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Language Exchange Speed Friending at Houston Public Library (Galleria)
This Speed-Friending Event is for ALL LANGUAGES & SUBJECTS. This is a joint speed-friending event between Houston Public Library & Houston Language Partners in the large meeting room. Description: Would you consider teaching someone your native language in exchange for learning that person's language? (For instance: I'll teach you Spanish for 1/2 hour if you teach me English for a 1/2 hour, and meet once a week at a library or coffee shop.) A one-to-one language exchange is the quickest and most fun way to learn and practice languages (and other subjects) at no cost. This speed-friending event is a chance for people to meet others looking for language exchange partners in Houston, and get a few minutes of real life experience teaching each other. By the end of this event, you will increase your chances of finding a partner, and everyone who has never experienced language exchange before will have a little bit of experience doing it. Make new friends, learn new things, achieve new goals! For all adults and college students ages 18 & up. This is a public event, and all are welcome to attend our free speed-friending events both inside and outside of the group. No registration is required, so feel free to bring anyone you like. This is a joint meetup with the Houston English Language (https://www.meetup.com/HoustonEnglish/) group, and a joint sponsored event with the Houston Public Library. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-speed-friending-at-houston-public-library-galleria-tickets-50011979176 The Jungman Branch Public Library is in the Galleria at 5830 Westheimer in 77057. Note: This is a library sanctioned event in partnership with the Houston Public Library that will take place in the large meeting room.

Jungman Branch Library

5830 Westheimer Road · Houston, TX

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    What we're about

    Do you have an interest in learning and practicing a second language? Would you consider teaching someone your native language in exchange for learning theirs? (For instance: I'll teach you Spanish for 1/2 hour, if you teach me a 1/2 hour of English.)

    The Houston Language Partners is a group that anyone can join who is interested in finding a partner to practice language exchange. Language exchange means teaching your native language to someone else in exchange for learning their native language. You can do this by meeting up once a week (or more) with a language exchange partner for an hour or so at a library or coffee shop. It's also a great way to make new friends and learn about other cultures. Houston is a great resource with a diverse set of languages, and there are so many people who want to learn. Let’s match up to practice and learn from each other.

    We will meet socially as a group to have fun and hold speed-friending events to improve everyone's chances of finding a language partner. We will also hold events where we invite instructors to speak and give tips on how people can more effectively find practice partners and teach and learn from each other.

    Don't worry about feeling embarrassed if you don't know much of the language you want to learn, whether you are a complete beginner or very advanced, you can always get better by making new friends and practicing with someone who speaks the language and knows the culture. It takes practice with a partner to improve, and that's what this group is all about: finding partners who want to learn another language from each other!

    OUR PURPOSE:

    To encourage and promote multi-lingual skills

    To empower people from different backgrounds to learn from each other

    To promote diversity and cultural growth

    To build social networks through friendly interactions

    OUR MISSION:

    To create a scalable system for everyone in the Greater Houston community who wishes to improve their ability to communicate across cultural boundaries.

    OUR CORE VALUE:

    We believe our greatest resource is each other.

    You can also find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486327611455342/

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