The Central Florida German Language Meetup Group Pages
Hallo und Willkommen zu der Zentral Florida Deutsch Sprachigen Meetup Gruppe Welcome to the Central Florida German Language Meetup group
Steve started this group in 2007.
The original "goal" of this Central Florida German Language Meetup group was to get together with people that speak the German language and live or work in the greater Orlando area.
The group has now evolved to members of diverse background. Some of them don't even speak German but like German people, our heritage, have German ties, visited Germany, want to visit Germany or just like to hang out with Germans (for obvious reasons).
Anybody can join this group even if you don't speak German. As I mentioned above, our membership is comprised of a mix of people from different countries and cultures. Therefore, we end up speaking English most of the time, unless we talk "among ourselves" in German.
Please note: You will not learn the language just by coming to our meetings. A lot of new members have the idea that they get to learn to speak German just by coming to these events. I can tell you from my own experience that it takes a lot more to learn a language than hanging out with people a few times, even if it is on a semi-regular basis. So be realistic - that way you will not be disappointed.
By clicking on our group photos, you will see how much fun we have when we get together.
We offer a variety of events, some of them on a regular basis, like
Our "Stammtisch" event at Willow Tree Cafe in Sanford, every 1st Saturday of the month
The Annual Oktoberfest, Spring Fest, Fall Fest at German American Society
as well as many other events, like
Concerts at Northland Church
Theater, Movies, and Popcorn Flicks in the park
Dancing at various venues
Romantic River Cruises at St. John's River
and so much more.....
We welcome both singles and couples to be a part of our group of friends to go out and enjoy diverse activities that allow us the opportunity to meet people, make new friends and enjoy fun events together.
We are also open to suggestions about places to go and happenings in this area.
Please post a picture of yourself upon joining and a short paragraph about yourself so we know who you are and can recognize you when you join one of our events.
If you join and don't participate within one year we reserve the right to cancel your membership. We are looking for participating, fun loving people, not just a big number of members.
Meet and mingle with fellow German Speakers and those wanting to practice German near you! Come to a German Language Meetup to practice speaking, meet new friends and learn about all things German. All ages and levels willkommen!
Our group consists of people who don't speak German as well as those who do, while we do converse in German at many of our functions; our meetings are not set up to "teach" German. If you already know some it will help you to hear it and practice speaking with us, however that being said we don't conduct German lessons. No worries if you are not a German speaker, we speak English too!
We are a social group of Germans who like to get together and not only converse in native language, but socialize with all our culturally minded friends! :)