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Language Tables

Posted by on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in Uncategorized.

 Language Tables in the Residential Colleges Program

Do you speak any of these languages: Chinese, Korean, German, French, Hindi-Urdu & Sanskrit, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog?

We would like to invite you to participate in the Language Tables in the Residential Colleges program! It is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Languages, Campus Dining, the College of Arts and Science and Vice Provost’s Office. The intention is to strengthen our global campus community by providing spaces where students, faculty and staff and people from all parts of the world can share, learn and grow together while engaging in immersive extracurricular language learning.

There are plenty of seats available for Language Table guests! We encourage you, your Vanderbilt colleagues – including graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, post-doctoral students and University guests – from any department on campus, and acquaintances from Nashville to join as a guest for dinner.

To sign up as a guest, please contact the Language Table faculty coordinators: Xianmin Liu (Chinese,, Jiyoung Chung (Korean,, Steve Wenz (Spanish,, Hideko Shimizu (Japanese,, Silke Schade (German,, Divya Chaudhry and Elliott McCarter (Hindi-Urdu & Sanskrit,,, Mark Sanchez (Tagalog,, Anna Marra (Italian,, Lisa Blomquist (French,, David Johnson (Russian,

The current schedule of Language Table meetings is below:

  • MONDAYS Spanish, 5:00-6:00, Rothschild
  • TUESDAYS Japanese, 5:00-6:00, Kissam
  • Italian, 5:00-6:00, Zeppos
  • Chinese, 5:30-6:30, EBI
  • Hindi-Urdu & Sanskrit, 5:30-6:30, Rothschild
  • German, 6:00-7:00, Zeppos
  • Russian, 6:00-7:00, Belleview House
  • WEDNESDAYS French, 12:30-1:30, Zeppos
  • Russian, 6:00-7:00, Belleview House
  • THURSDAYS Tagalog, 5:00-6:00, Zeppos
  • Spanish, 5:00-6:00, Commons
  • Korean, 6:00-7:00, Kissam
  • Russian, 6:00-7:00, Belleview House

If you have questions, comments and/or suggestions, please contact David Johnson (