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Our Latest Language Exchange Meetings

I want to tell you more about our latest language exchange meetings.

Last weekend, we had the most amazing time connecting with people who are passionate about learning Portuguese! Our in-person language exchange meeting was a resounding success, filled with laughter, learning, and a genuine sense of "estamos no mesmo barco" [We are in the same boat].


The event took place on a sunny Sunday morning, and we gathered at Watershed Bristol to share our love for languages, especially for our Brazilian culture... and capoeira, é claro! And no, I didn't do any capoeira. In that sense, I am a terrible example of a Brazilian, lacking a little bit in the "ginga."


Highlights from Our Latest Language Exchange Meetings


Engaging Conversations:


We discussed a variety of topics, from our experience with the language to cultural differences and personal hobbies. It was incredible how quickly the conversation flowed and how much we learned from each other.


Teaching and Learning Expressions:


One of the highlights was the exchange of colloquialisms and expressions. For instance, we laughed while learning the expression "é dois palitos," which means "real quick" in Portuguese. These small moments of discovery made the session even more enjoyable.


Building Connections:


By the end of our chat, we had made new connections. We left the meeting with new friends and a deeper understanding of the Portuguese language and culture. There was a unanimous feeling that the over two-hour meeting wasn't enough, and we all expressed a desire to have more such meetings.


Looking Ahead: More Meetings and Virtual Connections


Given the success of our meeting and the positive feedback, we're excited to announce that we will be organizing more in-person gatherings in the near future. We want to keep the momentum going and provide more opportunities for language enthusiasts to connect and learn from each other.


Our next in-person café meeting is on July 6th at 10:30 am at the Watershed café again. Please tell me I will see you there!


However, I understand that many of my students are spread across different continents. To ensure everyone can join in on the fun, we are also planning to host virtual language exchange meetings. These online sessions will allow participants from anywhere in the world to join our conversations, share their experiences, and improve their fluency in both Portuguese and English.



Join Our Next Virtual Language Exchange Meeting!


We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming virtual language exchange meeting! Here are the details:


Date and Time: June 11th at 7pm (London time)

Duration: 60 minutes (30 minutes in English, 30 minutes in Portuguese)

Platform: Zoom Meetings

Theme:


In this 60-minute online meeting, we will help each other speak our native languages. For the first 30 minutes, we will discuss a randomly chosen topic in English, and then switch to Portuguese for the next 30 minutes. At the end of the meeting, you will get the notes we have made during the session, so you can revisited, and never forget! It's a fantastic opportunity to teach and learn colloquialisms and expressions, and to work on our fluency together.


We will be organizing more meetings on our platform sporadically, so be sure to follow, like, and comment to show your interest in joining us.


We can't wait to see you there and continue this wonderful journey of language learning and cultural exchange!



Join Us!

Don't miss out on the fun and the chance to improve your language skills with a vibrant and supportive community. Follow our platform for updates on upcoming meetings, both in-person and virtual. Let's keep the conversation going!


See you soon!


Edna Allen

Portuguese Language Teacher


Our Latest Language Exchange Meetings

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