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TorontoBabel: Toronto's International Language Exchange Meetup

OVERVIEW

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Take advantage of it with TorontoBabel! Many groups focus on one language, but this group provides an opportunity to practice many languages. At a regular TorontoBabel gathering we have native speakers of French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, German, Polish, Italian, Cantonese, Turkish, Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi and many other languages. Don't be shy! Learners of all levels, from beginner to native fluency are welcome!

TorontoBabel gatherings take place in a bar with music in the background and plenty of pool tables (to play pool it's $8 per hour, paid to the bar). Usually there is about 100 people, so it does get a bit loud with people from all over the world chatting away until late in the evening.

You'll get to meet people from all over the world and improve your language skills at the same time! The objective is to practice your language skills in real life with native speakers and have fun while doing it.

HOW IT WORKS

TorontoBabel is a language exchange group. You can help people learn your native language and other members help you learn their native language. If it's your first time attending a TorontoBabel event, please introduce yourself to the organizers, Anna and Eduardo. They will direct you to native speakers of the language you are interested in. The organizers will also introduce to people who want to learn your language. We usually have groups of people practicing French, Spanish, Korean, etc. and will show you where they are. If you are comfortable finding native speakers of your favourite language yourself, that's fine too! Please remember to talk to us first, so we know who's who.

IMPORTANT

The group meets every Wednesday: same place, same time.

Bring original ID showing your age, it could a passport, a driver's license, Canadian Health Card, etc. If you don't bring an ID, you might not be allowed into the bar.

Wednesday gatherings start at 7 p.m. and the group is usually there until at least 11 p.m., you can arrive and leave whenever you like.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR BARTENDER (leave about $1 extra per drink that you buy)

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 Toronto! 

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!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any comments, questions, problems, concerns or ideas, just talk to the organizers 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!

Check out the calendar (http://www.meetup.com/TorontoBabel/#calendar) to see what other events we have coming up and to RSVP.

CONTACT

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http://www.meetup.com/TorontoBabel

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  • JeanPaul L.

    Sorry folks , Excusez moi encore une fois pour mon absence pour ce soir . J'ai attrape froid hier soir en allant au Madison Pub pour le French Meet-up On s'etait dit 1 fois tous les mois et puis je suis un peu epuise / fatigue aussi . Je compte sur votre indulgence. As for Reza please come on Facebook Chat and we can organise to meet for the English - Farsi Exchange Practice . Hope you can reach me n get this msg on time

    enjoy tonight and see you next time so long all
    Kind Regards J P

    November 27, 2013

  • JeanPaul L.

    Hi Reza Well I have a bit of Free time until I get to work in a Food factory as from Dec 3 ; when I meet u tomorrow I shall give u more details as I am in the Pacific area but I have a monthly ticket and so can move within the TTC bound Transport . look fwd to see u then Kind Regards Jean Paul

    November 26, 2013

  • Reza

    I;m looking for someone who is Canadian and interested to learn Farsi language as well as Iranian culture and practice English language with me

    November 22, 2013

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