International Welcome Club

All INTERNATIONAL WELCOME CLUB activities have gone online.  The weekly English Language Conversation Corner is available every Wednesday in ZOOM sessions at 12 noon and at 3pm Glasgow time

Please email: by 6pm on a Monday to say which ZOOM session you want to be in: 12 noon or 3pm Glasgow time.  You will receive the Zoom link and password late on Tuesday.

ZOOM Conversation Corner updated

If you are using English as another language and want to practise talking with Native English Speakers, this is the place for you. Anyone of any faith or no faith is welcome. The club motto is: Have Fun With Friends – and we do!

For almost two decades the International Welcome Club has been offering the hand of friendship to people from anywhere – yes! Even Edinburgh!

Started as a Friday evening social gathering running from September through till the end of April, the club is an ideal way to key into a new city, a new culture and a new language. In the summer time the Friday activities are suspended in favour of away days visiting interesting places and keeping costs at a minimum. In other words we HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS.  Outings include trips to the island of Cumbrae, walks up hills and along canal banks and around lochs, visits to various shows and even a trip to the Highland Games.

Our summer CEILIDHS in the CRYPT are a great introduction to Scottish music, dancing and socialising without alcohol. There is always a light supper and a top rank accordionist who ‘calls’ the dances so everyone can join in.

A weekly English Language Conversation Corner is a popular event attracting between 30 and 40 people each week. This is normally held in the Church’s Crypt Cafe area. Native English speakers are the Hosts at each table and their Guests are people who want to practise using their English. Right now, we have moved this activity online (see above).

You can further check Club’s facebook page for details of current activities. Just follow the link to the up-to-date information here:






5 thoughts on “International Welcome Club

  1. Hi!
    My name is David Jiménez and I came from Spain. I want to know if the conversation corner is still taking place and if the Students meetings of tuesday and thursday are going to be celebrated during april and the first days of May.
    Thank you very much.
    Best wishes.


    1. Hi David,
      Many thanks for your message.
      The conversation corner is on throughout April on Wednesday from 3pm to 4.45pm. In May the team takes a well deserved holiday. way
      Similarly, student coffees continue at least until end of May on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Lizy Posts the location on the students’ Facebook Group
      We look forward to see you there!


  2. Hi
    My name is Sarinya from Thailand. English Language Conversation Corner is still taking place? And which level of language that required?


  3. Hi, I’m Danilo, from Brazil, and I’m in Glasgow to carry out my PhD at The Glasgow School of Art. I’d like to know if the conversation group meetings are still happening and the day and times. Best.


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