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 (for a complete list of games, check our LRC library holdings)!

Summer 2020 Schedule

Summer Conversation Hours will take place on Zoom. Please note that each language has a separate link, listed below.
All times are EDT.

Language Date, Time & Link Facilitator
Italian Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Zoom)
weekly 6/17 - 8/12
Valentina Fulginiti
Lia Turtas

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am (Zoom) AND
Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm (Zoom)
twice a week 6/7 - 8/12

Ruby Li
Mashka Sutton
Spanish Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm (Zoom)
weekly 6/25 - 8/13

Danilo Moreta
Jessica Ames

Turkish Saturdays, 4:00-5:00pm (Zoom)
biweekly on 6/20, 7/5 (Sunday), 7/18, 8/1, 8/15
Banu Ozer Griffin
Kaya Ito Alpturer
Yoruba *Mondays AND Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
twice a week 6/22 - 8/13
Adeolu Ademoyo

*Note: Cornell's Yoruba language students will continue to meet over the summer with a focus on maintaining their proficiency through conversational practice. Visitors are welcome to join the sessions with the understanding that they will commit to attending the two weekly sessions consistently and join at the beginning of the hour. For questions, please contact the facilitator.

Current as of 6/22/2020
Subject to change