PIASTA Language Café
¡Hola! Ciao et bonjour! Are you learning a language and looking for a chance to practice outside the classroom? Or maybe you are a native speaker and would enjoy speaking in your native language for a change. Whatever the case may be, we invite you to visit one of our language cafés. Like a café, a language café is a place you can simply drop by: order a tea or coffee, join the others at the table, and in no time at all you’ll be chatting in a comfortable setting. The sessions are led by native speaking volunteers. They’ll be sure to get the conversation going. And if you can’t think of the right word, they’ll be glad to help.
However, due to corona the situation this semester is a bit differently. For now, our meetings will take place in digital form, as all other events of the University of Hamburg. But the rest is the same as always – starting from the second week of the semester (9th of November) you will find here the schedule of our meetings and the links to access the virtual rooms. Just drop by, register, click on the link and start talking!
In winter semester we will be offering language cafes in German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese.
We are looking forward to welcoming you (virtually) at our cafes!
Schedule for the Winter Semester 2020/21
You can register for a language café through the booking app UHH Join. You can still register even if the language café has already started.
Language Cafés have a winter break from 21.12. 2020 till 10.01.2021.
|Chinese||Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm||First meeting: 19th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|English||Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm||First meeting: 17th December||Last meeting 20th February|
|French||Tuesday 7 pm - 8 pm||First meeting: 17th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|German Fr||Friday 3 pm - 4 pm||First meeting: 20th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|German Mo||Monday 6 pm - 7 pm||First meeting: 16th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|Italian||Monday 4 pm - 5 pm||First meeting: 16th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|Portuguese||Thursday 7 pm - 8 pm||First meeting: 19th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|Spanisch Th||Thursday 5 pm - 6 pm||First meeting: 19th November||Last meeting 20th February|
|Spanisch Mo||Monday 7 pm - 8 pm||First meeting: 30.11.2020||Last meeting 20th February|
Target group: Learners who already understand and can speak a bit of the respective language as well as native speakers who would like to have the opportunity to speak their native language and to help others learn a language.
Coordination: If you would like to be a volunteer coordinator for a language café in your native language, please send an email to kristina.omelchenko"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Leading a language café can be recognized for Component C of the Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC).