Language Tables

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In addition to opportunities for formal language learning and practice, providing semi-structured and more casual contexts for foreign language communicative practice is a significant priority for the CSLC. One important means of accomplishing this goal is through the organization, sponsorship and hosting of foreign language discussion tables within the CSLC space.

These "roundtable" discussions are an opportunity for individual language programs to regularly bring their students (and invited guests) together in a more comfortable social context to practice oral language proficiency and build community through conversation, culturally meaningful activities and good humor. Although each language program develops its own language table cultures, most groups feature faculty and graduate students as conversation leaders and incorporate conversation themes and semi-structured activities alongside refreshments.

Read about the language table experience here.

Spring 2018 Language Tables

 

Irish 

Time and Place:

Tuesdays 7-8 pm in 329 DeBartolo Hall.

January 23: Trasna na dTonnta: the Irish language in social media worldwide

January 30: St. Brigid's Day and courship | La 'le Bride agus suiri

February 6: Irish in North America | an Ghaeilge i Meiricea Thuaidh

February 13: Traditional clothing | Eadach traidisiunta

February 20: Movie night | Oiche scannan

February 27: The Irish music scene | Ceol na hEireann

March 6: REIC: Irish spoken word night

March 20: St. Patrick's Day | La Fheile Padraig

March 27: Movie Night | Oiche scannan

April 3: Easter tradition | an Chaisc

April 10: The Celtic connection: an Fheile Phan-Cheilteach

April 17: Movie night | Oiche scannan

April 24: Politics: ceisteanna reatha

May 1: May day | Feile na Bealtaine

Japanese

Time and Place: 

TBD

Arabic

Time and Place:

Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m, 329 DeBartolo Hall

 

Portuguese

Time and Place:

Wednesdays 8-9 p.m., 329 DeBartolo Hall

 

Turkish

Time and Place:

Mondays from 5-6pm, 301 DeBartolo Hall

 

Bengali

Time and Place:

Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45, 329 DeBartolo Hall

 

French

Time and Place:

TBD

 

Vietnamese

Time and Place:

Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., 329 DeBartolo Hall

 

Hindi

Time and Place:

TBD

 

Swahili

Time and Place:

TBD