Language Conversation Groups

OISS hosts a number of language groups that meet at the International Center weekly. The purpose of these groups threefold: to create a community of people based in language interest, to foster cross-cultural exchange, and to provide a welcoming space where people can learn at their own comfort. They are meant to provide a way to practice language skills that have already been acquired elsewhere. So whether you are new to Yale and New Haven, or you've been here for a while, we welcome all members of the Yale community to come participate in our groups. You don't have to be a native speaker, or highly fluent, all you need is the desire to connect with other people though language.

Japanese Conversation Group

You can improve your Japanese and also learn about Japanese culture! Let's enjoy Japanese traditional games, seasonal events, and so on! For questions, please send an email to japaneseoiss@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook!

Weekly Meeting: 

Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
International Center, 1st floor conference room
421 Temple Street

 

Mandarin (Chinese) Conversation Group

Build your Chinese, make friends, and have fun within a Chinese cultural context! For questions regarding the group, please send an email to mandarinoiss@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook!

Weekly Meeting: 

Fridays, 10am-11pam
International Center, 1st floor conference room
421 Temple Street

Spanish Conversation Group

Join us for a lively conversation in Spanish! Come and meet your fellow Spanish speakers from around the world at the OISS. This is an opportunity to improve and learn Spanish from each other and make new friends. Open to all Spanish speaking proficiency from beginner to advanced and native speakers. The SPC is not a language class, but rather a weekly opportunity to practice your language skills in a pleasant, low-key setting. Please contact: scgoiss@gmail.com.

Weekly Meeting: 

Fridays, 11am-12pm
International Center, 1st floor conference room
421 Temple Street