Hi! This group is for people who are interested in learning other languages. Calgary has a significant number of people who enjoy learning other languages, but there are not any communities out there to bring us all together.
If you are currently multilingual, or aspire to be, this group is for you! There will be a variety of different events such as:
- Foreign movie nights: Watching movies in different languages - Conversation circles: Assuming that we have enough people who speak a certain language, I will organize events for you to practice that language together. - Casual get-togethers (i.e going for coffee, dinner, etc). This would be a good chance to enjoy the company of fellow language learning enthusiasts in Calgary. I am open to other event suggestions as well. Look forward to meeting you soon!
Come hang out with language learners! Everyone is welcome to attend whether you are learning English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, or any language whatsoever. As a matter of fact, the more languages we have the better! This is a casual get together where we eat food, drink beer (or any drink you enjoy), and make new friends.
At this event, there are various tables with different languages being spoken. We always have tables for:
- Spanish learners/speakers
- French learners/speakers
- English learners/speakers
In the past we have had tables for other languages too such as Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and others. It just depends on who shows up. I always greet people when they arrive, introduce them, and help them find a place to sit.
Events typically take place on the first or second Saturday of each month at 6pm at James Joyce on 8th avenue. There are usually about 40-80 of us who attend each month. We are all a very friendly and welcoming bunch, so don't hesitate to swing by if it is your first time! We always have plenty of newcomers every month so you definitely won't be the only one.
To keep up to date with the future event schedule, you can do any of the following:
a) Join this meet-up group
b) Join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1501708696516750/)
c) Follow my Facebook page (https://facebook.com/polyglotazren)
d) Follow my Instagram page (https://instagram.com/polyglotazren)
Any photos from the event will also be posted there and in the meet-up event itself.
About the Organizer
My name is Azren, aka "Azren the Language Nerd". Language learning is a huge passion of mine. I teach English, French, Spanish, and basic Mandarin privately as my full time job. In addition, I post daily on all major social networks where I document my language learning journey. You can find me on:
Medium Blog: http://medium.com/@polyglotazren
Currently I speak English, French, and Spanish very fluently. I also speak Mandarin and Gujarati at an intermediate level. My main focus is to be able to speak 8 languages by the time I am 45 years old (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian).
Looking forward to meeting you at the event! Let me know if you have any questions :)