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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!

Upcoming events (4+)

[online] 🇪🇸 Spanish through conversation, culture, history and news

If you would like to improve your Spanish*, grab a coffee and come and explore all things Spanish in this friendly and supportive group.

We always start with a conversation or speaking activity. After that we have different themes, which may be topic or a language-based. We are just about to start a new topic about a particular food culture in Spain.

**New pricing structure: If 3 people attend (the minimum number) the contribution is £10 each. If 4 people attend it is £7.50 each, and for 5 or more it is £7**

*To make the most of the group you will already have some knowledge of present, future and past tenses, and be able to attempt a short conversation.

Deadline for RSVP: 12 noon Tuesday. Link is sent out after deadline, with confirmation of the contribution level. 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 and familiarise you with Zoom if you haven't used it before. Please respond before the deadline for RSVPs, as we need to meet in time for your payment to be made.

🇫🇷 🇧🇪 🇨🇭French conversation online (ZOOM)

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This event is for anyone who wants to take their French to the next level up and would like to work on more advanced texts and structure. There will still be ample opportunities to practise your spoken French and a sense of humour is always welcome!

This event will be facilitated by a French native speaker. £ 7 contribution please.

These are very enjoyable social occasions - the aim is communication, not perfection.
À bientôt!

Catherine

🇩🇪🇦🇹🇨🇭German lunchtime conversation

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Come and practise your German conversation skills over a coffee/drink or a sandwich/pub lunch in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in a private, well-ventilated room:”The Stevens Room” at a friendly pub near Redhill train and bus stations: "The Home Cottage". The Home Cottage pub is at the junction of Redstone Hill (the A25) and Cavendish Road. The postcode is: RH1 4AW. The location is also shown on the pub's own website: http://www.homecottageredhill.com
In the daytime on weekdays you can normally park fairly easily (free of charge) for up to two hours in the little roads around the pub. Alternatively, the car park in the Belfry shopping centre in the centre of Redhill is relatively inexpensive: www.redhillbelfry.co.uk
NB this event will last for 90 minutes, but feel free to arrive later or to leave earlier if you need to.

This Meetup® event is for anyone with at least a basic conversational level of German. Perhaps you did some German at school, have been learning German by self-study or like to go to German-speaking countries for holidays and would like to gain further confidence in a supportive conversation group? If so, this event is for you! (This conversation event is not suitable for complete beginners, but if you're looking for beginners' classes you can find German and other language classes at all levels at East Surrey College in Redhill - their prospectus is online).

We also welcome to this event any German native speakers who would like to practise their English or who would simply like to socialise in their native language with people who live or work locally who enjoy speaking German. If you're a German native speaker this event will be free of charge for you.

The group is facilitated by a qualified, experienced teacher of German and English. £5 contribution please.

These are very enjoyable social occasions - the aim is communication, not perfection. You will find us in the private room known as “The Stevens Room” (which is very well ventilated, with three large windows that open onto the garden) and you will see the sign: "German Conversation" on our table.

We will follow the rules/advice on social distancing that apply at the time. Please bring a mask in case you need it.
Bis dann!
Angie.

🇫🇷 🇧🇪 🇨🇭 Relaxed French conversation online (ZOOM)

Needs a location

Please note new time of Monday 11:30.

This is for those who just want to enjoy practising their spoken French in an informal way online and is open to all levels.

This event will be facilitated by a French native speaker. £7 contribution please.

These are very enjoyable social occasions - the aim is communication, not perfection.
À bientôt!

Catherine

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