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 free online German course for beginners from "Deutsche Welle" (www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469), a free online multilingual dictionary (www.linguee.com), European radio stations via the internet (www.listenlive.eu) and links re town twinning with France and Germany (www.reigatebansteadtwinning.co.uk), why not visit us on Facebook at: "Reigate, Redhill & Caterham Language Café".

Looking forward to meeting you at a language Meetup® event soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

Reigate Re-united FRENCH(ZOOM)

Online event

This will be an all-level French discussion session for members of both groups as many are on holiday. I really look forward to seeing you again

A bientôt

Please note that the event will be cancelled the night before if there are fewer than 3 members attending

[online] 🇪🇸 Spanish for intermediate learners

Online event

Would you like to improve your Spanish by talking, listening, watching and reading about a wide range of themes in a friendly and supportive event? It's not a formal lesson, but there is some structure and every time we meet we look at different topics, or maybe a little bit of grammar (very easy!), or some new words. the group is sociable and fun. Your £7 contribution includes useful handouts for you to keep.

To make the most of this event, you will already know enough Spanish to have a short conversation using present, future and past tenses.

Recently we have listened/read/watched videos about weddings in the Spanish speaking world, Salta in Argentina and a national park in Ecuador. We always make time for some conversation. In short grammar sections, we have looked at prepositions, phrases with estar and ser, uses of verbs such as hacerse and ponerse, and touched on the imperative and subjunctive. We will be continuing to look at the subjunctive from time to time.

Deadline for RSVP: 12 noon Wednesday. Link is sent out after deadline. Payment should be made between receiving the link and the start of the meeting. If you are new to this group, I will contact you to arrange a short meeting to give you payment details. Please respond before the deadline for RSVPs, as we need to meet in time for your payment to be made.

Minimum number is four participants, maximum is 10. If there are less than four people signed up, the meeting will be cancelled just after the deadline.

[online] 🇪🇸 Spanish 'Encuentro' - for not quite beginners

This Meetup® group is for people who already know some Spanish - perhaps from holidays or previous studies. You should know how to form the regular present tense and have basic vocabulary including verbs, nouns and adjectives. You can already meet and greet, ask and answer basic questions and you can talk about yourself and your family. You are familiar with some irregular present tense verbs. If you are not sure if this is the right level for you, please send me a message.

**Please note that we use a text book. It is not possible to share a textbook while our events are online**

It's not a formal lesson, it's meant to be enjoyable and sociable, but there are exercises, including listening and reading, and handouts are provided (in PDF form while we are online).

£7 contribution please. Payment is made between receiving the link and the start of the meeting. If you are new to this group, I will contact you to arrange a quick meeting online to give you payment details. Please reply before the deadline for RSVP as this quick meeting must take place before the event.

Deadline for RVSP is 12noon on Wednesday. If there are less than three people who have RSVP'd to attend, I will postpone the session to the following week. I will also message anyone who has RSVP'd.

The maximum number for this event is eight people plus the organiser.

☘️German conversation walk in Priory Park (weather permitting)🌿🦆

Location visible to members

Come and join us for a 1-hour gentle stroll in Priory Park, Reigate while chatting in German. We'll meet at 1.30pm in front of Morrisons supermarket, at the corner nearest to Priory Park. Please bring a mask/face covering in case you need it (e.g. in case you need to use the toilet in the park) and, if necessary, a mac/umbrella in case of light rain. If it rains too heavily the event will be postponed to a future day. This event is suitable for members (and any guests of members) with at least a basic conversational level of German. There's a £5 charge for this event which will be collected in cash on the day (but it will be free of charge for any German native speakers). We'll follow any current rules/guidance on social distancing outdoors.

Bis dann!


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