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Do you want to learn or practice a foreign language and have the opportunity for a real language and cultural exchange? We are a group of people that get together to practice and learn new languages! Join us at our weekly language exchange meetings to brush up on a foreign language and learn something completely new about another culture! Our members split into smaller practice groups to improve their French, Italian, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and many other languages, and you can also help other members to improve in your native language and learn your culture! We will also have other evening and cultural events such as ethnic restaurant events, cultural activity events, cultural related classes, outdoor picnics and happy hours to promote language practice and cultural exchange!

Upcoming events (4+)

Language Exchange Happy Hour AND Friending

Needs a location

$15.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-358748034027). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, DUE TO COVID. IF THE TICKET LINK DOESN'T WORK BY ANY CHANCE, PLEASE COPY & PASTE IT IN GOOGLE TO SEE IT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

As you all remember well, this event used to bring out hundreds of people every week. However, it was discontinued last year for obvious reasons and we couldn't gather that many people now, because of restrictions. Hence, we are downsizing and caping the number of attendees. We have super limited spots and advance ticket purchase is required.

During this unprecedented time we were in lockdowns/confinements and we were not able to stay in touch with our old friends (as we used to) and couldn't make new ones. That is why we came up with the FRIENDING part. We have a lot in common :- We speak different languages, we represent different cultures, we lived/travelled to different countries, we appreciate different accents, we are internationally minded.

HOW IT WORKS : We will try to assign tables for each represented languages and will direct attendees to their respective tables accordingly. All languages are welcome! However we don't guarantee the availability of a partner in that particular language, you would like to exchange.

After the formal session, we will rotate attendees from table to table. So that everyone meets everyone. During this session, we use our Lingua Franca, i.e, English. You would get to meet your future friends/acquaintances/buddies/pals /partner-in-crimes or may be more:) To hang out/go out or do things together, like Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling,.....etc. Also, this is an ideal event if you are new in town or not!

Ticket price includes A Taco AND House Margrita/House Wine/House Beer. Cash Bar afterwards (which means you pay as you go).

Rules to abide :

  1. Event is 21+ (bring ID).
  2. Be respectful to your counterparts and give them a chance to exchange with others as well.
  3. We all are native speakers of one or two languages and be willing to help others and try to accommodate as much as possible.
  4. If you don't speak the other person's required language, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  5. Rude or aggressive members are removed from the group at an organizers discretion.
  6. This is a face-to-face language exchange event. DO NOT try to arrange an online meeting, by using the comment box or direct message.
  7. Most of our members complained about people writing in the comment box. Since it sends notification to all attendees. If you have any questions, send a message to the organizers. Don't write in the comment box.
  8. We have ZERO TOLERANCE for solicitation. We don't allow anyone to run their own agenda at the Event. If you are interested to promote/sponsor/collaborate; contact us via ([masked]).
  9. When you get there, we greet you and take you to your respective group.
  10. Don't be shy of your local languages. We have diplomates assigned to different countries, who would love to practice your languages.

Refund & Ticket Resell

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE TICKETS. IT RULES

July 4th (Made In America) Bar Crawl

Needs a location

$15.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-4th-made-in-america-bar-crawl-tickets-192911111327). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. If the link doesn't work please Copy and Paste the Ticket link in Google to see it.

ABOUT THE EVENT

This is not as such a Language Exchange event. However, most of you advised us that you would be in town and requested us to do something. Here you go!:)

It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday, DC, come join us! 🇺🇸 The 2nd of July has arrived and our legendary, not-to-be-missed annual Independence Day Bar Crawl is taking over the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Let’s celebrate America’s birthday in brand style wearing the colors of independence- red, white, & blue. Expect cover-free admission at Dupont Circles' top bars. Crawl your way over to each bar throughout the day and sport your American pride with endless drink specials allowing you and your friends to fuel yourselves on shots of luck and chilly pints. A crowd of red, white, and blue make American pride swell and culminate in cheers, dancing, and all-out revelry.

Time: 2pm-10pm (ticket pick up is from 2-5pm)

Registration is from 2PM-5PM. You'll receive your swag, souvenir and wristband. If you can't make it by 5pm have a friend present your ticket and pick everything up for you.

But the party and specials continue till 10PM!

There will be hundreds of people. Use the comment box to coordinate amongst the group.

This is also a wicked 'MeRtUp' with a saving!

What is MERTUP?:) Mer + Meetup = Mertup.

Mer is known as the Meetup guy. He likes to connect people and his fans coined that name for him. So, at his events, everyone will become a Wing Person to everyone:) When you get get there, we will introduce you to someone and you will be responsible to introduce that person to another person. That is MERTUP!:)

Enter the Promo Code 'MERTUP' to redeem your 20% discount! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-4th-dc-bar-crawl-tickets-192911111327).

Specials :
● $3 beers
● $4 Independence shots,
● $5 mixed drinks

What You Get:
All Day Specials
Largest Costume Contest
Surprise Giveaways
A chance to dress in outrageous costumes

FAQs

REGISTRATION

Registration is from 2PM-5PM. You'll receive your Halloween Mug and wristband. If you can't make it by 5pm have a friend present your ticket and pick everything up for you.

TICKETS

You MUST print a copy of your ticket or have with you or on your phone. Tickets are transferable and not refundable. You can give your ticket to a friend to use if you cannot attend the event.

ROUTE

You’re able to go to any of the participating bars at your leisure after you register! A map will be sent to all participants the day of the event.

DRESS CODE
Break out your Red, White and Blue.

ID
Government issued ID is required! It will be checked at every participating bar that you choose to go to. All participants must be 21 years old or older.

WEATHER
Event goes on rain, snow or shine!

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Reach out to [masked]

HAPPY CRAWLINGS!!!

You must be over 21 years of age to participate. Please don't drink and drive! Have a designated driver ready to pick you up upon the conclusion of the bar crawl, take public transportation, or call a cab.

Payment Instructions :
1. Click on the ticket link and 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button.
2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for.
3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card".
4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal.

Refund & Ticket Resell Policy

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to ticket holders advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizers a message, letting us know the full name of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.

*For further info, refer the Eventbrite Invite. We may have already answered one of your questions, see our FAQs.

Language Exchange Happy Hour AND Friending

Needs a location

$15.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-365995792267). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

As you all remember well, this event used to bring out hundreds of people every week. However, it was discontinued last year for obvious reasons and we couldn't gather that many people now, because of restrictions. Hence, we are downsizing and caping the number of attendees. We have super limited spots and advance ticket purchase is required.

During this unprecedented time we were in lockdowns/confinements and we were not able to stay in touch with our old friends (as we used to) and couldn't make new ones. That is why we came up with the FRIENDING part. We have a lot in common :- We speak different languages, we represent different cultures, we lived/travelled to different countries, we appreciate different accents, we are internationally minded.

HOW IT WORKS : We will try to assign tables for each represented languages and will direct attendees to their respective tables accordingly. All languages are welcome! However we don't guarantee the availability of a partner in that particular language, you would like to exchange.

After the formal session, we will rotate attendees from table to table. So that everyone meets everyone. During this session, we use our Lingua Franca, i.e, English. You would get to meet your future friends/acquaintances/buddies/pals /partner-in-crimes or may be more:) To hang out/go out or do things together, like Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling,.....etc. Also, this is an ideal event if you are new in town or not!
Ticket price includes A Taco AND House Margrita/House Wine/House Beer. Cash Bar afterwards (which means you pay as you go).

Rules to abide :

  1. Event is 21+ (bring ID).
  2. Be respectful to your counterparts and give them a chance to exchange with others as well.
  3. We all are native speakers of one or two languages and be willing to help others and try to accommodate as much as possible.
  4. If you don't speak the other person's required language, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  5. Rude or aggressive members are removed from the group at an organizers discretion.
  6. This is a face-to-face language exchange event. DO NOT try to arrange an online meeting, by using the comment box or direct message.
  7. Most of our members complained about people writing in the comment box. Since it sends notification to all attendees. If you have any questions, send a message to the organizers. Don't write in the comment box.
  8. We have ZERO TOLERANCE for solicitation. We don't allow anyone to run their own agenda at the Event. If you are interested to promote/sponsor/collaborate; contact us via ([masked]).
  9. When you get there, we greet you and take you to your respective group.
  10. Don't be shy of your local languages. We have diplomates assigned to different countries, who would love to practice your languages.

Due to the pandemic the entire set up of this event is changed:

  • We will be complying with all CDC, state, and local guidelines.
  • Occupancy never exceeds 50%.
  • Temperature check for staff and patrons.
  • All patrons must wear masks. If you don't wear a mask, we don't allow you to enter and you won't be refunded.
  • A thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces will be done during the event and please bear with us.
  • DOUBLE MASK IS THE NEW MASK! THE VIRUS IS STILL AROUND, WITH DIFFERENT VARIANTS AND LET US NOT LOWER DOWN OUR SHIELDS. EVEN THOUGH, WE ARE VACCINATED.

METRO & PAKING INFO

The closest metro station is Navy Yard.

Street Parking might be a challenge and the event involves drinking. We highly recommend a shared ride or taxi service. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Language Exchange Happy Hour AND Friending

Needs a location

$10.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-365995792267). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

As you all remember well, this event used to bring out hundreds of people every week. However, it was discontinued last year for obvious reasons and we couldn't gather that many people now, because of restrictions. Hence, we are downsizing and caping the number of attendees. We have super limited spots and advance ticket purchase is required.

During this unprecedented time we were in lockdowns/confinements and we were not able to stay in touch with our old friends (as we used to) and couldn't make new ones. That is why we came up with the FRIENDING part. We have a lot in common :- We speak different languages, we represent different cultures, we lived/travelled to different countries, we appreciate different accents, we are internationally minded.

HOW IT WORKS : We will try to assign tables for each represented languages and will direct attendees to their respective tables accordingly. All languages are welcome! However we don't guarantee the availability of a partner in that particular language, you would like to exchange.

After the formal session, we will rotate attendees from table to table. So that everyone meets everyone. During this session, we use our Lingua Franca, i.e, English. You would get to meet your future friends/acquaintances/buddies/pals /partner-in-crimes or may be more:) To hang out/go out or do things together, like Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling,.....etc. Also, this is an ideal event if you are new in town or not!

Ticket price includes A Taco AND House Margrita/House Wine/House Beer. Cash Bar afterwards (which means you pay as you go).

Rules to abide :

  1. Event is 21+ (bring ID).
  2. Be respectful to your counterparts and give them a chance to exchange with others as well.
  3. We all are native speakers of one or two languages and be willing to help others and try to accommodate as much as possible.
  4. If you don't speak the other person's required language, LEAVE THEM ALONE.
  5. Rude or aggressive members are removed from the group at an organizers discretion.
  6. This is a face-to-face language exchange event. DO NOT try to arrange an online meeting, by using the comment box or direct message.
  7. Most of our members complained about people writing in the comment box. Since it sends notification to all attendees. If you have any questions, send a message to the organizers. Don't write in the comment box.
  8. We have ZERO TOLERANCE for solicitation. We don't allow anyone to run their own agenda at the Event. If you are interested to promote/sponsor/collaborate; contact us via ([masked]).
  9. When you get there, we greet you and take you to your respective group.
  10. Don't be shy of your local languages. We have diplomates assigned to different countries, who would love to practice your languages.

Refund & Ticket Resell

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE TICKETS. IT RULES

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