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Language Exchange Sunday 200+!

  • Feb 16, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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This is a fun Language Exchange event (21+) from 4-6:30pm where you get to meet and practice different languages with other learners and native speakers! All levels are welcome!

We've enjoyed this space, as it can actually have us all sitting and still working on our language exchanges! The lounge seating allows groups of 10-15 to sit together and facilitate conversation! Come and see how a little alcohol can help you speak another language a lot better!

Please, this event is only for people 21 and above who would like to enjoy a few drinks and or eat! If you don’t drink or do not want to spend money, please wait for our next regular event!

We will have the flags out around different seating areas so expect to get as much serious practice as our usual atrium location! The difference will be with a drink in your hand!

Please buy at least one drink to contribute with the place so we can continue enjoying it in the future

Full Food Menu with Appetizers, Entrees and Deserts!
$6 Beer
$7 Red & White Wine
$7 Well Cocktails

IMPORTANT

1. When you RSVP, please write what you SPEAK and what you would like to LEARN in the RSVP section. This way members know if their language will be available!

2. Please CHECK-IN with us and fill name tag out, this lets all know you are part of our group, facilitates you going up to anyone and saying hello and using their name thus creating a friendlier atmosphere!

3. We are requiring all members to spend at least 1/4 of their time HELPING out in their native language! That way we all help each other, you meet people interested in your culture and you make more friends! So for example if your working on your Spanish but from USA, you spend an hour and a half learning at the Spanish table, then give the ESL table half an hour and help out English learners!

4. Fee will be charged to cover the group costs, 4-5pm $1, 5-6pm $2. Also you must cover for your guest even if they don't end up coming since the RSVP was taken.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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  • Vanessa

    I am having trouble posting--but it is very noisy, and the way the space is set up, you need to speak in small groups. I have never had a problem moving around in my groups if I want to practice with a native speaker. You just have to jump in there,and if it seems like a covo that is not for practice, (which the later it gets, can happen) then just move to another person. You meet more people when you move around as well. It is only difficult if people move around in groups, so when they leave no one is left. But my French has already improved to my previous level, and I do some ESL as well, so I love it

    2 · February 26, 2014

  • Paul F.

    Think the meet should have designated areas for the languages and should only speak that language . For example French section only speak Fr no English

    2 · February 17, 2014

    • Yakov

      By the way, I also moved from table to table and had no problem speaking the target language. Maybe there were sometimes people speaking English but I ignored them and participated in conversations conducted in the language of the table.

      February 25, 2014

    • Sam

      I can understand what Paul is saying and all our suggestions are sound. I have encountered this situation at some tables before, in the past, but I have a way of still learning the target language of the table, even if the majority just wants to speak English (basically, I ask questions in the target language). Depending on the people and the mood of the table, it has always worked for me. :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Roberto

    One thing that could help is making sure that the native speakers of any given language are not sitting together so that way they could reach more of those who want to practice that language also a rotation within the table should be a good addition. :)

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is definitely room for more structure to optimize the learning experience. To create more continuity and flow of discussion, I think like maybe a topic should be chosen and discussed with everyone taking turns to say something in the selected language about the topic. Like a topic could be having each person at the table talk about what kind of food, entertainment, food or anything they like in spanish or french, etc. and the tutors helping them along. Thats just one thought.

    February 18, 2014

    • Allan...

      hi Rodney, if you would like to try being a topic moderator at the next table you sit at, I don't think anyone would object. The logistics of doing that for the entire group are just too great, imo, which is why I don't think we've ever tried it. We used to be a lot less "organized" than we are now, and there have been people who have said that now we're even *too* organized...

      2 · February 18, 2014

    • Sam

      Honestly, having a topic for an entire table is not a good idea. Each table breaks off into several conversations unrelated to the other. Some converse about: "why they're learning the language" to "what kinds of foods you've liked so far in NY/other countries, etc. We never stay on the same topic for more than 5-15mins. Plus, many there are strictly learning another language and have their own questions for native speakers that a table topic of conversation would ruin any of their attempts of getting answers to their questions. If you have questions, just ask the native speaker or bring up the conversation about it. If it happens that no one else (at that time) wants to stay on that conversation topic, chances are those around you are either not interested in that particular topic or have already spoken about it prior to you arriving at the table. :) If this happens, don't be discouraged. Just bring up the conversation with someone else around you...

      2 · February 25, 2014

  • Noah

    Great meetup, look forward to coming back next weekend.

    February 18, 2014

  • Yoni

    Great meetup! Thanks again for the lovely group of organizer who are doing fabulous job every week, and always with a great smile! (I guess the martinis help ;)

    4 · February 17, 2014

  • Miguel

    Great day for language practice. Thank you everyone that I saw.

    February 16, 2014

  • Jing T.

    good. eu gosto de falar castélan co todo. moitas gracias.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great group of people!

    February 16, 2014

  • su

    good.

    February 16, 2014

  • Mark

    I loved this meetup. Met some great people. I learned some french from people from Toulouse and even a person from Taiwan.

    February 16, 2014

  • Mark

    Native English Speaker. I want to learn french. I'm willing to help anyone who would like to learn English!

    2 · February 15, 2014

    • thanh n.

      We can practise french by skype . I have been studying french for 5 years. Now i really want to focus on my english. My skype is tocngana6. Thank you

      February 16, 2014

  • thanh n.

    Sorry. I couldnt come.

    February 16, 2014

  • dyana

    O couldn't change my rsvp. I couldn't go!

    February 16, 2014

  • Ryo

    i will be late to come...

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can somebody bring an iPhone 4S charger I left mine I'll be wearing purple easy to find

    February 16, 2014

    • Luis

      There is a free charging station at the place! See you soon Juan

      February 16, 2014

  • Yakov

    Will be happy to help with Yiddish or Hebrew. Would love help with Spanish French Italian Russian ASL German .. probably some others I'm forgetting now..

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Imani

    I I just had to cancel! Family emergency! I will certainly be in attendance to the next one!

    February 16, 2014

  • Paul F.

    Best way to learn is speaking. I Skype with French speakers I can skype with you to practice English, Spanish and im learning French. I also speak Russian. Just ask

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Imani

      Let's skype! I would live to learn Russian!

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Vanessa

    Hi , I will be unable to come due to the flu

    February 16, 2014

  • paulina

    Hi, native Spanish speaker, would like to practice French and help someone with their Spanish or English.

    February 16, 2014

  • Matt

    Native English speakers, practicing Mandarin and Korean

    February 16, 2014

  • Allan...

    Native New Yorker and American English speaker. Can practice German, Danish, a little Swedish, and working on my Catalan...

    February 16, 2014

  • thanh n.

    Hi, i m vietnamese. I speak french and english as well but really want to improve my english. Looking forward to meet native english speakers.

    February 16, 2014

  • Paul F.

    Looking to find some people to practice French.

    February 16, 2014

  • ChanelleN5

    I would love to attend and meet new people of all difderent culture, but cant do home with a flu thats kicking my ass, im too weak to move my body.

    February 16, 2014

  • Francisco

    Hope that I to meet you soon.

    February 16, 2014

  • Fernando D.

    Hi

    February 16, 2014

  • Noah

    Speak English wanna learn Korean/Japanese/Chinese

    February 16, 2014

  • Sao

    I'd like to improve my English. I speak Japanese.

    February 15, 2014

  • Miguel

    Practicing Greek, French and Mandarin. I can help you with Spanish and English.

    February 15, 2014

  • su

    Speak Chinese Mandarin.
    Want to learn English.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mike

    Speak English and some Korean and Japanese.

    February 15, 2014

  • Ariana

    I speak English and Spanish and am studying Brazilian Portuguese

    February 15, 2014

  • LKL

    I am an English speaker looking to learn Italian. I would love to start a conversation to learn this beautiful language.

    February 15, 2014

  • Sam

    I'm a English native speaker, studying Japanese. I can help any Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Mandarin native speaker with their English in exchange. Guest also native English speaker learning Japanese.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mag

    I am practicing English and will help people who studies Korean

    February 15, 2014

  • Dave M.

    Practicing Spanish helping in English.yes

    February 14, 2014

  • Francisco

    Hope that I to meet you soon.

    February 14, 2014

  • Katrina

    Native language is Tagalog. Would like to practice Spanish

    February 14, 2014

  • Sam

    I'm a English native speaker, studying Japanese. I can help any Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Mandarin native speaker with their English in exchange.

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im Rodney and over time, I would love to learn spanish, french & italian, but for now, me quiero aprender espanol. I know a lil something something, lol

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm Italian, glad to help Italian students! ...exchanging some English :-)

    February 13, 2014

  • Debbie

    Speak English, need to practice French and am learning Italian

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • dyana

    Hi! I'm Colombian I want to improve my English :)

    February 13, 2014

  • Juan Y.

    speak Chinese and practice English

    2 · February 13, 2014

  • Maureen

    This group makes Sundays a day to look forward to!

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Mathilde

    Hi everyone! I'm French and happy to help you keep up with your French. In the meantime, I'd like to practice my Spanish. Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Jing T.

    speak Cantonese and practice Mandarin

    February 13, 2014

  • Cecil

    Speak English Practice Spanish and French

    1 · February 13, 2014

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