Bonjour, hola, namaste, salaam, konnichiwa, merhaba, ni hao, and hello!
When? First Wednesday of every month, 7pm
Where? This one will be at Beaver's. Parking is not easy here! You'll probably have to find street parking, maybe a couple of blocks away depending on what time you arrive. Getting there early or even carpooling can alleviate this problem.
Who? Anyone who wants to speak or practice another language.
Do you speak another language (or 10)? Do you want to learn or practice another language? Then come join us! You can expect to meet speakers of a variety of languages, and all are welcome.
This is a good opportunity to learn or practice a foreign language with others who are also learning or who are native speakers. It's also a good opportunity to meet a language partner to start a language exchange.
NOTE: Time and place are subject to change! Please check back before the meetup to make sure you have the latest information! The group is new and we welcome suggestions, so please do contact us if you have any.
If you're interested in the group on couchsurfing, then sign uphere
Song of the week I thought it would be fun to start posting music from around the world, given the nature of this group. Feel free to post recommendations, because I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves hearing new music from around the world.
One of my favorite groups, Amadou et Mariam, is a blind couple from Mali with a beautiful pair of voices. They sing in French and Bambara, but have partnered with others like Manu Chao to incorporate bits of Spanish and English in their songs. Enjoy!
Polyglot Cafe is an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to get together to exchange language and culture. We'll meet at a cafe, bar or restaurant and move break off into smaller groups to speak a variety of languages. Do you speak or want to learn\practice Mandarin? Hang out with the Mandarin speakers, and maybe you can help them with English or another language while you're at it. You can also jump from one table to another and meet a ton of interesting people from a variety of backgrounds. Our polyglot cafe is a perfect microcosm of this country's most diverse city.
Currently, we have general multilingual meetings on the first Wednesday and third Friday of every month. On top of that, there are language-specific meetings throughout the month. Each meeting is at a different location to allow for a change of pace and so that we can discover the city together. If you have ideas of where\when to meet, also feel free to let us know.
Side note: If you want to stop receiving emails about new meetings, just uncheck the option in your communication settings.
Side note 2: When you sign up for this group, you'll be asked to pay your "dues." There are not actually any dues; this is just the way meetup phrases what we call optional donations. Consider it an optional yearly donation of $2 if you want to help us keep this group running. It's not much for one person but, if enough of us pull together, then I won't have to worry about paying the meetup fees anymore (around $150/year). Donations are not at all required, but certainly appreciated :)