What is Ameripon?
We are a Japanese-English language exchange group with a focus on conversation practice. Our group is aimed toward intermediate/advanced learners looking to improve fluency and ability to discuss various topics beyond the basics of "Nice weather we're having today/今日はいい天気ですね"
During each meet-up, we speak only Japanese half the time, and then only English the other half. Conversation topics will be chosen beforehand and posted in each event description--members are encouraged to prepare by learning more about the talking points beforehand. The more thoughts you can share, the better our conversation practice will become!
Language exchange meet-ups will be held bi-monthly on Sunday afternoons at Sony Plaza (550 Madison Ave). We also plan on hosting fun outings in between language meetups--things like ordering in Japanese at an izakaya, or in English at a steakhouse; or watching Japanese/English movies; or visiting Japan society; or catching a Yankees game. Ultimately, we want to bring YOU the best of Japanese and American culture in New York (and a rip-snortin' good time, too!)
And check us out on Facebook, where you'll find recaps of our events and bi-lingual conversations about anything!
Ultimately, we want to provide our members with 1) Japanese & English conversation practice, 2) Japanese & American culture exchange, and 3) a Japanese & American community in NY for friends, networking, and support.
We can't wait to meet and practice Japanese & English with all of you. よろしく！