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.
Select your desired language
All levels: Mondays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 2:030 pm
Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby
All levels: TBD
For more information, contact Marta Pirnat-Greenberg
Beginner: Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Wescoe 2085 (Dec. 5: Wescoe 2131)
Intermediate: Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Wescoe 2085 (Dec. 5: Wescoe 2131)
Advanced: Fridays, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wescoe 2085 (Oct. 18: Wescoe 2106)
Our Chinese Language table is a great way to practice your language skills in an informal setting. Join the fun!
For more information, contact: Siliu Xu
All Levels: Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, McLain's Market
Want to practice your French? Want to have fun, meet new people, play games, learn new vocabulary, talk about France and the Francophone world? Come and join us. For weekly reminders and updates, please send a text with "@speakeasy1" to the number 81010 or check out our facebook page at @parenthesesku.
For more information, contact Dr. Antje Ziethen
All levels: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, McLain's Market
Stammtisch is a great way to practice your language skills in an informal setting. Join the fun!
For more information, contact Dr. Ari Linden
All levels: Fridays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Wescoe 4076
Hindi Language Table is an excellent way to keep up your language skills outside of class. This hour is dedicated for clarifications, doing homework, drills or simple verbal practice. Hindi Book Club is also a part of the Hindi Language Table. Students who wish to participate in the Hindi Book club will read the selected reading over the course of the week and discuss the reading with the group in the next meeting. Happy Learning!
For more information, contact Patrica Sabarwal
All levels: Thursdays, 5:00 pm -6:00 pm, Wheatfields (904 Vermont Street)
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!
For more information, contact Edward Bowen
All levels: Tuesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Wescoe 4025
The Japanese Language Table is a great place for learners and native speakers of Japanese to get together to practice the language and have fun together. Come and join us!
For more information, contact Yuka Naito
All levels: Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm and Thursdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Kansas Union, 4th Floor Lobby
Kiswahili table is a relaxed place to grow your Kiswahili speaking skills at any level. Come and have fun speaking with our Kiswahili family!
For more information contact Brenda Wawire
Beginner : Mondays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wescoe 4068 and Fridays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wescoe 4038
For more information, contact Haseop Shin
Intermediate/Advanced : Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Anschutz Group Study Room
Our Korean language tables are designed to provide a relaxed environment where students can practice their Korean language outside of the typical classroom settings, while learning more about the Korean culture. Come ready to learn, laugh and explore!
For more information, contact Jane Yoo
All levels: Tuesdays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Wescoe 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
All levels: Thursdays, 5:00 pm, McLain's Market
For more information, contact the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
All levels: TBD
For more information contact Svetlana Vassilieva-Karagyozova
All levels: Every other Tuesday, 5:30 pm, McLains Market
Join us for our bi-weekly Russian Conversation Table! We will meet on September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 5,19, and December 3.
For more information, contact: Olga A. Savchenko
All levels: Fridays, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, McLain's Market
For more information, contact Medina Hipatia
All levels: Wednesdays, 1:15 pm, McLain's Market
Merhaba KU! Do you know some Turkish words and would like to learn more? Have you been learning Turkish for a while and need practice? Or are you simply interested in Turkish language and culture? Our Turkish Language table is exactly what you are looking for!
For more information, contact Esra Predolac
All levels: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 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 Brenda Wawire