Language Exchange Club Kyiv

Meet for conversation or tandem partnering


Mind your belongings!

Participants are advised to mind their belongings at all times during the meetings of LEC. Pickpockets have in the past stolen some money in a cafeteria at Kontraktova.

Fighting Spam!

We have activated "administrator approval" if you Sign Up for NING. Don't wait: please sign up! We will approve all legitimate membership applications within a few hours. We are doing that to fight a persistent spammer. Thank you for your understanding and WELCOME!


Mи активували функцію підтвердження всіх нових членів нашого сайту через його адміністраторів. Реєструйтесь без очікування! Ми затверджуватимемо всіх   бажаючих   із належними профілями протягом декількох годин після реєстрації. Вживаємо даних заходів щоб уберегти наших користувачів від наполеглевих спамерів.   Ми вдячні за ваше розуміння! Ласкаво просимо!


Bienvenue! Willkommen!

We're glad you have found us! Take a look and join our conversation groups!

Founded in April 2009 in Kyiv, the Language Exchange Club (LEC) helps residents and visitors in a city to improve their language skills, share an international perspective, and make lasting friendships.

LEC meetings are free of charge and you don't have to register on the website to visit them.

The website of LEC Kyiv changes URL: you can now access this website using the URL ""... as well as using the former URL

Weekly meetings in KYIV, Ukraine.

Check individual events for any change in the program. You can also ask in the groups and check the other websites of LEC (facebook, couchsurfing, vkontakte).


Russian (Kontraktova) - looking for organizers
English in Pozniaki (on Mondays) 


English near Bessarabka (instead of L'va Tolstogo)
English near Khreschatyk
English near Kontraktova


German conversation (near Lva Tolstova)
English near Darnytsia


French (Kontraktova)
English in Pozniaki (on Thursdays)


English in Obolon/Minska (DreamTown 2)


Polish (Shuliavka)
Philosophy in English (Bessarabka)
English in Pozniaki


Spanish (Gulliver 5th floor)

various days

LEC also has or has had: Japanese, ItalianHungarianDutchCroatian, Serbian, BosnianEsperanto, History in English, Literature in German, CatalanFarsiCzech, Mandarin ChineseGerman film-club, Portuguese, Turkish, Hindi, Balkan languages (Romanian, Moldovan, Aromanian)Literature in English, Bulgarian, Swedish, Greek, Korean, English discussion groupNorwegian, Portuguese, Finance and Economics in English, Spielen & Lernen (in German)Diskussionsgruppe in German...
Some groups are looking for organizers to help or revive them. Check the EVENTS column and ASK THE ORGANIZERS for more!

Have fun at the meetings... but please remember to be considerate of the restaurants (buy something from them if you can: they will accept us better) and be considerate of other customers. Sit in small groups and don't move the tables. If you move a chair, put it back in place afterwards.

Latest Activity

Peter Pichler is now a member of Language Exchange Club Kyiv
5 hours ago
Christina posted an event

Philosophy Meeting in English: What is Duty? at Puzata Khata

October 29, 2016 from 7:30pm to 11pm
There isn’t a single person who has never had to do their duty. But what does duty really mean? Is duty an external obligation imposed on you by the expectations of an authority, or is it a voluntary act? Can you be coerced into doing your duty? Or…See More
9 hours ago
Profile IconVasya and Natalia joined Language Exchange Club Kyiv
Aurelio Destile joined Zhanna Kosinova's group

English near Darnytsia

We invite you to join FREE English Speaking Club in Kyiv! Now you can practice English on the left bank in a cozy place Puzata Hata (just opened right next to metro Darnytsia). It is located in Doma Center you won't miss it. There is a lot of space…See More
Vysotska Natalia is now a member of Language Exchange Club Kyiv
Roman Pikalyuk posted an event

English near Bessarabka (instead of L'va Tolstogo) at Oliv'e, Metrograd (underground in front of BILA, Bessarabka Market place), -2nd floor (right side from the entrance)

November 1, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Hi all! The English speaking club near Bessarabka will be on Tuesday, as usual. People come here just to practice their English, the only requirement is please bring a good mood :) We meet in Oliv'e that is on the -2 floor of Metrograd. Metrograd…See More
Iryna posted an event

English on Monday in Pozniaky at "Puzata Hata" (2-nd floor) in "Piramida" near metro "Pozniaki"

October 24, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Hello there. LEC invites you to start a week with a friendly chat with your fellows in English. The meeting is free and no registration is required. You can come and leave at any time. Bring with you a big smile, willingness to participate in…See More
Profile IconChristina, Kseniia , Valeriia Kibenko and 2 more joined Language Exchange Club Kyiv
Oct 22
Elena Ostapenko commented on Lilia Revak's group Говоримо українською!
"Наступна зустріч клубу відбудеться в понеділок 24 жовтня о 19-00. Контактуйте Макс 0639301298."
Oct 21
Elena Ostapenko commented on John Carragee's group German
"Das nächste Klubtreffen wird am 26. October stattfinden. Willkomen! Sie sich bitte auf der Website registrieren zur Teilnahme an der Sitzung."
Oct 21
Christina posted an event

Philosophy Meeting in English: Ethical Dilemmas with Emerging Technology at Puzata Khata

October 22, 2016 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Technological advances make possible a lot of things that people could only dream about before. Today, we can produce sex cells from any body cells, use biotechnology to enhance human intellectual and physical abilities, and print practically…See More
Oct 21
Alevtina updated an event

Hommage à Jean-Jacques Goldman at Kyiv

October 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Bonjour à toutes et à tous!Le thème de notre Soirée magique et poétique est un hommage à Jean-Jacques Goldman, né le 11 octobre.Il est un auteur-compositeur-interprète français.Choisissez une ou deux chansons de monsieur Goldman et chantez /…See More
Oct 21

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John Carragee (1953-2011)

Dear friends, John Carragee was a founder of the Language Exchange Club. He passed away on the 24th of October 2011. Those of you who knew him will remember his drive and the energy he gave us to run the club. John also developed the club in a dozen of other cities in Ukraine, Poland, Spain and other European countries. Thanks to him we are creating a growing community which is changing the lives of hundreds. Thank you John!

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