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Language Café

Practise your language skills in a fun and friendly environment.

What is the Language Café?

The Language Café is a great opportunity for students and staff to get together in an informal way and practise their language skills.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced learner, everyone is welcome! You can join in and practise whichever language you feel like on the day!

We'll also offer free tea, coffee and snacks to fuel your learning.

When and where?

During Academic Year 2022/23 we are holding three sessions of the Language Café on the following dates:

  • Language Café 1: Thursday 27 October 2022 at The Edge. Please book on MySkills.
  • Language Café 2: Thursday 9 February 2023, venue tbc
  • Language Café 3: Thursday 20 April 2023 at The Edge

Each session will be held at lunchtime from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, and will be multilingual (including English). Advance booking is required.

How does the Language Café work?

The Language Café is run by volunteers who are either native or fluent speakers of a different language(s).

Each session, we'll suggest a theme, such as travel, traditions, music and food, to give you a starting point for your conversation and to help you learn something new each time you come.

Every language has its own conversation group and, where possible, we will divide groups by language level, from beginner to advanced. Conversation groups are small so that everyone gets a chance to speak.

How to volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering to facilitate a language group, please get in touch.