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Language Conversation Practice Meetings

BCMS Conversation Hour - CREEES

Come and practice your Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and/or Serbian on Zoom. Thursdays, 4-5pm. Join here: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/95800820635.

Faculty Contact : Dr. Frane Karabatik                                                                  
Contact Email  : frane.karabatic@austin.utexas.edu 

Czech Conversation Group - Czechs Mix

Contact CREEES for updated information.

Farsi Conversation Group - Farsi Fridays

Contact the Department of Middle Eastern Studies for updated information.

French Conversation Group - French Club & Café Français

Contact the Longhorn French Society for updated information.

German Conversation Group - Talk Deutsch to Me

Contact the Department of Germanic Studies for updated information.

Italian Conversation Group - Tavola Italiana

Tavola Italiana meetings will happen on October 14 and November 18 at 5:30 p.m. Open to anyone who studies Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for details of how to join in online!

Faculty Contact : Antonella Olson                                                                       
Contact Email   : adolson@austin.utexas.edu

Japanese Conversation Group - Japanese/English Exchange Conversation Table

Practice your Japanese with UT students and alumni all over the world! Fridays on Zoom. The English Conversation Table is 8-8:40 p.m., and the Japanese Conversation Table is from 8:40-9:20p.m. Contact the email address below for the Zoom URL. Open to anyone who speaks Japanese!

Faculty Contact : Junko Hatanaka                                                                       
Contact Email   : jhatanaka@austin.utexas.edu

 

Polish Conversation Group - Polish Conversation Hour

Join the Polish Conversation Hour to practice your speaking and listening skills, learn more about culture and grammar, and meet fellow students of Polish. Meetings happen every Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom. Open to anyone who studies Polish. Join at: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94501456941

Contact : Bernadeta Kaminska                                                                       
Contact Email   : bernadetakaminska@austin.utexas.edu

Portuguese Conversation Group - Bate Papo 

Join Bate-Papo to practice your speaking and listening skills, learn more about culture and grammar, and meet fellow students of Portuguese. Meetings are on Zoom every Monday from 10:00-11:00 and Wednesday from 3:00-4:00, except over Thanksgiving. Students of all levels are welcome! Join at: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91472187116 

Contact : Andreana Marchi                                                                       
Contact Email   : amarchi@utexas.edu

Keep up-to-date with other Portuguese activities with Bate-Papo's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/portugueseatut/

Russian Conversation Hour - Texas Slavic Club 

The Russian Hour" is a weekly free event for learners of Russian as a foreign language at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT-Austin. Hosted by Dr. Marina Alexandrova and the Texas Slavic Club, "The Russian Hour" in designed to help improve students' listening and speaking skills while discussing various relevant topics, including politics, culture, history, health, art, education, and business with native speakers of Russian. 

To join the meeting, click here.

Zoom Meeting ID: 383-889-8178

Fall 2020 Schedule:

August 28 • Fitness Industry in Russia with Andrey Akhtyamov

September 4 • Yoga and Mindfulness with Maria Ragozina Singh 

September 11 • No conversation hour in observance of 9/11

September 18 • Russian Conspiracy Theories with Alexander Panchenko 

September  25 • Russian Orthodox Church with Oleg Boldyrev

October 2 • Russian Games with Maria Ryabchikova 

October 9 • Back in the USSR: Rock Music and Russian Culture (Снова в СССР: Рок музыка и русская культура) with Tom Garza 

Faculty Contact : Dr. Marina Alexandrova                                                                       
Contact Email   : therussianhour@gmail.com

Turkish Conversation Hour - Turkish Tea and Conversation Hour 

The online Turkish Tea and Conversation hour this semester will be on Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm (CST).  This online conversation group is open to Intermediate, Advanced and native speakers of Turkish in the UT community.  It is meant to foster Turkish language practice and intercultural understanding! Individuals who are just beginning to learn Turkish are kindly asked to wait until they can form basic sentences in past, present and future tense!
Fall 2020 Schedule
Wednesday September 23
Wednesday September 30
(BREAK on October 7 due to MESA conference)
Wednesday October 14
Wednesday October 21
Wednesday October 28
Wednesday November 4
(BREAK on November 11 due to Yiğit Hoca's lecture)
Wednesday November 18
Wednesday December 2 (if desired)
Join by registering in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Faculty Contact : Jeannette Okur                                                                       
Contact Email  : jeannette.okur@austin.utexas.edu



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