What we're about

THE LANGUAGE LOVERS

The Language Lovers is a casual language-learning group based in Singapore. We welcome both language learners and proficient speakers. Come and join us and have an enjoyable time learning to say something new and say everything in a new way. Come and experience The Language Lovers and have loads of fun with us!

Currently, we organise meetups for learning Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean and Cantonese Chinese, German, Spanish, French, and Bahasa (Malayu & Indonesia). We also organise a Hokkien/Taiwanese meetup in collaboration with The Singapore Hokkien Language Meetup. So check out our various language sessions. Meetups for other languages will be available in the future when we have more resources (event organisers, event hosts and 'teachers').

The Language Lovers was interviewed by Mediacorp Channel 8 News 29 December 2018. Here's the news telecast on 30 December 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdaHZOO-6JU

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OUR APPROACH

We take a casual yet engaging approach towards helping everyone learn the language they are interested in through peer-teaching/peer-sharing. Anyone who speaks a language fluently, regardless of nationality, may be a 'teacher' of that language and help to 'teach' it. Our meetups are NOT structured classroom lessons; there is usually no lesson plan and we learn through conversation. Nonetheless, some ‘teachers’ may take it upon themselves to prepare learning materials, but this is entirely ad hoc. You can also bring your learning materials if you have (but the 'teachers' and other learners can decided if they want to use them).

Our meetups are free of charge and the ‘teachers’, just like the event organisers and hosts, are not paid for their 'teaching'. So, we urge everyone to be thankful for their very presence and sharing at the meetups.

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HELPING OUT

We are constantly looking out for ‘teachers’ and proficient speakers to help out at our meetups. We also want to expand our language repertoire. So, if you are keen to ‘teach’ or share your knowledge of a language, please let us know.
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ETIQUETTE

1. Attendance
We would appreciate it if you would attend the meetup events you have signed up for. We believe you understand that organisers and ‘teachers’ take time and effort to run the meetups. So it is only polite to attend the events which we have said we would. Because the purpose of our meetups is language-learning, rather than merely socialising, so if there are no learners, the events would be meaningless.

2. Expectation
Some individuals may have expectations of our meetups that differ from what we can offer. It is best to do a reality check. Firstly, all of our meetups are FREE of charge. Secondly, the organisers, event hosts and ‘teachers’ spend time and effort to plan and host events, doing all of these out of passion. No one makes money out of doing all these. Hence, it is only meaningful that learners come with an open mind. Of course, we welcome suggestions, but whether or not we could cater to every learner’s specific needs depends on whether we have the capacity to do so. Very often, our resources are limited. If you find that you need help at out meetups, feel free to speak to the event hosts or organisers and we can always try to sort things out. But experience tells us that individuals who take a proactive approach to learning – that is, by offering solutions rather that just voicing out dissatisfaction – learn better. So, we urge our meetup participants to be proactive in helping themselves and others learn, instead of passively waiting for the learning to happen for them.

3. Intent
We welcome anyone who in learning languages or helping others learn. However, if you have other intentions, such as recruiting members for your business or organisation or selling products or services, then this meetup is NOT a suitable platform for you. We are particularly wary of individuals who engage in multi-level marketing businesses coming to our meetups, and we will confront them if we feel or discover that they are preaching their ideologies and promoting their businesses, explicitly or covertly. We will not hesitate to ask such individuals to stop attending our meetups if they have been found to be pestering our members for such purposes.

Additionally, this is not a dating group, and we do not come welcome individuals who attend our event specifically to seek out romantic partners. There are many other meetups groups for that purpose; our purpose is solely language learning. Should we receive complaints from our members, we will investigate and will not hesitate to remove such the individuals involved from our group permanently. We will deal with complaints of harassment from members seriously.

Upcoming events (5)

Free Beginner's Spanish (Lesson 4 of 12) at Balestier Road (register by text)

Welcome to FREE SPANISH LANGUAGE CENTRE. Facebook group - Singapore Spanish Students I'm Colin and I have a university degree in Spanish from the university of Texas and Mexico. I have taught Spanish at O and A levels here in Singapore for 10 years. Now I manage a big charity which ships small items to the poor in northern Philippines and Sri Lanka. www.facebook.com/free.ukay However, some weeknights and weekends I'm available to teach Spanish for free to serious students who have good attendance. Basically, I don't want people to RSVP and not show up. Then you block someone serious from attending. Last year 2019, I conducted 56 free Spanish classes of 3 to 4 hours each. The response was very good but many regulars missed many classes due to travel. Right now, almost nobody is allowed to travel nor go to night clubs. So this is an excellent time for me to conduct Spanish lessons once again because attendance will be good. I plan to continue teaching until the government allows people to travel freely again. By then, the classes will stop permanently. We will use the book "2001 MOST USEFUL SPANISH WORDS" by Dover Language Guides. You don't need to buy the book if you can't find it. Students normally take photos of the necessary pages for that particular class. The book is only $8 from Kinokuniya. It has 200 pages with full English translations. This full course consists of 12 lessons of 3 hours each. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for your future trip to Spain, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and beyond. To be proficient in Spanish, the Spanish government recommends 750 class hours with intense vocabulary memorization outside of class. I will be providing you the first 36 hours to give you a good foundation. To register, please send me a what's app[masked] with 1) Your name 2) Clear photo of yourself 3) Your native language 4) Your Spanish level I can only allow 5 participants for each session as this is a live gathering. This is not zoom. In this class, real human beings will meet other real human beings. I don't like zoom because the video and sound quality is very bad. There's nothing like a real cozy class. You must wear your masks. I will get you to read the Spanish words aloud although I know that it will be difficult with a mask. We will try our best. Please bring a notebook and pen. WiFi will be provided free. The environment is very quiet. The venue is at balestier area. Block 35 Jalan Bahagia #10-244 Singapore[masked] Bus 124 from Newton mrt Bus 139 or 125 from Farrer Park mrt Bus 139 or 139M from Toa Payoh mrt Bus 186 from Queenstown mrt Bus 186 from Botanic Gardens mrt (cross bridge) Thanks Colin

Parlons francais ONLINE! French Conversations

Online event

Salut la compagnie ! Cannot get past bonjour and merci beaucoup for the longest time? Come online this time and pick up some French expressions at Parlons Francais ! – French Conversations, The Language Lovers latest meetup offering. Parlons Francais ! – French Conversations is free meetup event. At The Language Lovers, we practise a peer-teaching/peer-sharing approach, through which individuals learn languages from others who are willing to share their knowledge of those languages. At the same time, we make great friends from all over the world. WE WANT FRENCH SPEAKERS TOO If you are a French speaker, it would be great you could join us and help others learn the language. Learners of all levels are welcome. All our language-learning meetup events are free of charge. Rejoignez nous maintenant ! ______________________________________________ IMPORTANT Please connect to the link attached. We will be providing the password via meetup internal messaging to the people who registered. ______________________________________________ 1. NO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES We welcome anyone who is keen to learn a language or help others learn the language. However, this is NOT the platform for individuals who have other intentions, such as recruiting members for their business or organisation or selling products or services. We will not hesitate to ask such individuals to stop attending our meetups if they have been found to be pestering our members for such activity.

Free Beginner's Spanish (Lesson 5 of 12) at Balestier Road (register by text)

Welcome to FREE SPANISH LANGUAGE CENTRE. Facebook group - Singapore Spanish Students I'm Colin and I have a university degree in Spanish from the university of Texas and Mexico. I have taught Spanish at O and A levels here in Singapore for 10 years. Now I manage a big charity which ships small items to the poor in northern Philippines and Sri Lanka. www.facebook.com/free.ukay However, some weeknights and weekends I'm available to teach Spanish for free to serious students who have good attendance. Basically, I don't want people to RSVP and not show up. Then you block someone serious from attending. Last year 2019, I conducted 56 free Spanish classes of 3 to 4 hours each. The response was very good but many regulars missed many classes due to travel. Right now, almost nobody is allowed to travel nor go to night clubs. So this is an excellent time for me to conduct Spanish lessons once again because attendance will be good. I plan to continue teaching until the government allows people to travel freely again. By then, the classes will stop permanently. We will use the book "2001 MOST USEFUL SPANISH WORDS" by Dover Language Guides. You don't need to buy the book if you can't find it. Students normally take photos of the necessary pages for that particular class. The book is only $8 from Kinokuniya. It has 200 pages with full English translations. This full course consists of 12 lessons of 3 hours each. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for your future trip to Spain, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and beyond. To be proficient in Spanish, the Spanish government recommends 750 class hours with intense vocabulary memorization outside of class. I will be providing you the first 36 hours to give you a good foundation. To register, please send me a what's app[masked] with 1) Your name 2) Clear photo of yourself 3) Your native language 4) Your Spanish level I can only allow 5 participants for each session as this is a live gathering. This is not zoom. In this class, real human beings will meet other real human beings. I don't like zoom because the video and sound quality is very bad. There's nothing like a real cozy class. You must wear your masks. I will get you to read the Spanish words aloud although I know that it will be difficult with a mask. We will try our best. Please bring a notebook and pen. WiFi will be provided free. The environment is very quiet. The venue is at balestier area. Block 35 Jalan Bahagia #10-244 Singapore[masked] Bus 124 from Newton mrt Bus 139 or 125 from Farrer Park mrt Bus 139 or 139M from Toa Payoh mrt Bus 186 from Queenstown mrt Bus 186 from Botanic Gardens mrt (cross bridge) Thanks Colin

Utterly Korean 한국어 배우기 (SGEat Foodcourt, Tanjong Pagar)

SGEat Food Court, 100AM Mall Level 4

Come and join us at our 한국어 배우기 Utterly Korean meetup! Learn from proficient speakers in a friendly and casual atmosphere. Besides learning the language, you will also get to make new friends from all around the world. WE WANT KOREAN SPEAKERS TOO If you speak Korean, regardless if you are Korean, we welcome you to join us and share your Korean Language skills and help other learners learn. Learners of all levels are welcome. All our language-learning meetup events are free of charge. [ IMPORTANT ] Guidelines on using the food court at 100AM Mall: http://bit.ly/use100AM PHASE 2 MEASURES 1. Please do not attend the meetup if you have flu symptoms 2. WEAR MASKS while you are at the meetup unless you are eating or drinking 3. MAINTAIN 1 METER DISTANCING while sitting at tables 4. We will divide ourselves according to the expected turnout & maximum number of people allowable per table, to avoid overcrowding 5. The foodcourt management does not allow us to move around between tables or interact with another person from another table, while we are at the foodcourt _______________________________________________________ 1. NO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES We welcome anyone who is keen to learn a language or help others learn the language. However, this is NOT the platform for individuals who have other intentions, such as recruiting members for their business or organization or selling products or services. We will not hesitate to ask such individuals to stop attending our meetups if they have been found to be pestering our members for such purposes. 2. GETTING THERE Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar (Exit A) 3. LOCATING US INSIDE THE FOOD COURT Please look for the round tables next to the windows

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