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Come Spark Conversations @ the Monthly World Languages Cafe

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  • 50+ Center at the East Columbia Library

    6600 Cradlerock Way, columbia, MD (map)

    39.190529 -76.846786

  • Turn left upon entering the East Columbia Library, and go to the large open back room.
  • CA’s monthly World Languages Café is a place to speak a language you know or one you are learning, converse in a friendly atmosphere, meet new people who enjoy learning about other cultures, increase your fluency by speaking and listening, pick up useful phrases to use when traveling and recall your childhood language.

    World Language Cafés are held once a month year-round. The World Languages Café meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm at the 50+ Center of the East Columbia Library (6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia). In December, we will meet on the 3rd Tuesday, however, as the 4th Tuesday falls between Christmas and New Year's Day. 

    Come in and and join the language table of your choice. Language tables are hosted by a native speaker who will facilitate conversation. Languages include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

    Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Tea, coffee and water will be available; vending machines with snacks are inside the library. People are welcome to bring food and beverages and may bring treats from their culture to share with their table.

    For more information, to find out if there will be a native speaker of the language you are interested in practicing, to become a native speaker table host, or request that your email be added to the World Languages Café email group, please contact Laura Smit at [masked] or [masked].

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  • Nekesha A. G.

    I also have a very similar situation. I can read the language well enough to get the gist of things. But the spoken language moves so fast and it takes me a while to understand what's being said.

    2 days ago

  • Margaret M.

    Good afternoon. I have been studying Spanish for the past two years and I still struggle with it mostly because I don't have anyone to practice with. Would this be good for beginners or would I be totally lost. I understand a bit more than I can speak it, but it also takes me a bit to process it when it is spoken.

    2 days ago

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    This will be my first time attending. Looking forward to this. My language of interest is Spanish.

  • Marjeta

    I would like to practice Hindi or Farsi

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