Conversation Practice Opportunities

This page lists conversation practice opportunities for many of the languages offered at Columbia for the fall 2022 semester. These include weekly conversation hours, meetings, and similar events for informal speaking practice. Please email lrc@columbia.edu if you have any questions or would like to add an event to this list. All languages are up to date unless otherwise noted.

Language Event Name
Format Time and Location
Arabic Arabic Circle In person Mondays 6:10-7:40pm @ 208 Knox Hall (606 W 122nd St)
Armenian Armenian Conversation Hour In person TBD

Email ck2444@columbia.edu for more info

Bengali Bengali Conversation Practice In person (ONLY on group demand) Tuesdays/Thursdays after 8pm @ 255 International Affairs Bldg

Email db174@columbia.edu for more info

Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian BCS Conversation Hour In person TBD (Past: Fridays 2-3pm @ 352C International Affairs Bldg)

Email em3627@columbia.edu for more info

Catalan Cafè Català In person TBD

Email eu2130@columbia.edu for more info

Czech Czech and Slovak Conversation Hour In person TBD (Past: Friday, Oct 22, 4:30-6:00pm @ Amity Hall (982 Amsterdam Ave)

Tentatively every other week alternating between Fridays at 4:30 and Thursdays at 8:00 pm)

Email cwh4@columbia.edu for more info

Dutch Dutch Conversation Hour In person Tuesdays 4-5pm @ Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th St)
Oct 11, Oct 25
Nov 15, Nov 29
French Café Conversation In person Elementary: Fridays 1-2pm @ Buell Hall (2nd floor)

Intermediate & Advanced: Tuesdays 5-6pm @ Buell Hall (2nd floor)

German Kaffeestunde In person. More info here. Mondays 5:30-6:30pm @ Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th St)
Sept 12, Sept 26
Oct 10, Oct 24
Nov 14, Nov 28
Dec 5
Korean Korean Chat Club In person Once a month on Friday 3pm @ 403 Kent Hall

Sept 23
Oct 21
Nov 11
Dec 2

Indonesian Indonesian Language Table In person. More info here. Fridays 2-3pm @ 352A International Affairs Bldg
Italian Caffè e conversazione In person TBD (Past: Mondays 12-1pm)
Persian Persian Circle In person Thursdays 12-1pm @ 207 Knox Hall (606 W 122nd St)
Portuguese Bate-papo In person. More info here. Fridays 1:30-2:30pm @ Casa Hispánica (612 W 116th St), beginning on Sept 16
Russian Russian Tea Gathering In person. More info here. Thursdays 5-6pm @ 713 Hamilton Hall, beginning on Sept 16
Spanish Café y Conversación In person Thursdays 4–5pm @ Casa Hispánica (612 W 116th St), beginning on Sept 22
Vietnamese Vietnamese Conversation Hour with VSA In person TBD

Email cn2496@columbia.edu for more info

Current as of Sept 2022

Yiddish Kave Sho In person. More info here.
6-7pm @ Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th St)
Wed, Sept 28
Tue, Oct 25
Tue, Nov 29