What's this all about?
Are you trying to learn a new language for research or personal interest? Do you miss speaking your native language? Join one of the Cafe Vita Language Meetups!
The meet-ups are an opportunity to get graduate students (and others) together to speak and practice their language(s) of interest. All of the meetups take place at Cafe Vita in the UCSD One Miramar Housing Complex on Miramar St (just off Regents Rd in the UTC area.)
(contact coordinators for more info)
|Spanish||Thursdays @ 7 pm||Reece||ude.dscu|kcepr#ude.dscu|kcepr|
|French||Thursdays @ 6pm||Erin||moc.liamg|dscuenolame#moc.liamg|dscuenolame|
|Mandarin||Tuesdays @ 8pm||Lili||ude.dscu|gnepl#ude.dscu|gnepl|
|Portugese||Wednesdays @ 7pm||Elize||ude.dscu|ogeidazame#ude.dscu|ogeidazame|
If you are interested, send your name, email, and language(s) spoken to the coordinator above. If your language isn't active email Erin at moc.liamg|dscuenolame#moc.liamg|dscuenolame to find out the status of that language. The group could just be waiting on a coordinator or a few more members to get started. Please indicate if you are interested in coordinating a group, being a participant, or both! New meetups can start back at anytime. Check back often for updates!
Being a meetup coordinator is easy and fun! Coordinators greet new participants, keep conversation going and make everyone feel welcome. You're primary job is to be present so people will know where the meet up is taking place. Your few duties will include: determining a meetup time, greeting new participants, and keeping an email list. All publicity, reserving space, and other logistics will be taken care of for you. Your language meetup can also have a webpage on ucsdgrads.wikidot.com where you can place updates or photos if you wish.
As grad students we know that even this small committment might just be too much to handle, so consider co-coordinating. Split your duties with another participant or if you can't make a meeting, contact someone on the email list to play coordinator for a day. If you are interested, contact Erin at moc.liamg|dscuenolame#moc.liamg|dscuenolame.
Languages of Interest
Thus far, there has been interest expressed in the languages below. There are many groups that have interest but to start scheduling the meetings there should be at least 1 participant and 1 coordinator. Once those are secure the meet-ups can officially start. Contact moc.liamg|dscuenolame#moc.liamg|dscuenolame or leave a comment to express interest in one of the languages below or suggest a new language.
Check the table below for the status of non-active meet-up groups.
|Language||# of Participants||Coordinator? Y/N|
|ASL-American Sign Language||4||N|