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!


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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

Iryna posted an event

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

February 27, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
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 conversations and…See More
9 hours ago
Profile IconOksana and JULIEN joined 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)

February 28, 2017 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
Christina posted an event

Philosophy Meeting in English: Why Do We Have Fears? at Puzata Khata

February 25, 2017 from 7:30pm to 11pm
We all have first-hand experience with fear. But do we always understand what fear means? Is it simply a negative emotion produced by a perceived threat? Is it a survival mechanism developed in the process of evolution and designed to warn people…See More
Alla updated an event

NEW! English on Fridays at TSUM (6th floor)

February 24, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Meet the new place and time for speaking club! Everyone is warmly invited to enjoy the friendly Friday conversation on the 6th floor of TSUM If a word "English" makes you ask "Where?", join in conversation :) Oh and invite your English speaking…See More
منچنق محث posted an event

Martisor 2017 at «Пузата хата»

March 1, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Mărțișor — is a balkan celebration of a Spring coming. In first day people present special red and white talismans to each other, and wear them until March ends.In this day we gather our…See More
JULIEN shared Alevtina's event on Facebook
Alla posted events
Alla updated an event

English on Thursdays in Pozniaki at "Puzata Hata" (2-nd floor) in "Piramida"

February 23, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
If a word "English" makes ask you "Where?", join in conversation :) Oh and invite your English speaking friends to our fun conversation community ;)IMPORTANT! Guys, since we meet in a public place (Puzata Hata restaurant) and sit there for free it…See More
Maksym Zyenko posted an event

English near Vasylkivska at "Soup House"

February 23, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
LanguageExchange Club Kyiv invites you to join the English meeting - Soup House, near Vasulkivska subway station. We are gathering on the table in the midst of location(Piece of paper with printed symbol "E" will stay on the top of table). Please…See More
Profile IconSamuel, Nina Romashchenko, sarah kattan and 1 more joined Language Exchange Club Kyiv
Feb 21
Profile IconYana, Masha, Inna and 3 more joined Language Exchange Club Kyiv
Feb 17

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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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