Conversation Practice Opportunities in and Around Ann Arbor

Conversation Practice Opportunities in and Around Ann Arbor

In and around Ann Arbor

Elsewhere in Michigan

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In and around Ann Arbor...

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Year-round

  • LRC Conversation Partner Site
    • Go to this page to sign up or find a conversation partner. Please notify the LRC if you notice problems (e.g. outdated records etc.). Don't be shy: the more people sign up, the better the site will work!
    • The site is intended "for people at the University of Michigan, as well as people from the greater Ann Arbor area."
  • Stammtisch
    • Meets Thursdays at 8 at Grizzly Peak, 120 West Washington
      St. Welcomes "all expats, inpats, natives and non-natives with a understanding of the German language and love for beer - or whatever else the bar offers." Founded 1999.
    • Look for "Stammtisch Ann Arbor" on Facebook or contact stammtischannarbor@gmail.com for more info or to confirm the location.
  • German Speakers' Round Table (Deutsche Tafelrunde)
    • Meets Tuesdays at 8 at Grizzly Peak, 120 West Washington
      St. Welcomes "all German speakers, either native or non-native."
    • For questions, call 734 453-2394, or check the listing in the Ann Arbor Observer (Stammtisch and the German Speakers Round Table are usually listed together on the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month). [last verified: 5/23/17]
  • Stammtisch
    • Meets Thursdays 12-1, generally at Dominick's (812 Monroe Street, near the Law Quad) in the summer, and at Gourmet Garden, 2255 W. Stadium Blvd, when Dominick's closes for the Winter. Contact Ted Wilson for more information. [last verified: 5/23/17]

Fall & Winter only

  • Schokoladenstunde in the LRC (Language Resource Center, in North Quad)
    • Schokoladenstunde takes place once or twice a week in the Language Resource Center, in North Quad, and is open to current UofM students and alumni.
    • Please consult the most recent weekly email to find out the current term's meeting times.
    • Students in German 101-232 can make up an absence by attending: just ask the person in charge to let your instructor know you were there.
  • Kaffeestunde at the Max Kade German Residence in North Quad.
    • The Max Kade Kaffeestunde takes place once a week, and is open to current UofM students and alumni.
    • Please consult the most recent weekly email to find out the current term's meeting times.
    • Students in German 101-232 can make up an absence by attending: just ask the person in charge to let your instructor know you were there.
  • Deutschtisch in North Quad
    • There is a German Table in North Quad once a week.  It will be marked by a sign saying "Der Deutschtisch." The conversation will be facilitated by the Max Kade House Head Resident.
    • Deutschtisch is open to all current UofM students and alumni, but if you don't have a Residence Hall meal plan, you would need to pay for dinner in order to enter the dining hall. This can be fairly expensive :(
    • Please consult the most recent weekly email to find out the current term's meeting times.
    • Students in German 101-232 can make up an absence by attending: just ask the person in charge to let your instructor know you were there.
  • RC Coffee Hour
    • Takes place in the Residential College in East Quad on Monday afternoons, 4-5 pm in Greene Lounge. All are welcome. Very rarely, it may be cancelled if it conflicts with other major RC events ==> you could email Janet Shier before you go to make 100% sure is taking place.

Spring & Summer only

  • Deutschtisch
    • The Spring/Summer Deutschtisch is associated with German 100 in the Spring, and with German 230 in the Summer semester, but speakers of all levels are welcome.  It generally meets twice a week over lunch from 12:15-1, but may start slightly early or late depending on what is happening in the 100/230 class on that day. All members of the University of Michigan community are welcome.
    • Please consult the most recent weekly email to find out the current term's meeting times.