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漢語角 Chinese Conversation Meetup

Are you interested in learning the Chinese language or improving your Chinese speaking skills?

Come to our Chinese Conversation Meetup to practice, where you can also learn more about Chinese culture, customs, food, and make some new friends too. If you are currently taking a Chinese class at school or pursuing self-study, feel free to bring your textbooks to study/practice with fellow group members.

Some of us are almost always there until the 茶坊 closes at midnight, so feel free to pop in late if you can't make it earlier. Do not be discouraged from coming if you see a small number of RSVPs. There are many people who come regularly and never RSVP (despite getting their hands slapped repeatedly for this). Typical attendance at these is 20 to 30.

We welcome all levels of Chinese speakers, from beginner to native speaker, as long as you are interested in learning. Feel free to join us and enjoy great conversations in Mandarin or the obscure dialect of your choice.

In exchange for providing free space for us to hold this meetup, it is expected that each person attending order at least one food or drink item. In addition, please do not bring in any outside food or drink.

The time that people show up varies from week to week. If you show up at 19:00 and can't find anyone, please wait around. Sometimes there's a big group right from the beginning, and other weeks no one shows up until 19:30 or 20:00.

If you need any help or materials for learning Chinese, please let us know. We are always willing to assist you in a task that we know is not always easy.

Have any ideas or suggestions for future meetups? Please feel free to shout them out. We're happy to hear from our members.

See you at the Meetup! 週四見!

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  • Katrina B.

    Arrived around 7pm, no sign saying this is where the meet up is. Waited then started to ask people and there was a few people waiting on the regulars. When the person with the meet up signed showed up it was almost 9pm. If the meet up doesn't start till around this time then that's when the time should say and I would have shown up at that time. Nice people though!

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Michael

      Hi Katrina. Nice meeting you last night. I apologize for coming so late this week and that you had trouble finding other people from the group. I usually try to arrive by 7:30 or 8, but I was very busy last night. I ended up arriving around 9 and staying until midnight. Since the group usually meets for almost 5 hours, it is hard for people to stay the whole time. Thus, if you are able to come again, if you arrive closer to the half-way time, around 9 or 9:15, it is likely that you will see most of the people. Last night there also happened to be two tables of people from the group playing mahjong on the other side of the restaurant. Usually, the mahjong tables are closer to the rest of the group, but because the restaurant was so crowded last night, they got separated. If you are able to come again, be sure to also look for the people playing mahjong. Hope to see you again.

      February 7, 2014

  • Michael

    This was a worthwhile meetup. I learned some new things.

    February 7, 2014

  • Tokyo Jim G.

    Sometimes there's already a decent crowd by 7. It's pretty random and varies week to week.

    February 7, 2014

  • Daniel C.

    阿! 對不起啊! 我沒發電子郵件. :(

    February 5, 2014

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