Oldenborg Center at Pomona welcomes you to join its foreign-language lunch tables. Enjoy lunch and converse in foreign languages at tables mentored by native speakers.
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish tables meet daily. On Wednesdays, we also feature beginner tables in these six languages. Oldenborg requests that lunch guests honor its tradition of supporting foreign languages; those who wish to converse in English are respectfully asked to visit other college dining halls.
If there is a language you would like to practice that is not listed here, please email Oldenborg or call (909) 621-8018.
- 5C Students: Swipe your meal card at the door
- 7C Faculty and Staff: Sign in for lunch as a guest of Oldenborg
- Community members may attend at Oldenborg’s discretion and incur a charge.
- Oldenborg does not provide take-out meals.
Language Table Schedule
|Arabic||Finnish||Chinese (Beginner Table)||American Sign Language||Chinese (Beginner Table)|
|Armenian||Hebrew||French (Beginner Table)||Cantonese||French (Beginner Table)|
|Cantonese||Korean||German (Beginner Table)||Hindi/Urdu*||German (Beginner Table)|
|Persian||Swedish||Japanese (Beginner Table)||Japanese (Beginner Table)|
|Taiwanese||Russian (Beginner Table)||Russian (Beginner Table)|
|Thai||Spanish (Beginner Table)||Spanish (Beginner Table)|
*The Hindi/Urdu table celebrates the cultures of South Asia and welcomes speakers of Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and any other South Asian tongue spoken at The Claremont Colleges!