This activity, created by the Student Development Office, is open to the university community and permits to learn and practice seven languages at different tables, guided by a native speaker or a language expert.
This Wednesday 6th of September, there will be another session of the UFRO Linguistic Café, which was created by the Student Development Office in cooperation with the Division of Student Orientation and Development, at the refectory Los Notros.
This activity permits to get together for conversation with other students that are interested in the same language. You can practice the languages English, French, German, Mapuzungun, Arabic and Italian, and for this Wednesday´s session the organizers also added the Portuguese language.
The conversations take place at different language tables and are guided by a native speaker or a language expert.
The activity is free of charge and the participation is voluntarily. It is open to our students and employees, as well as to everyone who is interested and not part of the Universidad de La Frontera community. It takes place at the refectory Los Notros, at the intersection of the streets Uruguay and Montevideo.
“This activity has been introduced and developed in different parts of the world in order to promote and practice different languages. Considering our reality at the UFRO, we thought of these languages, including Mapudungun as a kind of responsibility and because of its relevance for our environment”, says Camilo Vásquez who is responsible for this activity and has the support of the Student Development Office.
He also adds that the Linguistic Café is a valuable alternative for those students of the University who plan to do an exchange period abroad, because this way they can practice the language of their destination and listen to the experiences of other students who have already completed their exchange period abroad.
Written by: Sergio Valenzuela