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Partners are matched on suitable levels of language proficiency and meet up after the event to continue the language exchange and also to deepen their cultural knowledge.
One participant stated that he was already able to converse with more people in his workplace; another language couple realised they lived in the same block of flats which made it more convenient to arrange meetings; and a further couple have spent evenings at each other’s homes, speaking each other’s languages and experiencing each other’s cultures.
‘There are two types of philosophy for learning languages.
August 2014 – The expatriate community represents 90% of Dubai’s population, making it very common to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds, speaking different languages.
Despite this English has become the default or common language denominator for communication in Dubai which often denies us the opportunity to learn or practice other languages.
Speak Dating is a new method of language learning that has proved a hit in the United Arab Emirates.
It is a similar event to speed dating, but languages are the main pull as opposed to romance.
This week’s launch of ‘speak dating’ aims to change that. People with different first languages are put into pairs.
For example, say one of the pair speaks French but would like to learn Hindi.