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Language exchange group, Tricity

Ziutek 9 | 160
30 Sep 2012 #1
I'm trying to organise a language exchange group in the Tricity area. My idea is to have a group of 5 - 10 people, about half of whom are Polish-speaking English learners

and the other half vice-versa. We would meet once a week in a cafe or bar and speak Polish half the time and English the other half. Basically just a chance to practice

speaking in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. Let me know if you are interested either on the forum or by PM.

Próbuję zorganizować grupę wymiany językowej w Trójmieście. Pomysł - to grupa 5 - 10 osób, złożona po połowie z kilku Polaków, którzy uczą się angielskiego i kilku Anglików uczących się polskiego.

Spotkania odbywałyby się raz w tygodniu w kawiarni lub w pubie. Połowę czasu rozmawialibyśmy po polsku, a połowę po angielsku. Byłaby to po prostu okazja, żeby ćwiczyć mówienie, a zarazem możliwość spędzenia czasu w miłym towarzystwie.

Proszę daj mi znać albo na forum albo PMem, jeśli interesuje cię ta propozycja.
2 Oct 2012 #2
Hi, I'm interested in taking part of the group you want to organize. How I can contact you via mobile phone?
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
3 Oct 2012 #3
Could you register on the forum so we could communicate by private message? I don't want to make my phone number public.
simotanttu 1 | 2
20 Jan 2013 #4
I would be interested as well. Please feel free to contact me..
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
20 Jan 2013 #5
Would it be possible to switch PM on so I can message you?
AmerTchr 4 | 201
20 Jan 2013 #6
I am definitely interested in this.
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
5 Feb 2013 #7
We are finally up and running! Meeting this Thursday at 9.30 am for coffee at Costa/Coffee Heaven on Długa. All levels of English/Polish are welcome.

If you can't make it this week, but are interested in principle, let me know and we'll try to rearrange the next meeting to accomodate you.
wieloryb - | 2
5 Feb 2013 #8
I would be interested, but i can't make it this Thursday.
scottie1113 7 | 898
5 Feb 2013 #9
I'm interested and I should be able to make it to Costa Coffee this Thursday.
wieloryb - | 2
5 Feb 2013 #11
I was able to change my plans and I will be there too.

Any suggestions where to park around there? My first time driving to Gdansk. I live about 20 km away.
scottie1113 7 | 898
6 Feb 2013 #12
There's a large parking lot in front of Teatre Wybrzeze by the Golden Gate.
Jars777 20 | 70
6 Feb 2013 #13
Hi. I would be interested too (and my husband too) but Thursday morning is tricky as I have my normal 1.5 hour Polish lesson at 12.30... would have to work at some point in the day. :-)

Would be grateful if you let me know about further meetings.

AmerTchr 4 | 201
6 Feb 2013 #14
We'll be happy to see you there!
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
6 Feb 2013 #16
It looks like the final tally this week will be four English speakers and one Polish! I have high hopes we will be able to redress the balance next week though. Wieloryb: as you are coming a long distance it might be better to

hold off until then but of course, if you are still up for it, it would be great to meet you.

Jars777, we can be flexible regarding the time. Could you PM me with times that are better for you?

WelshGuyInPola - I'll let you know.
Olka - | 1
30 Mar 2013 #17
Hi, I am interested in your meeting. I can speak Russian, Polish, English, a little bit Italian.
But I am in Gdansk only in weekends.
AmerTchr 4 | 201
30 Mar 2013 #18
We usually meet at Cost Coffee, Dluga location, on Thursday mornings at 9:30 or 10:00 am.

PM Ziutek to get on the email list for notices of times and changes.
peethab - | 2
5 Apr 2013 #19
I live in Gdynia, I missed the last one, let me know about the next meeting please
drozol - | 1
7 Apr 2013 #20
I'm from Gdańsk and I'm interested in any possibility which improve my English. Unfortunately I work - so I have free time only on weekend and afternoons.But maybe I'll try to come to the next meeting.

Can someone write something about recent meeting, for example - how long did the meeting and in what language you mainly talked.
AmerTchr 4 | 201
7 Apr 2013 #21
We need more Polish speakers.

Meeting time has been Thursday AM but other times are possible if we can get more participation.

I would be fine with Saturday lunch along Dluga somewhere or right around the parking lot, maybe even meet up on Monte Cassino somewhere once a month for a change of scenery and to start building a satellite group.

Meeting on Thursday, 10:00am at Cafe D' Or on Dluga. If you want to propose a different time we need to hear from you.
jl5501 2 | 4
10 Apr 2013 #22

I would be very interested in this group as it sounds like an ideal way to learn polish, or just socialise.

Best regards
cjj - | 281
28 Apr 2013 #23
Any chance of a weekend meet ? Office working hours kinda scupper the chance to meet any sensible time during the week.
jl5501 2 | 4
28 Apr 2013 #24

I would be quite happy for a weekend meet.

I am open to suggestions as to where and when

NakiTastic - | 4
25 Jul 2013 #25
You never looked on Facebook for this sort of group? There is a very large language exchange group that meets every Thursday night in Sopot, usually at least 20, sometimes up to 50.

And an English speaker group that meets a bit less often:

Come along
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
25 Jul 2013 #26
I must admit I hadn't looked there, but those groups do look interesting. However, I can't see any information about the
times and places of the next meetings. Are the groups still meeting during the summer?
NakiTastic - | 4
25 Jul 2013 #27
The LE is every week, Thursday from 1900. They don't bother to post it as an event because it's.. every week.

Get off on Sopot Wyscigi skm stop, cross the railway over the bridge and turn right, you need to go along the rail to the go-kart center. There is the pub and restaurant Instytut Spraw Wszelakich."

The ESG has less frequent events, last night was one, perogi in Gdańsk. Their ones are always listed in their events. If you join these groups you will find out more.
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
25 Jul 2013 #28
Thanks very much. I've joined those two groups and can probably make the meeting next week.
What is the standard of Polish like? I don't want to embarrass myself!
NakiTastic - | 4
26 Jul 2013 #29
It's not quite so formal, usually most people speak in English, then if someone wants to try Polish for example, they break off and talk. But it's definitely a sympathetic environment for it. The only thing usually pre-arranged is if we have a "guest language". Last night was Swedish. But then the Swedish guy didn't turn up, so it was a bit more about socialising.

Last night was huge - at least 50 people!
OP Ziutek 9 | 160
26 Jul 2013 #30
Sounds good. Ill definitely try to come along next week.

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