On March 18, Emily Chan, a paralegal in a Boston-based Immigration Law Firm, will give us an overview of visas in US law. Emily has a recent political science degree from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, and speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese well enough to be understood easily in any of them.
5:30 pm - Arrive Early - Setup the Room - Talk Freely
6:00 pm - Bilingual Introductions (Mandarin Chinese, English)
7:00 pm - Overview of VISAs in US law, Emily Chan
EXPERT TALK in TWO LANGUAGES
Our Knowledge Expert speaks in BOTH languages - back and forth in each of the 2 languages: a few sentences in one language, then a few sentences (same idea) in the other
- 8:00 pm - Break into Mandarin-speaking groups
- 8:00 pm - English Pronunciation Clinic
9:45 pm - Let's straighten up and get out of there.
* 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?
Before 6 pm - free conversations - so arrive early - as early as 5:30 pm
6-7 - Introductions
7-8 pm - "VISAs in International and US National Law" in BOTH Mandarin AND English
Emily Chan, Paralegal in a Boston-based Immigration Law Firm (Political Science, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA)
VISA overview in US law
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.
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.
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