Language Café

Language Café gives you the brilliant opportunity to practise your language skills – for free – in a fun and friendly environment. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced learner – everyone is welcome! Join in every Wednesday (during term time) and practise whichever language you feel like on the day!

P.S We offer free tea, coffee and plenty of snacks to fuel your learning in the Lounge! 

When and where?

On Monday, 19 September 2022, Language Café taster session

  • 2pm – 3:30pm (multilingual, including English)
  • at Anson Rooms, Richmond Building

From 5 October 2022 until 14 December 2022 two sessions every Wednesday (apart from 2 November)

  • 2 to 3:30 pm (English practise only)
  • 5 to 6:30 pm (multilingual, including English)
  • at the Global Lounge, 1st floor, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue

How does Language Café work?

Language Café is run by volunteers who are either native or fluent speakers of a different language(s). Each week we suggest a theme for you discuss, such as travel, traditions,

music and food, to give you a starting point to your conversation, and to help you learn something new each time you come!

Every language has its own conversation group and where possible we divide groups by language level, from beginner to intermediate+. We tend to keep our conversation groups small so that everyone gets a chance to speak.


We’re always on the look-out for more language volunteers. Please visit our volunteering page to find out more.


Our success story

Since its launch in November 2019, Language Café has been a success story with over a few hundred language learners, 100+ volunteers and over 20+ languages each year.

We would like to thank our fantastic volunteers for their enthusiasm and dedication which helped us grow and develop.