Language Support

Language Tables, Events, and Conversation Appointments

Learning Commons Language Support offers multiple opportunities for UNK students, faculty, and staff to improve their speaking proficiency in Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Language Tables

Language Tables are designed to allow participants to learn common phrases and good ways to say or describe things in context. Some games used in the Language Tables are “Taboo” and “Who Am I?”, both of which require participants to describe people, places, things, and emotions. In other words, Language Tables go way beyond knowing how to ask where the library is in another language! At the end of the semester, Language Tables often sponsor a “Final Event” with more competitive games like “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “Jeopardy” that involve prizes!

Fall 2017 Language Tables are:

Language Day/s Time Place
Japanese (Sakura) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 - 6 p.m. Learning Commons "Blue Room"
Spanish (La Mesa) Thursdays 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Learning Commons "Alcove"
Language Events

Language Events develop cultural appreciation through events that share special holidays, occasions, traditions, and societal norms of nations and cultures which speak different languages. Events will be updated as they are scheduled by Arabic, French and Spanish Language Leaders.

Language Event Day Time Place
Conversation Appointments

1-1 and group Conversation Appointments allow students to practice speaking a language with a native speaker in a casual setting. To schedule an appointment to practice speaking Arabic, French, or Spanish, please call the Learning Commons Welcome Desk at 865-8905.