Conversity Cards

Welcome To Conversity

Conversity™ is designed to spark conversations, explore differences and uncover similarities around different aspects of culture.

Simple, fun and easy to use, Conversity was created in New Zealand to be used in both bicultural and multicultural settings.

Simply choose any card and start a conversation to draw out each other’s stories.

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ABOUT CONVERSITY

You can use Conversity in so many different ways:

In class - language learning, story writing, conversation practice, getting-to-know-you activities, research projects...

At home - home-stay visitors, grandparent memories, new family members…

In community - newcomer networks, volunteer gatherings…

At work - staff orientation, team development, diversity training…

At conferences - delegate meetings, workshops, dinner conversations…





Is Conversity for you?



Is your school, workplace and community multicultural?

Do you want to improve cross cultural understanding and communication? Build a more inclusive community?

The best way to really understand each other’s culture is through telling stories and learning from our experiences.

Conversity™ offers an easy starting point for talking about cultural values and address stereotypes and bias.

Conversity Users tell us...

‘I used the cards to make it much easier to have some hard conversations about prejudice in our community. Gold!’

‘My students love Conversity, the ESOL kids feel they have a real voice in the classroom, and that they can teach as well as learn.’

‘We used the Conversity serviettes at our international day lunch. Great fun to eat, talk and share.’

“My work team has 5 different nationalities. Conversity helps us get along better and to celebrate each other.’

 

Do you welcome International Students to your school?

Would you like to improve cross cultural understanding and communication between them and other students? The best way to really understand each other’s culture is through telling stories and learning from our experiences.

International students find that Conversity™ offers an easy starting point for learning about New Zealand culture and sharing their own.

International Programme Staff tell us...

‘Our students love the Conversity cards, it’s a great way for us to learn about each other’s culture and help the new students to fit in.’

‘Conversity is a great resource in our orientation programmes, when students from all over the world discover how much they have in common.’

‘I give a set of cards to each Homestay family - it really breaks the ice. They have a topic to talk about at dinner, even if Google translate gets the message a bit mixed up!’

 

Are you a teacher of ESOL?

Do you need a resource that works for students at all levels?

Do you want a resource that your students will love to use, to talk about topics that are familiar and safe? Sharing culture is far more than food and festivals, and when students are able to use language that describes who they are, they open the path to understanding and connection.

Used as starting points for speaking and writing, Conversity™ cards are perfect for use in ESOL classrooms, with all ages and at all levels. 

ESOL Teachers tell us...

‘My ESOL students love Conversity, it’s an easy way to get them practicing and learning new language.’

‘The ESOL students feel they have a real voice in the classroom, because they get to describe their own culture and have the confidence to share it with others.’

‘While I’ve found Conversity great with our ESOL students, the cards are also a valuable starting point for helping other school staff understand students.’

 

GET CONVERSITY

Conversity Card Set

Conversity™ is a set of 48 conversation cards, sealed for durability and packaged in a bright, sturdy case. Each card has two conversation starters that appeal to the curiosity of adults and young people of all ages.




Price: $47.00
(in NZ, includes GST and excludes rural delivery charge)
Please contact us for overseas posting.

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Or download order form here


DETAILS:
ISBN: 978-0-473-19238-9
Category: General
Format: Hardback
Publication date: July 2011
Publisher: Jenny Magee Ltd
Country of origin: New Zealand
Pages: 48
Dimensions (mm): 150 x 117
Weight: 290 grams

Conversity Serviettes

Conversity serviettes are a fantastic way to take conversations about cultural diversity into your classrooms, conferences, training days and dinner conversations. I’ve taken twelve of the most popular Conversity starters and produced two sets of dinner-sized serviettes. Each serviette has six topics to provoke conversations that your guests will enjoy.


Price $12.00 for pack of 20
(in NZ, includes GST and excludes rural delivery charge)
Please contact us for bulk prices and overseas posting.

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Or download order form here


DETAILS:
Packs of 20 serviettes include 10 of each set. The paper serviettes are 400mm x 400mm, 2-ply, white, with lettering in blue & gray, providing a very smart addition to your cross cultural celebrations.

Contact Us

To ask about your Conversity order, please contact Jenny Magee on (+64) 274 863 623 or email her jenny@conversity.co.nz

POSTAL ADDRESS
Jenny Magee Ltd
22B Mahoe St
Hamilton 3206
New Zealand