Language exchange venues

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When we insist that Madrid is a multicultural, multilingual and cosmopolitan city, it is not without reason. To prove our claim, we offer you a superb selection of bars and cafés where you can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine and a chat in whatever language you fancy.

These are establishments where conversations in the languages of many nationalities are actively encouraged, with no money changing hands. Some people prefer to talk around a table, others opt to join in debates and conferences, while more retiring participants are content to listen into the mingling of accents from the comfortable distance of a bar stool. What is important is that everyone has the same goal in mind; to have an enjoyable time while practising their language skills. Whether you are from the United States and want to speak Spanish or from Argentina and love Italian, or even if you are French, living in Madrid, but always wanted to learn German, keep an eye out for these great spots!

Various venues, many languages:

Language exchange groups:

If you are shy and don’t feel comfortable turning up at any of the bars alone, don’t worry. We offer you three more options based on organised events. Good luck, and keep talking!:

More information about Learning Spanish in Madrid.

  • Students from around the world flock to Madrid as the perfect place to learn a language now spoken by over 500 million people and counting.

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