Budapest is a truly multicultural city that attracts foreigners and expats from across the world. If you want to make the most of your experience there and get to know people from different corners of the planet, language exchange meetings are a great way of doing that.
Unlike Drinks and English Pest, these meetups give you the option of practicing different languages. There are regular meetings for German, Hungarian, and even Mandarin. The best way to get familiar with the local language exchange events is to join the Budapest Language Exchange and Friends group on Meetup.com.
Budapest Language Exchange and Friends is an umbrella group that covers all the different language exchange events going on in the city. In addition to English and Hungarian, they also cover Spanish, French, German, and Italian exchange meetings.
The different language exchange meetings take place in various locations around the city, but as the name would suggest, they’re all in the central area in Budapest. These events are usually very casual and relaxed with participants mostly gathering in bars.
The German and Hungarian meetups take place every two weeks on Mondays, for example. There are also fixed times for the English exchange gatherings – every two weeks on Tuesdays. The meetups for other languages tend to be a bit more irregular and it pays to keep an eye on the group to stay informed about the latest events.
There are few better options for meeting interesting people from different cultures than these meetups. You can practice your various language skills, listen to travel stories and generally have a nice time in a casual setting./p>
Find out more and join the language exchange group here.
Photo credit Budapest Language Exchange and Friends Meetup page.