The English Stammtisch Bielefeld was founded in the 1970s by a lecturer from the Pädagogische Hochschule Bielefeld, the forerunner of the University Bielefeld. Initially the Stammtisch was an informal meeting place for staff and students. The circle soon expanded as everybody interested in speaking English was invited to join in.
As an informal group, there are no membership fees or other regulations. We only meet to enjoy talking English. Conversational English proficiency is the only requirement to take part. Both native and non-native speakers are welcome. However, fun, not perfection, is the aim.
In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch was established, it has been visited by people from all over the world. Students and visiting lecturers from India, China, Japan, Australia, the USA and many other countries have joined us during their time in Germany. Today, not only university students and staff meet at the Stammtisch, but people of all ages and professions.
For at least the last thirty years the Stammtisch used to meet in the quiet fin-de-siècle ambience of Augustus (August-Bebel-Straße 47 on the corner of Heinrichstraße). As Augustus closed at the end of 2012 we started looking for a new location. And we have found one: Nordpol / Mühlenstraße /Bielefeld.
Please join English Stammtisch.
Be seeing you there.
Hello Fish and Chips friends,
it is the first Saturday of the month again (time is flying, isn't it?) and we meet at Lord Nelson's on Detmolder Strasse to enjoy some food and your conversation.
Hope you have time to join
Be seeing you
Hi friends of English Stammtisch,
I have just learned from the landlady of Nordpol's that NORDPOL is open this Friday.
Why don't you come for a drink and a good chat?
Be seeing you
Hi friends of Englisch Stammtisch,
Friday 12.04.2019 our regular venue NORDPOL hosts the Bielefeld duo SCHEER - NO entrance fee. As they expect a crowd they cannot reserve a table for us.
If you feel like having sheer fun with SCHEER you better come along.
Friday 19th is also a bit of a problem - as of now it is not clear whether Nordpol is open.
If not - be seeing you after Easter - Happy Egg Hunting and DO NOT shoot the bunny.
Hi fish friends,
it is the first Saturday of April 2019 and Fish & Chips is on the menue at Lord Nelson's/Detmolder Strasse
Do not let the fish go - Join the fun on April 6th.
Hi you lovers of fish etc.,
March 2nd we meet again for some fish and talk. Hope you can swim there and don't get washed away. Lord Nelson on Detmolder Strasse is the pla(i)ce where all the fish meet from 7.30 onward.
Keep on swimming