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. Conversation Hours are open to the public.

We also have a variety of board games available for checkout (for a complete list of games, check our LRC library holdings)!

Fall 2020 Schedule

We are in the process of scheduling additional fall hours. Please check back for more details and follow us on social media (@CornellLRC).
Fall Conversation Hours will take place on Zoom. Please note that each language has a separate link, listed below.
All times are EST.
There will not be any Conversation Hours on Wednesday, October 14 and during semi-final study/exam days and Thanksgiving Break (November 14-29).

Language Date, Time & Link Facilitator
ASL beginning Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom) Janel Excell
ASL intermediate Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom)
ends 11/17
Danielle Graybill
Chinese (Mandarin) intermediate Sundays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Anna Hu
Dutch Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45pm (Zoom)
biweekly 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8
Sterre Hoogendoorn
French intermediate Thursdays, 7-8pm (Zoom) Ayda Mengistie
German intermediate Sundays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Anissa Dallmann
Igbo Fridays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Oluomachi Onyekwere
Japanese intermediate Saturdays, 12-1pm (Zoom) Maria Aono
Russian Tuesdays, 8-9pm (Zoom) Mashka Sutton
Spanish intermediate Sundays, 6:45-7:45pm (Zoom) Lucy Contreras
Swahili Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom) Sudan Kariuki
Tamil Thursdays, 5-6pm (Zoom)
biweekly 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3
Komukill Loganathan
Adhirai Muthukumar
Turkish Wednesdays, 4-5pm (Zoom) Lin Poyraz
Yiddish Fridays, 12-1pm (Zoom) David Forman
Yoruba Thursdays, 9-10pm (Zoom) Ayomide Akinrebiyo
Current as of 12/2/2020
Subject to change