TorontoBabel: Toronto's International Language Exchange Meetup

OVERVIEW

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!

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!

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!

HOW LONG IT LASTS

We get started at 7:00 pm and the group is usually there until at least 10:30 pm, but you can arrive and leave at whatever time you like.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any comments, questions, problems, concerns or ideas, just talk to Anna or Eduardo 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Happy to come back, see you later!

    July 10, 2013

  • Mona

    Hi there !
    Just wanna meet new people and maybe some new friends :)

    July 10, 2013

  • Antonietta (Toni) E

    With the power outage I have to make up for lost sales guys sorry, see you next week xxx

    July 9, 2013

  • RV V.

    I missed the Salsa Boat Cruise with the Llamas. I hope TorontoBabel will come up with another event, joining forces with the Llamas and at the same time learn languages. :)
    Yet this event sounds interesting and intriguing. Looking forward to this day.

    July 8, 2013

  • S.Victoria

    Hello, Im going to try to come to the event this Wednesday. However, I thought I might just let you know (expatriates or otherwise) that I made a group called Expatriates in Toronto where you can post questions about Toronto or suggesting a movie to someone and see or post different events around the city, maybe even do a language exchange. I found it helpful when I was abroad. Anyways the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/209661165853774/210473145772576/?notif_t=like

    July 6, 2013

  • Anna

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

    July 4, 2013

  • Shintaro

    It's first time for me to get in this group. So I'm looking forward to make new friends and help each other language! /from Japan/studying English ( but actually I'm also interested in another language. Please help me to improve my English.

    July 1, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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