Korean
Meetup
Gangnam

English-Korean Language Exchange

Wed, Sep 16th | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4.7
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Event Details

Wed, Sep 16
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Gangam Terrace
논현동 164-14 3 Floor
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Event Timeline
Time?
What?
  • 7:00 PM
    Cafe opens, Guests enter
  • 8:00 PM
    First Table Rotation and Lottery
  • 9:00 PM
    Second Table Rotation and Lottery
  • 10:00 PM
    Free Socializing
  • 11:00 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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Must book by: 6:30 PM

In the last 6 months, an average of 33 people join this event. People come from facebook, naver, google and word of mouth.

Reviews (20)

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Sunho Park 박선호
Sunho Park 박선호
2020.03.19

모두 친절했고 즐거운 얘기를 했어요! Table rotation도 있어서 더 많은 사람들이랑 대화를 하고 재미있는 시간을 보낸것 같아요.

choijooho
choijooho
2020.04.02

어제 다들 정말 영어실력도 우수하시고 개성있으신 분들도 많고 배울점이 많아서 좋았습니다.

MINSUN JANG
MINSUN JANG
2020.04.02

수업끝나고 좋았다는 말이 힘이 됩니다. 아직 자유대화로 밖에 수업진행이 안되었지만 처음보다 조금이나마 나아진것 같아요. 꾸준히 스킬업하겠습니다

MINSUN JANG
MINSUN JANG
2020.04.02

수업끝나고 좋았다는 말이 힘이 됩니다. 아직 자유대화로 밖에 수업진행이 안되었지만 처음보다 조금이나마 나아진것 같아요. 꾸준히 스킬업하겠습니다

Jisu Son
Jisu Son
2020.04.02

재미있었어요:) 어서 더 많은 사람들이 참여했으면 좋겠어요

zhu kaifeng
zhu kaifeng
2020.04.09

It was such an unforgettable experience.Here your get a lot of enthusiastic friends to talk to.You will not feel alone here.The atmosphere is quite good for enjoy chatting and studying.Strongly recommended!

Yuna
Yuna
2020.04.23

My student was very nice and polite

장종형
장종형
2020.04.30

오늘 즐거웠어요^^ 다들 젠틀한 분들이어서 더 즐거웠네요!!

崔桂和
崔桂和
2020.05.03

오늘도 다양한 사람들을 만날수 있어서 기뻣습니다. 무엇보다 열정적인 호스트 마리씨와 주기적으로 참석해주시는 분들이 계셔서 매주마다 오는 모임이 더 즐거운듯 합니다

lisa park
lisa park
2020.05.03

I really enjoyed my time :)

chloe
chloe
2020.05.07

처음 갔는데 자유로운 분위기에서 편하게 말할수 있어서 좋았어요 미국에서 온지 얼마 안되서 영어를 쓰고싶었는데 기회가 없어서 스터디 가게 되었어요 근데 자주 참여하면 영어 스터디에 도움 될거 같아요! 앞으로 종종 참여하겠습니다

AILIN
AILIN
2020.05.07

还不错哦,经朋友介绍知道的一个很有意思的地方。除了极个别没有礼貌的人存在,其他的的话值得推荐哦:)

chae
chae
2020.05.08

영어 쓸수있고 좋았어요 음료도 퀄리티좋고 두잔이나 주시니 가격대비 정말괜찮아요

Leon
Leon
2020.05.12

It was a great fun and I got to know a lot of new friends.

장종형
장종형
2020.05.14

지난 2주동안 3번 정도 참석했는데요. 학생들과 교재를 가지고 공부했습니다. 근데 주된 질문이 설명하기 어려운 문법문제 관련한 것이었고 이에 명확하게 답을 하기가 어려웠습니다. 사실 한국인이라도 설명하기가 쉽지않다고 생각하는데요. 제가 처음 설명회에 참석했을 때 저희는 선생님이 아닌 트레이너로 학생들이 이미 배운 것을 반복학습하는 데 중점이 있다고 들었습니다. 사실 한시간동안 학생들이 원하는 수준을 만족시키기 어려웠습니다. 이런 부분에 대해서 어떻게 해야할지 설명 부탁드립니다.

Leon
Leon
2020.05.21

I had a great time here indeed. It was quite crowded even though it was Wednesday yesterday.

Jay Jihoon Baek
Jay Jihoon Baek
2020.05.28

I've become fond of this community since I get here today! I had a great conversation with people together, on the other hand, I felt a little awkward to meet up with people, however, It was my great chance to talk and got a new friend! :) thank you so much for giving this time!

Leon
Leon
2020.05.28

You can practice various languages here while talking with friends from different countries. Never miss this great opportunity!

Michael Woo
Michael Woo
2020.06.11

Great meeting, but could use more Korean inclusion.

Leon
Leon
2020.07.11

I love this atmosphere and all the people who come here are real nice. You must visit this meetup!