Monthly Language Tables

Do you speak French? Italian? Mandarin Chinese? or Spanish? and want to practice your language skills so that you don’t lose them?

We have a place for you!

Join any of our monthly language tables:from 6 to 8pm at the following locations:

                          Mandarin Chinese- second Sunday of the month

philip-language-learning-instituteHeld at The Language Learning Institute at 5 Herbert Drive, Latham

Hosted by Philip Way

Chinese Teacher at The Language Learning Institute

Bruce V

French – Third Wednesday of the month held at the

Language Learning Institute at 5 Herbert Drive, Latham, NY 12110

Hosted by Bruce Vandewater:

Advanced Former Student of The Language Learning Institute and French Enthusiast

Spanish – Fourth Wednesday of the Month held at the

Language Learning Institute at 5 Herbert Drive, Latham, NY 12110

Hosted by Chris Lennon

Spanish Enthusiast and Friend of The Language Learning Institute

 

 

The Italian Table will not be meeting until  further notice

A trustworthy Italian Speaking Volunteer Needed to run this table

ItaIian – first Sunday of the month – held at

Bella Napoli on the corner of Route 9 and 155

 

 

Location

The Language Learning Institute

5 Herbert Drive, Latham, NY 12110

It’s just a short drive Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Clifton Park and Saratoga.

 

Format

This is a very relaxed atmosphere where conversation is the focus. Each Language Table is 2 hours long and there is no set agenda for the the topics. Come and make new friends. We have a steady following so people get to know each other. How have you been since the last time I saw you? Current events, travel, culinary delights, art, music are amongst some of our most popular topics.

 

Who is in charge?

Our language tables are facilitated by our teachers, more advanced students, or friends of The Language Learning Institute who are pictured above.

 

Is there a fee?

Currently there is no fee to attend the language tables, however, we do ask for a sponsorship, of any amount, to help defray the costs associated with putting on the language tables. This is a community service that The Language Learning Institute does to promote the speaking of languages other than English.

 

Language Level

Our language tables are held uniquely in the target language. Native speakers who attend our tables so that they don’t loose their native language proficiency attend as well as intermediate and advanced language learners, Beginners are welcome but are encouraged to bring a dictionary since English is not spoken during this time period.