FREE Language exchange! Learn a new language! :-)

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Every week on Thursday

The Joint Bar

35 Elizabeth St · Melbourne

How to find us

we're on level 2 (upstairs and then upstairs again) look for the flags table!

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Please note, this is a free event and your booking is required. To book, please RSVP to this event and comment "I'm going" in the discussion section, along with the language you can teach (for instance (#teachSpanish) and the language you are learning (#learnFrench).

=== INTRO ===
Every week, over 250 people from 23+ countries meet at out language exchange to practice a new language and make new friends over a beer. The first thing you will notice when you goto New To Melbourne is the great community atmosphere; people in our group are friendly and helpful and always welcoming of new group members. I hope you can bring a friend and join us for some language practice! :D

Our language exchange is free and runs every Thursday night, there's $8 Nachos and $12 parmigianas if you arrive at 6pm and want some dinner ;-)

Remember to post the language you speak as a hashtag: #TeachFrench in the comments along with the language you are looking to learn #LearnEnglish. People often look through the comments and contact people so they can meet and swap languages on the night :-) So remember to post your languages! We suggest messaging people you want to swap a language with and then you can meet in-person on Thursday!

Event cost: FREE! (Please remember to rsvp)

What a language exchange?
If you're new to this group, the language swap is where you can make new friends and pickup a new language over a drink! To understand how it works, it's best to come along one night - it's easier than explaining.

Arrive at 6pm for language practice while groups are still forming.

===== FORMAT =====
When you arrive, you receive a badge with your native language and the languages you would like to learn. Place them on your chest with your native language on the right and other languages you are learning on the left. Then go meet people and exchange languages!

What to bring: Pen and Paper and good vibes!
Age Group: 18+

===== MENU =====
The management gave us a special menu with some cheap eats :-)

Shoestring fries - with tomato sauce ($5)
Wedges w/ sour cream & sweet chilli sauce ($5)
Mac & Cheese Bites with Spicy mayo ($5)
Chlli Chicken Wings with Aioli ($5)
Spicy Potato Balls with Spicy Mayo ($5)

Double Black Cans ($7.5)
Captain Morgan ($5.5)
Blonde Stubbies ($5.5)
House Wine ($6)
Peroni Stubbies ($6)

===== MISSION =====
Our mission is to share language, share cultures and help people make friends through free language exchange... and have fun while doing it!

===== FACEBOOK GROUPs =====
We run the "New To Melbourne! Talk Page" Facebook group where people organise coffee days, meetups and find travel buddies. You can join it here:

And we also run the "Fluent Fast! Language Partners" Facebook group for people looking to find a languages partner: You can join it here:

Both groups are popular, have some good people in them and worth joining.

===== NEW TO MELBOURNE! =====
This event is run by New to Melbourne! We run fun and affordable event for people mostly between 18-35 from all over the world including aussies. It's a great place to meet new people, discover amazing new places and I often find some great events that are super cheap :-)

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