Language Exchange & Connect

birds gathered on a telephone wire

Language Exchange

Would you like to learn another language or about a different culture in a relaxed way? The Languages team may be able to put you in touch with speakers of your target language or someone from a particular country, who is interested in sharing their experience, and you can share your language skills and experience in return. 

Sign up here

Language Connect 

Are you an international student, researcher or staff member who would like to meet others from your country, or who speak the same language? Then, Language Connect aims to put you in touch with similarly minded people. 

Sign up here

How it works

We’ll add you to the Exchange and Connect database and if there is a match, we'll email you both suggesting you come along to the Intercultural café. This means you can meet in person on campus over a free drink and cake, and they’ll be other people there too! If you can’t make that, you can contact your match yourself and arrange to meet up on campus or online if you are a distance learner.

We are lucky that our campuses have students from a wide range of countries studying at them, but the numbers from each one can be low. This means that unfortunately we may not always be able to find a match. If English is your only language, the chances of success are lower. If however, if you speak another language and would be happy just to share your skills with others and help them learn it rather than exchange languages, we'd love to hear from you! We'll keep in touch with you about our progress in finding you a match and any other opportunities to meet people who are interested in different cultures and languages.

Please note, you must be a member of Falmouth University, the University of Exeter in Cornwall or Falmouth Exeter Plus to join Language Exchange and Connect.