Ni hao! Would any native Mandarin speaker be interested in meeting once a week for language exchange? I am interested in learning Mandarin and would be happy to tutor a Chinese speaker who is interested in improving his/her English skills. This might be an ideal arrangement for a graduate student. I have a BA in German and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning. In addition, I've also studied Spanish, French and Russian and used to tutor German and French students in English. My profession has also honed my skills as a public speaker, so I am well suited to help students with pronunciation, diction, advanced grammar and effective writing and communication. I interned in Beijing in 2005 and learned some very basic Mandarin while I was there. I also have some books and software that we could use if that would be useful. I have a flexible schedule and could meet during the day or early evening on most weekdays in San Francisco or the East Bay. Thanks! Stephen Please save our organizer's email address to avoid group email went to your spam box. Thanks!