“ I learned a lot and had fun. ”
— John H. on Apr 14, 2015.
“ It's a wonderful group, enjoyed the conversation very much. ”
— Elsie on Jan 13, 2015.
“ 好极了! ”
— MitchL on Oct 28, 2014.
“ don&#039;t know yet. this was my first meetup ”
— Bonny N. on Jan 29, 2014.
“ 大家都很友善！ ”
— Hao W. on Jan 8, 2014.
“ Very cool events. ”
— Rick on Nov 12, 2013.
“ Great! I had a good time! ”
— Amelia on Sep 24, 2013.
“ Great group of people. ”
— Mark on Sep 19, 2013.
“ Great way to meet people! ”
— Eugenia B. on Sep 19, 2013.
“ The Boston Mandarin Chinese Language Meetup Group is great! I love learning new languages and meeting people of different cultures. ”
— Gerardo on Aug 20, 2013.
“ excellent ”
— Jianfang C. on Aug 6, 2013.
“ So many easy going friends, excellent organizer! ”
— Sophia on Jul 24, 2013.
“ nice ”
— Xiaoyong Y. on Jul 10, 2013.
“ Pretty good! Lively discussion this week. The larger group size allowed for smaller pockets of conversation to chew out Mandarin/English questions or topics of interest before returning to larger group discussion. ”
— Maximillian S. on Jun 6, 2013.
“ very nice ”
— Na W. on Mar 6, 2013.
“ Good ”
— Qingjun H. on Feb 18, 2013.
“ I think it was a friendly group. ”
— James C. on Jan 24, 2013.
“ Well, we've met periodically and regularly in several places. For one, the GBBCC in Cambridge is a great place. and so are the vegetarian dining out events, the high calibre of those who attend the Mandarin-English events, and the networking with other vegetarian-oriented events. While you're welcome in my set of programs, even if you're NOT yet vegetarian or vegan, those who ARE vegetarian or vegans (and not merely 'tire kickers' checking out this part of 'the scene') AND those who don't mind being with them will get the most from participation and thus are our REAL 'clientele' and 'target market'. ”
— Maynard S. C. on Jan 8, 2013.
“ Excellent group. ”
— Peter R. on Oct 17, 2012.
“ The idea is great, but direction and organization is lacking. There has to be a standard, however, for what a meetup should look like, and I doubt it has to oppose structure in order to be called a meetup. This isn't supposed to be a makeshift gathering, right? I hear that Wednesday groups at Porter are better because bigger groups are broken into groups of three. ”
— Johnny X. on Aug 14, 2012.
“ Mostly very nice folk. Pretty sympathetic bunch. Lots of competent Mandarin speakers ready to help a rank beginner like me, with great patience and kindness. Would like to be able to reciprocate more, but my skills are still rudimentary. Special thanks to Zhan and Willow Leaf! - Jonathan (aka Big Juju) ”
— jonathan on Aug 2, 2012.
“ Nice relaxed place to meet good people who want to learn and speak more Chinese. ”
— Mary N. on Jun 23, 2012.
“ Good opportunity to practice Chinese! ”
— Amy on May 28, 2012.
“ I love this group of people. They are very friendly. I would recommend anyone interested in learning Chinese to attend. ”
— Cyndi W. on May 3, 2012.
“ Great, thanks for organizing :) ”
— Christopher on Apr 19, 2012.
“ great people! ”
— Edwin E O. on Feb 2, 2012.
“ Solid group. Fun and inviting. ”
— John G. on Jan 11, 2012.
“ Not a substitute for formal classes or self-study, but a great way to practice, keep the inspiration going, and meet people who are also motivated to learn Mandarin, or want a language partner. There are new people every time, fun! ”
— reece on Oct 23, 2011.
“ I think this is a great group to gather together to social network and practice the language. ”
— wai ling c. on Jul 28, 2011.
“ Cool group; there is a Chinese karaoke meeting this Saturday as well. ”
— Bobby on Mar 24, 2011.
“ Love how those who come regularly are starting to bond. I am glad I am able to schedule other meets ups too. More chance to get to know each other and practice. ”
— Adele on Oct 23, 2010.
“ To experience good Chinese conversation. ”
— Gene L. on Sep 23, 2010.
“ Great way to network and communicate with Mandarin speaking people of all levels, and to meet interesting people from parts of the world with varied backgrounds, but mainly to focus on one central theme, the discussion of Mandarin themes among us. ”
— Tom T. on Aug 5, 2010.
“ The people in the group are supportive and are there to help you learn and practice with. ”
— Asia on Aug 5, 2010.
“ People are very friendly. Excellent group to make friends with. ”
— Elena C. on Jul 3, 2010.
“ Nice people. Fun conversations. ”
— Chia on May 19, 2010.
“ I always meet very friendly, helpful people here! ”
— Ken on May 19, 2010.
“ Others should join: - to find potential language-exchange partners - to listen in on how different pairings and groups within the group converse with one another - to listen for commonly used vocabulary words in conversational Chinese - to recall the fun of learning a language in a large group (that feeling of camaraderie -- of being in the same boat) ”
— Sandy on Jan 11, 2010.
“ The Boston Mandarin Chinese Language Meetup Group deserves its long name. If you want to learn, you can get a pretty long shot at the language and cultures of Mandarin speaking regions of the world. Very helpful and kind members. Come on in! ”
— UNCLE A. on Jul 1, 2009.
“ This is a great group. Everyone is friendly and warm. ”
— Sue T on Jun 20, 2009.
“ Lean more Mandarin with in the group, plus good food as well :) ”
— Ben W. on Oct 26, 2008.