After Hour – Social Event in Metz, France

 

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to say that I’m feeling much better. Thank God.🙏   I am also happy to share with you the Social Event I organized and hosted 2 nights ago.

I know there are many questions concerning the social events I organize. Sooooo, where do I begin? First, let me talk about Metz. I live in Metz, which is a small city in the east part of France. It shares a border with Germany and Luxembourg. As shocking as it might sound, there is a real problem with languages here. This is a pity because as I mentioned earlier, Metz is close to Luxembourg and work opportunities there are quite interesting to say the least.

This is where I come in. I work as a language trainer and consultant for different companies in the region. Last year, I decided to start my own business. One of our activities include job interview simulations in English and we also organize English Social Events.

 

What are Social Events?

The idea of social events is to give people the opportunity to speak English outside of a school or training context. Truthfully, there are many language training centers in town, but after the training is over and done, where can they actually practice speaking English?

 

So I eventually came up with the idea of social events. But not any kind – themed ones. Today’s event was an After Hour. It was the perfect opportunity to explain what social events are, meet potential clients, exchange ideas, and launch the different events coming up in the future.

 

True to myself, I prepared a couple of appetizers to accompany us this evening. I was able to prepare: Sardines-Roasted Red Bell Pepper-Aioli Tapas, Anchovies-Dried Tomatoes-Aioli Tapas, Lardons-Olives Savory Cake, Pigs in a Blanket, Crab Toasts (not in the photo), Guacamole and Tortilla Chips, and 3 dips (Onion, Cucumber, and Tuna). I asked each person to try to guess the main ingredient. That was quite fun.

 

We had non-alcoholic bottled drinks on another table. I also prepared a special fruity drink (Ginger Ale, Pineapple Juice, Mint, Orange Slices, Lemon Slices, and Lime Slices). It was good, although I think it would have been better chilled.

 

I loved seeing how everyone understood what I was trying to do. And surprisingly, someone mentioned at the end of the evening that she felt that she had just spent an evening in another country. I absolutely loved that! Thank you so much!

The next event will be a Chill Out Sunday event at a pub in March. I can’t wait!

xoxo Elodie

 

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