World cafe opens up for a bit of a blether

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The Barrhead Foundry is makign a name for itself as a cosmopolitan hub as work continues on its long-awaited transformation.

A new world café now opens its doors and welcomes people, visitors, residents and students from the four corners of the world.

A spokeswoman said: “The cafe is an place for students from around the world, where English is not their first language, to practise their English language skills and get to know others outside a classroom setting.”

Cheryl Taylor, a tutor of ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages ) said: “Our learners are always looking for ways to practise their English and integrate into the community.

“The World Café is a fantastic way of giving everyone the chance to come together and use the English they learn in the classroom in everyday conversation.

“It is also an opportunity for people to speak to others about any issues they may have and to gain the support of newfound friends.”

Comments from people who went along to a previous world café include: “I liked meeting people from different countries.”

Another said: “The café gave us a chance to speak more English, exchange our experiences and talk about travel, work and our hobbies.”

It is open to anyone and can be useful for those interested in learning English or people wanting to get to know others in their community. The next world café will take place in the Barrhead Foundry, Main Street, Barrhead in June. To register an interest in going along or for more information please call 0141 577 3006.