What we're about

Edinburgh Language Exchange (ELE) aims to promote language learning through social interactions, whether that be a friendly chat in a bar, a walking trip around Edinburgh's many nooks and crannies or simply trying out new experiences (drama workshops, yoga, creative writing classes, etc.)

Because knowing foreign languages is a vital instrument in an ever globalising world, we see the importance of promoting bilingualism as well as providing the opportunities to achieve it.

The group is open to absolutely anyone, whether you're new to the area, just passing through or a true Edinburgher. There are no criteria in terms of level, although we would suggest that members have at least a basic grasp of the language they want to practise.

So, don't be shy, come down and say hello in whatever language you desire. You'll be sure to meet people who are just as excited about sharing their language and culture as learning about yours.

Upcoming events (4+)

Language Exchange Night | Brewdog Lothian Road

BrewDog Lothian Road

Due to the ongoing covid restrictions, this event has been capped at 20 reservations. If you find you are unable to attend, **please liberate your reservation** so that someone else may attend 😊

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If you fancy an evening of socialising and a chance to practise languages with others, come down to our multilingual chit-chat.

The proceedings are simple:

Step 1: turn up to our venue at the centrally located Brew Dog bar on Lothian Road

Step 2: we'll ask you what languages you already speak, and which ones you are looking to practice, and try to match you with another person with those languages

Step 3: Have lots of fun!

We look forward to meeting our members and organising further events on the calendar!

"Mit einem Freund im Dunkeln zu gehen ist besser als alleine im Licht zu gehen."

Language Exchange Night | Brewdog Lothian Road

BrewDog Lothian Road

Due to the ongoing covid restrictions, this event has been capped at 20 reservations. If you find you are unable to attend, **please liberate your reservation** so that someone else may attend 😊

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If you fancy an evening of socialising and a chance to practise languages with others, come down to our multilingual chit-chat.

The proceedings are simple:

Step 1: turn up to our venue at the centrally located Brew Dog bar on Lothian Road

Step 2: we'll ask you what languages you already speak, and which ones you are looking to practice, and try to match you with another person with those languages

Step 3: Have lots of fun!

We look forward to meeting our members and organising further events on the calendar!

"Mit einem Freund im Dunkeln zu gehen ist besser als alleine im Licht zu gehen."

Language Exchange Morning | Black Medecine, Nicolson Street

Black Medicine Coffee Co

Due to limited space, this event has been capped at 15 reservations. If you find you are unable to attend, **please liberate your reservation** so that someone else may attend 😊

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If you fancy a morning of coffee and socialising, and a chance to practise languages with others, come down to our multilingual chit-chat.

The proceedings are simple:

Step 1: turn up to our venue at the centrally located Black Medecine Coffee Co. on Nicolson Street

Step 2: we'll ask you what languages you already speak, and which ones you are looking to practice, and try to match you with a group to chat with in those languages

Step 3: Have lots of fun!

We look forward to meeting our members and organising further events on the calendar!

"Mit einem Freund im Dunkeln zu gehen ist besser als alleine im Licht zu gehen."

Language Exchange Night | Brewdog Lothian Road

BrewDog Lothian Road

Due to the ongoing covid restrictions, this event has been capped at 20 reservations. If you find you are unable to attend, **please liberate your reservation** so that someone else may attend 😊

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If you fancy an evening of socialising and a chance to practise languages with others, come down to our multilingual chit-chat.

The proceedings are simple:

Step 1: turn up to our venue at the centrally located Brew Dog bar on Lothian Road

Step 2: we'll ask you what languages you already speak, and which ones you are looking to practice, and try to match you with another person with those languages

Step 3: Have lots of fun!

We look forward to meeting our members and organising further events on the calendar!

"Mit einem Freund im Dunkeln zu gehen ist besser als alleine im Licht zu gehen."

Past events (83)

Language Exchange Night | Brewdog Lothian Road

BrewDog Lothian Road

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