Conversation Hours

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The LRC hosts conversation hours in many languages, some in collaboration with the Language House. These are led by speakers of the target language and offer an opportunity to use a language you are learning, outside of class, in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere. They are open to any learner, but are probably most useful to those at an intermediate level or above. Have fun listening to and speaking in a language you are learning! Gain confidence through experience! Just using your new language skills helps you learn more than you might think, without instruction or correction. Come to Conversation Hour in your language and enjoy! If you are learning a language we don’t have a conversation hour in, find a group of learners and we’ll help set it up. See us in G04 Stimson Hall during the day or send us an email at to get started.

We also have a variety of board games available for checkout (Bananagrams, Guess Who?, Jenga, Pictionary, Scattegories, Taboo, and Uno)!

Spring 2019 Schedule

Language Date, Time & Location Facilitator
Arabic beginning Mondays 6:00-7:00pm (G25 Stimson) Roanne Yehia
Arabic intermediate Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm (Cook House) Sara Gamaleldin
Chinese (Mandarin) Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (G27 Stimson) Hezekiah Thompson
French Fridays 4:30-5:30pm (Boldt Hall) Marine-Ayan Ibrahim Aibo
German Sundays 5:00-6:00pm (Boldt Hall) Felice Liang
Igbo Mondays 3:00-4:00pm (G25 Stimson) Kene-Chukwu Ifeagwu
Japanese Saturdays 5:30-6:30pm (Boltd Hall) Ai Mochida
Russian Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm (G25 Stimson) Anna Evtushenko
Spanish Sundays 6:00-7:00pm (Boldt Hall) Stephanie Fuchs
KiSwahili* Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm (G24B Stimson) Sudan Kariuki
Thai Mondays 5:30-6:30pm (G24A Stimson) Mary Moroney
Turkish Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm (G25 Stimson)  Emine Ozen
Yoruba Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm (G27 Stimson)  Ayomide Akimrebiyo


*KiSwahili meets every other week. Please check our calendar.