We are back in the cafe, without any sign-up system. Info about our online cafe can still be found below.
When is the next meeting?
Place: Cafe Marktzicht, Breedstraat 4, Utrecht
You can send us an email to inform us that you are joining, although that is not necessary. If we don’t send you an e-mail back, just come by and say hi to us in the cafe!
If you want to practice a specific language that’s not one of the regular ones, let us know so we can use our mailing list and set you up with some conversation partners!
Most people arrive between 20:00 and 21:00 and, depending on how much they enjoy the evening, stay until 22:30 or even later. Everything is quite informal and the whole setup has an open character, meaning you can come and go whenever you want!
What happens at a meeting?
The Language Cafe brings around 50-80 people together per evening for socializing and language learning. What happens on a Language Cafe is the following: You arrive, very curious and enthusiastic, in a nice bar in Utrecht. There, you will see some handsome people with a Language Cafe badge, that’s us :-). After a short introduction they will explain you that there are different tables where different languages are spoken (recognized by small flags). You can then join one of these tables. This shows the other visitors the language that you intend to speak. From there we leave you alone and are ready to answer any further questions if you have some.
Often we get e-mails with questions about the free Dutch lessons that we offer.
However, we don’t offer any lessons at all! Our goal is to connect you with fellow language learners / native speakers to help you figure out that language and become a pro in it.
If you have zero skill in a certain language, then coming by is of course possible, you might even learn a few words. But due to our concept, you should not expect to get language lessons at the Language Cafe.
While it’s nice to be back in the cafe, some of you let us know that it would be nice to still have an online event for practicing languages. This one is for you! You can find our events on our Meetup page, https://www.meetup.com/Language-Cafe-Utrecht. Since this is a shared effort with Language Cafe Amersfoort, and it’s also posted on the website https://language.exchange, there might still be people online even though our Meetup event seems empty. It would be nice to let other participants know in the comments in which language room you can be found!
If someone wants to help newcomers out, https://meet.jit.si/LCU-The-Bar would be a nice place to hang around in, maybe in a different tab in your browser.
A few of the language specific rooms:
As you can see, jitsi makes it very easy to create new chatrooms, so if there’s another language that you’re keen to practice, we’ll just take https://meet.jit.si/LCU- and put the name of the language behind it 😉
Take care, stay safe and we hope you’ll be online!