A NEW foreign language club has come to Helston, following its success in Penzance and Falmouth.

Café Polyglot is a club for people who loves foreign languages and, following its success in it has been decided to start a new group in Helston.

There are no rules and no fees, and it is a chance for people to chat in a language that isn't their own.

Polyglotters range from native speakers to those who are just starting out in a new language.

There are Café Polyglots all over the world including one in Plougasnou, Helston’s twin town in Brittany and the clubs in Penzance and Falmouth have welcomed people from all over Europe and beyond.

Organiser Philip Hanman said: "You don’t have to be fantastic at a language, just keen. These are not lessons but we all learn from each other. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on that schoolboy French or rusty German.

"The other clubs in the area have regular tables for Spanish, German, French and Italian and we hope to have the same in Helston, but of course all other languages are welcome. There is nothing to pay. You simply turn up, buy a drink and be prepared to chat to people in the language of your choice. If this project is a success, we intend to add a bit of variety with things like musical evenings and quizzes."

The new Café Polyglot also has the full backing of Helston’s mayor Tim Grattan-Kane, who wished the club every success particularly in view of the town’s links with Sasso Marconi in Italy and Plougasnou in France, and hoped that a revived interest in languages would stimulate interest in becoming involved with our twin towns.

Meetings take place at The Inn and Still in Coinagehall Street every other Thursday, at 7.30pm, with the next one on September 29.

For further information phone Phil or Giuliana on 01736 361033.