Language Tables

Please note that the information below may be impacted by the pandemic so be sure to email.

Arabic

Join us for a casual conversation in Arabic about current events, culture, and more. Come and improve your conversational Arabic and cultural skill set. Contact Amal Boumaaza for details on discussions, presentations and workshops.

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Chinese

Locations and themes vary each week. For a detailed schedule and more information contact Professor Chi-Ju Hsieh.

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French

La Table Française is a weekly French conversation table which takes place every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm in Languages 114 (or on the front terrace of the building in warmer weather). Look for the French flag!  For more information, please contact the French Cultural Advisor: Emma Howell 

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German

We call our conversation hour "Kaffeestunde," and it is held every Wednesday from 5 to 6pm in the lobby or on the terrace of the Old Chemistry Building, depending on the weather. Whenever Duke is in remote-teaching mode, we move our conversation hour online to Zoom, Meeting ID: 988 4547 7344, Passcode: 941607. The German Club also organizes biweekly film evenings, "Filmabend." For further information please contact Tatjana Zimbeliusklem.

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Hebrew

Meets weekly; times and locations vary. For more information, please contact Sarah Lynn Baker. 

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Hindi

Contact Kusum Knapczyk for information on the Hindi language table on Jan 28th, Feb 25th and March 25th between 12:00 – 12:30pm. 

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Italian

Tavola Italiana is a weekly Italian Language group that meets throughout the academic year. All levels of proficiency are welcome to join. Visit the calendar here for more information about the semester's events.  For questions about Tavola Italiana email the Italian Cultural Advisor: Pierpaolo Spagnolo.

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Japanese 

Contact Dr. Yunchuan Chen for more information.

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Korean 

Contact Professor Eunyoung Kim for more information. 

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Persian  

No language table at present time. Contact Prof. Shahla Adel for more information. 

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Polish  

No language table at this time. 

Portuguese 

Portuguese Conversational Meetings BATE-PAPO BRASIL participants meet for relaxed conversation, in which students are encouraged to "stretch" their linguistic capacities. The group is open and free to the public. SCHEDULE: Spring: Wednesdays at 10:15-11:15 am online on zoom. For more information contact Professor Magda Silva. 

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Russian  

No language table at present time. Contact Prof. Edna Andrews for more information. 

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Spanish

Mesa en español is a Spanish language group that meets every Thursday during the academic year. It is open to all Duke students and the broader community at all levels of proficiency. All are welcome to come and join in the casual conversation and cultural exchange in a relaxed setting that encourages interaction and discovery. For more information, please contact the Spanish Cultural Advisor: Harry Karahalios. Come practice your Spanish among friends! 

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Turkish

Virtual language table is on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm. In person language table takes place once a month at 5 pm at the Sancar Community Center on the following dates: January 26, February 23, March 30. For more information please contact: Didem Havlioglu.

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