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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, unwelcomed 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.

Upcoming events (1)

Chicago Language Cafe #50

Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom

Come join us for the Chicago Language Cafe meetup at Revolution Brewing! You can make some new friends and practice speaking a language that you are learning or already know. There will be a table for each language represented. Pick any language table you'd like. Feel free to move around to different tables if you speak multiple languages! We almost always have English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian and Italian tables.

For other languages, I will compile your RSVP answers and make a post a few days before the event sharing the ones that people are most interested in. We usually have a few people who speak ASL, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Dutch, etc. As long as there are two people who speak a language, they are welcome to make a table!

Please stick to speaking the language of the table. For example, avoid having a lengthy conversation in English at the Spanish table. Of course, it is always okay to clarify things in English, but in the spirit of the event, try to avoid speaking it as much as possible unless you are at the English table.

If you don't speak any other languages but are still interested in joining us, come help others improve their English! We have people from all over the world who come to practice their English, and they always appreciate having a native speaker to help them.

This is a casual, social meetup with a large number of attendees. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking other languages and meet people from all different cultures and backgrounds, but if you are looking for a quiet, intimate conversational group, you may want to look elsewhere. Translation: Our meetups can get noisy and crowded (and fun!)

Revolution Brewing's taproom in Avondale is a short walk from the Belmont Blue Line stop. They have a wide variety of delicious beers that are brewed on site, and they are BYOF, so feel free to bring your dinner!

Hope to see you there!

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*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, unwelcomed 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.

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Chicago Language Cafe #49

Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom

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