As a cafe coordinator, you help others in their language development as well as exchange perspectives on your culture. Photo: Språkstudion
As a cafe coordinator, you help others in their language development as well as exchange perspectives on your culture. Photo: Språkstudion

 

What does a coordinator do?

Leading a cafe does not entail teaching a language, it is about contributing with your language to other students' informal learning. Becoming a coordinator means engaging yourself in student life and sharing your knowledge while you support others in their language learning

The basic tasks of a coordinator are to:

  • Provide topics and to get the conversations started
  • Make sure that conversations are flowing smoothly
  • Try to make sure that all participants are included
  • Ask and answer questions

Coordinators are expected to:

  • Sign in at Språkstudion's front desk ten minutes before the café starts
  • Notify Språkstudion in advance if they are unable to attend

What you get:

  • The opportunity to share your language and culture with other students
  • A chance to get to know new people and make friends
  • Experience of leading a group

If you have participated as a coordinator at least 8 sessions during the semester you will also get a certificate of your work as a Language Cafe coordinator, issued by the director of Språkstudion.

Schedule

The schedule for the Language Cafés are set during a meeting held at the start of the semester with regards to the availability of interested coordinators and the schedule of the language institutions. Cafés are usually held once a week, one hour at a time, Monday through Friday after 12 pm.

How to become a Language Cafe coordinator

At the beginning of each term, we invite you to an information meeting. If you'd like to join us later on, you are welcome to contact us at any time. The information meeting for the autumn term of 2018 takes place on September 5. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you are welcome to visit us at the front desk to sign up and get more information.

Do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us. You can either visit our front desk located on floor 2 in house E, Södra huset, Frescati, or e-mail us at info@sprakstudion.su.se.