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. 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. Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell's public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

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

Fall 2021 Schedule

We are in the process of scheduling additional fall hours. Please check back for more details and follow us on social media (@CornellLRC).
All times are ET.
Conversation Hours start the week of September 13, 2021 and run through through December 7, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

Language Date, Time & Location Facilitator
American Sign Language Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45 pm (Zoom) Brenda Schertz
Arabic Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)
meets biweekly 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2
Anna Hayek
Arabic Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)
meets biweekly 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
Majd Aldaye
Chinese (Mandarin) Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Amy Huang
Sabrina Jin
Farsi Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Andy Kim
French Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Rafaela Uzan
German (Sprachcafé*) Tuesdays, 5-6 pm (Big Red Barn) Isabel Choinowski
Dennis Wegner
Japanese Mondays, 2-3 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Bora Shin
Portuguese Tuesdays, 3-4 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Marina Carbi
Quechua/Kichwa Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Soledad Chango
Russian Mondays, 7-8 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Mashka Sutton
Spanish Tuesdays, 3-4 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Iliana Goodhew
Turkish Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall) Deniz Tekant
Derin Aksu

*Organized by the German Studies Department.

Current as of 10/13/2021
Subject to change