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Language Socials are FREE meet-ups and local events where language learners in the Chattanooga area can practice and interact in a fun, relaxing atmosphere with other learners and native speakers/signers.
Open to the public and designed to provide extra support for CSL students, these events create space for participants to pursue humanizing, cross-cultural conversation and connection that is fueled by confident communication.
More details coming soon!
A group associated with Culture Chatt where you can regularly practice Spanish!
A Night of Crêpes & French Conversation (monthly):
Hosted monthly by the Tennessee Branch of the French American Chamber of Commerce Southeast at Adelle's Creperie (Chattanooga, TN).
Italian Meet-Up (monthly):
Gathers on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Fiamma Pizza Company on the Northshore (map here). Speaking Italian is optional, but there will always be someone there to converse with in Italian if you're interested. If you would like to be on an email list, please message CSL Italian teacher, Leslie Morrow, at [email protected]
Activate your language skills, experience new cultures
Travel Immersion Experiences are designed to activate and develop your language skills as you vacation and experience new places and cultures.
Serving as host and travel guide for a small group of travelers, a CSL representative encourages communication in the target language as much as possible throughout the trip.
See details for current opportunities below.
Questions? Suggestions for a trip?
Emmanuel Becquet - Travel Immersion Consultant
Saint-Pierre & Miquelon 2024 (for French Learners)
Martinique 2024 (for French Learners)
Puerto Rico 2024 (for Spanish Learners)
Bilingual Story Times
Bilingual Story Times are FREE events where kids and families can engage in the target language together in a fun, relaxing environment.
- At CSL every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10-11am (unless otherwise listed)
- At The Book and Cover, a local independent bookstore on the Northshore of Chattanooga, every 1st Saturday of the month from 10-11am (see B&C's calendar here)
See upcoming story times below
Story Times at CSL
Story Times at The Book & Cover
Babies are born with the ability to learn any language in the world.
Research shows that the earlier you expose a child to another language, the easier it is for the child to become bilingual and fluent in that language – and with a more native accent! (Not to mention the many cognitive and social benefits of learning another language.)
Immersion playgroups are designed for kids ages 1-3 and their caregivers. They provide an opportunity for a child and his/her caregiver to interact with a CSL teacher and with one another through age-appropriate and engaging songs, movements, books, games, and crafts, all in the target language.
Summer offerings coming May 1!