Language Support

Language Tables, Events, and Conversation Partners


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

Language Tables

Language Tables are designed to encourage students' confidence in learning to speak a new language. Native and non-native speakers guide students in fun activities and games centered on building conversational proficiency, as well as pronunciation and vocabulary mastery, in a relaxed and peer-centered environment. All are welcome to attend the Language Tables, though topics will align with course material in most cases.

Fall 2019 Language Table Schedule

Language Day/s Time Place
Japanese (Sakura) Thursdays 6:00 PM Learning Commons Blue Room
Spanish (La Mesa) Thursdays 6:00 PM Learning Commons Alcove
German (Stammitsch) Tuesdays 6:30 PM Learning Commons Blue Room
French Mondays 5:00 PM Learning Commons Blue Room
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 listed here as they are scheduled by Language Leaders.

Conversation Partners

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