LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

| LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

“ENGLISH ONLY CAFE” holds daily language exchange events, with no specific level requirement for any language and free of charge for anyone.

“Language Exchange” is an event where participants take time to causally teach and learn each other’s languages. For example at “ENGLISH ONLY CAFE”, there are thirty minutes sessions alternating between English and Japanese conversation time, so that both language speakers have a chance to learn and teach a language. This is not only fun, but also a very effective method of acquiring a language.

This event is a great opportunity to make new friends, and to date has had participants from over fifty countries all over the world.

During the language exchange, members will talk about topics of their choice. The conversations are conducted not one on one, but in small groups of three or four people so it is easier to engage in a conversation without it being awkward even for beginners of either language.

Although the main purpose of this event is for language learning, making friends here is also encouraged, and often times members will have small after parties to go get dinner or drinks.

 

 

 

| WHAT MAKES LANGUAGE EXCHANGES SPECIAL

Affordable There are no entrance or attendance fees, so you can join for the price of just one drink.
Three language levels You can choose your seat freely from three types of tables separated by language levels; Beginner, Advanced, and Not specified.
Change seats every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes, cafe staff will instruct members to move around and make new groups to get a chance to talk to more people than just your first group.
A lot of opportunities to talk Since there will be a lot of chances for you to talk, make yourself at home, and try your best to speak up.
Group and One-to-One Conversations Usually the language exchange is done in groups so it is easy for even a beginner level speaker to join in. One-to-one sessions are also held irregularly.
Fun and Safe Environment The purpose of the events here are for language learning and international experience, so it is perfect for those who are keen on learning and meeting people from all around the globe. Anyone who does not meet these criteria may be asked to leave at anytime by event organizers.
A place for those who want to learn The participants are very diverse in age, gender and nationality. What they all have in common is that they come to learn and have an international experience, so this event is suitable for such people who are serious about learning but also want to have a good time.
Internationally Diverse Members Up to date, the event has had members from over fifty different countries, and has a good balance of native and non-native Japanese speakers each time. Many of the Japanese participants will actively bring their foreign friends to join the events.

 

 

| FREE LANGUAGE EXCHANGE ENGLISH / JAPANESE

This is a Japanese and English language exchange event, free charge for attendance. Speakers of all levels are welcome, and there will be tables according to degrees of language fluency.

Date and Time Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16:45 to 17:45.
Every Saturday from 10:45 to 13:45.*Closed on Japanese National Holidays
Fee Free Attendance *drink charge applies
Reservation Please make sure you have a reservation via the event page on meetup in the link below.
https://www.meetup.com/englishonlycafe/

 

★Sample Schedule (for 16:45 Session)

16:45 Doors Open Seating and explanation of event
17:00-17:30 English Session Small groups Talk about a selected topic
17:30-18:00 Japanese Session Small groups Talk about a selected topic
18:00-18:30 English Session Small groups No specific topic
18:30-19:00 Japanese Session Small groups No specific topic
19:00-19:30 Free Talk Time Small groups No specific topic or language
19:45 End of Event After parties for those who are interested, organized by participants

 

★Day-by-Day Content

Tuesday-Thursday 16:45-19:45 Language Exchange
Friday 16:45-19:45 Language Exchange
16:45-19:45 Happy Friday
Saturday 10:45-13:45 Language Exchange
16:45-19:45 Language Exchange

 

★Special Events *held irregularly

Board Game Language Exchange Use English and Japanese board games as a tool to communicate effectively. Maximum eight people per session, first-come first-serve system.
English Conversation Club Conversation event to have fun speaking in English. Great for Japanese people interested in practicing English and for foreign people looking for a place to have fun speaking in English. More opportunity to speak in English than our usual language exchange sessions.
Japanese Conversation Club Conversation event to have fun speaking in Japanese. Great for foreign people interested in practicing Japanese and for Japanese people interested in talking with foreign people but do not have confidence in English language. If you are a foreign student looking for a place to brush up Japanese language, or a Japanese person who has licence teaching Japanese, this is the event for you.
One-to-One Language Exchange One-to-One Language Exchange gives you more opportunities to speak with just one partner. Maximum eight people per session, first-come first-serve system.
Happy Friday “ENGLISH ONLY BAR” will open.
As a Friday’s special menu, you can choose to order an alcoholic drink for the same price as all the other drinks; 400 JPY. You can order up to one alcoholic drink, either beer or high ball.

 

 

 

| FREE LANGUAGE EXCHANGE FRENCH / JAPANESE

This is a Language Exchange between Japanese and French; one of Canada’s official languages. It is free charge for attendance and speakers of all levels are welcome.

Date and Time Every Saturday from 10:45 to 13:45.
*Closed on Japanese National Holidays
Fee Free Attendance *drink charge applies
Reservation Please make sure you have a reservation via the event page on meetup in the link below.
https://www.meetup.com/englishonlycafe/

 

 

 

| FREE CHATTING LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

Much more causal than the regular language exchanges, Free Chatting Language Exchange allows you to do free talk in any language, for as long as you like, as well as enter and exit as you please. Why not come and enjoy a casual conversation along with a cup of coffee? Speakers of all levels are welcome, and you can even bring in your own meals to eat at the cafe.

Date and Time Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 to 16:30.
*Closed on Japanese National Holidays
Fee Free Attendance *drink charge applies
Reservation Please make sure you have a reservation via the event page on meetup in the link below.
https://www.meetup.com/englishonlycafe/