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Language exchange! ¡Intercambio de lenguas! Échange des langues !
Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Hey all!

Who'd be down to participate in a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly language exchange? I'd be happy to organize the event if enough people expressed interest, and I'd love to do it as often as once a week.

I can offer English and Spanish, and would love to work on my French.

If there isn't enough interest to support a group, I'd also be super excited to find a few people who want to schedule regular coffees and swap language skills.

Takers?

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¡Hola a todos!

¿Quién tendría interés en un semanal, bimensual o mensual intercambio de lenguas? Estoy contento de organizarlo si hay suficiente gente interesada, y me gustaría hacerlo hasta una vez la semana si es posible.

Puedo ofrecer inglés, español y quiero mejorar mi francés.

Si no hay suficiente interés para formar un grupo, también me contentaría encontrar personas que les gustaría programar un café regular y intercambiar lenguas.

¿Interesados?

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Apologies, but I don't have the time to translate the above into French!

Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
Moi !

I can offer English and French, and I like to keep going with some Spanish.

I can also offer a smattering of Welsh, but that's an ongoing project for me. Breton would be nice, too. In fact, any Celtic language would be spectacular.

Dw i ddim yn siarad yn dda iawn, ond dw i'n hoffi siarad Cymraeg a dw i'n moyn siarad Llydaweg. A bydda i'n gweithio yn galed. :-)

I'd be more than happy to explore a language alongside someone else.

Trey

((message de Chris en français))

Bonjour à tous et toutes !

Qui aimerait assister une réunion d'échange linguistique - une fois par semaine, par les deux ou par mois ? Je serais content d'organiser la réunion s'il y a des intéressés, et j'aimerais réunir une fois par semaine.

Je peux offrir l'anglais, l'espagnol et le français.

S'il n'y a pas assez de particpants pour créer une groupe, j'aimerais bien trouver quelques-uns qui veulent prendre rendez-vous au café pour échanger de langues.

Intéressés ?

Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 10:41 pm by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
Chris,

I neglected to share with you the NohoSpanish group on MeetUp. They're probably worth checking out, though I don't think they're at it every week.

http://www.meetup.com/NohoSpanish

Trey

Posted September 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
There's a French group as well. I'm not sure about other languages.

Posted September 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted September 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Cool!

Well, we got three!

How about meeting up Next Thursday in the evening? Say 7:00pm? Anyone know any good, quiet cafe's?

We could chat for an hour in French and then switch to an hour in Spanish?

Sounds good?

Chris

Posted September 11th, 2012 - 3:07 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hey! I can't make it this Thursday but would be interested in future meet ups. I'm okay at Spanish and my french is pretty basic... but I have a bunch of old text books and would love to participate!

Posted September 11th, 2012 - 11:26 pm by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
There's actually a French réunion this Thursday. If you register at the site "Meet up," you can see the time and location (I don't feel comfortable sharing without having spoken to the groups coordinator. I'll ask her about at the meeting).

Several people have mentioned meeting on a day other than Thursday. How are Monday evenings? In any case, we should create an event to get an idea of how many people can make a meeting.

Posted September 12th, 2012 - 12:08 am from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted September 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
Quelle bonne idée !

AB: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings work best for me.

Level spoken: French - advanced, Spanish - beginner

Posted September 10th, 2012 - 8:36 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Estoy interesada!

I speak proficient Spanish (I wouldn't call it fluent yet), and am very interested in learning French. I would definitely come chat sometime on a weekly or monthly basis.

-Anna

Posted September 11th, 2012 - 1:58 am by from Amherst, United States (Permalink)
Would love to join in on the Spanish portion. Thur's don't work well for me, Wed is better, Fri eve as well. I'll keep myself posted and hopefully see you all soon,

Erik

Posted September 12th, 2012 - 3:48 am by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
I'd be super interested! Is this being discussed/organized over any other medium (eg. email, etc?) I only get CS group posts via digest so didn't see this till now. I really want to practice Spanish, and can offer English and Japanese.

-Anne

Posted September 12th, 2012 - 3:51 am by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
whoops, didn't see the last few messages!

A: MWF 3-5pm

Level: beginner

Posted September 20th, 2012 - 3:22 pm from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted September 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Wow!

So glad to see this took off. My apologies for disappearing.

Me:

AB

Availability: Tuesday afternoons, Thursday anytime, Friday after 4:30pm, Sat/Sun anytime

Spanish: Advanced
French: Intermediate

I can't make this Friday, but I'm in for the next meeting!

Shall we make it a regular thing on Friday's? Can we bump it to 5pm? I'm sure my roommate will come too, if we can adjust the time.

Thoughts?

Posted September 26th, 2012 - 8:42 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Also, we just need two people to get this started! Once we establish a date/time and get at least two of us to show, I'm sure more will trickle in as long as we're consistent.

Posted September 27th, 2012 - 11:48 am from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted October 4th, 2012 - 12:53 am from Milton, United States
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Posted October 5th, 2012 - 1:18 am from Somerville, United States
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Posted October 15th, 2012 - 6:34 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Hey!

I just saw this post. Did y'all ever meet? Or are you planning to? I would definitely be interested. I speak advanced-level Spanish, but perhaps only two sentences in French.

Anyway, please let me know if you are planning to meet again soon.

Thanks,
Amanda

Posted October 16th, 2012 - 3:13 pm by from Sunderland, United States (Permalink)
Hola a todos, I'm a native (spanish) speaker and would love to participate is there any meetings happening?
Nef

Posted October 30th, 2012 - 1:51 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Hey all!

In an effort to finally get this moving, I am going to go ahead and say this Thursday, 7pm at the Haymarket in Northampton. I'll be there with a big table and a little sign that says Language Exchange/Intercambio de Lenguas. Show up if you can make it, don't worry if you can't. We'll see who comes and work out a schedule from there.

Whoo!

Chris

Posted November 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm from Sunderland, United States
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Posted November 15th, 2012 - 1:00 am from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted November 27th, 2012 - 6:21 pm by from Northampton, United States (Permalink)
Hey there--

I am so glad to see that there is still a lot of interest in this. I should be available either of those Saturdays, the 1st or 8th. As for a holiday party, I'd be willing to host on the 8th of Dec. if anyone is interested. I've been wanting to make sugar cookies and have everyone decorate them! (Just an idea.)

ALSO... for any of you who see this before 7pm tonight, I am hosting a Spotluck (Spanish Potluck) at my house tonight at 7pm. All and any who speak Spanish are welcome to come. Just bring a food or drink item to share! Message me for directions and/or number. If you can't make it tonight, we do this once a month. If you're interested, send me your name and email, and I'll add you to the list.

Hope to see some of you soon.

Amanda

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 4:33 pm from Los Angeles, United States
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Posted December 4th, 2012 - 2:32 am from Milton, United States
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Posted December 26th, 2012 - 9:28 pm by from Amherst, United States (Permalink)
Hola,

Estoy muy intersada!

Hay planes por el porvenir?

Me encantaria reunir regularmente (semanalmente, si es possible) con otra gente que habla espanol, en grupo o uno a uno. Tengo que practicar y mejorar mis habilidades para mi trabajo interpretando espanol en la escuela publica en Amherst.

Rain

Posted December 26th, 2012 - 10:57 pm by from Florence, United States (Permalink)
Me interesa tambien.

I'm willing to give it another go.

Chris, Morgyn, how about you?

Posted January 4th, 2013 - 4:49 pm from Los Angeles, United States
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