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 7:30pm and the group is usually there until at least 11pm, 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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  • Steph

    Interesting you can meet people even if you don't know anyone. It was cool, that someone introduce me to others.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great! I had an awesome time :)

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Fran

    Had a lovely time today. Thanks to everyone

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Raza

    Will start from next week.

    February 13, 2013

  • Liv

    First time, can't wait! If anyone wants to meetup for dinner beforehand send me a message :)

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Liv

      I was thinking sushi extra right across, around 530-7

      February 13, 2013

    • David W.

      Hey guys sorry but I can't make it to sushi xtra tonight. But I will see you at Babel.

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanna talk with you guys in English. Have a good time together:)

    February 13, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Looking forward to coming out for the 1st time. Need to practice my very rusty French:)

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • David W.

      Hi Kathleen, I've found this group to be really helpful for me in practising my French. I also recently met some native French speakers who hold French-English language exchanges through another community site (CouchSurfing). If we run into each other at Babel I can tell you more about it.

      February 12, 2013

    • David

      hey, I'd like to hear more about this too. If you see me, come say hi.

      February 12, 2013

  • Fran

    Another first timer joining tomorrow :) Will be fun

    February 12, 2013

  • Hisham

    looking forward to meetup

    February 12, 2013

  • Rheo

    Is there someone to monitor the Message Board. We receive a lot of Junk.

    February 12, 2013

    • Eduardo

      Hi Jojo, thanks for your message. You can control the number of emails you are getting from meetup.com. Just go to: MY PROFILE > EMAILS AND NOTIFICATIONS

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will go!!!

    February 11, 2013

  • Chris

    I need to practice Portuguese as I am an Engineer working on Projects in Brazil. Will this group benefit me ?

    February 9, 2013

    • Eduardo

      Hi Chris, the group is an exchange. I mean, we try to find someone that will speak Portuguese with you and you will help other people with the languages that you speak. This way everybody gets help.

      February 10, 2013

  • Seong Hyun Y.

    See ya :)

    February 9, 2013

  • Sergio R.

    Great groupd, looking forward to the next meeting :)

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Anna

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

    November 19, 2012

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