August 31, 2022 (Every week)
Improve their conversation skills.
The Tavola Italiana (Italian table) takes place in a designated HUB side room on Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm before Fall Pause -- and 12-1:30 pm after Fall Pause. Most students first get their meal at the dining hall and then eat it at the Tavola Italiana, while other students choose to stop at the Tavola Italiana just to chat. All are free to come and go whenever they want.
What makes the Tavola Italiana particularly valuable is that students of different levels have the opportunity to interact with each other and the Italian professors contribute to the conversations in a way that makes even the shyest students comfortable. All the professors have noticed that those students who regularly attend the Tavola Italiana significantly improve their conversation skills and are able to communicate more fluently. Isn't that what learning a foreign language is all about?