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Weekly Language Conversation Tables

Weekly Conversation Tables in Spanish, Portuguese and Quechua

Mesa de EspaÑOl

Hispanic flags.

The UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) continues its in-person and virtual Mesa De Español. The facilitator, Mario Juárez, is a native Spanish speaker and a Spanish Teaching Assistant with UGA's Department of  Romance Languages. Department of Romance Languages. Sessions take place on Zoom or in person at LACSI's Casa Amarilla, 290 South Hull Street.

The Mesa De Español is a free conversation gathering open to all members of the UGA and Athens-area community interested in improving their Spanish conversation ability. There is no registration and no cost! Come and practice or learn Spanish while having fun and making new friends. No prior knowledge is required, just an interest in speaking the Spanish language!

Who: Anyone wanting to improve their Spanish!

When: Spring Semester 2024.

Zoom: Jan 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, & 26; Mar 11, 18, & 25; Apr 1, 8, 15, & 22.

In Person: Apr 29.

Contact Mario Juárez ( for the Zoom meeting link and password.

Portuguese Conversation Table

Brazilian and Portuguese flags.

Any and all levels are welcome to this weekly Portuguese Conversation Table, especially those wishing to practice their Portuguese with a wider group of people. Instructors will be present to guide the conversation and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage in conversation. Instructors will also attempt to keep the conversation within the limits of what students have learned in class, so they may practice with ease and confidence. It is also a great opportunity to clarify any questions students may have about the Portuguese language!

Who: Everybody is welcome to learn and practice Portuguese!

When: TBD

Quechua Table

Quechuan Conversation Table

The UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) hopes to continue its Quechua Table (Rimasunchis!) soon. With an estimated 8 million speakers, Quechua is the most spoken indigenous language in Latin America! In Peru, it is an official language alongside Spanish—the country has even launched a TV show in Quechua and some cities have started to include it in their schools. Stay tuned for updates!

Who: Everybody is welcome to learn and practice Quechua!

When: TBD

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