If you like practicing other languages and raising money for great causes, then Lingo Buddies is the event for you!
Hosted on this occasion at Made in Brasil, Chalk Farm, my typical Friday night was spent drinking raspberry-chilli caipirinhas and speaking not just Portuguese but Spanish as well with a group of (then) complete strangers.
But I have to say it’s probably one of my favourite ways to meet people.
Sure it got a little bit easier after the second and third caipirinha, but it was super fun to have more meaningful conversations.
It always surprises me how much language brings people together. After spending a few hours with a couple of people, I felt like I’d known them forever! For example, you begin with talking about the language, then asking how you learned it, then speaking about it’s differences, before getting on to talking about year abroads and living in the country itself and the culture…. You get what I mean. A conversation about language leads to deep conversations pretty quickly.
In a world of tension towards other countries, it’s these little gatherings that give a little hope.
Raising money and awareness for the Migrants Resource Centre, Stephanie Caiger-Watson did an awesome job of putting together the event!
Looking forward to the next one!
What other languages do you speak?