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Language Table: Something to Talk About

Our Language Table series, Something to Talk About, offers a chance to meet other people over light snacks for fun, informal activities and casual conversation:

  • Free and open to all members of the Northwestern community
  • All events held in Room 202 at 2016 Sheridan Rd (Department of Linguistics)
  • Each event highlights a specific aspect of American culture
  • Ask questions, share experiences and opinions with peers and ELP staff
  • A supportive environment for speakers at any level of English proficiency


Fall Quarter 2019 Something to Talk About Events


Event 1 - Scary Stories (10/30/19; 3:30-5:00 PM; Room 202 at 2016 Sheridan Road)

Halloween is coming soon! Help us get into the Halloween season by telling and listening to scary stories. We will discuss the culture of scary stories and its different genres, ranging from classic monsters to zombies. We will also discuss legendary scary stories from around the world. Last, we will listen to and discuss an episode of Spooked, a Halloween-season podcast created by Snap Judgement.


Event 2 -  Explore Winter (11/20/19; 3:30-5:00 PM; Room 202 at 2016 Sheridan Road)

Are you ready to experience another Chicago winter? Will this be your first time experiencing winter in Chicago? The good news is that you do not have to stay stuck indoors during winter. We encourage you to get out and experience winter! We will talk about a variety of winter activity options both local and throughout the state. This is a perfect opportunity to start making plans for your winter break or for a winter weekend adventure!


Questions about Language Table? Contact ELP Program Coordinator, Brian Hampson, ( for more information.


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