What we're about
The Chicago Language Cafe is a free event where you can practice speaking a language that you are learning or already know. This is a casual, conversational group and we aim to meet twice per month.
There will be a table for each language represented, and you can sit at whichever table whose language you want to speak. The languages represented regularly are Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Russian, however we also have attendees who speak other languages, including Dutch, Korean, Japanese, ASL, Polish, Greek, etc. Since people come and go every meetup, the less common languages being represented are constantly changing. When you RSVP for the bi-weekly event, you will be asked to say which language(s) you are interesting in practicing, and I will make a post listing all of the languages the day before the meetup.
In addition to foreign languages, there will be an English table for those who would like to practice their English, and for those who may not speak any other languages but are interested in other cultures and looking to make some like-minded friends.
Hope to see you at one of our meetups!
*This meetup is inclusive to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. We want everyone to feel welcome here, and any discrimination or repeated, unwelcome advances are strictly prohibited (no means NO). Offenders will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to return. If you have any concerns, please PM me directly.
Similarly, religious, political, and other ideological conversation is bound to happen. It is even encouraged, as it is through our differences that we learn from one another and grow with each other! However, we ask that you stop any disagreement before it becomes personal and/or unconstructive. Again, if things get out of hand, folks may be asked to leave. Just respect one another as fellow human beings, and all will be well.