So you want to know how to find language exchange meetups in Madrid? Step one, Google it. Just kidding! That’s probably how you got here! Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’m going to offer you several places where you can find awesome language exchanges! I’ve done the research and consolidated it in one place, just for you! We’re going to talk about several places, apps, and websites that offer exactly what you’re looking for; people who want to communicate, socialize, and learn new languages. I’m going to share with you several of the places I’ve found offering good and regular meetups including; Meetup, Multilinkual, LAEMadrid, and Meet & Speak. With that being said, let’s get right into it!
Meetup is a wonderful website and app that allows you to make an account and go through a process where you, “Choose what you’re into. Meetup with people that share your passion. Do more of what makes you tick.” I must say, they’ve quite mastered the art! Their intuitive design allows you to literally go through a list of topics and select what you enjoy, then you’ll be notified of meetups near you that correspond to the interests you selected. I would highly advise the app for any fellow social butterflies as well as travelers. You can even search events that will be happening somewhere you plan to go soon. I can’t preach enough on joining this website/app, which may be why it’s at the top of this list! But you’re here for specifically language exchange meetups, so I’ve found a couple of specific meetups that are pretty frequent and seem like they’ll be around for awhile. After all, I’m here to make the search easier on you guys! The first meetup group I want to talk about is called, “Madrid: Language Exchange.” They have meetups every Sunday and Friday. This group is great for multilingual people as well as people who just like learning and spending time with international individuals. According to their page, they regularly have English, Spanish, and Russian attendees as well as many more. The next meetup group that I would like to mention to you guys is called, “Spanish & International Friends in Madrid LANGUAGE EXCHANGES.” They have meetups every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. So, needless to say, they’ll likely have one to fit anyone’s schedule! This group is, again, for those of you seeking international company. They have a whopping 16,212 members at the time of me writing this article and their audience just keeps growing! A group with this large of an audience is sure to meet all of your language exchange needs. So I would definitely recommend making an account with Meetup and/or checking out the meetups I mentioned earlier, it’s definitely worth your time!
Multilinkual is a website/meetup that was founded in 1998 and originated in Madrid, Spain. They have 3,844 followers on Facebook at the time I’m writing this article and it is an ever-growing community! They offer several different types of meetups to fit anyone’s needs. Are you learning to speak a foreign language but feel you have some things to work on? Multilinkual has a meetup called, “Convo Classes in the Pub” where you pay just 5€ (and a drink purchase is required) to meetup with experienced native language teachers to have English conversation classes in a relaxed setting. You get to have small group classes lasting 75 minutes and it is a great way to improve English speaking. (They will also have Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian soon according to their website.) They also have a, “Pin Board” where members of the community can post what language their learning and/or what kind of meetup they’re looking for. Other users then comment their suggestions/replies. This is a really good way to find a meetup that people are going to attend because you can see them actively conversing about the meetups they’re going to join in on. In addition to these two awesome features of the website, they also have regularly scheduled meetups that vary to pique anyone’s interest! If you go to their “What’s On” page, you can find an abundance of scheduled events as well as see events they’ve had in the past so that you can see things that they are typically doing to find out if there’s anything that sounds like it would fit your schedule/lifestyle. They have a wide variety of meetups including Tuesday Language Exchange (which happens every Tuesday) and Thursday Language Exchange (which happens every Thursday) and many more! This would be a great resource for anyone seeking language exchange in Madrid.
This is a good one for those of you out there who are seeking a Spanish language exchange. LAEMadrid is a Spanish Language School in the heart of Madrid, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes. Their school appears to be pretty nice, but that’s not what you’re looking for here! You’re probably asking yourself, “Why is this guy telling me about a school, I’m looking for a meetup?” Well fear not and read on! This language school just happens to have a blog section on their website with several useful and interesting articles relevant to learning spanish! Including one that I’m specifically referencing for this section of the article, “How to Find a Language Meetup in Madrid.” This blog shows you several weekly meetups that occur in Madrid that are focused on learning Spanish! They call these meetups, “intercambios,” on their site. They offer intercambios in several different atmospheres so that anyone can find one to suit their tastes. Some such intercambios they suggest are; the Beer Station meetups every Thursday at 10pm (for those of you seeking a pub environment, this would be a great choice!), Olé Lola meetups every Tuesday 8-11pm (this one is for people that love a nice cocktail bar), and J&J Books and Coffee meetups every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8pm-close (awesome if you love a bookclub or coffeeshop type of social atmosphere). So if you’re looking to have a great time learning Spanish give this Spanish Language Meetup Cheatsheet a look!
Meet & Speak: The Language Exchange of Madrid
This meetup is organized by an organization called, “Citylife Madrid,” and it occurs every Thursday at 9:30pm at the Cambridge SOHO Club. The location is a lovely lounge and bar with Mediteranian style servings. This is for those of you looking for an international meetup. (They also serve free Tapas!) So if you’re looking to meet up with people from all places/walks of life, this is a perfect meetup for you to choose! They have 3,847 followers on their Facebook page at the time of me writing this article and they get new members all the time! Their page houses all the info on their meetup events as well as a lot of other useful content. You can scroll through their posts and see that their feed is very active with useful posts such as things about how to learn new languages, interesting facts about different cultures around the word, as well as fun things to do in Madrid. I would highly advise giving this meetup a gander and their parent site too! Citylife Madrid is full of great content events happening in and around Madrid that will surly aid you in your adventures to the city. They have content ranging from how to eat vegetarian in Madrid to info on Madrid’s Nightlife Pass to help you enjoy the Nightlife the city has to offer.
If you’ve gotten to this point, thanks for reading what I have to say on the subject! I appreciate you reading the whole thing instead of just clicking a link at the beginning. I’ve shown you several of the great resources to find a fun meetup that meets your desires above and I wish you luck in your quest to broaden your language horizons! Because I’m all about convenience for you, I’ll provide links to each of the pages below so that you won’t have to scroll back up. Once again, thanks for reading!