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.

  • Dates (Mondays): Oct. 5 & 19; Nov. 2 & 16
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Email Prof. Ling Ma, coltyma@uab.edu, for virtual meetup information or other questions.
  • 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!

Beginner/Intermediate Levels:

Prof. Bond

  • Mondays
    • September 21
    • October 5, 19
    • November 2, 16, 30
  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm
  • Zoom

Prof. Chambless

  • Mondays
    • September 14, 28
    • October 12, 26
    • November 9
  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm
  • Zoom

Advanced Level

Each conversation table will be based on the following topics from these short podcasts or documentaries. Make sure to listen or watch them before attending the conversation table.


 

Stammtisch will not meet regularly Fall 2020. Information about online cultural events will be provided for students, and online German film evenings will be moderated for individual German classes.

Location: Zoom

The Zoom link will be sent out through the class email list. Non-UAB participants should contact Japanese instructors for the Zoom link.

  • Friday, September 4th: 12:30 - 1:30
  • Tuesday, September 15th: 2:00 - 3:00
  • Friday, October 2nd: 12:30 - 1:30
  • Tuesday, October 13th: 2:00 - 3:00
  • Friday, October 30th: 12:30 - 1:30
  • Tuesday, November 10th: 2:00 - 3:00

Each conversation will be based on the following topics from the Radio Ambulante podcast.


  • Dates: September 11, October 9 and 16, November 13
  • Time: 6 pm CT
  • Place: Zoom
  • Registration: If you are interested in attending, please send an email to the president of the Spanish Club, Norma de Aguinaga (ndeagui@uab.edu) with your name, Spanish level (100, 200, 300 or higher) so that she can email you the link of the zoom meeting and the password. Make sure to register not later than 4pm the day of the Mesa Española. This activity counts as a cultural event for your Spanish class.

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!