Multilinkual connects language learners and offers an online space for members to arrange a time and place to meet up with native speakers for a language exchange, or “intercambio” as they say in Spain. Multilinkual is an excellent portal for study abroad students that want to meet locals in Madrid and practice their Spanish. It is very simple to set up an account on Multilinkual and post an ad explaining your needs and giving a brief background of yourself.
You can either set up a one-to-one language exchange to meet with a local at a cafe or pub, or you can organize a bigger social event to bring together multiple language learners. You may also suggest a more specific activity on Multilinkual, such as a picnic in the park or a group hike outside of the city, in order to make it a more fun and informal language learning experience.
Although Multilinkual’s biggest community is in Madrid, anyone around the world is encouraged to post on the website and bring together like-minded people in their own towns or cities to practice languages and share experiences. Apart from organizing language exchanges, there are so many other ways to use this interactive website. You can post on Multilinkual to find a place to stay while traveling abroad, ask for help when settling into a new city, search for a language teacher, meet other expats in your new city, or simply to make new travel companions. Many Multilinkual members who are interested in becoming an au pair have also used the site to look for a family.
In Madrid, the Multilinkual community has organized loads of social events at pubs and even day-trips to nearby towns like Toledo. What users enjoy most about Multilinkual is that it’s free, easy to navigate, and provides plenty of opportunities to get out there and join a lively international crowd.