coordinator
email@example.com. You can also visit us in ATC 313, room 2 - we are open M-Th from 10:30 AM to 3:00
PM. CCP can usually contact you within 24 hours.