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Foreign Language Tables

Many departments at KU sponsor language tables for students to practice their language skills outside of the classroom.  Although these meetings are often organized by an instructor, they are primarily social in nature and often take place off campus.  Meetings usually take place only when classes are in session.

Thursdays, 5:15-5:45 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby

For more information contact Naima ​Boussofara at nboussofara@ku.edu.

Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

Thursdays 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Anschutz Library, Room 429

For more information, contact Marta Pirnat-Greenberg at mpg@ku.edu.

Chinese

Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (elementary), Tuesdays 3:00-:4:00 p.m. (intermediate), Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. (advanced)

Wescoe Hall, Room 2106

​For more information, contact Chang Liu

French (Le Speakeasy)

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (all levels welcome)

Wescoe Hall, Room 2085

German (Stammtisch)

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (all levels welcome)

Wheatfields (904 Vermont Street)

Hindi

Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Beginner)

Wescoe Hall, Room 4025

For more information, contact Patrica Sabarwal at psabarwal@ku.edu.

This is an opportunity to come and get a chance to practice listening and speaking Hindi with other people including some native speakers, Hindi students and others who are interested. 

Italian (Tavola Italiana)

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Wheatfields (904 Vermont Street)

For more information, contact Marina de Fazio at defazio@ku.edu

La Tavola Italiana is a weekly gathering for anyone interested in speaking or listening to Italian in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are a current student of Italian or studied Italian in the past, whether your proficiency in the language is at the beginning or at the advanced level, whether you are a native Italian or just love to speak and listen to Italian ... you are welcome! 

Japanese

Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wescoe Hall, Room 4041

Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wescoe Hall, Snow Hall, Room 156

​For more information, contact Annette Jardon or Yuto Iwamoto

KiSwahili

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby

For more information contact Peter Ojiambo at ojiambo@ku.edu.

Korean

Elementary: Mondays 5:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m., Wescoe Hall, Room 4038

Intermediate: Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m., Anschutz Library Group Study Room; Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m., Wescoe Hall, Room 4038

Advanced: Mondays & Fridays 2:00-3:00 p.m., Anschutz Library Group Study Room

For more information, contact Haseop Shin or Juhyun So

Persian (Farsi/Tajik)

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Come, have tea and speak Persian in an informal and relaxed environment.  Anyone interested in practicing the language is welcome. For more information, contact Razi Ahmad at r.ahmad@ku.edu.​

Polish

Alternating Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Kansas Union, 3rd Floor, Marketplace

For more information contact Svetlana Vassilieva-Karagyozova at svk@ku.edu.

Russian (Русский стол)

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

KU Union (Regionalist Room, but email the Russian Club as locations may change)

For more information about weekly locations, contact the KU Russian Club.

Spanish (Hablemos)

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Hawk’s Nest (Level 1, West entrance across from The Jay), Kansas Union

Every Wednesday native and non-native Spanish speakers from KU and the Lawrence community gather to converse in "la lengua de Cervantes." All levels of Spanish are welcome. ¡Nos vemos allí! Hosted by GRASP.

For more information, contact Anna Donko at donko@ku.edu

Turkish

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Wescoe Hall, Room 4038

For more information, contact Esra Predolac at esrak@ku.edu.

Wolof

Not yet determined.


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