27 "chatters" participated in the June 25th bilingual chat
~40 "chatters" participated in the July 30th bilingual chat
~52 "chatters" participated in the August 6th bilingual chat
36 attended August 20th
We ARE GROWING incrementally - slowly but surely!
* Mandarin speakers want to practice English (and reduce their Chinese accents)?
* English speakers want to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with nerdy strangers in English or Mandarin?
Our stable location is in Kresge 201 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.
All Mandarin speakers (and English-speakers, too) need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.
E-Mail [masked] to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.
Request by 4 pm Monday, the day before the Tuesday evening event. Sign up ASAP to incentivize others to attend.
Request building access earlier, but don't let deciding late keep you from attending.
* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus.
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building.
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes.
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes.
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent.
* Route 9 comes right into the area.
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.
We are recruiting weekly bilingual speakers who are skilled in BOTH Mandarin AND English: we have commitments through September 3rd.
August 27 - Out of Sight should NOT be 'out of mind'
'History, Culture, Present Situation of Chinese Muslims'
by Dr. Huan Ma, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
'What IS 'nephrology'?' (kidneys)
by JianFang Cai, MD, Researcher, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Chinese (汉语/漢語 Hànyǔ or 中文 Zhōngwén) is a group of related language varieties, several of which are not mutually intelligible, and is variously described as a language or language family. Originally the indigenous speech of the Han majority in China, Chinese forms one of the branches of the Sino-Tibetan language family. About one-fifth of the world's population, or over one billion people, speaks some form of Chinese as their native language.