Chat, Chew at Lunch Lingo

A Lunch Lingo attendee, left, and William Vander Bought, a French instructor with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School’s Language Center, go over basic French phrases during Lunch Lingo at the Hurlburt Field Library on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 3, 2013.  Lunch Lingo is a free weekday lunchtime language seminar for Airmen and Department of Defense card holders, at any level, who are interested in learning a language, and those who are simply brushing up on their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)

A Lunch Lingo attendee, left, and William Vander Bought, U.S. Air Force Special Operations School’s Language Center French instructor, practice French phrases at the library on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 3, 2013. Lunch Lingo is a free language seminar for those who are interested in learning a language or simply brush up on their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Venir apprendre, meaning "come learn" in French is the message William Vander Bought, U.S. Air Force Special Operations School Language Center French instructor, would like to get out to the community here.

People can vendir apprendre at Lunch Lingo.

Lunch Lingo is a language seminar held Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who are interested in learning or practicing a language at the Hurlburt Field Library.

The 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 said he encourages people to get to know eachother 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 one attendee. "I took French in high school and I'm a little rusty. We just start talking and William gave me exercises to learn more French."

For more information, visit www.myhurlburt.com.