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Welcome to the language school!

The second meeting of the 195 Mare Street Language School Collective met on Monday 30th to finalise the programme of languages taught and to discuss how language tuition might take shape.

We decided upon the following things:

Each language will be taught ideally for 3-4 hours a week split over two sessions; students will be expected to be able to attend both sessions and do homework at the teachers’ direction.

All students should try to arrive exactly on time, because the gates to the 195 will be closed before and ten minutes after the advertised time of starting.

There should be no smoking or drinking/drugs to be consumed during lessons.

We will ask for small donations towards the costs of organising the language school, buying materials, and general upkeep of the space; donations are on a voluntary basis, though students may be asked to contribute a small amount of money at the end of each class if they can afford to (if you do not have any money, you will not be expected to contribute- so please don’t worry about giving a donation- we would rather you came to the classes).

All students must bring their own pens, paper, and materials as we do not have funds for providing these.

Below is the current schedule of classes in the Language School (from 7th of October):

French (Beginners): Tuesday 2 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.

French (Pre-Intermediate): Tuesday 2 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.

Italian (Beginners): Tuesday 3.30 p.m., Friday 2.30 p.m.

Russian (Beginners): Tuesday 7.30 p.m., Thursday 7.30 p.m.

Spanish (Beginners): Tuesday 9 p.m., Thursday 9 p.m.

German (Beginners): Friday 7.30 p.m.

Portuguese (Beginners): Sunday 7.30 p.m.

English (Advanced): Sunday 9 p.m.

It is likely we will also be teaching Japanese, Arabic and English (Intermediate) but they have not yet been scheduled or confirmed; if you are interested in learning one of these languages or have skills in teaching them then please get in touch by emailing us, coming by or commenting on this post.

We are always looking to expand the Language School, so if there is a language you would like to learn, or that you have the skills to teach please contact us as above.

There are already some language books in the social centre library, but they are mostly in German. We really need books in/about all of the other languages that we intend to teach; if you have any books in French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, English, Japanese or any other languages it would be greatly appreciated if you could donate them.

There will be a skill shares on teaching languages for teachers held periodically. The first one will be held in the social centre on Friday 4th at 5pm.

For more information, questions, or proposals, contact us @: 195languageschool(at)gmail(dot)com

Upcoming events!


If you want to learn new languages or teach one of languages you know – this meeting is for you! What we already have are English, Spanish and Russian teachers but what we still need is French one! So come over and participate!


We would like to see a regular vegan café run and organised by volunteers in this social center. At the moment we are in the process of building the kitchen, making menu and so on. So if you are interested to participate – you are very welcome to help and get involved, it can be started just with your help!

And we want to remind you that we have our free shop opened every day from 2 p.m to 6 p.m., bike workshop takes place every Sunday and Monday also from 2 p.m to 6 p.m and on Tuesday we will have Comedy Improv!

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