Whether you’d like to brush up on your English at an intermediate or advanced level, or learn a new language as a beginner, language classes are a great way to meet like-minded people. Catching up for coffee after class to practice conjugating those verbs is the perfect excuse to get to know someone better.
The Australian Government’s Adult Migrant English Program provides free English classes for eligible migrants. Find out if you’re eligible.
You can take classes in other languages through your local TAFE. Find a class near you.
Hip hop, salsa or rock ‘n’ roll your way to a new circle of friends. Pick up a dance style you’ve dabbled in before, try something completely different, or take part in a flash mob for an exciting finale to your dance practice.
More than just an excuse for a chat and a glass of wine, book clubs can open your mind to tomes you would never have considered picking up. And if you’re the type of person who needs a little nudge to get through books, a deadline will do the trick!
Avid readers will love discussing their favourite parts of each month’s story and exploring the writing style, themes and each characters’ motivation, a flashback to literature study at school with a fun twist. Good-natured arguments over who is the most hateable character could even blossom into a beautiful friendship.
Joining a sports team is a great way to keep fit and healthy with the added bonus of meeting new people in your local area.
The next time you’re invited to a party or event and think ‘But I won’t know anyone there’, ‘It doesn’t really sound like my scene’ or ask yourself ‘Could I be bothered heading out on a work night?’ put aside your hesitations and just say yes.
You never know who you might meet!