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Regular Sunday Language Exchange

Jazykový exchange pro místní, expaty a cestovatele. Akce se koná 15. 7. 2018 od 15:00 v restauraci MEZCAL v Praze. 

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Come to join us for our regular gathering of locals, expats and travelers, all coming for the same reason, to practise languages in a friendly environment with native speakers or people with the same language interests. The event takes place on July 15 in MEZCAL restaurant in Prague. 


Jak to funguje? Každý, kdo přijde, řekne, jaký jazyk je jeho rodný a jaké jazyky by si chtěl procvičit. V restauraci se poté podle toho postaví na každý stůl vlajka, která určí, jakým jazykem se u stolu bude mluvit. Lidé se sami rozhodují, ke kterému stolu si sednou a jak dlouho u něho zůstanou, stejně tak jako si sami určují témata, o kterých se spolu u příslušného stolu chtějí bavit. Pravidlo je pouze jedno – dodržovat jazyk podle vlajky na stole. Atmosféra je velmi uvolněná a otevřená učení. U každého stolu sedí minimálně jeden rodilý mluvčí, který pomáhá ostatním v případě, že neví, jak správně říct, co chtějí. Je velmi zajímavé a přínosné naslouchat jeho stavbě vět, akcentu a slovní zásobě.

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Come to join us for our regular gathering of locals, expats and travelers, all coming for the same reason, to practise languages in a friendly environment with native speakers or people with the same language interests. And most importantly, to have fun while doing that. We bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and open to learning. We welcome everyone who’s polite, friendly and open-minded.

After you arrive, first of all, sign in. We will ask you for your name, your native language and languages you are interested in. After that we will show you to the table of your desired language or form a new one, if that table hasn’t been set yet. Don’t be shy and tell us about all the languages you’re interested in, especially the rare ones. We can’t promise you to find a match every time, but we are always happy, when we manage to set a table for a not that popular and mainstream language.

On every table there will be a flag, which will represent the language, that will be used at that particular table. The only rule is to use that language to communicate at that table. You decide everything else. You can bring your notes or textbook and study hard, you can play a board game or you can just chat with others. Or if you are a total beginner, you can just listen to the conversation and try to understand it. It’s always up to the people at the table. However, we always encourage you to bring at least a pen and paper.

You can sit at any table you want, you can stay there as long as you want. You can switch to another table anytime you want and you can try as many tables as you want. You can come with a friend, but don’t be shy to come alone. Most of us did, so we were in your shoes. We will help you to break the ice in a matter of minutes. You can come to the meeting anytime, but since it’s a public event and there is no registration in advance required, we never know how many people will show up and we can’t guarantee you a free seat if you come too late.

If this will be your first meeting, try as many tables and languages as you can, to get the spirit. If you’ll become a regular member, in a long run, expect to be asked to be the native speaker at the table from time to time, who helps the others in case, they don’t know how to say correctly, what they want to say. It’s very interesting and beneficial for learners to just listen to the native speaker‘s constructions of sentences, accent and vocabulary. And everyone here does his or her part. That’s what language exchange is all about.

To appreciate the businesses which are offering us their space to organize our events, we ask you to have a drink or two at least, so they will be willing to host us again. To ensure that, we have a very simple rule: If you don’t have a drink in your hand, you always have to offer your seat to someone who does, if he or she asks you to.

Our events are non-smoking wherever we are. Indoors or outdoors, please, respect that at all time.

Entrance fee is 20 Kč.

To retain the memories, we always take few pictures during the meeting. These pictures are not publicly available, since we respect everyone’s privacy. If you want to get the private link to the photo gallery from an event you attended, send us a message afterwards and add the date of the day you attended. The photo gallery of each event will be available for a month. Then, it will be deleted to make space for new pictures from more recent events.

Don’t be shy and like our page to get tips and tricks about how to master your language skills or subscribe to be notified about all our events.

Polyglotclub link:
polyglotclub.com/czech-republic/hlavni-mesto-praha/prague/event/3446

date: 15.7.2018 15:00 - 19:00
place: MEZCAL latino bar & garden restaurant, Jugoslávská 18, Prague 2, 12000 Praha
organised by: Speak Easy Praha


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