What we're about
Do you enjoy speaking different languages and making new friends? Why not join our group and come and practise your - French, Spanish, German, occasionally Italian and, very occasionally, other language (e.g. Dutch) - conversation skills in a friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere at various venues in Reigate, Redhill, Merstham, Caterham and surrounding areas! N.B. most of our events are online (on Zoom) at the moment. Please join our group using your first name. There's a small charge for some of our events (if there is a charge for an event it will be shown within the event details and when you book a place the organiser of the event will contact you with details of how to pay). Some of our events are free of charge.
As well as providing opportunities to practise your foreign language conversation skills these Meetup® events are also very enjoyable social events.
Please note that some of the venues we use also have gardens and/or tables outside. Please remember to check the outside areas too when you come to an event, in case the group is sitting outside.
If you join our group but would like to opt out of receiving emails about our events (or to reduce emails to a minimum) just click on your name to bring up your own profile (you can find your name in the list of members), then click on "Email settings" and then you can tick (or untick) the box "New Meetup scheduled" and any other boxes you like, to indicate when (if at all) you want to receive emails from our group. Even if you opt to receive no emails from our group you can always look here on our page now and then and check our "Upcoming Meetups" section to see new events, to click to indicate that you are coming to an event, to check for any potential changes to existing events or to cancel your booking if you need to. Event announcements are listed chronologically - to see the full list of events, please click on "Meetups" or "See all".
If you book to go to an event and then find that you can't go, that's not a problem but please do remember to click to change your RSVP from yes to no, so that the organiser of that event will know who's coming. "No shows" (i.e. booking to go to an event but not turning up and not changing the RSVP) can be very inconvenient for organisers and persistent 'no shows' may result in being removed from membership of our group.
If you'd like to explore some interesting posts and links to websites in Spanish, Italian, French or German, including links to news and cultural sites, a free online language learning app with free online courses in many different languages www.duolingo.com a huge range of online German resources www.learngermanonline.org a free online multilingual dictionary www.linguee.com European radio stations www.listenlive.eu town twinning www.reigatebansteadtwinning.co.uk or free online German courses with Deutsche Welle www.dw.com why not visit us on Facebook at “Reigate, Redhill & Caterham Language Café. Looking forward to meeting you at a language event soon!