Language Cafés are held in Strasbourg and Kehl. They bring together people from all walks of life to engage in stimulating conversation. The advantage is that the groups are small, enabling free and natural conversation accompanied by native speakers. You only pay for any food and/or drink that you order. No reservation or membership is necessary.
The language café in Kehl has taken place at the Villa Schmidt since 2006. The venue is an impressive bar/restaurant located on the German side of the Rhine close to the road bridge between Strasbourg and Kehl. The restaurant has a covered terrace a few metres from the Rhine which is open during warmer months. The meeting is open to everyone and enables different generations, backgrounds and professions to come together and share their knowledge and experience.
The primary aim of these meetings is to practise your language skills, so if you want to polish up your English, French or German for free and in informal and relaxed surroundings, this is the place to be. No conversation topics are prescribed, the conversation develops freely and spontaneously from the interests and desires of the participants. The group in relatively small, so generally just these three languages are represented.
By the way, the meeting starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9pm, but you can come and go at any time. The meeting is normally (but not always) scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month except in December.
Last but not least, native speakers are key to the success of the meetings, so do come and help others speak your language too!
Look forward to seeing you there!