SF Babel: San Francisco's International Language Exchange Meetup


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!

All SF Babel Members get discounted draft beer! All you have to do is present your name tag (which you will receive at the event)


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 7:00 pm and the group is usually there until at least 10pm, 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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  • Neeps

    Had an awesome time! Can't wait to see you all again.

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • Marcus J.

      I'm glad! Sorry I couldn't be there!

      December 5, 2013

  • Mario


    December 4, 2013

  • Howard K

    First time to any meet up event. Excited to meet everyone :-)

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Matt W.

    Running late guys! Ill be there at 7. Leaving the office now

    December 3, 2013

  • Issac K.


    December 2, 2013

    • Matt W.

      You're welcome. :)

      December 3, 2013

  • Chris I.

    Hi guys

    December 2, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Hi Chris. 日本語を練習しましょう!

      December 3, 2013

  • Neeps

    It will be my first SF Babel too. Really looking forward to practicing Spanish and meeting new people!

    December 3, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Hi neepa! We have many speakers of Spanish from all different countries. Please teach our Spanish members English

      December 3, 2013

  • Melanie

    Hello Everyone. This will be for me my first SF babel! So exciting! See u tonight! :)

    December 3, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Hi Meli!! We're excited to have you join! See ya. :)

      December 3, 2013

  • mohammed


    December 2, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Hey Moh! Look forward to talking to you today

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    안녕하세요? 저는 한국어를 연습하고 싶어요.

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Ssurey M.

      화요일에 만나요.

      1 · December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      한국어 말한 사람들이 많은데 이 모임을 기대해요. ^^

      1 · December 2, 2013

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