Every Wednesday we invite you to our international language exchange meeting, from 20:00 to 23:00 at Sprat by Zaokret, Cetinjska 15, Belgrade, Serbia.
At it you will practice languages with people from all over the world, make new friends and have great fun. Our coordinators will welcome you and introduce you to nice people in a very friendly and fun atmosphere.
At the Sprat and Zaokret you will find all kinds of drinks as well as the best collection of craft beers in Belgrade.
Come to join us for our regular gathering of locals, expats and travelers, all coming for the same reason, to practice languages in a friendly environmentwith native speakers or people with the same language interests. And most importantly, to have fun while doing that. We bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and open to learning. We welcome everyone who’s polite, friendly and open-minded.
After you arrive, first of all, sign in. We will ask you for your name, your native language and languages you are interested in. After that we will show you to the table of your desired language or form a new one, if that table hasn’t been set yet. Don’t be shy and tell us about all the languages you’re interested in, especially the rare ones. We can’t promise you to find a match every time, but we are always happy, when we manage to set a table for a not that popular and mainstream language.
On every table there will be a sign, which will represent the language that will be used at that particular table. The only rule is to use that language to communicate at that table. You decide everything else. You can bring your notes or textbook and study hard, you can play a board game or you can just chat with others. Or if you are a total beginner, you can just listen to the conversation and try to understand it. It’s always up to the people at the table. However, we always encourage you to bring at least a pen and paper.
You can sit at any table you want, you can stay there as long as you want. You can switch to another table anytime you want and you can try as many tables as you want. You can come with a friend, but don’t be shy to come alone. Most of us did, so we were in your shoes. We will help you to break the ice in a matter of minutes. You can come to the meeting anytime, but since it’s a public event and there is no registration in advance required, we never know how many people will show up and we can’t guarantee you a free seat if you come too late.
If this will be your first meeting, try as many tables and languages as you can, to get the spirit. If you’ll become a regular member, in a long run, expect to be asked to be the native speaker at the table from time to time, who helps the others in case they don’t know how to say correctly, what they want to say. It’s very interesting and beneficial for learners to just listen to the native speaker‘s constructions of sentences, accent and vocabulary. And everyone here does his or her part. That’s what language exchange is all about.
To appreciate the businesses which are offering us their space to organize our events, we ask you to have a drink or two at least, so they will be willing to host us again.
Entrance is free. You are paying for the drinks/food at the regular prices of Sprat/Zaokret Bar.
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- aleksandar4February 2017