Polyglot Cafe

Polyglot Cafe is an organization in Houston that facilitates cultural exchange and foreign language practice. Our goal is to promote cultural understanding and foreign language learning in the community. To do that, we host regular and frequent meetings where people of different backgrounds get together to socialize while learning about each others’ cultures. We believe that cultural exchange is not only fun, but it facilitates the kind of understanding that can break international barriers and build bridges. In an average month, we have meetings to practice Urdu, Hindi, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Korean. On top of that, we have biweekly meetings for all languages and regular cultural events.

For the sake of convenience, we post events online at meetup. Not all of our members use meetup, but many decide to subscribe to the group there in order to get email updates on changes. Join us there for free and we’ll see you at an event soon!

Multilingual Mingles
Every 1st and 3rd Friday, we host an event at a restaurant, bar, or cafe to practice different languages and learn about each others' cultures. You'll hear a dozen more more languages being spoken and meet great people. We also frequently host language-specific meetings to focus on your target language.

Menu of the Month
A favorite event is our monthly restaurant outing. We invite everyone to join us in exploring the international cuisine of the most diversity city in the country. It's a great way to discover Houston, taste great food, and meet fun people.

Foreign Film Screenings
We occasionally host foreign film screenings and have watched everything from Japanese anime to classic French cinematic masterpieces. It's a great way to practice your language skills, and there are always English subtitles if you just want to enjoy the show!