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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.

Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Thursday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby

Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

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

Anschutz Library, Room 429

For more information, contact Marta Pirnat-Greenberg at


Spring 2019 Jan. 28-May 9

Monday: 2:30-3:30 Wescoe 2085 (Elementary - CHIN108 and others

Thursday: 3:30-4:30 Wescoe 2106 (Intermediate - CHIN208 and others

Thursday: 4:00-5:00 Wescoe 2106 (Advanced - CHIN564. CHIN508, CHIN598 and others

​For more information, contact Dr. Yan Li

French (Le Speakeasy)

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00p.m. McLain's Market (upstairs)

For more information, contact Dr. Antje Ziethen

German (Stammtisch)

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (all levels welcome)

McLain's Market  (1420 Crescent Road)

For more information, contact Dr. Ari Linden 


Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (All levels welcome)

Wescoe Hall, Room 2085

For more information, contact Patrica Sabarwal at

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

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! 


Fridays, 3:00-5:00pm, Wescoe Hall, Room 4025

​For more information, contact Annette Jardon or Yuto Iwakuma


Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby

For more information contact Peter Ojiambo at


Elementary: Mondays 4:30-5:030 p.m. &  Tuesdays 1:00-2:00p.m., Anschutz Library Group Study Room

Intermediate: Mondays, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Anschutz Library Group Study Room

Advanced: Mondays 11:00-12:00 p.m., Anschutz Library Group Study Room

For more information, contact Adam Stedry (Elementary) or  Jineon Park (Intermediate & Advanced) ​

Persian (Farsi/Tajik)

Mondays, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 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​


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

Kansas Union, 3rd Floor, Marketplace

For more information contact Svetlana Vassilieva-Karagyozova at

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 or Molly Godwin-Jones

Spanish (Hablemos)

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 Graduate Association for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (GRASP). Please visit GRASP’s Hablemos website for the most up-to-date information. Or email with any additional questions.


Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Wescoe Hall, Room 2085

For more information, contact Esra Predolac at

Wolof: Attaya Sessions

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

Bailey 204

Come drink attaya (tea) from Senegal and the Gambia and learn a few words of Wolof while you’re at it! This is a fun opportunity to make friends, enjoy conversation in English, Wolof, and French! 

For more information, contact Emily Riley at


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