The Arqus Cafés are back!
|30 Jan 2024
The 8th edition of the Arqus cafés will take place from 11th March to 21st June. If you want to learn languages while having fun and getting to know new people from any Arqus university, keep reading!
The Arqus Café continues to grow and become more well-known, both within and outside the Alliance. The seventh session ended at the beginning of December after 11 weeks of weekly language cafes. In total, there were 19 cafés and 11 different languages offered, all of the Arqus languages plus three more. The cafés were attended a total of 535 times by 166 participants. We thank the 25 tutors who made this possible!
“It was interesting sharing ideas with people from different places and cultures.
The fact that it’s regular and that I can go to multiple groups in one week.
Online classes, flexibility, meeting people from other countries, contact with the native speakers 🙂
I particularly liked the fact that my group was rather small and everyone came from different countries and universities. We talked a lot about similarities and differences between our cultures. The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was very friendly and patient with others. Our tutor was always logged in before the scheduled time, our meetings lasted a full hour
Thanks to their recommendations, we plan to improve the Arqus Café by dividing the sessions into two levels (beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced) and having more in-person cafés.
Starting in February 2024, we will have an Arqus Café Facilitator, Meike Münster, who will coordinate all of the aspects related to the Arqus Café. She is the perfect person for the job as she herself has taken part in the Arqus Café as a participant and a tutor. She has a strong language background with German as her first language, advanced proficiency in English and Portuguese, intermediate proficiency in Spanish and French, and beginning levels of Swedish and Dutch. So you can choose the language that you would like to use when you send emails to the Arqus Café email account: email@example.com.