Conversation Practice Opportunities
This page lists conversation practice opportunities for many of the languages offered at Columbia. These include weekly conversation hours, meetings, and similar events for informal speaking practice. Please send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to add an event to this list.
||Format||Time and Location|
|Arabic||The Arabic Circle||In person||Wednesdays 6:10-7:30pm, 207 Knox Hall|
|Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian||BCS Conversation Hour||In person||Fridays 2:00-3:00pm, 352C International Affairs Bldg.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
|Czech||Czech and Slovak Conversation Hour||In person||Friday, October 22 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Amity Hall (982 Amsterdam Ave)
Tentatively every other week alternating between Fridays at 4:30 and Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Email email@example.com for more info.
|French||Café Conversation||Elementary Level: Virtual
Intermediate & Advanced: In person
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m
Intermediate & Advanced: Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm at Buell Hall, Second Floor
|German||Kaffeestunde||In person||Mondays at 5.30pm:
Feb 7, Feb 21
Mar 7, Mar 21
Apr 4, Apr 18
@ Deutsches Haus 420 W 116th St.
|Indonesian||Indonesian Language Table||In person. More info here.||Fridays 2-3pm, Room 352A International Affairs Building|
|Italian||Caffè e conversazione||In person and virtual||Mondays 12pm-1pm (outside of Hamilton Hall) and Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm on Zoom.|
|Persian||Persian Circle||In person||Fridays 12-1pm, Knox Hall 207|
|Portuguese||Bate-papo||Virtual||Tuesdays, 7-8pm on Zoom
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
|Spanish||Café y Conversación||Virtual (via Google Meet)||Thursdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm; online, beginning on Thursday, September 23, 2021.|
|Yiddish||Kave Sho||In person||Nov 3 and Dec 1 at 6-7pm
at German House 420 W 116th St.