Language Café

Language Café offers a brilliant opportunity to practise your language skills in a fun and friendly environment. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced learner – everyone is welcome! Our events run every week during term time. Language Café is now closed and will reopen again at the Senate House in September 2021.

Our success story

Since its launch in November 2019, Language Café has been a success story with over five hundred language learners, 85 volunteers and over 20 languages, including Arabic, Spanish, Russian, English, German, Korean, Mandarin, British Sign Language, Greek, Portuguese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Tibetan, Hindi, French, and Italian.

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


How does the Language Cafe work?

Language Café is run by volunteers who are either native or fluent speakers of many wonderful languages. Each week we introduce a new theme such as travel, festive traditions, music, and food so that every time you return you learn something new.

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

During face-to-face events we offer free coffee, tea and snacks, and bags of fun!