What we're about

[If you want to improve your English, please ALSO join us at our other group for just ESL (English immersion). We have a different free event every week! Meetup.com/LingoParlor]

Welcome to Double Talkers!!

Did you know you are already bilingual? We build on THAT.
Like any variable, bilingualism is just a matter of degree. At Double Talkers, we don't "teach" you languages. We help you expand your bilingualism.

Is Double Talkers right for you?
Join Double Talkers if you are flexible and can laugh at your own mistakes. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we take bilingualism very seriously. Double Talkers is not a "class" or a "conversation partner group," so it doesn't have a "level" like those modalities do.

What is Double Talkers?
Each Double Talkers event has a theme around which coaches and participants discuss the similarities and differences between English and another language . We compare the two languages side-by-side. We all offer and learn alternative ways to say things in both languages: vocabulary, phrasing, practical country-specific terms, etc.

This is why Double Talkers is both beginner-friendly as well being an opportunity for more advanced learners to learn new things and hear native speech from around the world.

At Double Talkers, everyone is both learner and expert. You can use either language or mix the two languages to say what you want. Then we fill in the gaps: together.

You can ask a question, answer a question, guess a meaning, offer an interpretation, or give us specific examples of how the language is spoken in your location.

Using your native language is not a "problem" because others can benefit from hearing your native speech.

At Double Talkers, it is never too late to learn to communicate better in another language.

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Please Note: We are recruiting more volunteer hosts and co-hosts at this time. Co-hosting requires no teaching experience, just the heart of a teacher. You don't have to be fully bilingual in both languages because you won't host alone. Send us a message to find out more!

Double Talkers is sponsored by Parlay Vacay: English Immersion Weekends (and Online Language Coaching). Parlay Vacay offers short, in-person holiday style English courses for small groups in great destinations and many options to learn English and other languages online.

Click to visit our sponsor ParlayVacay and follow Parlay Vacay on LinkedIn.
Follow us on Twitter @ParlayVacay as well as Double_Talkers.

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Policy of Membership
Thank you for joining Double Talkers! Membership is free. Besides respectful behavior during events, we ask 3 things of our members.

To join, maintain membership, and participate in our events, you must:

  1. Provide genuine answers to our admission questions--otherwise, we will assume you are either a bot or aren't genuinely interested.
  2. Never solicit other members for anything unrelated such as dating, outside sales, or proselytizing. You will be removed without warning. Please report this if it happens to you!
  3. Maintain an accurate RSVP. Members will be removed after the third "no-show" RSVP in a row.

Thank you for your cooperation and helping us make this a safe and friendly community.

WELCOME TO DOUBLE TALKERS!

Upcoming events (4+)

Spanish and English FREE Dual Language Learning Hour

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[Esta descripción está en inglés seguida del español.]
This description is in English followed by the Spanish.

ZOOM NAME MATCH
To enter the event, your "Zoom name" must MATCH the name used to register for the event here on Meetup.

Thank you!
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Do you wish you were bilingual in English and Spanish?
If your answer is YES, then Double Talkers is for you!

Double Talkers is NOT A CLASS with a "level."
Double Talkers is NOT A “CONVERSATION GROUP” (even if we converse).

Double Talkers hosts bilingual learning EVENTS.
Whether you're a total beginner or advanced, Double Talkers will expand your bilingualism.

Double Talkers is something NEW!
Double Talkers is a more natural way for curious learners to learn languages. Compare them! Mix them! Learn from AND teach each other!

Comparing is how adults learn languages.
Double Talkers helps us discover how two languages are similar and different AND how FUN it is TO BECOME bilingual.

At Double Talkers, everyone is learner--and an expert!
Sometimes you will ask a question. Sometimes you will answer a question. When you don't understand, speak up and let us know! Those who understand will help you understand too. It will help them reinforce (or check) their understanding.

3 Important Tips:
1. Instead of taking notes, relax and pay close attention. Be present! Don’t worry that you may never hear the words again because you will.
2. Participate! This includes asking any questions at any time. Use either language or mix them. Ask questions anytime!
3. When you know all the answers, let others try too and be willing to help. Helping will reinforce (and check) your own knowledge.

Thank you for attending Double Talkers. We're SO glad you're here!

COINCIDIR NOMBRE DE ZOOM
Para ingresar al evento, su "nombre de Zoom" debe COINCIDIR con el nombre utilizado para registrarse para el evento aquí en Meetup.

¡Gracias!
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¿Te gustaría ser bilingüe en inglés y español?
Si su respuesta es SÍ, ¡Double Talkers es para usted!

Double Talkers NO ES UNA CLASE con un "nivel".
Double Talkers NO ES UN “GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN” (incluso si conversamos).

Double Talkers organiza EVENTOS de aprendizaje bilingüe.
Ya sea que sea un principiante total o un avanzado, Double Talkers ampliará su bilingüismo.

Double Talkers es algo NUEVO!
Double Talkers es una forma más natural para que los estudiantes curiosos aprendan idiomas. ¡Compararlos! ¡Mézclalos! ¡Aprender de Y enseñarnos unos a otros!

Comparando es cómo los adultos aprenden idiomas.
Double Talkers nos ayuda a descubrir cómo dos idiomas son similares y diferentes Y lo DIVERTIDO que es SER bilingüe.

En Double Talkers, todos son aprendices, ¡y expertos!
A veces harás una pregunta. A veces responderá a una pregunta. Cuando no entienda, hable y háganoslo saber. Aquellos que entienden te ayudarán a entender también. Les ayudará a reforzar (o comprobar) su comprensión.

3 consejos importantes:
1. En lugar de tomar notas, relájate y presta mucha atención. ¡Estar! No se preocupe de que nunca vuelva a escuchar las palabras porque lo hará.
2. ¡Participa! Esto incluye hacer cualquier pregunta en cualquier momento. Utilice cualquiera de los dos idiomas o mézclelos. ¡Haz preguntas en cualquier momento!
3. Cuando sepa todas las respuestas, deje que otros también lo intenten y esté dispuesto a ayudar. Ayudar reforzará (y comprobará) su propio conocimiento.

Gracias por asistir a Double Talkers. ¡Estamos MUY contentos de que estés aquí!

French and English FREE Dual Language Learning Hour

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[Cette description en anglais est suivie du français]
This description is in English followed by the French.

ZOOM NAME MATCH
To enter the event, your "Zoom name" must MATCH the name on your meetup profile. This is for group security.
10-MINUTE LOCK
All events will be locked TEN MINUTES after the start time. New participants will not be allowed to enter more than ten minutes late.
Thank you!

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Do you wish you were bilingual in English and French?
If your answer is YES, then Double Talkers is for you!

Double Talkers is NOT A CLASS with a "level."
Double Talkers is NOT A “CONVERSATION GROUP” (even if we converse).

Double Talkers hosts bilingual learning EVENTS.
Whether you're a total beginner or advanced, Double Talkers will expand your bilingualism.

Double Talkers is something NEW!
Double Talkers is a more natural way for curious learners to learn languages. Compare them! Mix them! Learn from AND teach each other!

Comparing is how adults learn languages.
Double Talkers helps us discover how two languages are similar and different AND how FUN it is TO BECOME bilingual.

At Double Talkers, everyone is a learner--and an expert! Sometimes you will ask a question. Sometimes you will answer a question.
When you don't understand, speak up and let us know! Those who understand will help you understand too. It will help them reinforce (or check) their understanding.

3 Important Tips:
1. Instead of taking notes, relax and pay close attention. Being fully present will help you learn more than anything else you can do.
2. Participate! Use either language or mix them. Ask questions anytime!
3. When you know all the answers, let others try too and be willing to help. Helping will reinforce (and check) your own knowledge.

Thank you for attending Double Talkers. We're SO glad you're here!

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CORRESPONDANCE DE NOM ZOOM
Pour participer à l'événement, votre "nom Zoom" doit CORRESPONDRE au nom sur votre profil meetup. C'est pour la sécurité du groupe.

VERROUILLAGE 10 MINUTES
Tous les événements seront verrouillés DIX MINUTES après l'heure de début. Les nouveaux participants ne seront pas autorisés à entrer plus de dix minutes en retard.

Merci!
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Souhaitez-vous être bilingue en anglais et en français?
Si votre réponse est OUI, alors Double Talkers est fait pour vous !
Double Talkers n'est PAS UNE CLASSE avec un "niveau".
Double Talkers n'est PAS UN « GROUPE DE CONVERSATION » (même si nous conversons).
Double Talkers organise des ÉVÉNEMENTS d'apprentissage bilingue.
Que vous soyez débutant ou avancé, Double Talkers développera votre bilinguisme.

Double Talkers est quelque chose de NOUVEAU !

Double Talkers est un moyen plus naturel pour les apprenants curieux d'apprendre les langues. Comparez-les! Mélange les! Apprenez les uns des autres ET enseignez-vous les uns les autres !

Comparer, c'est comment les adultes apprennent les langues.
Double Talkers nous aide à découvrir comment deux langues sont similaires et différentes ET combien il est AMUSANT DE DEVENIR bilingue.

Chez Double Talkers, tout le monde est apprenant et expert ! Parfois, vous poserez une question. Parfois, vous répondrez à une question.
Si vous ne comprenez pas, parlez-en et faites-le nous savoir ! Ceux qui comprennent vous aideront à comprendre aussi. Cela les aidera à renforcer (ou à vérifier) ​​leur compréhension.

3 conseils importants :
1. Au lieu de prendre des notes, détendez-vous et faites très attention. Être pleinement présent vous aidera à apprendre plus que tout ce que vous pouvez faire d'autre.
2. Participez ! Utilisez l'une ou l'autre langue ou mélangez-les. Posez des questions à tout moment !
3. Lorsque vous connaissez toutes les réponses, laissez les autres essayer aussi et soyez prêt à vous aider. Aider renforcera (et vérifiera) vos propres connaissances.

Merci d'avoir participé à Double Talkers. Nous sommes TELLEMENT heureux que vous soyez ici !

NEW! Spanish-English Bilingual Debate (Limited Series)

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[El español sigue al inglés.]

If you speak Spanish and want to improve your English or if you speak English and want to improve your Spanish, this new challenge is for you: dual-language debate. Learn to talk about what matters.

Participate in Spanish or English. You can also mix the languages. What does that mean? Say everything you can in your target language; use your original language to say the rest. The coaches and other participants will help you fill in the gaps.

Every event in this limited series will have a new topic revealed 2 weeks in advance.

Come to participate or be in the audience (indicate this when you register). We use a timer, so all participants will get the chance to speak. Listening carefully is also very important in debating. Of course, civility is also crucial and will be maintained at all times.

You don't have to prepare ahead of time. Just come prepared to have fun and try! Enjoy expanding your bilingualism!

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Si hablas español y quieres mejorar tu inglés o si hablas inglés y quieres mejorar tu español, este reto es para ti: debate bilingüe. Aprende a hablar de lo que importa.

Participa en español o inglés. También puedes mezclar los idiomas. ¿Qué significa eso? Di todo lo que puedas en tu idioma de destino; use su idioma original para decir el resto. Los entrenadores y otros participantes te ayudarán a llenar los vacíos.

Cada evento de esta serie limitada tendrá un nuevo tema revelado con 2 semanas de anticipación.

Ven a participar o estar en la audiencia (indícalo cuando te registres). Usamos un temporizador, por lo que todos los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de hablar. Escuchar atentamente también es muy importante en el debate. Por supuesto, el civismo también es muy importante y se mantendrá en todo momento.

No tienes que prepararte con anticipación. ¡Solo ven preparado para divertirte y probar! ¡Disfruta ampliando tu bilingüismo!

Italian and English FREE Dual Language Learning Hour

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[Una descrizione dell'evento è in inglese seguito da italiano.]
A description of the event is in English followed by Italian.

ZOOM NAME MATCH
Your "Zoom name" must MATCH the name used to register for the event here on Meetup. Unknown individuals can't be admitted to events.

10-MINUTE LOCK
All events will be locked TEN MINUTES after the start time.

Thank you!

Parlay Vacay: English Immersion Weekends and Online Language Coaching
Coach Kati's Page: ParlayVacay.com/Kati
Twitter: @ParlayVacay @Double_Talkers

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Hello!
Do you speak English and want to learn Italian?
Do you speak Italian and want to learn English?

This event is for BOTH!
Suitable for beginners through intermediate learners.

Double Talkers events are low-level pressure but high-level fun. We lead bilingual games, challenges, and other learning activities. You can participate in either language as you feel comfortable.

Participants will receive the online meeting link before the meetup.

Please tell others about our event! Thank you!

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ZOOM NOME CORRISPONDENZA
Il tuo "nome Zoom" deve CORRISPONDERE al nome utilizzato per registrarti all'evento qui su Meetup. Individui sconosciuti non possono essere ammessi agli eventi.

BLOCCO DI 10 MINUTI
Tutti gli eventi saranno bloccati DIECI MINUTI dopo l'orario di inizio.
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Ciao!
Parli inglese e vuoi imparare l'italiano?
Parli italiano e vuoi imparare l'inglese?

Questo evento è per ENTRAMBI!
Adatto a principianti fino a studenti intermedi.

Gli eventi Double Talkers sono a basso livello di pressione ma di alto livello. Conduciamo giochi, sfide e altre attività di apprendimento bilingue. Puoi partecipare in entrambe le lingue quando ti senti a tuo agio.

I partecipanti riceveranno il link all'incontro online prima dell'incontro.
Per favore, parla agli altri del nostro evento! Grazie!

Past events (62)

Italian and English FREE Dual Language Learning Hour

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