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October 21, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program Community Socials schedule for the remainder of Fall 2021 is here!

October 18, 2021

With midterm season well underway, we want to remind you to tend to your wellbeing during this stressful time. Here are some of LEP's tips to help us all #StayWellTogether:

May 3, 2021

March 22, 2021

We hope your Spring Break is off to a great start! As you enjoy much-needed time off from classes, we encourage you to prioritize connecting with your wellness this week. To support you with this, here are some of our top science-backed practices for staying well:

March 3, 2021

The SLC Discovery and Language Exchange Programs are thrilled to announce the launch of ourNew Suns short fiction contest! Through this endeavor, we call on you to craft stories that imagine a more just future for all. In the words of legendary writer and thinker Octavia Butler, “There is nothing new / under the sun / but there are new suns.” What new suns can you imagine? In what potential futures might all human beings not only survive but thrive?

February 22, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce the launch of our Spring 2021 Conversation Groups! Along with our Language Pods, these Groups are a fantastic way to practice your language skills and connect with fellow language learners.

February 8, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first social of the semester, our Lunar New Year Celebration. Join us on Friday, 2/12, from 4-5:30PM PST as we welcome the year of the ox!

January 20, 2021

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce that our Week 1 orientation schedule is now live!

Join any one of our sessions to connect with fellow language enthusiasts, learn more about our progam formats for the semester, and get started on your Spring 2021 LEP journey!

You can see the schedule and RSVP for orientation here. We will offer orientations on a rolling basis throughout the semester, so check back for new sessions added each week!

November 5, 2020

The SLC Language Exchange Program will be hosting two sessions this week focused on debriefing and collectively processing the 2020 U.S. Elections.

October 14, 2020

The SLC Language Exchange Program is thrilled to announce the launch of our Fall 2020 LEP Reading Room! This semester, in celebration of campus’ 150W Initiative celebrating 150 years of women at Berkeley, we will be diving into the works of UC Berkeley's women writers.

September 15, 2020

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first Game Night of the semester! Join us for Where in the World is LEP?, this Friday, 9/18, from 5-6:30PM PDT. 

April 15, 2020

We are thrilled to invite you to our first-ever virtual LEP Game Night! Join us to play Codenames–an exciting game that involves crafting and solving creative clues faster than your opponents. No experience with the game required, we'll teach you how to play!

We'll be playing from 6-8PM via Zoom. You can join us for the whole time or pop in for a few rounds!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link on the day of, visit bit.ly/play-LEP.

March 19, 2020

To create even more opportunities to connect, we are thrilled to launch our new Virtual LEP Community Chats! Our first session will be tomorrow, Friday, 3/20, from 1-3PM. You can stop by anytime to check in and chat with language enthusiasts around the globe; all you need is a UC Berkeley email and a Zoom account!

September 13, 2019

Happy Moon Festival! The SLC Language Exchange Program is hosting a celebration TODAY from 3-4:30PM on the César  Chávez Student Center balcony! Come explore moon mythology from around the world, learn some moon science trivia, make enchanting moon art, and sample a variety of delicious moon treats!

July 8, 2019

After months of fun, hard work and dedication we have a new website! Explore the new page. We thank Molly Duggan for their years of work and service, and look forward to our new partnership with Open Berkeley.

June 24, 2019

We are excited to invite you to join the Summer 2019 SLC Language Exchange Program! As an LEP participant, you can enhance your conversation skills while exploring with the diverse, global community that is Cal’s summer campus. Each year, we connect hundreds of campus community members who are passionate about sharing language and culture and would love for you to join us! To get started, RSVP to attend an orientation.