Language Tables

Broaden your cultural understanding

Language tables provide you the opportunity to practice your skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. You can get connected with speakers of diverse languages over the cup of tea or coffee. It is a wonderful opportunity to improve your intercultural skills and is a great place to make new friends. 

Conversation Tables

Arabic Conversation Group

Egyptian Arabic: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact: Ali Mohamed

Levantine Arabic: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM 

Contact: Issam Albdairet

Moroccan Arabic: Wednesdays, 4:30 –5:30 PM

Contact: En Nasry Abdelali

* Info. from 2021 Spring.

Central Eurasian Studies Language Tables

  • Estonian Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Finnish Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Hungarian Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Kazakh Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Kyrgyz Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Mongolian Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Persian Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Tibetan Tea & Conversation Hour
  • Turkish Coffee & Conversation Hour
  • Uyghur Conversation Hour
  • Uzbek Coffee & Conversation Hour  

Contact: Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS)

European Studies Language Tables

  • French Conversation Table
  • German Conversation Hour: Kaffeestunde
  • Modern Greek Conversation Hour: Ellinikon Kaneion
  • Pan-Scandinavian Conversation Hour "Kafeepause"
  1. Norwegian,
  2. Danish
  3. Swedish
  • Portuguese Conversation Hour: Cafezinho
  1. including Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish Conversation Hour: Cafe Hispano
Contact: Institute for European Studies 

European Languages Conversation Hours

These are the language conversation club that are not organized by European Studies.


Fridays, Noon – 1:00 PM

Contact: Adam Singh (




Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 — 7:30 PM

Contact: Nikole Langjahr (


Fridays, 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Contact: Gergana May (


Fridays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Contact: Aline Araújo (


Russian and East European Institute Language Tables

  • Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian Table
  • Czech Table
  • Hungarian Language Table
  • Polish Table
  • Romanian Conversation Hour
  • Russian Table (updated Spring 2024, Wed. 4-5pm)
  • Ukrainian Table



Contact: Russian & East European Institute

East Asian Languages Conversation Tables

  • Chinese Language Table "Zhongwen Zhuozi"  

Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm at Wright Canteen (starting from week 2)

Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm at BH331 (starting from week 3)
Contact: Yingling Bao,

  • Japanese Conversation Table

Fridays 5:00-6:00 pm at JH065 (Biology Building)

Contact: Misako Matsubara,

  • Korean Language Table (updated Oct, 2023)

Every Friday 5-6 pm, at HLS 2067

Contact: Hyo Sang Lee,




African Studies Language Tables

Swahili Conversation Hours

Kiswahili Conversation Hours

* We have no updated information about language conversation hours/ language table from African Studies Program

Contact: African Studies Program

Dhar India Studies Languages Tables

  • Bengali Language Table

Wednesdays, 11:00 AM 

Contact: Peuly Masura (

  • Hindi/ Urdu Table

Fridays, 11:45 AM

Contact: Kashika Singh (

  • Tamil Language Table

Contact: Dhar India Studies

Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Language Tables

Join the SEAS language table and be part of a vibrant community committed to enhancing your proficiency in the exotic languages of Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese. Not only will you be immersed in language learning, but you'll also get a taste of the culture with delightful snacks and refreshing drinks!


📅 Date: November 13 & December 4, 2023


📍 Location: Round table near SEAS office (GA 1001).



✨ Practice with native speakers and fellow learners.

✨ Fun language games and interactive sessions.

✨ Explore the rich cultures behind the languages.

✨ Delight in authentic snacks and drinks.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. 

Nelson Mandela, political leader and philanthropist