Hangout in English!
Meet some new and friendly local people looking for an "out of class experience."
Feel like going out and getting to know new people in Zurich…in English?
Come join Hangout in English!
Zurich’s locals who enjoy socializing in English – whether Swiss, European or native speakers – will have a chance to get to know each, laugh and unwind in a comfortable atmosphere. Locations that uphold Covid-19 2G regulations with options to be outdoors in the warmer months will be chosen as our venues.
How to participate?
To participate in one of the Hangout in English sessions, you need to become a member of either the Zürich Networking Group or Meetup Hangout in English Group. Here is how they differ:
Zürich Networking Group – was established by Andrew Travers in 2009 first as a LinkedIn Group and currently has over 6,000 members. Andrew then developed a private group via creating its own website in 2018. This has enabled him to communicate more easily with members and provide a website that can deliver more than LinkedIn could.
Prior to COVID-19 times, Zürich Networking Group organized monthly coffee mornings and in-person presentations and discussions on business topics, where people could also naturally network. In more recent times, Andrew has created podcasts and online sessions with presentations offered by active members on various business and health topics. Currently, there is a monthly “Walk & Talk” with members (and their dogs) as well as Hangout in English! gatherings at local pubs.
Meetup/Hangout in English! – was launched on the Meetup platform in 2015 to create a space for those who wished to practice their conversational skills in a fun way. Rose facilitated the group, sometimes bringing in conversational topics and helping those who needed more support in English. The Meetup Hangout in English group has now over 700 members. The in-person Aargau Hangout in English group, who originally met in Baden, has recently been converted to the current International Online Hangout in English! Meetup group for anyone from Switzerland or beyond to join.
How to view upcoming Hangouts and register
Note: The attendance fee for a Hangout in English is currently CHF 5.00 for in-person events. This fee is waived for those who sign up for an Annual Zürich Networking Group Supporter or Supporter Plus Membership. However, payment for all food and drink consumed at Hangouts is the responsibility of all attendees.
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