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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  • Raza

    Some useful information was exchanged

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it's a great deal of fun and people are so nice and friendly. I just wish I had enough time to meet everyone! Like switching tables or something...

    February 20, 2013

  • Mark

    Threw up twice at work..sent home I think I have the flu..see you next week.

    February 20, 2013

  • Stephanie Minju S.

    Sorry for last minute cancellation, we will try and make it next week! Thanks :)

    February 20, 2013

  • lystra s.

    I am sorry I can make it tonight due
    my cold with allergy hope to see you all next week

    February 20, 2013

  • Henry

    Sorry I have to pass at the last minute , but will try for the next one. You all have a good time!

    February 20, 2013

  • Billy

    Español, English, Français. 日本語を勉強しています。

    February 20, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    Hi! I hope I could come this time. I already missed two of this event :( Is anyone ready to help me to improve my Spanish?

    February 19, 2013

    • Anna

      Come and see either me or Eduardo: we'll introduce you to all the Spanish speakers.

      February 19, 2013

    • Elisabeth

      thanks Anna but once again I couldn't make it :( I'm very busy this month...anyway have fun tonight! ;)

      February 20, 2013

  • nikhil

    Hello, I am nikhil and i speak french but wish to increase my skills in french;....French speakers please help me to improve my french language

    February 15, 2013

    • nikhil

      Christine, I would love to recive all your help....

      February 19, 2013

    • nikhil

      Anna- Thanks a lot for your reply, i would be appriciate all your help,you wish to provide me....Thanks a ton again

      February 19, 2013

  • Michelle

    Going to try to make it out for the first time tomorrow night! I read French fairly well but can't keep up when listening/speaking. One of my goals for 2013 is to try French conversations so would love to meetup with patient French-speakers :) I can lend my English to anyone else! A bientot!

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Michelle

      Merci David et Martin! J'espère vous voir demain :)

      February 19, 2013

    • nikhil

      WOW;;;;français du Québec.....je l'adore car j'ai travaillé avec Bell Canada en inde

      February 19, 2013

  • Monja

    Hi :-) Any German speakers here? I won't be able to make it, since I'm still in Germany but I'm just wondering if I'm going to meet some German speakers in July. Can't wait to move to Toronto but I'd feel kinda relieved if I'd know there are Germans I can talk to. Like it would make it way easier for me :-P Just message me :-) I'll appreciate every single message :-D

    February 15, 2013

    • Mark

      I have a translator friend Monique Lemonnier who spent 3 yrs in Germany and got a degree in the German language..I'll see if I can get her to come out one night..she speaks..French..Spanish.­.German..Mandarin..Portu­gese..and last..but noy least..English.

      February 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i know some - but only just enough to get into trouble - would like to know more though, and that's why i'm going... :)

      February 19, 2013

  • Param R.

    Hi there, I'm learning Persian/Farsi. Any native Persian/Farsi speakers here?

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Mark

      Actually..i have a friend (Farzan) Fred. from Iran .I'll call him and see if he will come..he might enjoy this as he loves to play billliards.

      1 · February 19, 2013

    • Param R.

      Thanks @Anna @Martin

      February 19, 2013

  • Evan

    Looking forward to this!

    February 19, 2013

  • Liv

    Had an amazing time last time, ready for my second day :)

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Anna

    Additional people will come from other groups such as Polyglot and Couchsurfing, as well as our Facebook group.

    1 · February 7, 2013

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Rafaël

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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