Mandarin Conversation, Talk, and Dialogue in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

下午6点到晚上8点

* 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?

Schedule: 
Before 6 pm (5:30 pm?) - set-up and free conversations (either language) - so arrive early 
6-7 - Introductions 
7-8 pm - "Expert Topical Presentation" in BOTH Mandarin AND English 
September 10 - 30-minute PowerPoint 'expert presentation' 
Guojian Xie, MD of MGH
GERD - GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease

8-9:30 pm - Small Mandarin-speaking groups 
8-9:30 pm - English language pronunciation and grammar workshops

After 9:30 pm - free conversations - so stay late

Our stable location is 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.

下午6点到晚上8点3

PLEASE request by 4 pm the day before the Tuesday evening event. 

* 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.

Show your CURRENT LOCAL ID to the HSPH Security Guard, the UP the open indoor stairwell (follow signs to Kresge 201).

E-Mail [masked] and [masked] for a building pass if you don't have a Harvard ID; we convene in Kresge 201; you will ask the HSPH security guard where that is.

Read more:   http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/grp/4005521088.html

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  • Maynard S. C.

    We had a GREAT speaker - but she spoke a little longer than the average participant's attention span.

    September 10, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    Du Li
    From Qiu Gui Su, your Guide to Mandarin Language
    Today's Word
    Du Li
    Things or people which are independent can be described with the Mandarin Chinese dú lì.

    Example:

    Tā hěn dúlì.
    He is very independent.

    Traditional Characters:
    他很獨立。
    Simplified Characters:
    他很独立。

    September 5, 2013

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