The English/ Mandarin Language Exchange

  • November 16, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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The English/ Mandarin Language Exchange is a Chinese/English language exchange event taking place at the Royal Festival Hall in the heart of London. Members and their friends are welcome to learn and practice Chinese/English language at the same time as they make new friends in a warm and friendly environment and a fun atmosphere. People from other cultures and backgrounds are also welcome to join us, so do come along!

This meet-up costs £5.00 from Paypal or £7.00 if you pay on the day.

The entry fee includes handouts, a free glass of soft drinks and some snacks.

We suggest bringing along a pen and some paper to jot down a few notes.

How does it work?

The event lasts about 2.5 hours. It will normally be at a Beginners’ level .But please state your language level below and we can then adapt the structure to fit your needs. After the first half of the event, participants can take part in 1-to-1 conversations and so get the chance to meet new friends and learn new words.

Here is a brief structure of the meet up:

*3.00pm - 3.20: Registration

*3.20pm - 3.40: Ice breaking – getting to know people

*3.40pm - 4.00: Mandarin learning

*4.00 - 4.20pm: Break time and grab yourself some drinks and snacks.

*4.20 - 4.30pm: Find language partners to work in pairs

 *4.30 - 5.00pm: Learn and practice

*5.00 - 5.30pm: Presentation time and prizes!

*5.30 onwards: We could have a dinner together.

Location: 4th Floor Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road

London SE1 8XX

Travel information:

By Car, search using postcode: SE1 8XX

By Tube / Train, closest station is Waterloo station

How do I register?

To attend this session we strongly advise registering in advance. The events are published on

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/cbsnuk

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChineseBusinesSocialNetwork?fref=ts

Weibo: http://www.weibo.com/cbsnlondon

Official Website: http://www.cbsn.org.uk/

Any inquiries, please feel free to contact Becky Bao or Tom Hu :)

See you on Saturday!

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  • Becky Di B.

    thanks to everyone who attended the event and made interesting stories by working in pairs! ! please keep practising and feel free to contact us via weichat :)

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Carl Huayin T.

    Well organised event! Good structure and plan.
    Amazed by the other one's language levels. Also good know people from all kinds of areas and businesses.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Javier

    nice meetup.
    If any mandarin speaking its up to it,I will be glad to exchange english or SPANISH any evening (thursday its a good day for me as I will be at the City usually), from 5 or 6 PM

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Where is everybody?

    November 16, 2013

  • Dan

    Where are you?

    November 16, 2013

  • Dan

    Hi there! I'm Dan, was in China for about 18 months learning Mandarin before coming back to uk in August. I'm about upper intermediate level apparently. Do you think you would be able to accommodate me in your class? I note it's mainly aimed at beginners. Please let me know. Thanks very much!

    2 · November 13, 2013

    • Becky Di B.

      Hi Dan don't worry we got others also at intermediate/ advanced levels, we are going to adapt the structure to suit everyone's needs. Also so far we have 50% Chinese 50% foreigners therefore it will be good for 1-1 conversation. See you soon this Saturday!

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Yin C.

    Great event!! Looking forward to it!

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Grace Q.

    Guess it is also a good opportunity for those who are at intermediate /advanced level to practice/get more confident from participating :-) Look forward to it!

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Carl Huayin T.

    Looking forward to it! Sure we will meet new friends and have a knowledge exchange as well.

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Becky Di B.

      looking forward to see you on the day Carl!

      1 · November 4, 2013

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