Meetup
Gangnam

English-Korean Language Exchange

Wed, Jun 12 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Event Details

Wed, Jun 12
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
GSM Tables
논현동 182-24 Basement
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Event Timeline
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  • 7:00 PM
    Event starts
  • 8:00 PM
    First table rotation
  • 9:00 PM
    Second table rotation
  • 10:00 PM
    Free talking
  • 11:00 PM
    Event ends
Inclusions
  • 10,000 KRW entry
  • Any 1 drink from the menu
  • 2 table rotations
  • 4 hour meet up
  • meet 30 - 70 people

Description

What Is a Language Exchange?

Welcome to our language exchange, where you’ll get the chance to meet natives and other foreigners who are like 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.

About 30 to 70 people join our language exchanges for each event, 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. 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?

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.

How Can I Join?

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 your globalseoulates.com my page, you can both get 5,000krw. Coming late is not a problem, you’ll just be missing out.

FAQs

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?

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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In the last 6 months, an average of 47 people join this event. People come from facebook, naver, google and word of mouth.
윤윤상
Korean native
English
Yunhwan Choi
Korean native
English
Eszter Szalay
English native
Korean
문건희
Korean native
English
나지수
Korean native
English
Hyun seo hong
Korean native
English
Japanese
Spanish

Reviews (42)

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Amy_다미
Amy_다미
2023.05.04

새로운 친구들과의 즐거운 만남이었습니다! 기회가 있을때마다 참여하고 싶네요♡

Taejung(Toby), Her
Taejung(Toby), Her
2023.05.04

I was a new commer in GSM yesterday. I really enjoyed.

Jamie Kok
Jamie Kok
2023.05.04

Was fun and the changing tables was good. When the other group showed up it became a bit difficult to hear other people talking but otherwise good.

Winnie
Winnie
2023.05.11

It was a great time talking with new people.

Kris Pfeiffer
Kris Pfeiffer
2023.05.12

I wish there was one round of only speaking Korean. But the people I got to meet were really awesome.

Winnie
Winnie
2023.05.12

Overall, it was a great time with new people.

natsu
natsu
2023.05.15

It was very relaxing and well organized

Zion Kim
Zion Kim
2023.05.18

Hands down, one of the most liberating moments I've had in 2023.

김형율(Ryan)
김형율(Ryan)
2023.05.19

아는 친구들도 다시 만나서 즐거웠어요!

황현정
황현정
2023.05.22

재밌고 유익했어요 홍대도 다시 열어주세요ㅜㅜ

이정민
이정민
2023.05.25

즐거운 시간이었습니다.

JenKat
JenKat
2023.05.25

A dedicated Korean table or Korean time would be great. Even just one hour a night/day.

이정민
이정민
2023.05.26

오랜만에 이것자것 신나게 이야기했네요.

charm
charm
2023.06.01

새롭고 다양한 사람들과 소통도 하고 서로 공유하고 언어연습이 일단 너무 유익하고 즐거운 시간이였습니다. 중독성이 있어요? 매주 1회이상은 가려고 합니다.

tony
tony
2023.06.01

It was my first time there. And id like to go again sometime.

Jay Kim
Jay Kim
2023.06.01

People were friendly, good atmosphere nice vibe. Definitely love to join again !

Mia
Mia
2023.06.30

It was fun

이수
이수
2023.07.09

I have been to many language exchange meet ups. This one was a lot of fun I was able to make connections with other people broadening my friendships

Ahmad Zadli Zahid
Ahmad Zadli Zahid
2023.07.15

Excellent way to make new friends

dikla
dikla
2023.07.18

The instructor was amazing, informative, helpful and fun

Little Ryan
Little Ryan
2023.07.26

Great time with many friends.

박지율(Ciara)
박지율(Ciara)
2023.07.27

Pretty much everyone was an icebreaker ? I definitely recommend this social event two thumbs up ??

Little Ryan
Little Ryan
2023.08.04

새로운 친구를 많이 만날 수 있어서 좋았어요!! 놀러오세요~

Bri
Bri
2023.08.16

I really enjoyed myself and had fun talking.

Max Atiutskii
Max Atiutskii
2023.09.01

Guys are so friendly, want to meet them again!!

Calvin
Calvin
2023.09.25

I’m likely going to return

yusung hwang
yusung hwang
2023.10.13

Good to meet up in eng club

Nastya Kvak
Nastya Kvak
2023.10.18

It was a great event!

김다은
김다은
2023.10.21

It was very exciting event that I could meet a lot of people from various background

Nastya Kvak
Nastya Kvak
2023.11.09

좋은선생님. Dan I was very helpful

박지민
박지민
2023.11.17

도움 정말 많이 됐어요!

경욱
경욱
2023.11.29

매우 좋았습니아! 짱

Coramoon
Coramoon
2023.12.12

처음 갔는데 생각보다 잼있었어요!!

owen
owen
2023.12.14

Nice.!!!very much fun!!!

셀린
셀린
2023.12.17

I really like it. It's cozy and u meet nice people. More table rotation would be cool to meet more people :)

셀린
셀린
2023.12.18

It was "too short". It's a really good location and time flies by very fast

쁘띠염
쁘띠염
2023.12.19

Amazing information

Yanis O.
Yanis O.
2023.12.29

Amazing people

상기 Christian Kim
상기 Christian Kim
2023.12.30

I really like the vibes of the place! I’ve met some very nice people and I find it therapeutic to talk to people, whether it be about my life or their lives. 좋아해요.

Janine Salvador
Janine Salvador
2024.01.04

It's a perfect place to know new people and to practice the language you are learning. I loved.

김범섭
김범섭
2024.01.08

It was great opportunity to meet new people and talk with them.

Harrison Kim
Harrison Kim
2024.01.15

Good system. Nice people. Fine atmosphere. I'm willing to visit again.