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Conversation and Student Clubs


Conversation and Student Clubs

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a variety of ways to engage with and learn about cultures across the globe and to practice your language skills. Anyone is welcome to join!

Global Cultures Club

The Global Cultures Club offers events and activities related to various different cultures in English. To receive updates and invitations, join the Global Cultures Club mailing list..  


If you are interested in Arabic conversation, please contact and join the Friends of Arabic Studies mailing list


The Chinese language program offers tutoring. To learn more, contact


The French Club is hosting a weekly meeting to speak French and discuss a variety of topics pertaining to French or Francophone culture. Join the French Club here

To receive updates about French at UMass Boston, join the French Studies mailing list.


Kaffeeklatsch, the German conversation hour, takes place every week. No matter what your level of German--whether you are a complete beginner or pretty fluent--everyone is welcome! To receive updates and reminders, join the Friends of German Studies mailing list or email


The Italian conversation hour, Caffè italiano, takes place weekly this Spring on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30PM in the MLLC Conference Room (M04-0214). For further information, please contact Professor Carlo Carratelli (


There will be no regular sessions held for Spring 2023, but we have plenty of events in the works! To learn more, contact Professor Miyuki Yamamoto (