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TorontoBabel: Toronto'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 usually have about 100 people so it will be busy and bustling. With so many people speaking it can sometimes be a bit loud, but this is your chance to practice your language skills in a real-world context with real people!


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 Anna and Eduardo and they will introduce you to others who speak the language you want to practice to get you started. It's fun and FREE!

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  • Anna

    Additional people will come from Facebook and also from other groups such as Couchsurfing and Polyglot.

    March 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Anna. I may be arriving after 930pm. Would that be too late? If not, How do I find you guys to get started?

      April 3, 2013

  • Saleem M.

    Does anyone speaks Turkish and will be attending the meeting tomorrow on Wed Apr 3rd?

    April 2, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Saleem, we sometimes have Turkish speakers but can't say for sure whether they will come on April 3rd.

      April 2, 2013

  • Martin

    I am coming to practice French. If by chance anyone knows Afrikaans, I am happy to practice that language too!

    Ek kom om Frans te oefen. As daar iemand is wat Afrikaans kan praat, is ek bly om daardie taal ook te oefen!

    Je viens de pratiquer le français. Si par hasard quelqu'un sait Afrikaans, je suis heureux de pratiquer cette langue aussi!

    April 2, 2013

  • Gustavo M.

    Hi Anna, where do I find the option for past meetings? Looking to meet you guys Wednesday !!

    April 1, 2013

    • Anna

      For past events you can go to the home page of the group, click on the "Past" tab underneath "Welcome to TorontoBabel!"

      April 2, 2013

  • Gen

    this is my first meetup here!

    April 2, 2013

  • Mauricio

    I would be a maybe, really.

    April 2, 2013

  • Michael

    Each meeting gets better!

    April 2, 2013

  • lystra s.

    Hi I was wondering where do you find the
    Greeting GOOD TO SEE YOU

    March 29, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi, if you go to past meetups, click on "Rate this meetup" and then scroll down, you will see it.

      April 1, 2013

  • S

    Can't wait to meet everyone!

    April 1, 2013

  • Tingling L.

    Looking forward to join the meetup.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 24, 2013

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