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World Languages Café

The World Languages Cafe is back in person!

Beginning Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the 50+ Center at the East Columbia Library

CA’s monthly World Languages Café offers free evenings of conversation and culture. It’s a place to practice speaking a language you know or are learning, converse in a friendly atmosphere, meet new people who enjoy learning about other cultures, increase your fluency by speaking and listening, pick up useful phrases to use when traveling and recall your childhood language.

World Languages Café is held once a month, year-round on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm in the 50+ Center at the East Columbia Library, located at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.

Come in and join the language table of your choice (indicated by signs on the tables). There is no need to RSVP. Language tables are hosted by a native or fluent speaker who will facilitate conversation. Languages include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Participants and table hosts are welcome to bring food and beverages and may bring treats from their culture to share with their table. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

To find out if there will be a native speaker of the language of your interest, to request that your email is added to the World Languages Café email group, or for more information, please contact Grace Chang at 410-715-3178 or International@ColumbiaAssociation.org

The 50+ Center at the East Columbia Library is a Howard County Government facility and follows the mandates set by the Howard County Government. Currently, masks are required at all times in the building, regardless of vaccination status.

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