Chat and Chew

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  • By Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Venir apprendre, meaning "come learn" in the French language is the message that William Vander Bought, a French instructor with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School Language Center, would like to get out to the Hurlburt Field community.

People can vendir apprendre at Lunch Lingo.

Lunch Lingo is a free daily lunchtime language seminar held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Airmen at any level, who are interested in learning a language, and those who are simply brushing up on their skills, in the conference room of the library on Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The Hurlburt Field Library teamed up with language center to give Airmen and all Department of Defense card holders an opportunity to learn a foreign language, at no cost, while eating lunch.

"It's relaxing and we make it friendly," said Vander Bought.

Vander Bought encourages people to take the opportunity to get to know people and or through another language.

The event offers a different language every weekday including French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and Arabic.

"Lunch Lingo is a wonderful opportunity," said an attendee of the French language lunch lingo, "I took French in high school and I am a little rusty. We just start talking and William gave me exercises to learn more French."

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