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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

Our Winter Quarter series features the following events (download the flyer):

Wednesday,  January 23, 2019:  Game Night!!!
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Come join us for some fun and games! From card games to charades, this event will feature games that are both popular in American culture and that are easy to play! No preparation is needed…just show up and be ready to play.

Thursday,  January 31, 2019:  Super Bowl LIII (53) Pre-Game Party
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Super Bowl is the most popular sporting event in the United States. Are you ready for the big game? Which team will you support? Will you watch more for the game or for the commercials and halftime show? We will discuss Super Bowl party dos and don’ts as well as the idea of ‘small talk’.

Tuesday,  February 12, 2019:  DIY Valentine’s Day Craft
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
What better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day than to make a special craft for someone special in your life? Show your creativity at this event by making a Valentine’s Day-themed craft. Talk about holidays around the world that celebrate love and romance while working on your craft. Supplies will be provided by ELP.

Monday,  March 4, 2019:  Explore American Media - Netflix & Chat
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Join us to watch an episode of the Netflix hit, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. The episode will give you a glimpse inside the dynamics of an American household. Following the episode, we will have time for discussion and questions, including what ‘home’ means to us.

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


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