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The LRC hosts conversation hours in many languages, some in collaboration with the language departments. 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 have fun! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)!
Spring 2022 Schedule
We are in the process of scheduling additional spring hours. Please check back for more details and follow us on social media (@CornellLRC).
All times are ET.
Conversation Hours start the week of February 7, 2022 and run through Friday, May 6, 2022, unless noted otherwise. There are no Conversation Hours during February Break (2/28-3/1) and Spring Break (4/2-4/10).
|Language||Date, Time & Location||Facilitator|
|American Sign Language||Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Brenda Schertz|
|Arabic||Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)
meets every other week: 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28
|Farsi||Fridays, 3:40-4:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Andy Kim|
|French||Mondays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)
meets every other week: 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/12 (Tuesday), 4/18, 5/2
|German (Sprachcafé*)||Mondays, 5-6pm (Big Red Barn)||Isabel Choinowski
|Hindi||Wednesday, 5-6 pm (Zoom)
meets monthly: 2/16, 3/16, 4/13
|Japanese||Fridays, 1-2 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Bora Shin|
|Portuguese||Wednesdays, 3-4 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Marina Carbi|
|Quechua/Kichwa||Mondays, 2-3 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Soledad Chango|
|Russian||Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Aidan Uckun|
|Spanish||Mondays, 1-2 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Lindsey Forg|
|Swahili||Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm (Zoom)
starts February 1
|Turkish||Mondays, 4:45-5:45 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Derin Aksu|
|Urdu||Fridays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Zoom)||Zarmeen Salim|
|Yiddish||Fridays, 12-1 pm (Zoom)
starts January 28
|Yoruba||Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (G25 Stimson Hall)||Isabella Animadu|
*Organized by the German Studies Department.