SF Babel: San Francisco's International Language Exchange Meetup

  • September 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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We try to provide a fun, friendly, relaxed group where you can practice speaking a new language and meet people from all over the world!

Our gathering takes place in a bar environment, so there is usually music playing and we hope to have a lot of people so it will be busy and bustling. This is obviously still a fairly new meet up, so invite lots of friends and just come hang out and practice another language!


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!

We typically have native speakers of French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, German, Polish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Mandarin, Russian, Armenian, Arabic and many other languages.

When you arrive, just introduce yourself to Marcus and Matt and they will introduce you to others who speak the language you want to practice to get you started. It's fun and FREE!



We get started at 6:30 pm and the group is usually there until at least 11pm, but you can arrive and leave at whatever time you like.


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

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!

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  • Ricardo R.

    An amazing environment, as usual.

    September 17, 2013

  • (Erick) Roderick P.

    How's the crowd? Still ok to go at 9 pm? :-)

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      September 17, 2013

  • Jay

    Sorry about that. Suddenly i got a problem that I can't go. I hope see you guys next time. Sorry.

    September 17, 2013

  • aisora

    Turned out, there is an event at HULT that I have to attend mandatory...too bad, I cant make Babel's meet up tonight :( I hope to see you next Tuesday and have fun, guys!

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anybody speak Russian?

    September 17, 2013

  • Haley

    Any Brazilians or Portuguese speakers going?

    September 16, 2013

    • Marcus J.

      For sure! Probably 3 that I know of at least, if not more. You are welcome to invite more!

      September 16, 2013

    • Haley

      Cool! Not sure if I can make it tonight, but is this a weekly thing?

      September 17, 2013

  • Yi

    Too tired, next time;)

    September 17, 2013

    • Marcus J.

      Haha, no worries! See you next time!

      1 · September 17, 2013

  • Vincent C.

    I speak French, English, Chinese fluently & some Spanish.

    September 13, 2013

    • Marcus J.

      Great!!! We got lots of all those languages. Lately not as much french, but definitely spanish and chinese!

      September 16, 2013

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