Identity & Language groups near California
Spanish conversation club every week 🏆 San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
We are a group of native Spanish speakers who love sharing and teach our native language. We have more than 18 years of experience and pedagogical training as teachers and tutors.
Let's get together to improve your Spanish conversation and grammar skills by socializing and exchanging experiences while you learn. Every time we meet, we will talk about different topics, this is a group for all those interested in correcting and improving the languages. Members are admitted at any level.
We offer private lessons being the best and fastest way to achieve your specific goals such as conversation, grammar, preparation for future trips, learning the language in all abilities, etc.
You decide time and days you would like to take the lessons and we adjust to your schedule even on weekends, mornings or evenings.
We also offer online group classes by zoom for up to a maximum of 5 or 6 students in order to practice conversational skills, each session lasts 1 hour and a half. The classes are divided into three levels (basic, intermediate, advanced) and take place every week in different schedules.
Here you have a video how our lessons are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s2RC-wReUo
Nos vemos pronto
LezBayIns: Lesbians Around The Bay Over 50
This Meetup is for Lesbians over 50 who live anywhere in the Bay Area (south, north, east, or SF) who want more options to do fun, interesting, artistic, athletic, intellectual, culinary, outdoor, indoor, pretty much anything with other Lesbians over 50 anywhere in the Bay Area...*THIS IS YOUR MEET UP...AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO POST THEIR EVENT IDEAS!*
If there's a performance (film, play, concert, comedy...) you want to attend with other lesbians over 50...
If you have a favorite dining or drinking venue OR you want to check out a new one with other lesbians over 50...
If there's an outdoor spot you love (beach, woods, trails, urban) you'd like to explore with other lesbians over 50...
If you have a hobby or interest you'd enjoy sharing with other lesbians over 50...
You get the idea! The sky's the limit, and the whole Bay Area is our playground.
We are 4 lesbian co-organizers (all over 50), but anyone who joins this Meetup group can propose, and then post & host a Meetup. The 4 of us will get things started, but the goal is to "open this up" so a wide variety of interests and Bay Area locations are eventually represented.
DISCLAIMER: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers, not professional guides. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests will hold no one liable in case of injury or mishap. Hiking, other outdoor activities, and travel to/from events are not risk-free. You are solely responsible for your preparedness and well-being.
Sacramento Lesbian Professionals Social Group
SLPSG is geared towards female identified and AFAB people in the LBTQ community. This is an inclusive group.
We host a variety of social events including mixers, dinners, bookclub, and other fun times!
We hope that this allows for human connections, and professional networking.
A profile picture and answers to the questions are required for membership approval
SF Lesbians 50+ Getting Together
San Francisco, CA
This group is for women interested in joining open-minded lesbians in a variety of cultural and social activities in San Francisco and the Bay Area. While primarily designed for lesbians over fifty, it is open to all queer women. Our goal is to provide a fun, easy-going, embracing climate to meet and socialize with other women. We are looking forward to shared good times and thoughtful conversations.
Events may include theater, kayaking, movies, dances, dining, dog walks, art making, lectures, protest marches, bike rides, picnics, and anything else of interest to the community.
Disclaimer: The organizers and leaders of this group are volunteers. When joining, you agree to attend all events at your own risk. You and your guests will hold no one liable in case of injury or mishap.
【SF】Japanese - English language exchange at Online
San Francisco, CA
Hello, my name is Ryu😊 I am Japanese🇯🇵 I can speak a little English
My favorite food is Udon. (Japanese noodle)
This group aims to create online opportunities for "language exchange" in which "Japanese learners who can speak English" and "English learners who can speak Japanese" practice and teach each other's learning languages.
We are also considering holding it at the same time as Japan and other countries.
I don’t know if it’s correct ( because I can speak only a little English ) but I think that talking with someone is the best way to learn a language. In addition, I believe that we can discover new wisdom and values through the opportunity to talk with people from different cultures.
Nowadays, it is not easy for us to go abroad.
But online, wherever we are, we can create opportunities for "language exchange" with each other.
I am happy that various exchanges will be born from here to all over the world.
I also want to create an opportunity where "global friends become more normal".
Let’s join and have fun👍.
SF German Stammtisch
San Francisco, CA
Amiable group who enjoy speaking German and good company! This group is open to anyone who would like to further their German language exposure. Varying levels of proficiency exist among the members so do not be intimidated. We also have native German Speakers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. Hope to see you all soon at the next meetup. We are a very friendly group and welcome anyone with an interest in the German language :)
Please include a profile photo that shows your face, so that people can recognize you at meetups.
Event organizers are needed. If you would like to host an event please write the organizer to discuss it.
Want to listen to news in German? The Deutsche Welle livestream is available on https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelle
This is a conversation group and may not be used for marketing or promotional purposes. Unhosted in-person meetups will not be approved either. <br>
Two or more no-shows within a twelve month period will be grounds for a one year ban from the group. For events with limited seating, one no-show will result in removal, as noted in the event announcement. The locales which have hosted us in the past are beginning to re-open. Every no-show impacts their bottom line.
Kick Ass Group for Gay Men
San Francisco, CA
KickAss is a social group for gay men that seeks to provide a fun and diverse array of social activities open to all. We provide opportunities for gay men to interact that aim to go beyond the traditional stereotypes of what being ‘gay’ and ‘social’ mean.
Our diverse agenda strives to provide something for everyone. A hike, a movie or a dinner, whatever the activity, we seek for our members to enjoy themselves along a group of similarly minded men and friends.
True to our values, our goal is to share our special group with gay men throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
We are KickAss and so are you!
We are a community of gay men that choose to engage with one another as both members and as well as friends. Despite our individual differences, we are one group that provides opportunity for participation for all.
We seek to provide an environment for learning, growth as well as personal enjoyment. We aim for an agenda of wide varying activities that will spark interest and curiosity for all our members. Intellectual, physical and social exploration is key to our mission.
We accept and welcome members from all backgrounds. Our goal is to bring together individuals who seek each other’s company with the highest levels of respect and tolerance for one another.
Robert, Ryan, Gary, and Eric
***We are in no way affiliated with "Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome" and vice versa****
Palo Alto, CA
Bienvenue au village Gaulois!
Dans une ambiance détendue notre communauté propose aux amoureux de la culture française de se rencontrer autour d'activités variées, telles que bars, dîners, randonnées, brunchs, pique-niques, barbecues, et visites culturelles.
Notre groupe est fait pour vous si vous voulez discuter en français et faire de nouvelles rencontres!
La plupart des événements ont lieu en soirée ou le week-end, dans le sud de la Baie.
Rejoignez également notre page Facebook pour être tenu au courant de nos événements.
Notre communauté compte des Gaulois des quatre coins du monde: francais, mexicains, americains, taiwanais, russes, suisses, chinois, et bien d'autres pays!
Notre communauté est ouverte a tous les francophones. Nous avons simplement 2 regles: parler en francais (pas d'anglais a nos evenements) et respecter les autres.
Pierre, Stéphanie, Philip
Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them
San Francisco, CA
We welcome all bisexual women, bi-curious women and all women who love bi women from anywhere in the nation or world. Please join us once a month for this online support group. As everyone starts to get outside we want to be a safe haven for anyone who is still at home during the pandemic. We require that you sign up with your current face photo so we can verify you are a woman. Please have your video on when entering an online meeting or you will be removed from the zoom meeting. We want to build trust and real friendship throughout time and sharing in mutual reciprocation when it comes to photo and video is a way to get closer to one another. There will be some collaboration with other queer groups throughout the world so we hope that you find this support group connective and expansive for our community. Please spread the word about this new meetup group!
April 1, 2021 Update:
Any member who has not been active for over 4 months will be removed. If you are interested in getting together in person once the pandemic is over then you can stay an active member of this group by checking this meetup page every few weeks. Meetup.com will update you as an active member each time you click on this meetup page (even if you cannot make it to the online meeting). If you are removed please re-submit to re-join the group. You must have a photo (further away with body and face or wearing sunglasses facing the camera are okay if you aren't out ) to retain membership. Thank you everyone!
Book Club Dropouts
Palo Alto, CA
ABOUT US: <br>This is a multifaceted social club. Preferential recruitment is extended to LGBTQ people of any gender, but STR8's may be permitted with a chaperone.¹ Those who are keenly in tune with the humor and cultural milieu of Gay Twitter receive additional consideration. We read voraciously (ask us for great queer YA recommendations),² we love to learn, we play bar trivia and mostly lose, we hang out at the park and other outdoor locations, we like board games, we like meeting new people. And, we're very nice.
ABOUT YOU: <br>LGBTQ-identifying or straight but nice about it. Probably (but not necessarily) in your 20's in the SF peninsula area. Looking for friends and things to do. Likes good, wholesome fun. Could be convinced to go for a hike maybe.
STRICTLY FORBIDDEN: <br>- harassment of any kind <br>- homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, derogatory language, or any other behavior that compromises our ability to create a safe and welcoming space for all members <br>
--------------------- <br>The Fine Print
¹You can come if you're straight, you don't actually need a chaperone. It was just a joke. Also, we won't grill anyone about their sexual orientation or gender identity, so you don't have to disclose anything you don't want to share. Let us know your pronouns though. <br>²You may be wondering, "If you love to read so much, why are you Book Club Dropouts?" It's because we actually read way too fast for the pacing of a normal book club, plus we like hanging out more regularly than a normal book club does. It's kinda like an Anti-Book Club-Book Club. Something like that. Plus we do other stuff. And we got really tired of trying to pick a cooler name.
Online zoom and coffee with other global humans
San Francisco, CA
The group promotes human to human interaction by organising online zoom meetings with a limited number of participants.
We are so engrossed in our daily routines - real life and SNS - that it becomes difficult at times to just have a normal, casual chat with other human beings. Friends and family aren't always available when we are for casual conversations. It's become more and more difficult to get out of the house to meet new people. Join this group for regular, positive, and light hearted conversations with interesting strangers from around the world from the comfort of your home.
NorCal Asian American
San Mateo, CA
Welcome to the NorCal Asian American group!
We were originally formed back in 2011 and have now grown to 6700+ members! Our group is for men and women of Asian descent or for those are would like to be exposed to Asian culture.
The concentration of our activities are in Northern California, ranging from Monterey to Sacramento and Tahoe. We have wide range of activities, including dinners (casual to fine dining), adventures (hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking), sports (skiing/snowboarding, tennis, softball, golf, badminton, rock climbing), cultural (musicals, museums, art exhibits, wine tasting), travel (Yosemite, Bryce, Zion, Crater Lake National Parks) and so much more.
We hope you'll join us in our activities and adventures where the possibilities of building long lasting memories with genuinely great folks are endless!
Silicon Valley Polyglots and Language Lovers
Palo Alto, CA
This group is for all who love to speak or learn foreign languages. There is a similar meetup group in San Diego which I was active in, which has been around since 2015 and often draws 30-40 attendees in their events, and I'm hoping to get a similar group going here.
Events will include coffee, lunch/dinner or other gatherings where we can do language exchanges or just chat about anything we like. We'll try to post suggested topics ahead of events, so that you can look up words and sentence structures ahead of time and use them during the meet-up in your target languages. But you're free to talk about anything you like, in English if you want (though the use of other languages is encouraged.)
Check out the message board for various topics such as language learning resources!
Livermore International Friends
This group is for anyone who enjoys to wine and dine! I plan a dinner event every Thursday evening at a local restaurant (Livermore, Dublin or Pleasanton). It feels up fast because I try to keep the event to a maximum of 12 people. I called it "International" because I love diversity and would like to welcome members from all over the world for enjoyable discussions about traveling and other fun topics.
Mocha Girls Read - Oakland
We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. Check the events and locations to join us at a book club meeting. We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections.
In between meetings, make sure that you keep a eye on the message boards over at https://www.meetup.com/Mocha-Girls-Read-Oakland/messages/boards/ where other news and announcements will be made.
Find out more on our website http://mochagirlsread.com
If you are media, please email Mocha Girl Dindi at email@example.com
For Authors and Publishers, please email Mocha Girl Classy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, CA
This Meet-up group was previously know as Gay Asian Men (GAM) and Admirers.
Same group - different name.
Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay is a group where gay Asian men and their admirers meet up to socialize in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are part of the International Friendship Alliance (IFA), made up of Asians and Friends and like-minded groups around the world.
Singles and couples are both welcome.
Members are also encouraged to join our Asians and Friends San Francisco Bay Facebook group.
Members should live in, or frequently visit, the San Francisco Bay Area.
Note - To join this group, please provide a clear face profile photo and your real name (at least your full first name - not just an initial). For safety reasons, we need to recognize you when you show up in person when the group meets at our members' private homes. Thank you for your understanding. For after all, we all want to meet real people.
Lesbians of African Decent Events and Discussions 40+ Group
Welcome Lesbians of the African Diaspora aged 40 and over! We're an in-person and online group empowering and promoting Lesbians of African Decent through shared activities and lively discussions. We'll meet at designated locations throughout the Bay Area to share walks, hikes and cycling adventures. We'll also connect with each other regarding today's current events, our health and welfare via Zoom. You can join us in person if possible or on one of our live streams. Look out for our virtual discussions and other networking events.
Free Chinese language exchange meet-up
Mountain View, CA
You are learning Chinese and believe real casual interaction is the best way to go? You lived in China and fear to lose your level now that you are in the USA? You are Chinese and want to help laowai perfect their tones and maybe learn some English, French, Spanish... From Chinese 'tong' expert to curious everyone is welcome to meet-up for a milk tea and chat in mandarin!
For the Saturday meetup, it will be easier to follow if you have at least a few hundred words of Mandarin.
For the Sunday meetup, absolute newbies will feel right at home.
Here is a dropbox of some Chinese learning materials.
Hope you enjoy it and shoot me an email if you want me to add something (carole.waihai[at]gmail[dot]com)
Ek Dusre Ke (EDK) - Bay Area Indian Divorced Singles
San Jose, CA
This is a New beginnings support group for every one who going through New beginnings through divorce, widowhood, separation. single parents and singles again.
Single parents with kids of all ages, separated singles & divorcees are welcome to join.
We SUPPORT each other, show KINDNESS and RESPECT for each other<br>
This meetup group is for <br>
1) Connections & Conversations, Sharing a laugh. <br>
2) Learning events like Show & Talk. <br>
3) Active event Hike or Yoga or Dance. <br>
Welcome All! <br>
British Expats of Marin
Welcome to the the British Expats of Marin Meetup Group!
We are a social group dedicated to bringing together Brits and those who have lived there. Any Brit living in or around Marin is welcome to join us. Mainly in our 50s and older, we are a diverse group with interesting and varied backgrounds. Join us and meet new British friends and enjoy socially-distant outdoor meetings.
During the Shelter-in-Place Ordinance, I am aiming to arrange a coffee morning outside a cafe or afternoon gathering at one of Marin's lovely parks, usually on a weekly basis and weather-permitting. We've found that Piper Park and Ross Common are excellent places to meet. A hike or walk could be arranged around the events.
I am sure we're all looking forward to more normal times, when we'll have regular indoor coffee meetups, happy hours, hikes, cinema visits, and private parties. At that time, we'll schedule a minimum of 2 events per month.
Come once, or come as often as you would like - your annual subscription is an invitation to every event*, you may even bring a guest if you wish. So, sign up and look out for the next chance to connect: You'll be glad you did!
All the best,
*All and any costs incurred at events (including and not limited to food, beverage and entrance fees) are the responsibility of the member and are not included in the $20 annual subscription.