Mandarin and Cantonese Conversation Corner

Mandarin and Cantonese Conversation Corner in downtown St. Paul at the East Culture Center, 153 E 10th St, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6pm to 8pm. Shi Laoshi will host and serve as language consultant for Mandarin. The space is large and comfortable with room enough for conversations at various tables and in different rooms. Free street parking is available starting at 5 pm. Feel free to bring food. Please go to the alley on E 10th between Robert St and Jackson St, behind Jimmy Johns, enter the door on the right, go through the inside door with a "Lift Kids" sign on it, into the basement. Welcome to all skill levels! (Can anyone serve as a Cantonese language consultant?)

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  • Ron P.

    As always, I loved it.

    April 11, 2013

  • Jim L.

    Our conversation was entirely in Mandarin. Mike started the conversation about how standing in line is a bit different in China than the US. Other examples of differences such as issues of personal space, privacy, freedom, values, right and wrong followed. A smashing success! I think though we may have to change the name of this meeting to Mandarin Conversation Corner. Cantonese speakers are certainly welcome to use the space at East Culture Center . . . But I know it takes more than one Cantonese speaker to make it work. I'm sure Shi Laoshi could arrange something if you're interested.

    April 10, 2013

  • Joseph toi nin c.

    i am going to a single party. i will love to join next time.

    April 9, 2013

  • Jim L.

    Between Shi Laoshi and myself (and thanks to the suggestion from Jane, hope you don't mind I've borrowed your idea) we've come up with this conversation topic for Wednesday's Mandarin Corner. 我们美国人在中国的时候,无论是学习、工作或生活都会遇到各种各样的问题和困惑,应如何看待和解决? We Americans when in China, whether studying, working, or living, have all come across all kinds of questions and puzzling situations--how should we regard them and deal with them? Please think of any experiences that "could only happen in China" and be ready to share this Wednesday.

    April 8, 2013

    • Mike M.


      April 8, 2013

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