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)!

Summer 2021 Schedule

We are in the process of scheduling additional summer hours. Please check back for more details and follow us on social media (@CornellLRC).
Summer Conversation Hours will take place on Zoom. Please note that each language has a separate link, listed below.
All times are ET.
Conversation Hours start the week of June 7, 2021 and run through through August 15, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

Language Date, Time & Link Facilitator
Chinese (Mandarin) Fridays, 10-11am (Zoom) Sabrina Jin
Shu Chen Xu
French Thursdays, 2-3pm (Zoom) Claire Beck-Belaman
Russian Tuesdays, 8-9pm (Zoom) Mashka Sutton
Turkish Tuesdays, 12-1pm (Zoom) Deniz Tekant
Yiddish Fridays, 12-1pm (Zoom) David Forman
Yoruba Saturdays, 2-3pm (Zoom) Esther Adetayo
Current as of 7/7/2021
Subject to change