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SF Babel: San Francisco's International Language Exchange Meetup


We try to provide a fun, friendly, relaxed group where you can practice speaking a new language and meet people from all over the world!

Our gathering takes place in a bar environment, so there is usually music playing and we hope to have a lot of people so it will be busy and bustling. This is obviously still a fairly new meet up, so invite lots of friends and just come hang out and practice another language!

All SF Babel Members get discounted draft beer! All you have to do is present your name tag (which you will receive at the event)


The idea of the group is that you give help to the group (helping those who are learning your native language) and you get help from the group (you are helped by others who speak the language you want to practice). This way everyone benefits!

We typically have native speakers of French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, German, Polish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Mandarin, Russian, Armenian, Arabic and many other languages.

When you arrive, just introduce yourself to Marcus and Matt and they will introduce you to others who speak the language you want to practice to get you started. It's fun and FREE!



We get started at 7:00 pm and the group is usually there until at least 10pm, but you can arrive and leave at whatever time you like.


If you have any comments, questions, problems, concerns or ideas, just talk to Marcus or Matt about it. We will do our best to make sure you have a positive experience!

Remember, this group is a hobby for us; we run it just for fun, we love it and we hope you will love it too!

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  • BioNet

    Hi, you could be interested at this association check out their free Italian movie nights in Berkeley (they are on Facebook too IISAUCB)

    August 8, 2014

  • Marcus J.

    Sorry about the noise from the warriors game! Despite that, I think it was still fun!

    April 30, 2014

  • Marcus J.

    I may be running a tad late. We will be near the bar on the two long tables!

    April 29, 2014

  • tanya/melody

    ah man, i get off work late tues..wish i could join. Are u open to other options like wkends, not only tues? Thnx marcus!

    April 28, 2014

    • Marcus J.

      Right now we are still only on Tuesday! I would love to do something another day but I would need a lot of help organizing! How Late?

      April 29, 2014

  • Marcus J.

    On top of the students coming from a variety of language schools, Middlebury College (and their language schools) will be sending some of their alumni to the event tonight! This will be a very fun night!

    March 17, 2014

    • Marcus J.

      They have confirmed at least 20 additional awesome alumni who will be showing up for the event this tuesday!

      April 23, 2014

    • Marcus J.

      Don't forget to bring ID if you are planning on grabbing a drink!

      April 26, 2014

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