A language conversation table offers the opportunity to practice the language you are studying with other speakers of the language. Students, staff, faculty, and community members come together to learn in a fun and casual environment.

Spanish Club will be holding Mesa Española for the remainder of the semester via Zoom! In order to request the meeting link and password, please email your instructor from your UAB email. If you are not currently enrolled in a UAB Spanish course, please email Brock Cochran, cochranb@uab.edu to request access.

  • Dates: Jan. 29 (W) - Feb. 13 (R) - Feb. 26 (W) - Mar. 12 (R) - Apr. 9 (R) - Apr. 22 (W)
  • Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Location: University Hall 3007
  • Email coltyma@uab.edu for more information.
  • The Chinese Language Table is a relaxed, pleasant place for students who want to practice oral Chinese. Learners of all levels are welcome to join, since we have topics suitable for each level. At the Chinese Table, you can make friends with Chinese students and exchange opinions on cultural issues. You will surely learn something new every time you come!

Location: University Hall 3007, map
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 12:15 – 1:00
Students in FR 101, 102, and 201
Host: Prof. Charly Verstraet

  • January 21
  • February 4
  • February 18
  • March 3
  • March 24
  • April 7

Location: University Hall 3007, map
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 12:15 – 1:00
Students in FR 210, 306, 421
Host: Prof. Margaret Bond

  • January 29
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 11
  • April 1
  • April 15

Stammtisch will meet from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in University Hall 2007, the Foreign Language Media Services lab, on the following dates:

  • February: Friday, February 7, and Tuesday, February 25
  • March: Friday, March 6 (4:30 - 6:00 pm at Brät Brot), and Tuesday, March 24
  • April: Friday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 21 (outside location)

Additional dates and times of events planned by the Deutschverein, our German club, will be announced.

Alle sind ganz herzlich willkommen!

Location: University Hall 3007, map
Dates and times:

  • 1/24/2020 (F): 12:30 - 1:30
  • 2/6/2020 (R): 2:00 - 3:00
  • 2/21/2020 (F): 12:30 - 1:30
  • 3/5/2020 (R): 2:00 - 3:00
  • 3/27/2020 (F): 12:30 - 1:30
  • 4/9/2020 (R): 2:00 - 3:00
Date: Podcast that will be discussed:
enero 29 La sentencia
febrero 19 Perdido en San José
marzo 4 El náufrago
marzo 25 Una cadena humana
abril 8 The devil underground
abril 15 La Cadena Humana
abril 22 Los polizones

All podcasts and transcripts in Spanish and English can be found at radioambulante.org.

  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Starbucks at Sterne Library (April 8, 15, and 22 - Zoom. See details above.)
  • Requirements: Please listen/read the podcast beforehand. Click on the corresponding link of Radio Ambulante.
    You will be providing your opinion about the podcast assigned for every meeting, so make sure you have an idea of it and, hopefully, one or two comments about it. All levels of Spanish are welcome. You will be paired with someone that has your own Spanish level or slightly higher, so that you’re comfortable participating and you can practice the language.

For more information, contact: Prof. Anderson at mariaand@uab.edu or Prof. Valentín savasan@uab.edu.

Latino Dinner at Sabor Latino Restaurant

We will have two dinners scheduled this semester. Join us to taste some delicious Latin American food and have the chance to speak in Spanish.

For more information, contact: Prof. Anderson at mariaand@uab.edu or Prof. Valentín savasan@uab.edu.

Stammtisch, German Conversation Table

  • Day: Every Thursday (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year when they fall on or within a day or two of Thursday)
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Giuseppes Café, map
  • For anyone who speaks German. The conversational level is intermediate to advanced. New participants are always welcome.
  • Please contact Dr. David Agresti for additional information: agresti@uab.edu

AGP Stammtisch

  • Day: first Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Brät Brot Biergarten, map

What does Stammtisch mean? A Stammtisch is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly and casual get-together.

This is a great opportunity for German expats to meet and for other German speaking/practicing to improve your German. Speaking German is encouraged but not required.

Bröt Brot has a great selection of beverage and food for purchase. ALL AGES are now welcome!

You can email director@alabamagermany.org for more information. Please check the alabamagermany.org website under events to confirm the Stammtisch is on. Thank you so much!