The Manchester Stammtisch is a conversational social group. Our members are speaking German at various levels, from beginner to native speakers with different accents. As such we would recommend to have some knowledge of the German language when joining our events. Everybody with an interest in speaking German is welcome to join us at these meetings.
If you are learning German or planning to learn at some stage in the future, you can rest assured. Learning a language is one of the most common topics in our conversations. We are happy to share our experience with learning the language and language schools in the area. And if you are a student at one of the local language schools you have plenty of opportunities to practice what you have learned.
All events are published in the group's calendar. When you RSVP to an event you will receive updates and notifications for this event. For socialising events we meet fortnightly on Thursday’s at a pub. Please always check the calendar to find out where and when we meet. There is a attendance fee of £1 for these core events.
Our Tea Time events take place fortnightly on a Saturday (alternating weeks to the Thursday events). There is no attendance fee for Tea Time. These are better suited for conversations and first timers. Tea Time will always try to have an accessible barrier free and family friendly location.
In association with the Deutsch Centre we are promoting topical conversation classes on Fridays during term times. These classes are good for practising and getting to know teachers and students of the Deutsch Centre.
If there are still gaps in your calendar we can fill it with other events, like Stammtisch Kino, Gallery visits, Eating out, Going out and even going on walks and hikes. And when Die Mannschaft is playing at the Euro's or the Worldcup we will find a pub to watch it on German TV.
We strive to offer events that are accessible for everyone. Visitors and regulars of the Stammtisch are welcome to suggest venues that are suited better for all.
All members can suggest meetings and events. If you want to organise one event only or may be more you can become an Event Organiser or Co-Organiser. If you know of something related to German culture and language you can check with the organisers if we can promote such events or even go there together.
If you sign up for updates from the organisers you will be always kept in the loop about what's going on, change of locations and times and extra events and activities. When you join we will ask you a couple of questions to introduce yourself.
Please understand that this group is not open to commercial activities, advertising or recruiting of any form. The organiser team has the permission to remove such messages or even members who are continuing with such activities.
The Stammtisch Manchester is run by its members and the organiser team. It is important to us that we share our experiences and help each other to create enjoyable events and have a good time.