Korean
Meetup
Gangnam

English-Korean Language Exchange

Sat, Aug 8th | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4.8
(21)

Event Details

Sat, Aug 8
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gangam Terrace
논현동 164-14 3 Floor
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Event Timeline
Time?
What?
  • 3:00 PM
    Cafe opens, Guests enter
  • 4:00 PM
    First Table Rotation and Lottery
  • 5:00 PM
    Second Table Rotation and Lottery
  • 6:00 PM
    Event finishes
Inclusions
  • Any 2 drinks from our menu (cafe, bar menu)
  • 2 table seating rotations
  • Lottery Prize giveaway
  • 4 hour language exchange
  • Can meet 30 - 60 people
  • No parking

Description

What Is a Language Exchange?

 

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Welcome to our language exchange, where you’ll get the chance to meet natives and other foreigners who are in the same situation as you. Our language exchange sessions are casual, friendly experiences where you’ll be able to practice your target language while making new friends at the same time. It’s nothing at all like a typical classroom experience — it’s more like a bustling café, full of people who have come from all walks of life in order to spend time together and build a connection with each other.

 

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About 30 to 70 people join our language exchanges every single day, which means that the pool of potential new friends you could make is expanding all the time. We’re proud to be able to offer exchanges in a number of different languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French, to mention just a few of our most popular options.


Our social meet-ups take place throughout the week, meaning that no matter how busy your schedule is, you’ll be able to find a time that suits you. You can find more information about the different times our meet-ups are held on our events page, located here. The meet-up itself is hosted at GSM Terrace, which is a café and pub that has been designed to facilitate language-based social events. Check out our gallery to see just how much fun the participants in our language meet-ups end up having.

 

Who Takes Part?

 

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The most popular age group for participants in our language meet-ups are people in their 20s and 30s. You don’t have to be fluent in your target language; as a matter of fact, we offer dedicated tables according to your level, running the gamut from beginner right the way through to advanced.


Typically, about 70% of our guests are native Koreans, with the remaining 30% being made up of internationals in the same situation as you. This has turned out to be the perfect mix for introducing foreigners to the way social life takes place in Korea. You’ll get the opportunity to meet friendly faces from all over the world in a straightforward, stress-free environment. After all, who doesn’t like hanging out with their friends for a cup of coffee or a beer? 

 

How Can I Join?

 

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Taking part in our language exchange meet-ups couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is figure out a time that suits you, make your booking, and drop in on the event. There’s no lengthy sign-up process required, and you don’t need to pass any kind of test. It’s as simple as turning up with a smile on your face.


Of course, plenty of people feel apprehensive about going to a social event on their own, particularly if they don’t know anybody else there. That’s why we make a point of allowing people to come along to our meet-ups with their friends. As the saying goes, the more the merrier! If you invite your friends from this link, you can both get 5,000krw. Coming late is not a problem, you’ll just be missing out.

 

FAQs

 

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I’m not great at my target language yet. Can I still come?


Absolutely! All levels are welcome, and we have dedicated tables for each level, meaning that you’ll only be matched up with people who are in the same boat as you are.


Can I come late? 


Yes, you can. Come at any time and leave at any time — it’s an informal event, so there’s no problem with dropping in and out as you see fit.


How can I join? 


All you need to do is make a booking here and then turn up. We’ll walk you through everything else you need to do on the day.

 

What Makes Our Language Exchange Special?

 

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There are a few important aspects that make our language exchange meet-ups different from the rest. Here are some of the key things we offer that set us apart:


※Our Own Space: GSM Terrace is specifically for our meetups, so we’re able to host multiple meet-ups every day in our own dedicated location. The space itself, the staff, the menu — everything has been designed with the goal of creating the perfect language meet-up in mind.


※Staff Who Care: Our friendly team of staff love inviting new people into the fold. There will always be somebody at the front door ready to greet you and introduce you to the event, as well as somebody who is willing to listen to any feedback you may have.


※Sophisticated Matching System: Our specially designed matching software helps to ensure that you’ll only end up with the very best people for your unique situation.


※Personalized Content: Based on your target language, level, and interests, our system will recommend content tailor-made for you. This will either happen upon arrival, or when you’re registering online.


※Table Rotations: We rotate our tables every single hour, so that you’ll be exposed to as many new people as possible. After all, it’s all about making connections.


※Rewards: The more you come to our events, the more points you’ll earn, which can be exchanged for exciting rewards.


※Standards: We only accept positive people who make the language exchange a better experience for everybody. If one person receives 3 separate complaints, they will be asked to withdraw from all our events.  If you had a bad experience, after each event you'll be given the chance to make yourself heard.


※Consistency: We’re open 365 days a year, and we’re always full.

 

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Payment Options

  • ₩ 9,000 Pay at the door
  • ₩ 10,000 Pay now online (10%)

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Reviews (21)

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Serena Camposano
Serena Camposano
2020.03.29

it was really nice and helpful, mostly the 1:1 lesson

김성희
김성희
2020.03.29

서로의 말을 잘 들어주며 재미있게 대화했던 시간이었어요~

이정현
이정현
2020.04.02

It was really great time. Thank you for letting us know a lot about this program.

Bumsuk Earvin Kim
Bumsuk Earvin Kim
2020.04.05

3월 28일에 대한 리뷰를 이제야 적습니다. 그날 진짜 오랜만에 다시 나온 토요일 오후 3시타임 GSM 이었습니다. 그날 인원은 약 10명 정도 였고 저희는 소수끼리 더욱 뭉쳐서 저녁식사도 함께 하는 등 정말 좋은 시간 보냈습니다. GSM도 클린존 이라는 펫말이 걸린 것을 보고 다행이라고 생각을 했습니다. 앞으로도 지금처럼 방역에도 계속 힘써주시고 입장 시 회원들 열체크와 건강 유무 체크하는 표를 이용해서 필터를 추가하시면 좋지 않은 시국에도 저희 회원들은 걱정 없이 끈끈한 관계를 유지할 수 있을 것 같습니다. 감사합니다!

조현
조현
2020.04.14

사람도 많이왔고 다양한 주제로 이야기 할 수 있어서 유익했어요

김성희
김성희
2020.04.19

영어-한국말 언어교환을 하기도 했습니다. 재미있었고 도움이 많이 되는 시간이었어요~

곽태영
곽태영
2020.04.21

it was less crowded due to COVID-19, but still it was a great time!

안예람
안예람
2020.04.26

Very good to have international conversation.

이정현
이정현
2020.04.29

재밌게 영어 잘 쓰고 가는거 같아요 영어 회화 능력 향상에 도움이 될지는 모르겠어요

방문춘
방문춘
2020.05.03

유익한 모임이었습니다^^

rory
rory
2020.05.03

It was amazing! I made really good friends there. Thank u so much?❤

Sue
Sue
2020.05.03

모임자체는 굉장히좋았지만 실내가 조금 더웠습니다

문인주
문인주
2020.05.10

코로나 사태가 다시 안 좋게 흘러가서 그런지 토요일인데도 그리 많은 사람이 오지는 않았습니다. 특히 외국인이 더 적었던 것 같습니다. 제가 앉은 테이블은 한국인밖에 없었지만 언어교환에 오랫동안 참여한 사람들이 제법 있어 자연스럽게 영어로 대화하는 분위기를 만들어주었고, 편안하게 말을 나눌 수 있도록 이끌어주었습니다. 한국인들과 영어로 대화하는 것은 말이 너무 빠르지도 않고 대부분 우리가 알아들을 수 있는 어휘를 사용하기 때문에 영어에 접근하기가 더 쉬운 것 같습니다. 거리낌 없이 영어로 대화할 수 있어서 좋았습니다.

Jamie Defalco
Jamie Defalco
2020.05.13

I thought it was fantastic. It always is. I get to meet my trainer regularly. And, especially these days there are plenty of friends to meet after practicing with my trainer~

Rahmdel
Rahmdel
2020.05.25

It was warm and welcoming. Thank you.

Jay Jihoon Baek
Jay Jihoon Baek
2020.05.31

it was my first time to join the conversation party on Saturday, I met a lot of international people and it was a great time that many people were speaking Korean and loving Korean culture. I was impressed that many foreigners were trying to speak Korean to me and it was nice that they understood my speaking English too. I hope that I will join this conversation again next time! Thank you so much! and, the host David! he was so sweet and kind person! I already noticed that he sincerely cared to people and supported to visitors lovely :)

Sarah
Sarah
2020.05.31

Stacy showed up again. I was glad. John was nice guy. He is working hard to improve his English. He was not much a talk but nice listener. He opened his heart more and shared his personal story with me. That was nice meet up meeting! : )

Sarah
Sarah
2020.05.31

I love you David n Marcus. You guys are open minded and have passion n positive outlook. Don't afraid the changes. Actually try to do nice changes for the better. Mason was nice guy I enjoyed conversation with him. A bit timid but he tried to talk. Which is good for everyone. Thank u for working hard guys! :)

jim
jim
2020.06.07

재밌었어요. 처음에는 어색했지만 다양한 사람들과 영어회화공부를 할 수있어서좋았고 다양한 이벤트와 음료를 선택해 마실 수있어서 좋았습니다.

김태현
김태현
2020.06.14

시간이 괜찮으시고 영어에 관심있으시다면 추천 드립니다! 처음 무료 트라이얼 수업 하고 나서 너무 만족감에 저도 모르게 결..제를 하게되었어요 저는 문장도, 단어도 아예 몰라서 멍 하니 시간을 보낼 줄 알았는데 너무 너무 의미있는 시간이었습니다!! 정말 초보인 분들도 이곳을 오시면 정말 좋으실겁니다! 데이빗선생님! 정말 좋았어요, 고은선생님도 너무 잘 가르쳐주셔서 좋았어요!

Moonseok Jung
Moonseok Jung
2020.08.02

Friendly environment is a reason I would say for people to come and try this program! All of tutors here will always be welcoming you with a big smile whether it's your first time or not, same goes to the host! I think it's well organized program for people who want to best on their english in practical way.