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Poznan CouchSurfing/Language Exchange Club meetings - weekly!


delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
31 Aug 2011 #1
Might as well start a new thread...

In Poznan, we have a regular weekly meeting of people who like to exchange different languages. Mostly, everyone speaks English - but other languages are used, too. It's quite normal to hear not only English and Polish, but also German and Spanish too :) It's a pleasant time for people to relax and enjoy themselves - good people, good beer, good pub!

For the rest of summer (at least until the end of September) - we'll be meeting in "Baza Wilda", ul. Gorna Wilda 89/19 - entrance is on the right side of the building at the side, down the stairs.

Thursdays, 7pm-11pm :) If you come and you're lost - ask for the "Poznan Language Exchange Club/CouchSurfing meeting" :)

Everyone is welcome - and - of course, it's for free!
fanore - | 1
31 Aug 2011 #2
Hi! Yes also couchsurfers meet in Kelly's Bar in Bridge Street , Galway city, Ireland, at 8pm on Monday nights :-)
beckski 12 | 1,617
1 Sep 2011 #3
CouchSurfing/Language Exchange Club meetings

Sounds like lots of fun. Around how many couchsurfers would you estimate, show up on an average week?
OP delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
1 Sep 2011 #4
In summer, between 10-20 - it's a right mix of people now, because quite a few aren't on CS but found the meeting through the "Language Exchange Club".

The record, so far, is around 80 - but a normal week during the school year is about 30.

It can be good fun - we try and get people to come who are passing through Poznan, so there's always new faces. And an established bunch of drun...regulars ;)

(I'm a loser, I'm home already, too tired to stay out)

Just to let people know - the new location is -

The Vikings, ul. Murna 3. It's located about 1 minute from Stary Rynek, between Stary Rynek and Plac Wolnosci, just off ul. Paderewskiego.

Over 40 people attended last week - it's a great place :)
catsoldier 62 | 595
25 Sep 2011 #5
Over 40 people attended last week - it's a great place :)

Language exchange, in what ways can this be done so that both people get a fair chance to learn? Any ideas? Do you speak for 10min each in one language and then switch to the other?

I found this just now:

teletandembrasil.org/site/docs/Tandem_Part_I_The_Specialist_Revised_10_identified.pdf
OP delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
25 Sep 2011 #6
Language exchange, in what ways can this be done so that both people get a fair chance to learn? Any ideas? Do you speak for 10min each in one language and then switch to the other?

Well - these meetings are much more informal, as the idea is just to meet people that speak different languages and then use them accordingly. For instance - there was the rather strange sight of a Brit and a Pole using German with each other last Thursday! But it just depends on who ends up talking to who - usually English is the dominant language, though :)

(quite a few people have formed private groups as a result of this though)
catsoldier 62 | 595
25 Sep 2011 #7
Well - these meetings are much more informal, as the idea is just to meet people that speak different languages and then use them accordingly

Thanks for your reply.

a Brit and a Pole using German

This must have been the cause of a good few smiles and jokes.
OP delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
26 Sep 2011 #8
Just noticed now -

Full details :

The Vikings, ul. Murna 3. It's located about 1 minute from Stary Rynek, between Stary Rynek and Plac Wolnosci, just off ul. Paderewskiego. Every Thursday from 7pm until 12am :)
Vaasa 3 | 14
30 Oct 2011 #9
Are these meetings still going on? Now that I've just about settled into my apartment in PoznaƄ it might be nice to start meeting folks outside of work.
OP delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
30 Oct 2011 #10
Still going on - same details as in post #9 :)

(but - best advice is to come at 8pm - no-one really comes before then)
Vaasa 3 | 14
30 Oct 2011 #11
Thanks for the update.

I hope these are still going on as I hope to go by tonight. :)
Caeles - | 1
30 Mar 2013 #12
Are those meetings still up and what is the recent address ? :)


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