HELLO LOLA! is a language exchange event that takes place every Tuesday night at Lola 09, a lively cocktail bar in one of Madrid’s trendiest neighborhoods. There is no entrance fee and the bar gives special prices to HELLO LOLA! members. The group has over 4,000 followers on Facebook and primarily focuses on language exchanges between English speakers and Spanish speakers, but welcomes other languages as well. The crowd tends to be relatively young and the event is located in one of Madrid’s coolest night spots.
Members are greeted at the door by one of the HELLO LOLA! coordinators who will give you a little flag sticker to display your nationality and native language. The coordinators will also give you a drink promotion and pair you up with a native Spanish speaker to practice your language skills. Apart from the drink and tapas specials offered at the event, Lola 09 has an extensive menu of fancy cocktails and other dishes to order. The bar is open until 2:00am if you wish to stay after the event ends to continue chatting with your language partners.
HELLO LOLA!’s language exchange event is a great way to break up the week and have some fun while improving your Spanish!