International House (IHouse)

Language Tables

Duke University Language Tables

FALL Semester 2021

Please note that the information below may be impacted by the pandemic so be sure to email.


Arabic.  No language table at present time. Contact Professor Mbaye Lo at

Chinese.  Locations and themes vary each week. For the detailed schedule and more information contact Professor Chi-Ju Hsieh. Email:

French.  No language table at present time. For more information contact Carla Sturdivant. Email:   

German.  Mondays. 5pm. 116 Lounge area of Old Chemistry. For more information contact Amy Jones ( and Michael Malloy (

Hebrew.  No language table at present. Contact Professor

Hindi.  For more information contact Professor Kusum Knapczyk at

Italian.  Dates and locations vary. Contact Professor Brian Tholl for more information. Email:

Japanese.  Fridays. 1-2 pm. Brodhead Center (near The Skillet). Contact Yunchuan Chen for more information. Email:

Korean. Contact Professor Eunyoung Kim for more information. Email:

Persian.  No language table at present time. Contact Prof. Shahla Adel for more information. Email:

Polish.  No language table at this time.

Portuguese. Time and location change every week. Please sign up for the mailing list ( to receive event invitations. For more information contact Professor Magda Silva.  Email:

Russian.  No language table at present time. Contact Prof. Edna Andrews for more information. Email:

Spanish.  Mesa en español is a Spanish language group that meets every Wednesday during the academic year. It is open to all Duke students and the broader community at all levels of proficiency. All are welcome to come and join in the casual conversation and cultural exchange in a relaxed setting that encourages interaction and discovery. Come practice your Spanish among friends!

Check for updates and more information at this link

When: Every Wednesday from 09/01 to 12/01 from 5:30-6:30pm @ Languages 114 (West Campus). 

**Time and location might change for special activities

For more information, please contact the Spanish Cultural Advisor: Ana Fernández (

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Turkish.  No language table at present time. Contact Prof. Didem Havlioglu for more information.  Email: