Chat Groups

NWLACC’s weekly conversational meetups offer  chance to learn new language skills, make friends, and enjoy casual conversation.  Meet local speakers of your target language and fellow lovers of culture in sessions hosted by dynamic and engaging native-speakers.

The groups are a great, low-stress way to prep for travel or keep your language skills fresh.

All levels of language proficiency are welcome, though most find that a minimum familiarity with the target language is helpful.

Meet the Chat Group Leaders

Suggested donation of $ 5.00 is encouraged.  In this way, we can keep our doors open, the lights on, and the rooms warm.

FALL 2018

FRENCH CHAT -Tuesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am

RUSSIAN CHAT-Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm through the end of October

SPANISH CHAT-Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

HEBREW CHAT-Fridays, 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

For Dutch, Japanese, German or any other language of your interest please inquire with Maria Ellis, [email protected]

Meet the Hebrew Chat Group
Jack Fackerell studied Hebrew at the University of Washington and at Hebrew Union College. He lived in Jerusalem, Israel and a development town in the Negev desert, where he was a teacher. Hebrew is a passion and a source of great joy for him. NWLACC is lucky to have such a dedicated and talented leader and educator.

The Hebrew chat group began in April 2016 with 3 members. They now have 7 members plus the leader. 5 of these members have been to Israel, some lived there for years. Some of the members are Jewish, others are not. New members have been joining over time. Their goal is to have one meeting in Israel!

Participants have many diverse motivations encouraging them to attend the Hebrew Chat. For some, this is their only opportunity to practice Hebrew and keep the language alive. Others enjoy learning about Israeli culture through group members and the wonderful leader, Jack. The sessions encourage members to study more at home and continue to learn! Chat groups are social and fun, the location is convenient and the group itself is very welcoming!

The Hebrew Chat Group meets every Friday from 2:00-3:00. 

All are welcome to join, the connection with Israel is something we all share!