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)!

Spring 2021 Schedule

We are in the process of scheduling additional spring hours. Please check back for more details and follow us on social media (@CornellLRC).
Spring 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 Wellness Days (March 9-10 and April 23-26). Conversation Hours run through May 14, 2021.

Language Date, Time & Link Facilitator
ASL beginning Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom) Janel Excell
Chinese (Mandarin) intermediate Sundays, 6:15-7:15pm (Zoom) Anna Hu
French intermediate Thursdays, 5-6pm (Zoom) Ayda Mengistie
German intermediate Sundays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Anissa Dallmann
Hindi Wednesdays, 5-6pm (Zoom)
biweekly 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12
Anthony Wenndt
Shivranjani Baruah
Igbo Saturdays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Chidera Wokonko
Japanese intermediate Saturdays, 6-7pm (Zoom) Maria Aono
Russian Tuesdays, 8-9pm (Zoom) Mashka Sutton
Spanish intermediate Saturdays, 5-6pm (Zoom) Lucy Contreras
KiSwahili Thursdays, 5-6pm (Zoom) Sudan Kariuki
Tamil Tuesdays, 5-6pm (Zoom) Komukill Loganathan
Adhirai Muthukumar
Yiddish Fridays, 12-1pm (Zoom) David Forman
Yoruba Thursdays, 5-6pm (Zoom) Esther Adetayo
Current as of 3/10/2021
Subject to change