WELCOME TO OTTAWABABEL!

OVERVIEW

In Ottawa we have lots of Meetup groups dedicated to one particular language or where Meetups take place in coffee shops or parks.  OttawaBabel aims to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere in a bar environment where speakers of many different languages can come together to practice speaking a different language in a real-world context with real people and make new friends with people from all over the world for FREE!

Since our gatherings take place in a bar, there is usually music playing and we mix and mingle together. Our goal is to have a night-out, with an international crowd!

 

HOW IT WORKS

The idea of the group is that you give help to the group (helping those who are learning your native language) and you get help from the group (you are helped by others who speak the language you want to practice).  This way everyone benefits!

When you arrive, just introduce yourself to Beth and she will introduce you to others who speak the language you want to practice to get you started. It's fun and FREE!  You only pay for what you order at the bar.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR BARTENDER!  (leave about $1 extra per drink that you buy).  See the pointers on "How to Babel" below!

 

HOW LONG IT LASTS

We get started every Wednesday at 6:30pm and the group is usually there until at least 10pm, but you can arrive and leave at whatever time you like.  Check out the calendar (http://www.ottawababel.com/#calendar) to see the events we have coming up and to RSVP.

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any comments, questions, problems, concerns or ideas, just talk to Beth about it.  We will do our best to make sure you have a positive experience!  Everyone is welcome!

Remember, this group is a hobby for us; we run it just for fun, we love it and we hope you will love it too!

 

CONTACT

beth@ottawababel.com

http://www.twitter.com/OttawaBabel

http://www.ottawababel.com

 

How to Babel:


1. Be open-minded!
We are a very diverse group. You'll meet people from all over the world. Enjoy the chance to have the international experience in Ottawa!

2. Tip your bartender!
Although it's common not to tip in many cultures, it is very much a part of Canadian culture, so remember to leave a tip for your bartender, even if you buy a drink directly from the bar.

3. Ask the organizers!
If you have any questions, concerns, problems or ideas, please talk to the organizers about it!

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    25 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    5 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    2 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    2 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, April 5, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:00 PM

    Language & Cultural Exchange Sundays

    3 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:00 PM

    Language and Cultural Exchange Night

    4 OttawaBabellers attending
 

Ottawa, ON

Founded Jul 29, 2011

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