What we're about

Want to meet new, fun people AND nourish your love for a certain language and culture? At Speak Up we will get together for amazing conversations in French, Spanish, German, Korean, Amharic, Italian, or Spanish (other languages by request) over different activities. Regardless of your level, you will learn. Practice your language skills with speakers of all backgrounds and levels, get together with others and share and discuss your interests. We will meet at local restaurants, coffee houses, and cultural venues.

Upcoming events (4+)

POLYGLOTS Language Exchange HAPPY HOUR

Needs a location

$15.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-237773716587). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. DUE TO COVID.

ABOUT THE EVENT

As you all remember well, this event used to bring out hundreds of people every week. However, it was discontinued last year for obvious reasons and we couldn't gather that many people now, because of restrictions. Hence, we are downsizing and caping the number of attendees. We have super limited spots and advance ticket purchase is required.

During this unprecedented time we were in lockdowns/confinements and we were not able to stay in touch with our old friends (as we used to) and couldn't make new ones. That is why we came up with the FRIENDING part. We have a lot in common :- We speak different languages, we represent different cultures, we lived/travelled to different countries, we appreciate different accents, we are internationally minded.

HOW IT WORKS : We will try to assign tables for each represented languages and will direct attendees to their respective tables accordingly. All languages are welcome! However we don't guarantee the availability of a partner in that particular language, you would like to exchange.

After the formal session, we will rotate attendees from table to table. So that everyone meets everyone. During this session, we use our Lingua Franca, i.e, English. You would get to meet your future friends/acquaintances/buddies/pals /partner-in-crimes or may be more:) To hang out/go out or do things together, like Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Traveling,.....etc. Also, this is an ideal event if you are new in town or not!

Ticket price includes A Taco AND House Margrita/House Wine/House Beer. Cash Bar afterwards (which means you pay as you go).

Rules to abide :

  1. Event is 21+ (bring ID).

  2. Be respectful to your counterparts and give them a chance to exchange with others as well.

  3. We all are native speakers of one or two languages and be willing to help others and try to accommodate as much as possible.

  4. If you don't speak the other person's required language, LEAVE THEM ALONE.

  5. Rude or aggressive members are removed from the group at an organizers discretion.

  6. This is a face-to-face language exchange event. DO NOT try to arrange an online meeting, by using the comment box or direct message.

  7. Most of our members complained about people writing in the comment box. Since it sends notification to all attendees. If you have any questions, send a message to the organizers. Don't write in the comment box.

  8. We have ZERO TOLERANCE for solicitation. We don't allow anyone to run their own agenda at the Event. If you are interested to promote/sponsor/collaborate; contact us via ([masked]).

  9. When you get there, we greet you and take you to your respective group.

  10. Don't be shy of your local languages. We have diplomates assigned to different countries, who would love to practice your languages.

Refund & Ticket Resell

All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.

FOR FURTHER INFO, REFER THE EVENTBRITE LINK AND PURCHASE TICKETS. IT RULES

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POLYGLOTS Korean HAPPY HOUR

Needs a location

$15.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-353278434307). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. If the link doesn't work please Copy and Paste the Ticket link in Google to see it.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Come and enjoy a friendly and lively Korean conversation for a half priced glass of wine and drinks. The Event is open to all levels of Korean language speakers, from novice to native fluency.

METRO & PARKING INFO :

The closest metro station is Woodley Park/Adams Morgan.

Street Parking might be a challenge. But if you plan to drive, try your luck on Champlain Street. Otherwise, there is a parking garage around. However, the event involves drinking and we highly recommend a shared ride or taxi service. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

POLYGLOTS 'German' HAPPY HOUR

Needs a location

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/language-exchange-happy-hour-and-friending-tickets-297247353837). RSVPing only on the Meetup Page doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

ABOUT THE EVENT

It is irresistible to enjoy German convo with half-priced appetizers, glass of wine and rail drinks. The Event is open to all levels of the language from novice to native fluency.

This is a joint meetup with our other Meetups. You will get an opportunity to hang out with many amazingly awesome native speakers and language lovers.

POLYGLOTS 'Saturday/Rooftop' HAPPY HOUR

Needs a location

It is irresistible to enjoy German, French, Korean, Amharic, Italian, Spanish, what not:) convo with half-priced appetizers, glass of wine and rail drinks. The Event is open to all levels of these languages from novice to native fluency.

This is a joint meetup with my other meetups. You will get an opportunity to hang out with many amazingly awesome language lovers.

METRO & PARKING INFO :

Closest Metro Station is U Street Cardozo (Please take 13th St. Exit). Also, please take into account Metro's Weekend Track Work & Service Adjustments. Check it on http://www.wmata.com/ and plan accordingly.

Street parking might be difficult. However, if you plan to drive, there is a parking garage, under the building, right across the street from Lost Society, on U St. (Franklin D. Reeves Center Garage,[masked]th NW, Washington DC). They are open up until 3 am and it costs $ 15 plus tax. Tel[masked]

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POLYGLOTS HAPPY HOUR AND FRIENDING

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