‘¿Cuál sería tu cita perfecta? ¿Qué buscas en otra persona?’ Questions like these are important to learn before you sign up for a language exchange speed dating activity. LAE Madrid’s cultural activities are not standard! We love to create new and fun ways to practice Spanish while learning more about the local culture. With that said, we have “Learn Spanish, Daye Natives – Speed dating”. Thanks to Jaume, non-native students learn dating topics and expressions in Spanish in a 45 minute lesson before the Spanish natives arrive. This class covers important topics, like conversations topics to avoid, personality traits, hobbies and interests, as well as fun and interactive game to practice with the other students. Its purpose is to get the non-native speakers warmed up and ready for the final challenge – SPEED DATING with Natives! As a must, tinto de verano flows through LAE Madrid during cultural activities, making the cultural activity the perfect environment to learn while enjoying the night.
After class, the speed dating begins. A speed date at La Aventura Española is slightly different from a speed date you may have seen in the movies, because we like to add our own twist to our activities. LAE Madrid speed dating is more of a social, where everyone is able to stand, drink, mingle and switch to the next date when Jaume rings the bell. Everyone in the room speaks Spanish, which makes it an amazing opportunity to improve your language since it is a real-life situation. The Spanish natives are very patient with those students who may not have their language polished quite yet, so the night is very comfortable. Developing your Spanish in a situation that is a part of in your daily life always makes learning a little more fun! Just in case anyone gets stuck, unable to come up with topics to talk about, conversation topic cards are passed around to boost confidence and ideas.Score cards are distributed to decide in an anonymous way if you have found someone who feels mutual about you as well. After switch
ing dating partners, the student is able to write down anyone who they may like to see again in the future. This is where we come in! These cards are collected at the end of the night, and an email is sent to those who could be a perfect match. Speed dating at LAE Madrid is very casual and light-hearted, and this cultural event is the perfect mix of language practice and a night out!