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

  • Dec 3, 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
Before 6 pm - free conversations - so arrive early - as early as 5:30 pm 

6-7 - Introductions

7-8 pm - in BOTH Mandarin AND English 
*** Time to UPDATE the Massachusetts Bottle Bill ***
[Ahead of its time in the 1970s (vetoed in 1981, overridden 6/4/81), but oh, SO in need of an update]
David Keirstead (native English) and Yiran Zhang (native Mandarin)

http://www.bottlebill.org/legislation/usa/history/mahis.htm

"To provide an economic incentive for consumers to return used beverage containers and encourage conservation of materials and energy through recycling and reuse"

8-9:30 pm - FREE CHAT (no talk tonight) 
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.

下午6点到晚上8点3

PLEASE request by 3 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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  • Amelia

    OH...two speakers tonight! Great!!!

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Rick

    Ok I can go. Reservations already closed. I figure you guys need at least one opponent to the bottle bill.

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Please note the talk is on the Massachusetts Bottle Bill, not dumplings :)

    December 2, 2013

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