What we're about

Languages & Friends es una comunidad socio-linguistica que combina practicar idiomas y conocer a nuevos amigos.

Nuestra misión es reunir a personas locales y de diferente nacionalidad a través de intercambios de idiomas en diferentes locales y actividades sociales extra como cenas o salidas de fin de semana, talleres, excursiones etc.

Los intercambio de idiomas constituyen el puente entre la clase tradicional y la comunicación en el mundo real y sirven en especial modo para poner en práctica el idioma con personas nativas. Sabíais que un intercambio de idiomas es mucho más efectivo que una clase tradicional? Porque?

Porque practicas más que en una clase, hablas con varias personas nativas y escuchas diferentes acentos y aprendes expresiones coloquiales que los nativos usan todo el tiempo.

Así que el único secreto es practicar, practicar, practicar!

ENGLISH

There is only one secret about learning and speaking fluently a second language and that is practising as much as you can, whenever you can and with whoever you can!

That's why we offer a regular language exchange every Monday night and social events during the rest of the week, to give you the chance to practise as much as you can in a natural and friendly environment!

Did you know that a language exchange is much more effective than the traditional language class??? Why? Because you practice more than you would in a class, talking with different native speakers of the language you're learning, thus listening to different accents, learning informal expressions and slang that native speakers use all the time.

All this in a relaxed and friendly environment where there is time and patience to understand and where you learn about different cultures and make new friends at the same time. And that's why our group is called 'Languages & Friends'!

So, why join our group?

- It's fun and you make new friends from different cultures.

- It's a different and effective language learning method as you are practising with native speakers and in a relaxed and friendly environment.

- You learn slang and colloquial expressions from people that you don't usually learn in a language class.

- You listen to different English accents so you practice both listening and speaking at the same time.

- Once you meet new friends, there you go! you have a new friend to practise with on a regular basis.

Now you know, IT'S UP TO YOU!

See you soon at one of our events,

Sue.

Upcoming events (5+)

YOGA KID'S- Every Thursday PRICE:10€

FANALS ESPAI TERAPIES

• Lo que haremos Yoga is for everyone! For kids,can help them to build strength, flexibility, balance and motor skills. It can also reduce anxiety. In this class, KIDDOS will learn yoga poses, breathing techniques,and we introduce them to the practice of mindfulness, learning more about themselves! 17:30 -18:30 h Every Thursday 1 class/ week: 10€ - BONO 4 CLASSES: 35€ Fanals is very happy to offer classes for buildding little yogis. A fun and active class in English for 4-12 yr old that gets them moving, exploring their creativity, and connecting with themselves and with each other as a group. Each class is always very different depending on the dynamics of the group. During the classes we make a journey, visiting lots of places from them interest – it can be to the beach, space, forest, haunted castle or even under the sea! We incorporate movement, visualization, music, relaxation, breath work and have lots of fun along the class. Why have kids’ do yoga classes? Unfortunately, it’s not easy being a kid these days. Children spend most of their time shunting between homework and school related extra-curricular activities. There’s little time for free play. Yoga can help children deal with this pressure-cooker environment. And infuse energy and confidence into their personalities. • Yoga develops awareness of body, mind and breath. • Helps arrest a child’s wandering mind. Builds attention span and concentration power. • Augments imagination and creativity. • Relieves mental and physical fatigue. Boosts energy levels and provides deep relaxation too. • Helps overcome negative emotions like jealousy, fear and anger. • Fosters a positive self image and increases confidence. • Increases breathing and lung capacity. • Exercises, strengthens and lengthens different muscles in the body. • Lo que hay que traer • Información importante

Collserola night walk under the full moonlight & Stargazing in Fabra Observatory

(EN CASTELLANO ABAJO) Let's welcome the spring with a special experience: watching the stars from the best observatory in Barcelona in a privileged location and walking at night with panoramic views of the city under the full moonlight :) We will meet in Peu del Funicular FGC station at 18.30h to take the Funicular up to Vallvidrera, where to start the walk until Fabra Observatory. This is a 25 minute long soft uphill walk with panoramic views over the city. Then at 19.30h starts the visit of the Observatory and the observation of the stars, altogether until 21h. The visit is in Spanish. Once the Star gazing is finished we will walk down (already at night) to Passeig de les Aigues to take the Funicular in the intermediate station, and with the Funicular down to the initial meeting point in Peu del Funicular. This night walk -downhill and flat- should not take longer than 1.30h. Passeig de les Aigues is a flat road with panoramic views over the city, usually visited by people who go jogging, biking or just promenading. It is very convenient that you BRING A LIGHT, especially in case it is cloudy and so the moonlight does not properly illuminate the way. I SUGGEST YOU BRING SOMETHING TO EAT DURING THE WALK OR BEFORE: WE MAY HAVE UP TO 20 MINUTES TO EAT IN VALLVIDRERA, WHERE THERE IS A VIEWPOINT OVER THE CITY AND 2 CAFES. BEAR IN MIND THAT WE WILL GET BACK TO THE CITY AT AROUND 23h. MEETING POINT: Inner hall of the FGC Peu del Funicular station. ATTENTION: those coming by train from Barcelona have to take the (S2 to Sabadell) train leaving from Pl. Catalunya at 18.12h. THE FIRST WAGON OF THE TRAIN DOES NOT OPEN DOORS IN THIS STATION. Tel:[masked] PRICE: 10€ for the organisation and guiding to be paid cash on arrival +15€ for the visit to the observatory, which has to be booked in advance. The booking can be done through two different ways: -Bank transfer: call[masked], (Monday to Friday, from 9h till 21h). They will send you an email with the bank account details to make the transfer -On the internet with credit card at: www.sternalia.com/en/booking-step-1.html IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BUY THE TICKET IN THE OBSERVATORY ----------------------------------------------------------- Demos la bienvenida a la primavera con una experiencia especial: observar las estrellas en el mejor observatorio de Barcelona, y un paseo nocturno bajo la luz de la luna llena. Nos encontraremos en Peu del Funicular para subir a Vallvidrera, donde empezaremos el paseo hacia el Observatorio (25’ de subida suave). A las 19.30 empezaremos la visita (en castellano) con observación, hasta las 21h. Una vez finalizada la visita, empezaremos el paseo nocturno bajando primero hasta la Carretera de les Aigües –con vista sobre la ciudad- y después (llano) hasta la estación intermedia del Funicular, para volver al punto de encuentro inicial. Este paseo debería durar de 60 a 90 minutos, y es ACONSEJABLE LLEVAR UNA LINTERNA, en especial si esta nublado y la luz de la luna no alcanza a iluminar el camino. SUGIERO LLEVAR ALGO DE COMIDA PARA COMER ANTES O DURANTE EL PASEO. EN VALLVIDRERA TENDREMOS 20 MINUTOS ANTES DE EMPEZAR, CON VISTAS SOBRE LA CIUDAD Y DOS CAFETERIAS. TENED EN CUENTA QUE VOLVEREMOS A LA CIUDAD HACIA LAS 23h. PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO: Vestibulo interior de la estación FGC Peu del Funicular. ATENCION: Quienes vengan en tren de Barcelona tendrán que tomar el tren (S2 a Sabadell) que sale a las 18.12h de Pl. Catalunya. EL PRIMER VAGON DEL TREN NO ABRE PUERTAS EN ESTA ESTACION Tel:[masked] PRECIO: 10€ por organización y guía, a pagar en efectivo al llegar + 15€ para la visita y observacion, que hay que reservar con antelación. Se puede reservar de dos formas: -Por transferencia bancaria: llamar al[masked] (lunes a viernes, de 9 a 21h) y os envían el número de cuenta para hacer la transferencia. -En internet con targeta de crédito: www.sternalia.com/reservar-paso-1.html NO ES POSSIBLE COMPRAR LA ENTRADA EN EL OBSERVATORIO

YOGA KID'S- Every Thursday PRICE:10€

FANALS ESPAI TERAPIES

• Lo que haremos Yoga is for everyone! For kids,can help them to build strength, flexibility, balance and motor skills. It can also reduce anxiety. In this class, KIDDOS will learn yoga poses, breathing techniques,and we introduce them to the practice of mindfulness, learning more about themselves! 17:30 -18:30 h Every Thursday 1 class/ week: 10€ - BONO 4 CLASSES: 35€ Fanals is very happy to offer classes for buildding little yogis. A fun and active class in English for 4-12 yr old that gets them moving, exploring their creativity, and connecting with themselves and with each other as a group. Each class is always very different depending on the dynamics of the group. During the classes we make a journey, visiting lots of places from them interest – it can be to the beach, space, forest, haunted castle or even under the sea! We incorporate movement, visualization, music, relaxation, breath work and have lots of fun along the class. Why have kids’ do yoga classes? Unfortunately, it’s not easy being a kid these days. Children spend most of their time shunting between homework and school related extra-curricular activities. There’s little time for free play. Yoga can help children deal with this pressure-cooker environment. And infuse energy and confidence into their personalities. • Yoga develops awareness of body, mind and breath. • Helps arrest a child’s wandering mind. Builds attention span and concentration power. • Augments imagination and creativity. • Relieves mental and physical fatigue. Boosts energy levels and provides deep relaxation too. • Helps overcome negative emotions like jealousy, fear and anger. • Fosters a positive self image and increases confidence. • Increases breathing and lung capacity. • Exercises, strengthens and lengthens different muscles in the body. • Lo que hay que traer • Información importante

HIKE + KAYAK in Congost de Mont Rebei (ESP/ENG)

Mont-rebei gorge

ESP: El Congost de Mont Rebei es una de las rutas más espectaculares de Cataluña. No te lo puedes perder. ENG: The Congost de Mont Rebei is one of the most spectacular routes in Catalonia. You can not miss this. /// ESP: Transitaremos por un estrecho recorrido que sigue una ruta excavada (1982) en la roca siguiendo el cauce del río Noguera Ribagorzana, frontera con Aragón. Se encuentra entre Lleida y Aragón. ENG: We will pass through a narrow path excavated (1982) in the rock following the course of Ribagorzana Noguera, Aragón border river. It is located between Lleida and Aragon /// ESP: Pasaremos por el barranco y lo cruzaremos por un puente colgante, y en cinco minutos estaremos adentrándonos bajo los paredones calizos del Congost. ENG: We pass the ravine and will cross a suspension bridge, and in five minutes we entering under the limestone walls of the Congost. /// ESP: El desfiladero se talla durante 2 kilómetros entre paredes de más de 500 metros. ENG: The gorge is carved for 2 kilometers between walls more than 500 meters. /// TRAER/BRING: *Agua + comida (bocata)/Water + food (sandwich) *Una mochila pequeña./ A small backpack. *Buen rollo y ganas de conocer gente nueva/Good vibes and willing to meet people. *Dos pares de zapatos (NO SANDALIAS DE NINGUN TIPO). Uno de ellos se mojará. Zapatos de agua recomendados ya que hay muchas piedras/Two pairs of shoes (NOT SANDALS OF ANY KIND). One of them will get wet. Water shoes are highly recommended as the are a lot of stones *Traje de Baño, camiseta, protección solar, ropa de recambio./Bathing suit, shirt, sunscreen, spare clothes. /// INCLUYE/INCLUDES: *Seguro/Insurance : Durante el kayak - During Kayak *Organización/ Organization *Guías profesionales/Professional guides *Kayak + remo , chalecos salvavidas , casco, cuerda de arrastre y bolsas estancas para tu cámara y teléfono./Kayak + paddle, life jackets, helmet, rope tow and waterproof bags for your camera and phone. *Autobús privado con chofer ida-vuelta/Private bus chauffeured both ways. COSTO/COST: 50€ PAYMENT/PAGO: *En efectivo el día del evento - (Necesitaré tu confirmación cuando se pida / Una cancelación 2 días laborables antes del evento, NO SHOWS o CANCELACIONES DE ULTIMO MOMENTO deberán ser pagadas indiferentemente de la causa) *In cash the day of the event - (I will need your confirmation when requested / A cancellation 2 working days before the event, NO SHOWS or LATE CANCELLATIONS must be paid regardless of the cause) INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/insideoutbarcelona/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/insideoutbarcelona/ WHATSAPP :[masked]

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