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.
TBD TBD Jenneke Oosterhoof
Finnish Kahvitunti Fridays, 12:00–1:00
Zoom (email the contact person for the link) Daniel Haataja
German Kaffeestunde
Join us fun hour of German-speaking, games, and more. Be sure to sign in, because German students may receive extra credit for every three visits.
Tuesdays & Fridays
(see Flyer for specific dates/times)
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!
Every other Friday, 12:00–1:00
Zoom (email the contact person for the link) Hanna Zmijewska-Emerson

Kyle Korynta

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. Postponed for Spring 2021 N/A Nadya Clayton
Swedish Fika Fridays, 12:15–1:15
Zoom (email the contact person for the link) Lena Norrman