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.
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:
- Provide genuine answers to our admission questions--otherwise, we will assume you are either a bot or aren't genuinely interested.
- 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!
- 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!