Mandarin Conversation in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

  • September 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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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: 
5:30 pm (Before 6 pm ?) - free conversations - so arrive early

6-7 - Introductions 
7:00-7:30 pm - "Expert Topical Presentation" in BOTH Mandarin AND English 
September 24 - NO 30-minute PowerPoint 'expert presentation'
Want to (a) give an 'expert talk' or (b) just show off your skills in Mandarin and English?  Let us know in advance.

7:30 pm - Questions and Answers from Audience - try out your English and/or Mandarin - Translator available to help with translating the questions for the speaker. 

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

After 9:30 pm - FURTHER 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.

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