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Accent Reduction - Both Ways

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Hi everyone,

I decided to have the meetup at this spacious cafe in Santa Monica, instead of renting a conference room with fee. I've attended a meetup for another group that was held at this location a few years ago and it was good for a large group.

http://coogiessantamonica.com/index.html

I just made a reservation and they said it wouldn't be crowded on a Sunday afternoon. They also have ample free parking spaces. I'll email the attendees my phone number later tonight or tomorrow.

See you soon!

Sally

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Dear members,

I need to re-schedule this event to the following week as I just got a business trip to Las Vegas this Sunday. I am very sorry for the last minute cancellation. I'll email the members who RSVPed separately about the location next time as it's a private office. Gomeiwakuwo okakeshite doumo sumimasen!

Sally

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Hi everyone,

Some members who are taking Japanese lessons have asked me about their accent, so I know there's interest on this topic. And since we Japanese members can also use tips and help on reducing our heavy Japanese accent when we speak English, why not do it both ways together? I always want to improve my English, and we can work as a team. And one good thing about accent reduction class is that it doesn't really matter what students' language levels are, so any level are welcome. I myself have benefited a lot from some accent reduction classes I've taken before, so I do hope we can bring good results together.

Venue's not chosen yet, but hopefully it will be a quiet classroom-type place. If you like to attend, please RSVP for now to show your interest, which helps me to figure out the classroom size. Thank you.

Sally

日本人会員の皆さん、

英語が母国語でない我々にとって、アクセントをなるべく減らして少しでもネイティブスピーカーの話し方に近づくことは、この国で生活する上で必要不可欠でとても役に立つことだと思います。日本語を勉強しているアメリカ人会員とチームになって、お互いのアクセントを指摘しながらそれを減らすよう発音の練習を一緒にすることはきっと有意義でためになることと思いますので、是非ご参加頂ければと思います。場所はまだ決まっていませんが、参加ご希望の方は、とりあえずサインアップして頂ければ、参加希望者の大体の人数が分かって、クラスのサイズを選ぶのに助かりますので、よろしくお願いします。詳細が分かり次第またご連絡いたします。

藤本

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  • Meg

    I enjoyed this meetup very much. I really got a chance to practice my Japanese. Thanks Sally!!

    October 29, 2012

  • Mike K.

    It was a great conversation session! I think those who wanted to practice their Japanese were able to get some practice in and probably learned some new words, and those in need of English practice were able to as well.

    October 29, 2012

  • John J.

    It was great to meet everyone. I wish I had more time to work on regaining what I had learned. After my classes end, I'll have a chance then. I didn't realize just how much I have lost over the years.

    October 29, 2012

  • Sally

    Genie and Al, I'll stay there until 5:30pm. Text me - I've sent my numbers to the attendees and you should have it)

    October 28, 2012

    • Genie

      Hey, Sally. Thanks for the reply. I should've checked my e-mail/your reply before I left home this morning, but I was in a hurry, so I didn't. My work ended after 3, so I thought it was too late to go there. If I knew you guys were there until 5:30pm... Oh, well, too bad for me not having a smart phone... Next time though! Hope you had a fun time. :-)

      October 28, 2012

  • Toshi U.

    Good organizer

    October 28, 2012

  • Al

    Oops, my RSVP was before the date changed! I'll try to make this one, but will probably be late.......

    1 · October 28, 2012

  • Genie

    hey, sally. i'm still not sure if i can make it or not, but i'll try. hope it's okay to attend it even if i didn't rsvp.

    October 27, 2012

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