Eat, Drink, and Speakeasy
What: Speakeasy Monaco
Where: Star Deck, Stars'n'Bars
When: Every fourth Tuesday from 7.30pm, starting on 3 July 2012
Admission: €18 (includes complimentary drink and a donation to Pink Ribbon Monaco)
If you're living in Monaco but feel your French could do with a jump-start, a new 'language exchange network' is all set to help you. The bilingual Speakeasy Monaco
team have put together a fabulous monthly social event - the first of its kind in the Principality - designed specifically to boost your conversational skills.
Set in the fabulous surroundings of the new Star Deck
, on the top floor of the refurbished Stars’n’Bars overlooking Port Hercule, the idea is to meet a wide range of like-minded learners in a unique and informal setting over a friendly drink. On the basis that any number of formal French lessons are useless if you don't practice, Speakeasy provides an opportunity for people to get together and put their language skills to good use.
The formula is simple but effective: throughout the evening, the Speakeasy team pairs up each participant with a native speaker for a short ten-minute conversation in French. When the ten minutes are up, roles reverse and you become the
teacher - helping your French counterpart exercise their English! Dictionaries, pens and paper and (to break the ice) suggested
conversation topics, will all be provided to make the experience as
easy, fun and educational as possible.
The first two 20-minute sessions are followed by a break - with tasty
amuses-bouche served at the bar - after which the process is repeated with two more new faces. This way, you get to meet four new people in just ninety minutes. And that's the secret of this new initiative: networking!
Although the actual event starts at 7.30pm, it's recommended that you arrive half an hour earlier to immerse yourself in the atmosphere and meet other participants, some of whom may well turn out to be your conversation partners.
Speakeasy Monaco offers the chance to
• Learn with the help of a native speaker
• Practise in regular weekly sessions
• Enrich your vocabulary with local expressions
• Find out about fun places and great local hangouts
Registration and Payment
Mandatory online registration is at www.speakeasymonaco.com. Payment can be made at this point by PayPal, or you can pay on the door. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the event, in order to ensure
There are special rates for purchase of 10 sessions (buy 10 get one free); and preferential company rates of €17 per person for groups of ten or more.