Language Conversation Hours

During the academic year (fall and spring terms only), GNSD offers weekly conversation circles. These are open to anyone who is interested in speaking one of our languages in a casual setting. All levels are welcome and you do not need to be a student to attend. Each semester, conversation hours usually begin in the second week of the term.

Description 
Join us for Koffieuurtje, our open Dutch conversation hour for speakers at all proficiency levels. Request to join the "Dutch at U of M Facebook" group for more details and announcements.

Days & Times, Fall 2022
No current updates 

Location
Bordertown Coffee

Contact
Jenneke Oosterhoof
ooste003@umn.edu

Description 
Tule puhumaan suomea! Come chat with us in Finnish! All levels welcome. 

Days & Times, Fall 2022
Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm
 

Location
Bordertown Coffee

Contact
Daniel Haataja
haataja@umn.edu

Description 
Join us for a fun hour of German-speaking, games, and more. Be sure to sign in, because German students may receive extra credit for every three visits.

Days & Times, Fall 2022
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Location
420 Folwell Hall

Contact
Ginny Steinhagen
stein093@umn.edu

Description 
Norsk Samtale Gruppe is a great opportunity to listen and speak Norwegian with other students, instructors, and a native speaker from Culture Corps. It is informal, and you can ask questions about Norway and Norwegian grammar, or simply chat. All levels are welcome!

Days & Times, Fall 2022
Fridays, 12:00-1:00
 

Location
Bordertown Coffee

Contact
Kyle Korynta
kory0008@umn.edu

Description 
Want to improve your speaking skills in Russian and have fun socializing with native speakers and fellow students? Come and join us for our weekly Russian conversation hour! All Russian proficiency levels welcome. 

Days & Times, Fall 2022
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00
 

Location
125 Folwell Hall

Contact
Nadya Clayton
nclayton@umn.edu

Description 
Kom och fika och prata med oss! Come and have coffee and talk to us! All levels are welcome. 

Days & Times, Fall 2022
Thursdays, 12:30-1:15
 

Location
420 Folwell Hall

Contact
Lena Norrman
norrman@umn.edu