Program description

Join our community and share your passion to learn languages with  others. Our facilitators encourage you while our school provides a safe space for exploration and growth. These friendly weekly meet-ups offer tea and treats.

Schedule
Mondays 16:00-18:00

French

Tuesdays 16:00-18:00

Japanese

Wednesdays 16:00-18:00

Spanish

Thursdays 16:00-18:00

English

Levels

This activity is open to ALL levels.

Tuition

There are three ways to enter:

  • bring a box of cookies or tea
  • be a native speaker volunteer
  • or you can contribute $3
FAQ

FAQ

1.  Do I have to register?

If it is your first time to join the event, you will be asked to fill out a form when you arrive.

2.  Is Tea Time a free language lesson?

While there may be one or several teachers in attendance, tea time is not a free language lesson or class. The purpose of tea time is to provide a space and opportunity for language learners to practice in a friendly environment.

3.  Will there be native speakers there?

There are volunteer native speakers that attend the meet ups of each language, however we cannot guarantee they will be there every week.

4.  I don’t speak the language or my level of the language is low, can  I still attend?

Speakers of any level are welcome to join. As a beginner, we suggest attending for a shorter time (30 minutes for example) as a full 2 hours may be overwhelming and also difficult to join in conversations. Arrive with a specific goal, whether it’s to note down vocabulary, basic questions or improve listening skills, and build on this the next time you visit!

5.  What will we talk about?

There are no pre-arranged topics for tea times. Attendees can discuss anything as long as it is in good taste and non-offensive.

6.  I can’t arrive at the starting time and/or have to leave before the end, can I still attend?

Yes. Tea time attendees can arrive and leave however their schedule permits.

7.  Do I have to bring anything? How much does it cost?

Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided for each meet up by CLC and supported by voluntary donations of meet up attendees. The only thing you have to bring is yourself (and a friend if you’d like)

Friendly Reminders:

Give everyone a chance to speak. Try not to dominate or control conversations.

Simultaneous conversations are both allowed and encouraged.

When speaking in a smaller group, try to include everyone.

Please clean up after yourself- leave your cup, crumbs, or elephant in the dishwasher (or at least by the kitchen sink)!

Schedule

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
20:00 - 21:00