LLC Events


Language Tables, Clubs and Events

Please note: Tables do not meet over breaks.


The Arabic Conversation Table | تحدث باللغة العربية.  If interested in practicing Arabic with native speakers or asking questions about the Arabic language, please join us for meetings 4-4:30pm every Thursday from 9/21-11/16.  Location HU131. Contact: [email protected]


La Pause Café. Informal conversation in French for the campus community. Spend an hour getting to know others on campus who share your interest in French. All levels are welcome: Venez nombreux !  Meeting Fall 2023 in HU290:  Th 8/31 4-5pm, Wed 9/13 3-4pm, Th 9/28 4-5pm, Wed 10/11 3-4pm, Th 10/26 4-5pm, Wed 11/8 3-4pm.    Contact: [email protected]


Italian Table. Come join us to share your interest in Italian language and culture outside the classroom. All levels welcome!  Meeting Fall 2023 in HU131 every Friday 2:45-3:45pm from 9/8 to 12/1, except 11/24.    Contact: [email protected]


Cafezinho. Join us for fun and relaxing conversation in Portuguese online Wednesdays 2:30pm on 9/27, 10/25, and 11/29.   All levels are welcome!  To be part of the Portuguese listserv or for more info, contact [email protected].


Mesa de Español. Come practice your Spanish language skills with others!  Join us for fun, relaxing conversations in Spanish.  All levels are welcome!  Meeting Fall 2023 Thursdays in HU290 from 4-5pm on 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2 and 11/16.  Contact: [email protected]


Please note: Clubs do not meet over breaks, with the possible exception of the Tango Club (contact the club for more information).

Le Cercle français

Interested?  Contact: [email protected]

La Dolce Vita!

Not meeting Fall 2023.  Contact: mg[email protected]

Spanish Club

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the club provides opportunities to practice Spanish and partake in cultural activities from all over the Spanish-speaking world. All are welcome!  Meetings:  9/4 1-5p Spanish Club at the Lecture Center Block Party, 9/7 6-830p General Interest Meeting in HU354, 9/14 6-830pm in HU354 Independence Day Celebration in HU354, & more to come!  Contact: [email protected]

Tango Club

Lessons, prácticas, and social dances. Free!  General Interest Meeting 9/22/23 4:15pm in PE350 (Dance Studio).  Regular meetings start Monday 9/25/23 and go through the week before finals: Workshops Mondays 6-7p in CC Studio West and Tuesdays 7:30-9:30p in HU129, casual meetings Fridysy 4:15-5:45p in PE350.   For more information check Instagram @ualbanytangoclub. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] This is not an LLC Dept club.


See information about our LLC seminars and language clubs and tables at links in left nav under LLC Events.

Join us for our LLC Seminars, see for details.

SUNY's Hispanic Learning Institute's Voces Transcending: Latino Literary Expression
Now will be 10/12/23 3pm.  Spanish student signups to participate  are at  Contact: [email protected]

French is offering a new series of informal conversation opportunities, Un cafe avec... starting 9/18/23 1:15pm in HU290 with a French radio journalist (contact: [email protected]).  Stay tuned for more!  

All are invited to the UAlbany Art Museum exhibit Libros/Arte: Handmade Books from Latin American and & Caribbean August 7-December 4, 2023 (Artists' Reception 8/25/23 5-7pm), a lovingly curated collaboration across LLC, LACS and the UAlbany Library of 80+ handmade books by small presses pushing the boundaries of traditional printing techniques while addressing a range of political, social and cultural subjects.  Special thanks to Professors Ilka Kressner and Alejandra Bronfman, Jesús Alonso-Regalado, UAlbany Subject Librarian, and the UAlbany library and museum staff for all their work!  Free admission.  For more information/museum hours visit

Join LLC this fall for 5 webinars with bookmakers in Latin America, Fridays 4-5pm Eastern time on 9/29/23, 10/13/23, 10/20/23, 10/27/23, 11/10/23 (most in Spanish, the last in English).  More details to come!

LLC faculty and students will be publishing a cartonera book in the context of the exhibit above.  More soon!

LLC faculty are working on an online database of pedagogical materials for the Spanish classroom related to the Libros/Arte exhibit above.  Stay tuned for more information!

The UAlbany in the High School (UHS) LLC Language Workshop will be 11/3/23. 


All are invited to the 5th annual Living in Languages Colloquium March 22-23, 2023 focused on issues of “translation” broadly understood, in a literal but also expanded sense that can address not only questions of reading and ideology, nor only core theorists whose focus on this topic remains vital, but also translation understood as exile, displacement geographical and linguistic, computer-assisted translation, translation and violence, and the teaching of translation.  Keynote: 3/22 12–1pm in HU354: “Living Translation: Considerations for Teaching, Research, Creative Activity, and Service.” Regina Galasso, Associate Prof. Spanish & Portuguese Studies and Director of Translation Center, UMass Amherst.  Special Session: 3/23 12:45–1:30pm in HU290: “The Architecture of Language” Benjamin Miller, ENG BA alum now teaching at Emory University, speaking on language and computational methods. This is a collaborative LLC and English Dept event.  Visit our Living in Languages Journal-online, open access, peer-reviewed (

The LLC-UHS annual Spanish Day will be 3/24/23 in the Campus Center.  High school students in schools across NY State participating in the UAlbany in the High Schools program gather on campus for a full day of immersion events, including a treasure hunt, tango, and opportunities to engage in conversation with and learn from a variety of international native Spanish speakers.  

The LLC-UHS annual Francophone Day will be 3/29/23 in the Campus Center. High school students across NY State who participate in the UAlbany in the High Schools program gather on campus for a full day of immersion events, including a treasure hunt, Quebecois music and dancing, and opportunities to engage in conversation with and learn from a variety of international native French speakers.  

LLC's Awards Ceremony and Honor Society inductions will be 5/3/23 5pm n the Campus Center Assembly Hall.  More information to follow!   

LLC is a testing site for the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry's internationally recognized DFP A2 (Diplôme de français professionnel-niveau A2) exam certifying competence in Business French.  The exam is offered annually in the Humanities Buidling here at UAlbany each May.  More information to come!  Contact:  Professor Véronique Martin ([email protected]).