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Where to meet English speaking teenagers in Warsaw?


Bartmasta
29 Aug 2011 #1
Hi,

I'm a 16 year old that grew up in Canada, and has been living in Warsaw for the past 5 years. Just this summer I was visiting Canada again, and when I came back to Poland I really started to miss speaking english.

Where can I find people in Warsaw that are preferably native English speakers and are teenagers? It's okay if they're a bit older or whatever, as long as I can talk to someone in english!

I've been reading the other threads, and almost all the places people suggested are drinking places, such as bars or whatnot. I don't think I'd be able to find anyone close to my age at such a place.

Thanks!
pip 10 | 1,661
29 Aug 2011 #2
what about the American school of Warsaw or any of the other English speaking schools- British school, International European school. Maybe you could find a group through them.
OP Bartmasta
29 Aug 2011 #3
Sounds like a good idea but I'm not sure how to do it, I don't go to any english speaking school, so I don't know how I would meet anyone from that school.

Any ideas?
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
29 Aug 2011 #4
Any ideas?

The best bet would be to start with CS - couch surfing

Register on the Warsaw group - they will meet in places like cafes and suchlike, so you can attend. They frequently do things such as playing volleyball and board games together, too - and your age won't be a problem, it's a very open minded community.

Stay away from "Toni Walia" though, he's an *******.
Augustina - | 1
19 Sep 2011 #5
Hi bartmasta, im a recent high graduate and ive been living here for nearly 3 years. im 18 years old and i know lots of english speaking friends, although some of them left for college already but i still know people from the british school etc whos around 17 and stuff. I know how to feels to not have an english speaking friend here and to be completely honest im so used to it its actually pretty sad haha.
beckski 12 | 1,617
19 Sep 2011 #6
Where to meet english speaking teenagers in Warsaw?

Go to the shopping mall in Warsaw. Saw plenty of young females & males there :)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
19 Sep 2011 #7
when I came back to Poland I really started to miss speaking english

In 1992 in Norway I met a Polish babysitter. She was delighted that she could talk to someone in her native tongue again. Please note that Skype wasn't such popular as it is today ;)
ModyilCapo
28 Jul 2012 #8
Same happening to me...i just came to Warsaw last week, i just can't find many English speaking people.
pantsless 1 | 267
28 Jul 2012 #9
Honestly, this crap getting annoying:

"finally, i moved away from (insert: the UK, US, Canada)! time for some real culture, see what life is really all about, pick up a new language! hooah!"

not two hours later, posting on an internet forum...

"hi, im new here, any americans, brits, canucks that want to hang out? i miss speaking normal english and talking with people, like, you know, that know what life is all about"
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
28 Jul 2012 #10
not two hours later, posting on an internet forum...

So,tell me,why are Polish shops in England that have been here for 6 years now and have Polish customers who have been here just as long are still called Polski Sklep on the sign.....why do they speak Polish to each other?

Get a grip, its his native language,he wants to speak it out loud with mates for a change.
pantsless 1 | 267
28 Jul 2012 #11
why do they speak Polish to each other?

Like its just Poles... Turks, Pakistanis, Indians, Chinese... hmm, that makes you wonder doesnt it... hmmm.. I wonder if there is some tangible lesson to be learned from here. Hmmm hmmm.. I'll give you a hint, try to use the word "assimilation"

Ignoring your sly remark at painting me as a hypocrite, you'd also have to be pretty dumb to not see the difference in the direction and reason of immigration, wouldn't you?
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
28 Jul 2012 #12
No, you were making a big song and dance political statement about some kid wanting to speak English again after 5 years living in Poland. I pointed out how most people realise its just nice to speak your first language now and again no matter who you are or where you are in the world.

Sorry if anything came across as *sly*, it was meant to be overtly mocking.

FYI, out side of Brick Lane have you vere seen a Pakistani British run shop with all the signs in Urdu? Answer,have you bollox,so,give it a rest.
grubas 12 | 1,391
29 Jul 2012 #13
i miss speaking normal english and talking with people, like, you know, that know what life is all about

I think the whole problem is that they are coming here (Poland) unprepared,meaning that they don't speak any Polish and that makes them pretty much handicaped like.As much as I understand their feelings I can't understand their expectations that people in Poland will speak English.Being Polish and living in the US among Americans (when in the US I don't speak Polish except for when I am on Skype with my mother) I can refer to their predicament because I remember when it was like to don't understand conversation and the feeling of alienation.But now I am equally comfortable in both English and Polish speaking enviroments.To sum up,if someone wants to live in Poland he/she must be prepared to speak Polish.

Get a grip, its his native language,he wants to speak it out loud with mates for a change.

I think he just wants to speak to someone as I doubt he speaks any Polish and even if many Polish people speak some English very few is acctualy able to handle a conversation unless they work in tourist industry as it's all about using language daily.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
29 Jul 2012 #14
Does no one read the OP anymore?
He is 16,has lived in Warsaw for 5 years and attends a Polish school, I kinda think he speaks Polish.... :)
grubas 12 | 1,391
29 Jul 2012 #15
I kinda think he speaks Polish....

Frankly I did not read OP.In this case you are probably right.I was thinking about this person:

Same happening to me...i just came to Warsaw last week, i just can't find many English speaking people.



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