This was our first CAFELINGO event, where everyone actively participated during an hour of friendly and warm conversations in different languages. We started with a short introduction and a brief greeting from all language hosts and fellow members (25 participants!). While the ‘Cafelinguists’ were being allocated to their chosen rooms, there was some time to catch up with familiar faces from past events and get ready. We had a little break after joining the first room for 15mins and members were given the option to change languages for the next room. Lively conversations in French, Italian, Spanish and German filled the hour which finished with some anecdotes shared at the end. The atmosphere was very relaxing, encouraging for speakers at all levels and genuinely sociable.
Keep an eye on future events as we plan on brewing CAFELINGO #2 soon. Do contact us with suggestions for other languages you might like to be included!
Cześć! Hola! Hallo! Ciao! Salut!
Welcome to the Midlands Network first Cafelingo! We are able to announce that due to requests from our members, we will be offering Polish, Spanish, Italian, German and French! Please join us for an informal and fun chat on Sunday 23 August at 5pm.
5-5:10: Introductions (in English!)
5:10-5:25: First language room practice
5:30-5:45: Second language room practice
5:45-6: Sharing experiences and close
You don’t need to be working with those languages or be a native to join, feel free to come along with any level of expertise. You can even join two different language sessions!
Each room will have a host who will engage you in topics such as:
- Resources and ways to keep your languages alive during the lockdown.
- Embarrassing language-related incidents when first learning the language/visiting the country.
- Favourite words or idioms.
- Breaking stereotypes and examples of this language & culture in your area.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place and you will be sent the Zoom link to join us. Do let us know what languages you’re interested in joining!