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June 11, 2009

Speaking English in Madrid

As some people asked me about how to practice speaking skills this summer, I suggest finding a partner to do an exchange. Here are a few places:

- Individual
exchanges in classified ads section “intercambios” of In Madrid newspaper, but be very careful it’s not a sect or someone after sex. Don’t go alone the first time!!!

- Exchange Spanish-English over a coffee or a beer (same warning)

- Hola si buscas un
intercambio de francés, inglés o alemán de uno a uno, manda un email y te conectamos con gente de fuera que viven en madrid. Solo avisa de tus estudios y edad, para que te pongamos en contacto con alguien con similar intereses. mas info: Email: NEW!!!!

MADRIDBABEL: Meet Spanish/international people from over 30 different nationalities & exchange languages absolutely free at Café Madrid (c/ Escalinata s/n - metro Opera) every Wednesday from 21:30 till 2:00. Ask for Fran ( Welcome Back Party on Friday 5th at 9pm at El Barbu Club (c/ Santiago, 3, Metro Opera). Check our website:

International Travellers’ Tertulia (free) Meeting every Thurs. 9:30pm-2am, Café Madrid, C/Escalinata S/N (Metro Opera). Talk to people from all over the world! New members welcome. Antoine. E-mail: or

Madrid Art Group: If you are a visual artist; painter, sculptor, photographer, printmaker, etc. and would like to meet once a month, to have a drink and talk to other artists, contact Louisa, e-mail

- O’Neill’s. Join our group of Spaniards+foreigners in Madrid. Meet new people and practise Spanish, English and other languages for free.Tuesdays from10pm at O’Neill’s, C/Príncipe 12, Metro Sol/Sevilla. E-mail: or tel: 618 271 778. Youtube: Telemadrid david

- Grupo intercambio. Hi there! We are a group of people who meet on Sat. around 10pm for a language exchange (English-Spanish) over a drink. If you fancy coming, e-mail

- English conversation group on Sundays at 6.30pm in Café Comercial (Metro Bilbao). Practise English over a coffee and put a relaxing end to your hectic weekend. All levels welcomed. Email me at or call Oscar on 660 519 499. NEW!!!!

- Cultural and social international English-speaking group. Are you looking for new friends? We are an international English-speaking group (35 +) welcoming participative members. Talks, theatre and films, quizzes, outings, music and singing, Saturday lunchtime parties. E-mail us: or or phone us: 91 548 37 93 (10-11pm) / 628 420 155

- J & J Books and Coffee. C/Espíritu Santo, 47 Metro Noviciado 91 521 8576. Intercambio Wed-Fri 8pm