Types of people you will meet at a language exchange

Types of people you will meet at a language exchange / Free afternoon activities in Madrid

Going to a language exchange is always a little bit exciting, because you never know who you will meet. However, there are always certain profiles we see on every language exchange. Below you can find our guide on the types of people you will meet at a language exchange.

1 - The casanova

At every language exchange you will see this one guy who is trying to hit on every girl. It looks like that night is his only chance to score a girl, but he never does. He is not that difficult to recognize, so just take a look around and enjoy! It’s funny, believe us :-).

2 - The polyglot

Another type of person you will definitely meet at a language exchange in Madrid is the polyglot. He or she speaks many different languages and has lived in many countries all over the world. It’s good to become friends with this person, because if you travel together, you always have a free translator and guide with you. A big applause for this person!

3 - The twins

No, not literally twins, but the two girls you never see separated. They always stick together and don’t leave each other’s side. They order their drinks together, always stay together when talking to you at the language exchange and never going to the bathroom by themselves. Their outfits match often. Aren’t they cute though?

4 - The smelly

A language exchange is not a language exchange in Madrid without a guy whose breath smells like death. This person doesn’t realise his breath smells and just keeps talking to all the people. When you take a look around, you see everyone making the same face and trying to get rid of this person.

5 - The serial killer

There is always that one guy who never talks to no one, but is there for the whole night. People think he is planning a murder in his mind, because he keeps staring at the other people at the intercambio without moving himself. A little bit creepy, isn’t it?

6 - The one who has an oral exam soon

Another person you will definitely meet is that one person who is actually there to practice his/her languages. It feels like this person has an oral exam soon and wants tips from everyone. He or she wants to learn as much as possible on this one night.

7 - The one who is always there

The last one of the types of people you will meet at a language exchange is the guy who is always there. When you first meet him, it feels like you’ve already seen him somewhere, which is often the case as well, because he is everywhere. Also, he knows all of the organisators, bartenders and attendees. Where to find him? AT THE BAR!

Which type of people are your friends? Let us know! Also, if you feel inspired to go to a language exchange after reading this article, make sure to check out our language exchanges page with more information about our weekly intercambios! Hope to see you soon.

5 advantages of going to language exchanges in Madrid

going to language exchanges in Madrid

Madrid attracts a lot of international people. People from all over the world go there for a few months. Some to learn Spanish, others to study in a business school and others to just learn about the Spanish culture. No matter what your goal is, going to language exchanges in Madrid is always a plus in your experience. Keep reading, because below we’ll give you 5 advantages of going to language exchanges in Madrid.

1. Meet interesting people

The first advantage of going to language exchanges in Madrid is the fact that you’ll meet a lot of interesting people there. You get to talk to others and you’ll realize immediately if you like these people or not. Fun fact: a lot of friendships in Madrid come from the language exchanges!

The second advantage of participating in language exchanges in Madrid is the fact that you get to practice your languages. There are always a lot of people from all over the world, so you don’t only get to practice Spanish and/or English, but also French, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.
Also, a lot of people have problems with talking in a foreign language because they only learned grammar in school, but here they really have the chance to see how the language is used in real life.

2. Practice languages

advantages of language exchanges in Madrid

3. Cheap drinks

going to language exchanges in Madrid

When you go to language exchanges in this beautiful city, there are very often deals in the bars or clubs. They are mostly not very touristic places, so you can drink cheap cocktails, beers, shots, etc. Also, you can get to know the best places in Madrid to grab a drink. A good way to save money in a nice environment, right? 

We all know the struggle, because we’ve all been there. When you arrive in a city where you don’t know anyone, you feel alone during the first days. A language exchange is the ideal way to come out of your comfort zone and to meet other people and make a bunch of friends. Everyone is in the same situation there and you’ll immediately feel a connection with the others. The people at language exchanges are from all over the world, so it’s a good excuse to travel around and visit their home countries :-).

4. A good way to make friends

going to language exchanges in Madrid

5. Learn about different cultures

The last advantage of going to language exchanges in Madrid is the fact that you can learn a lot about other people’s cultures. People talk a lot about their home countries and tell you what is common there. It’s a very nice way to learn about the world, and we’re sure you’ll end up smarter than before!

Actually, we just wanted to show you why language exchanges are so good for you. It makes you grow as a person, step out of your comfort zone and learn about other cultures. The best thing is that you make friends from all over the world.

If you’re interested in attending language exchanges in Madrid, you can always click here for more information. We, Se Habla Español, organize weekly free language exchanges in the city, from Wednesday until Saturday. You don’t want to miss this!