PIASTA Language Café
¡Hola! Ciao et bonjour! Are you learning a language and looking for a chance to practice outside the classroom? 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.
Registration periods for Summer Semester 2021:
You can register for the language café using the booking app UHH Join. The new dates for Summer Semester 2021 will be available from 12 April 2021.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Schedule for the Winter Semester 2020/21
You can register for a language café through the booking app UHH Join.
Our Language Cafés for this semester are online now.
Looking forward meeting you soon!
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 piasta-sprachen"AT"uni-hamburg.de.
Leading a language café can be recognized for Component C of the Certificate Intercultural Competence (CIC).
What languages are available?
A list of the languages and the times they are offered in Summer Semester 2021 will be available from the second week of the lecture period (12 April 2021).
What prior knowledge do I need?
Generally, you need to be able to understand and speak at a basic level if you want to take part (about A2 level). If you are not sure, please contact us for advice.
Where do the language cafés take place?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our meetings, like all other events at Universität Hamburg, can only take place digitally.
How can I register?
All registrations must be done via the booking app UHH Join.
Can I host a language café myself?
Yes, but contact us first with a proposal: piasta-sprachen"AT"uni-hamburg.de
I would like a language café in a language that is not available
Unfortunately, we can’t open a language café for all languages. However, you can send us an email and let us know what language you would like. If there is enough interest, we can try to find a coordinator.