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Come practise your foreign language skills (Dutch, English, Spanish, French, and more!) with other internationally minded people at our Amsterdam Language Cafe! This event is powered by many volunteers and Koentact Dutch Language School.

We organise single language nights (English, Dutch, Spanish, French, etc.) that take place on Wednesdays at Koentact Dutch Language School, Elandsgracht 70. We also organise All Languages Parties that take place on Fridays in De Hallen where you can practise all languages! Check out our upcoming events. Hope to meet you soon!

Upcoming events (3)

Spanish Workshop & Spanish Cafe

Needs a location

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¿Te apetece conocer gente nueva, divertirte mientras practicas tu español o ayudar a otros a practicarlo, todo esto es un ambiente distendido y amigable?

¡Ven y únete a nosotros en nuestro próximo workshop y café de lenguaje!

Inicio: 19:15
Nivel: desde A2 (los hablantes nativos de español tendrán una bebida gratis)

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Dear Spanish language lovers,

What could possibly be a better way to celebrate the fact that your week is half over than by meeting new people, having fun, practising your Spanish, or helping others learn Spanish in a super cosy environment?

Come and join our next Spanish workshop and language café!
Beginning: 19:15
Level: from A2 (Native speakers get a free drink for their help)

Please start arriving between 19:00 and 19:15 at Koentact Dutch Language School, at Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam (Negen Straatjes area). We'll start with a workshop de español at 19:30 (Dutch time, come on time! :) ). The first workshop lasts until 20:45. Then we'll have a break of 15 minutes para tomar un vinito, cerveza o lo que prefieras. The second workshop lasts until 21:30. After that, you're more than welcome to stay longer to continue speaking Español with the nice people you have met. The workshop is not for complete beginners but for beginners+, intermediate, and advanced speakers since we focus on conversation. Spanish natives are also more than welcome to help practise Spanish. They even get a free drink for their help!

Os esperamos ahí! We are looking forward to it!

Ana (workshop leader)
Maria, Chiara and the volunteers

Chinese Culture & Game Eve

Needs a location

Dear language geeks,

Amsterdam Language Cafe is finally presenting you an exotic Chinese Night!
[No knowledge of the languages is required]

Are you ever fascinated by the vast land?
Are you simply looking for a nice party to meet new friends?
Have you come quite far in wrestling with Mandarin or Cantonese? Or perhaps you haven't yet dared to take up the challenge?

If you've answered yes to any of the above, then we'd love for you to join us!

De deur is open vanaf 19:00 uur, de programma's starten om 19:15.

Je verwacht:
-19:15 Heleboel spelletjes en quizzen over de Chinese taal en cultuur voor deelnemers van alle niveaus en zelfs zonder. Je zou een boekje krijgen om voor elke ronde een stempel te verzamelen.
-20:30 Een workshop van 40 min die je helpt de papieren tijgers 纸老虎 neer te halen op je weg naar het beheersen van de pittige taal.
-21:30 Chinese gedichtenwedstrijd onder alle deelnemers, ook degenen die het nog niet spreken.
-Gedurende de avond: Impromptu conversatie in Mandarijn, Kantonees of andere talen met nieuwe kennissen en moedertaalsprekers. Na afloop mag je eventje blijven hangen.
-Voordat je naar huis gaat: een prijs voor de slimsten die alle spellen doorstaan
-Plus: Een gratis drankje voor anderstaligen met B1 niveau+, HSK niveau IV of gelijkwaardig.

The door is open from 19:00 on, programmes will start at 19:15.

You can expect:
-19:15 Loads of games and quizzes on Chinese language and culture for participants of all levels (even complete beginners). You will get a booklet to collect stamps for each round.
-20:30 A workshop of 40 min that helps you crack down the paper tigers 纸老虎 on your road towards mastering this complex language.
-21:30 Chinese poem competition for all participants, including those who do not speak Chinese yet.
-Throughout the evening: impromptu exchanges in Mandarin, Cantonese or other languages with new acquaintances and native speakers.
-Before you head home: a prize for the smart ones that pass all the games
-Plus: one free drink for non-native speakers with B1 level+, HSK level IV or equivalent.

Sincerely yours,
Amsterdam Language Cafe
Zhou (workshop leader), Patrice and other volunteers

Dutch Workshop & Dutch Cafe

Needs a location

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Beste liefhebber van de Nederlandse taal,

Heb je zin om nieuwe mensen te leren kennen, jouw Nederlands te oefenen en/of anderen te helpen met hun Nederlands op een supergezellige manier?

Kom en doe mee met onze eerstvolgende Nederlandse workshop en taalcafé!
Start: 19:15 uur
Niveau: vanaf A1+ (moedertaalsprekers krijgen een gratis drankje voor hun hulp)

Dear Dutch language lovers,

What could possibly be a better way to celebrate the fact that your week is half over than by meeting new people, having fun, practising your Dutch, or helping others learn Dutch in a super cosy environment?

Come and join our next Dutch workshop and language café!
Beginning: 19:15
Level: from A1+ (natives get a free drink for their help)

Please start arriving between 19:00 and 19:15 at Koentact Dutch Language School, at Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam. We'll start with a Dutch Language workshop at 19:30 (Dutch time, come on time! :). The first workshop lasts until 20:45. Then we'll have a break of 15 minutes to get a wijntje, a biertje, or a ’pikketanussie’. The second workshop lasts until 21:30. After that, you are more than welcome to stay longer to continue speaking in Dutch with the nice people you have met.

The workshop is not for complete beginners but rather suited towards beginners+, intermediate, and advanced speakers so that we can focus on conversation.

Dutch natives are also more than welcome to help practise Dutch. They even get a free drink for their help!

Drinks can be paid in cash or by card at the cafe.

Tot woensdag! See you on Wednesday!
We hebben er zin in! We are looking forward to it!

Koen G (workshop leader)
Koen K, Fabio, Maria and the volunteers

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