Do you need to strengthen your languages skills in e.g. German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (e.g. Mandarin or Cantonese), Swedish, Norwegian or any other language in the world or you just simply miss speaking your own mother tongue? Then please join us every two weeks at the DESY Language Café!
"Practice foreign language for free, while helping others improve in a language you are fluent in for free. And have fun!"
The Language Café is held every two weeks, on Fridays from 13:00 until 14:00.
Participation is free of charge. All involvement by the organizers is made on a voluntary basis. In case you would like to assist the organizers in further developing this language Café, you are also welcome to sign up to be a moderator for your mother tongue or any other language you speak well.
The registration is always open. Please keep in mind that you only need to register for your very first visit to the DESY Language Café. If you already registered to a previous language Café meeting, there is no need to register again. In total, we have around 90 registered participants, who show up whenever they have time.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
Free water, coffee and tea with some pastries are kindly provided by PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (https://graduateschool.pier-hamburg.de/).
In order to make sure that both participants and moderators get to practice their 1st choice language, the meeting will be divided into 2 x 30 min sessions, where session 1 will be held between 13.00 - 13.30 and session 2 between 13.30 - 14.00.
MODERATORS AND PARTICIPANTS:
There will be at least 1 moderator per table. In order to make sure that everyone will have the possibility to speak we recommend, not more than 3 to 4 participants per table + 1 moderator, so in total 4-5 persons per table.
SCENARIOS (for participants):
1. If a table is already full (approximately 5 persons in total, including the moderator) when you come to visit, then please consider changing to your 2nd choice language and then come back later for your 1st choice language instead.
2. If you find a table empty, with no moderator, then please wait at the table and hold up the respective Flag, until a moderator arrives.
SCENARIOS (for moderators):
If there are no participants at your home table during your session as a moderator, then please feel free to join any other table as a participant in the meantime. Please also keep an eye on your home table, in case a participant is standing at your home table while holding up a Flag. If so, please return to your home table.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the email address stated below.
Starts May 10, 2019 13:00
Ends May 10, 2019 14:00
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Hamburg
CSSB Cafeteria, bldg. 15
Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg
With the support of DOIT, CSSB and Fortbildung DESY.