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.

Language Description Days & Times Location Contact
Dutch Koffeeuurtjel
Request to join the "Dutch at U of M Facebook" group for details and announcements.
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00
Fridays, 1:00-2:00
Bordertown Coffee Jenneke Oosterhoof
ooste003@umn.edu
Finnish Keskustelutunti Fridays, 12:00–1:00
(1/19-5/4/18)
Bordertown Coffee Aija Elg
aelg@umn.edu
German Kaffeestunde
Cookies and coffee provided. Be sure to sign in, because German students may receive extra credit for every three visits.
Fridays, 1:15-2:15
(9/20-12/6/19)
420 Folwell Hall Beth Kautz
kautz001@umn.edu
Norwegian Norsk Samtale Gruppe
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!
Thursdays, 12:00–1:00
(9/12-12/5/19)
125 Folwell Hall Hanna Zmijewska-Emerson
zmije001@umn.edu

Arsena Ianeva-Lockney
ianev001@umn.edu
Russian In addition to the conversation hour that is open to all, there is also a Russian tutorial hour for students who need help with their Russian coursework. Conversation Hour:
Fridays, 3:30- 4:30
(9/13-12/6/19)

Tutorial Hour:
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 (9/11-12/11/19)
125 Folwell Hall Nadya Clayton
nclayton@umn.edu
Swedish Fika Fridays, 12:05–1:05
(9/13-12/6/19)
420 Folwell Hall Liina-Ly Roos
lroos@umn.edu