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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  • Gavin A

    Muy Divertido! Gracias!

    February 28, 2013

  • Cody C.

    Hey guys. I just found this group today and I think I'll come down tonight. I speak English and Spanish and I'm learning French. See everyone there!

    February 27, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Hi everyone, i was supposed to attend tonight but unfortunately i won't make it. Hope to see you next time! sorry about that. Good evening everyone. Cheers

    February 27, 2013

  • Henry

    Sorry, I am again unable to join the gabfest due to family commitments. Will try for the next one!

    February 27, 2013

  • Nima

    I've been learning languages for as far back as I remember. My first language is Persian; I also speak English, French, German, and Spanish. I've been learning Mandarin Chinese for over a year and I'd love to meet some Mandarin speakers tonight.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was hoping to attend for the first time, but the weather is terrible today. :( I will be at home cooking chili! I guess I will keep lurking until the weather is better!

    February 27, 2013

  • Pouria

    I am here to learn English and French more ,and I speak Farsi and English. I would love to meet new friends here.

    February 24, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Pouria, great we'll see you at Rivoli.

      February 26, 2013

  • Varya

    Hi everybody. I am Armenian, I know Russian English and would like to learn French. I am looking forward to meet new friends....

    February 23, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Varya, welcome to the group. We'll make sure to introduce you to the French speakers.

      February 26, 2013

  • Henry

    Brazilian Portuguese anyone? I speak it but want the chance to practice, and to teach it. Also give my rudimentary French some workout. Looking forward to it!

    February 19, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Henry, we usually have Brazilian Portuguese speakers, but the number differs from week to week. Most of the time we have quite a few French speakers.

      February 26, 2013

  • Miae Ashley Y.

    Is it possible to go with a friend of mine?

    February 26, 2013

  • Leon

    Hello,

    I am looking for someone to practice conversational French.

    Leon

    February 25, 2013

  • Pouria

    This is my first meetup!!!

    February 24, 2013

  • Paulo Z.

    will be bringing a Russian friend

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Junqi Y.

    Hi, I come from China and I speak mandarine. I would love to meet new friends here. My English is OK but not perfect. I want to improve my English to be more comfortable communicating. Meanwhile, I have learned some Korean and just started learning French :)

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to practice my French and learn more Spanish :D I'd love to share English and Farsi with the group

    February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Naz, I can help you with Spanish and French! See you on Wednesday :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Nada

    Hi, i hope to practice my english and have friends with Toronto-Babel Meetup!

    February 20, 2013

  • Joanne J.

    Looking forward to my first Babel experience.

    February 17, 2013

  • Anna

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

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

    February 15, 2013

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