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Language Café (English only) – 26 October

Wednesday 26 October at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Language Café is an informal language practising event where you can casually converse with fluent English speakers. The Café is a great place to meet other people, learn something new, and share from your own experience! Open once a week during term time, we welcome students and staff of all language levels and none to come and enjoy free refreshments and friendly discussions.

The same music, welcoming atmosphere and free snacks as the 5PM Café will be available, but you will only be able to practise English at this 2PM Language Café. However, you are welcome to practise another language at our multilingual 5PM Language Café, which also takes place every Wednesday after the English-only Cafés. Check the Language Café event calendar here.

How to join in?

We’re a welcoming bunch, so come and drop by the Global Lounge, where the weekly Language Café is held!

Please note that we may stop accepting entry to the Café if conversation groups get too large. Therefore, to ensure your place, we recommend turning up earlier rather than later.

Time & Date: 2PM–3:30PM, every Wednesday in term-time till 03 May 2023

Location: The Global Lounge, Floor 01, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH

You can check out the future English-only events here.

If you wish to volunteer with us and offer your language skills, please see our volunteering page for more information.

What can you expect?

Join us at the Language Café and seize the opportunity to improve your English language skills, learn about other cultures, and make new friends from around the world!

The Language Café is run by volunteers, who are native or fluent speakers of English. Every week, we introduce a new theme (such as travel, festive traditions, or food) and our volunteers can help guide you through these topics.

This means that every time you return, you have the chance to learn something new!

Alternatively, if you’re seeking to strengthen your skill in a particular area (like ‘how to order at a restaurant’), let your volunteer know and they might be able to help you out with those too!

We aim to keep our conversation groups small so that everyone gets a chance to speak. However, you may find yourself in a larger group owing to volunteer dropouts or unusually high demand.

As you come in, you can help yourself to free tea, coffee, and snacks. If you need assistance finding a seat at table, please ask one of our Global Lounge Ambassadors. They will be happy to support you at the Café!

Our success story

Since its launch in November 2019, Language Café has been a success story with a few hundred language learners, 150+ volunteers and 20+ languages.

Following the popularity of English conversation groups at last year’s Café and the ensuing success of the English Café trial, the English-only Café has been reinstated for this academic year!


Wednesday 26 October
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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Global Lounge
Senate House, 1st Floor, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, BS8 1TH
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Global Lounge
+44 (0) 117 42 83027