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Do you have a language table or other speaking opportunity to add to the list? Email Alyssa Ring at afabrizio@brandeis.edu.

Language Tables

Many of the language programs at Brandeis offer language tables, informal meetings outside of class where speakers of the language at any proficiency level can practice their conversation skills. The Fall 2017 meeting times and locations are provided below.

Chinese

Fall dates/times TBD

French

Are you interested in practicing your French in a relaxed environment? Do you like coffee and French pastries? Join the French and Francophone club at our bi-monthly French Café. All French Cafés are held in Shiffman 121. Find our French Café schedule for this semester below (note: the first French Cafe on September 28 is from 10:00–11:30 a.m. whereas all other French Cafés are from 10:00–11:00 a.m.). We hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, September 28 (this French Café is being held to celebrate La Journée de la Culture du Québec!)
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Wednesday, October 25
  • Wednesday, November 8
  • Wednesday, November 29
  • Wednesday, December 6

German

Kaffeestunde meets on select Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. in Shiffman 121. Speakers of all levels of proficiency are invited to practice their German conversation skills and enjoy tasty German baked goods!

Fall 2017 meeting dates:

  • Wednesday, August 30
  • Thursday, September 14
  • Wednesday, September 27
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Wednesday, October 25
  • Thursday, November 9
  • Wednesday, November 29

Italian

Questo semestre, abbiamo cinque tavole italiane fantastiche!

Che cosa sono?

Ci incontriamo ad una tavola in Upper Usdan e parliamo in italiano–un modo molto divertente per praticare!

Fall 2017:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 121 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12, 11 a.m.12 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 27, 12:301:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, November 6, 23 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21, 12:301:30 p.m.

Note: Each table lasts an hour as listed, but you can also stop by for just a few minutes.

Event reminders, updates, songs, articles, recipes, and more can be found on the Italian Studies Facebook Page.

Japanese

Fall dates/times TBD

For updates and reminders, subscribe to the Japanese Language Table mailing list.

Korean

The Korean Language Table meets on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in Shiffman 121. Stop by to practice your Korean conversation skills! Korean snacks will be provided.

The table is organized by students Rhoeun Park and Jaeyeon Lyu. Please contact Rhoeun at rhoeunpark@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Portuguese

Fall dates/times TBD

Russian

Русский чай (Russian Tea) meets on select Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. in Shiffman 121. Join us for cookies and Russian conversation! Hosted by Katerina Rudykh, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for the Russian Language Program.

The fall 2017 semester dates and topics include:

  • September 13: Let's get to know each other!
  • September 27: Geography in Russian
  • October 18: Осень…
  • November 1: Horror, Russian-style
  • November 15: Game Night
  • November 29: Cartoon Night

For details, contact Katerina Rudykh. Also, join the Russian Tea Facebook group for updates and information about related events and activities!

Spanish

Fall dates/times TBD

If interested, please add your name to the Charlamos mailing list and join the Charlamos Facebook Group!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Charlamos co-presidents, Talia Franks (tfranks@brandeis.edu) or Lauren Cohen (lcohen18@brandeis.edu).