What we're about

Welcome to CanAsian Station! A cultural node bridging the East and West.

We are a Canadian-based community on a mission to foster cross-cultural understanding between various people worldwide, re-identifying ourselves and empowering each other in unity. With this in mind, we warmly welcome Canadians and international immigrants/students to join our Language & Cultural Exchanges as well as our exciting group outings and events.

You belong with us if you want to...

* Learn not only the "language", but also the "culture" behind it

* Meet other like-minded people and make new friends, all while having FUN

* Enrich your cultural awareness, both Eastern and Western

We are looking very forward to seeing you at our events!

Visit our website to learn more about us: https://canasianstation.net/

Affiliated Meetup Communities:

SMACjp (Social MeetUp & Activity Community Japan) : https://www.meetup.com/f-smac/ ;

Upcoming events (4+)

English x Mandarin ONLINE Language Exchange

Online event

请参阅以下中文版本!

Welcome language and culture lovers to our online English x Mandarin Exchange! Make the most of your time at home by practicing language with us and picking up some friends on the way! Even online, we strive to uphold CanAsian Station’s environment of learning, welcoming, and last but certainly not least, fun! We hope you’re as serious as us about learning!

Beginners and experts are all welcome, our supportive organizers and community are happy to help you along the way! However, it would be extremely helpful if you join knowing at least the basics!

Please download the Zoom app ahead of time. Please sign-in ON TIME or a little bit beforehand. You are free to leave at any point during the meetup! We will provide topics and questions to help facilitate conversation, you are free to use them or have your own free conversation as you please!

-Please join with VIDEO ON so that everybody can exchange smoothly!-

-Flow-
First 10 minutes – Greet, chit-chat, and explanation for new members

*BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Mandarin)

*Return to lobby for 1 minute and BREAKOUT INTO NEW GROUPS

15 minutes (Mandarin)
15 minutes (English)
*Return to lobby for 1 minute and FINAL BREAKOUT GROUPS

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Mandarin)

*END OF EVENT
Sign out or keeping chatting with your new friends if you like!

-中文版本-

欢迎语言和文化爱好者参加CanAsian Station的英语和普通话交流聚会! 与我们一起练习英语或普通话,并在途中结识一些朋友,充分利用家里的时间! 虽然我们现在在线上,但我们还是会努力维护CanAsian Station的热情和有趣的教育环境。希望您和我们一样认真学习!

欢迎任何水平的中文学习者,我们的团队和社区很乐意为您提供帮助!如果您已经了解一些基础知识,会有很大的帮助!

请提前下载Zoom应用,准时或提前一点登录,在聚会期间您可以随时离开! 我们将提供話題和问题来帮活跃对话,您可以自由使用它们,或自由发挥题材进行对话!

-请打开镜头参加聚会,以便我们都能更顺畅地交流 -

-活动-
在最初的10分钟内,我们会互相问候,聊聊天,和给新的参加者朋友们说明活动过程。

*第一轮分组

15分钟 (英语)
15 分钟 (普通话)

*会去大厅1分休息,再分成组,开始第二轮

15 分钟 (普通话)
15 分钟 (英语)
*会去大厅1分休息,再分成组,开始第三轮

15 分钟 (英语)
15 分钟 (普通话)

*活动结束
如果愿意,可以选择退出或继续与新朋友聊天!

*In-Person* ENG x Mandarin Language Exchange (英语x普通话语言交换)@Charidise

对于中文,请参考以下内容!

*Notice*
From September 22, according to Ontario’s latest response to the coronavirus, everyone must provide a government-issued photo ID and documents proving that they have been fully vaccinated before they can be allowed to enter the room. So if you plan to participate, please keep this in mind and make sure to bring these documents with you.

One of our core events, we warmly welcome you to join us in expanding your language skills and cultural knowledge in English and Mandarin at this exchange session, all the while making friends in town! All levels of learners are welcome to attend, members are friendly and happy to share and support you!

Participants are serious about language learning and we use our time together fruitfully, striving to better ourselves and each other. Everybody should walk out of our events richer in language and friends. For that reason, our one-time registration fee includes a CanAsian Station study notebook, pen, and a name plate to be used at any of our language events, and grants members access to all our other events & socials.

Our venue, Charidise, features a patio and a dining area that seats up to a staggering 100 guests! Not only that, but the staff is no stranger to hosting events and will be glad to assist us. They feature a lot of Asian and Asian fusion dishes, which aligns conveniently with our philosophy!

Registration: $15 (Paid once in-person across all CanAsian Station events; please E-transfer to [masked])

*For the four weeks of our event (until October 4th), we will have a trial period, during which we will allow members to attend without paying the registration fee. However, attendees may still choose to register and receive their study package!

Admission: $2 (Paid online before every event)
*Please also support the venue by purchasing at least ONE (1) item.

-Meetup Flow-

*You will be given a number and asked to sit down at a table. We will introduce you to some members and you can begin conversation*

6:30 -> 6:50 English Time
6:50 -> 7:10 Mandarin Time

7:10 -> 7:30 English Time
7:30 -> 7:50 Mandarin Time

7:50 -> 8:30 FREE TIME!
*Change seats and speak freely to anybody in either English or Mandarin*

-Rules-

1) Please arrive BEFORE or ON time. Anybody late by more than 5 mins will be turned away
2) Please be respectful of other members and be mindful of personal space
3) Please ONLY speak in the language specified in the flow
4) Please abide by social distancing measures in accordance with the latest government updates

If you have any questions, or have trouble locating the restaurant, feel free to leave a message on the event or message organizer Jeff directly!

<中文版>

*通知*

从 9 月 22 日起,根据安大略省针对冠状病毒的最新对策,所有人都必须提供政府签发的带照片的身份证件和证明他们已完全接种疫苗的文件,才能被允许进入室内。 因此,如果您打算参加,请记住这一点,并确保随身携带这些文件。

作为我们的核心活动之一,我们诚意欢迎您加入。在这次交流会上扩展您的英语和普通话语言技能和文化知识,同时结交新朋友!欢迎所有语言级别的人参加。我们的成员们都是热情友好,乐于分享和支持您!
参与者对语言学习抱持着认真的态度。我们共同有效地利用时间,努力增进自己及彼此。大家应该要从我们的活动中建立起语言知识及友情。基于此,我们的一次性登记费包含了一本CanAsian Station 练习笔记本,笔,及名牌,以供参与任何活动时使用,及给予会员参加任何我们活动的方便。

我们的场地 Charidise 设有露台和用餐区,最多可容纳 100 位客人! 不仅如此,工作人员对举办活动并不陌生,并且很乐意为我们提供帮助。 他们有很多亚洲和亚洲融合菜,这很符合我们CanAsianStation的哲学

报名费:$15(在CanAsian Station活动中当面支付, 请E-transfer至[masked])

*在我们活动的四个星期内(至 10 月 4 日),我们将有一个试用期,在此期间我们将允许会员参加而无需支付登记费。 但是,与会者仍然可以选择登记并接收他们的学习包!

门票:$2(每次活动前在线支付)
*请购买至少一 (1) 件物品来支持场地。

-活动议程-

*您将收到一个座位号码。我们将向您介绍一些成员然后您可以开始对话*
6:30-> 6:50英语时间
6:50-> 7:10普通话时间
<座位变换和合影>
7:10 -> 7:30英语时间
7:30 -> 7:50普通话时间
<座位变换>
7:50-> 8:30自由活动时间!
*交换座位并用英语或普通话自由地与任何人交谈*

-规则-

1)请提前或准时到达。任何人迟到超过5分钟的都不可以参加
2)请尊重其他成员并注意个人空间
3)请只使用流程中指定的语言发言
4)请遵守政府最新的社交隔离措施

如果您有任何疑问,或在寻找餐厅上遇到困难,请随时在活动页上留言或联系Jeff

English+Japanese ONLINE Language Exchange: Toronto-Fri.8pm / Japan Sat. 9am

日本語は下をご覧ください!

A collaboration between SMAC-Japan and CanAsian Station with the goal of fostering language and cultural exchange, making new connections, and opening new possibilities!

Please download the Zoom app ahead of time.

Please sign-in ON TIME or a little bit beforehand. You are free to leave at any point during the meetup, but letting us know in advance would be appreciated.

Please participate with VIDEO ON so that we can all exchange languages more smoothly.

We will provide topics and questions to help facilitate conversation which you can use, or just talk freely!

**Flow** (Fri. 8-10pm EST in Canada, and Sat. 9am-11am JST in Japan)

First 10 minutes - Greet and Explanation for new members

Breakout into groups- ROUND 1

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Japanese)

- 3 minute break + Breakout into new groups - ROUND 2

15 minutes (Japanese)
15 minutes (English)

- 3 minute break + Breakout into new groups - FINAL ROUND

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Japanese)

-END OF EVENT
Sign out or keeping chatting with your new friends if you like!

日本語のバージョン:

SMAC-JapanとCanAsian Stationのコラボレーション企画です。しかし、両方の目標は今も一致します。語学力の向上、文化交流、人脈作り、そして新たな可能性を発見しましょう!

Zoomのアプリを事前にダウンロードしてください。

よりスムーズに言語を交換できるように、カメラをオンにしてご参加ください。

開始時刻同時もしくは少し前にはサインインをお願いします。ミートアップ開催中はいつでも退出は可能ですが、予め教えていただけたら幸いです。皆さんの会話が弾むようにこちらでトピックを用意します。トピックをもとに会話してもいいですし、フリートークしていただいてもOK!

**当日の流れ** (金曜日 8-10pm カナダ東部時間, 土曜日 9am-11 日本時間)
開始後10分間 - お互いに挨拶と新しいメンバーの紹介

*グループに分かれた後

15 分間 (英語)
15 分間 (日本語)

*3分間ロビーに戻り、新しいグループ分けをします。

15 分間 (日本語)
15 分間 (英語)

*3分間ロビーに戻り、最後のグループ分けをします。

15 分間 (英語)
15 分間 (日本語)

*イベント終了時
サインアウトしてもいいですし、新しい友達とそのまま会話を続けていただいても大丈夫です!

English x Vietnamese ONLINE Language Exchange

Online event

(Mời các bạn tham khảo phiên bản tiếng Việt ở dưới!)

Welcome language and culture lovers to our online English x Vietnamese Exchange! Make the most of your time at home by practicing language with us and picking up some friends on the way! Even online, we strive to uphold CanAsian Station’s environment of learning, welcoming, and last but certainly not least, fun! We hope you’re as serious as us about learning!

Beginners and experts are all welcome, our supportive organizers and community are happy to help you along the way! However, it would be extremely helpful if you join knowing at least the basics!

Please download the Zoom app ahead of time. Please sign-in ON TIME or a little bit beforehand. You are free to leave at any point during the meetup! We will provide topics and questions to help facilitate conversation, you are free to use them or have your own free conversation as you please!

Please join WITH VIDEO so that everybody can exchange smoothly

-Flow-
First 10 minutes – Greet, chit-chat, and explanation for new members

*BREAKOUT INTO GROUPS

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Vietnamese)

*Return to lobby for 1 minute and BREAKOUT INTO NEW GROUPS

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Vietnamese)
*Return to lobby for 1 minute and FINAL BREAKOUT GROUPS

15 minutes (English)
15 minutes (Vietnamese)

*END OF EVENT
Sign out or keeping chatting with your new friends if you like!

-Phiên bản tiếng Việt-

Đầu tiên chúng tôi xin trân trọng và chào mừng những người yêu thích ngôn ngữ và văn hóa Anh - Việt đã đến với Sàn giao dịch tiếng Anh và tiếng Việt của Ga CanAsian! Tận dụng tối đa thời gian của bạn ở nhà bằng cách luyện tập tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Việt, sự kiện của chúng tôi sẽ giúp việc học của bạn trở nên thú vị hơn bằng cách kết nối bạn bè trong suốt quá trình học tập. Mặc dù hiện tại chương trình sẽ diễn ra trên mặt trực tuyến, nhưng chúng tôi sẽ luôn cố gắng duy trì một môi trường học hỏi hiệu quả, thân thiện và không kém phần vui nhộn đến từ CanAsian Station! Chúng tôi hy vọng các bạn sẽ yêu mến và đồng hành cùng chúng tôi xuyên suốt thời gian diễn ra sự kiện để gặt hái được những trải nghiệm học tập đáng nhớ nhất.
Tất cả những người mới bắt đầu và các chuyên gia đều sẽ được chào đón, các nhà tổ chức và cộng đồng hỗ trợ của chúng tôi rất sẵn lòng giúp đỡ bạn trong suốt chặng đường! Tuy nhiên, nó sẽ cực kỳ hữu ích nếu người tham gia biết ít nhất những điều cơ bản sau đây!
Vui lòng tải xuống ứng dụng Zoom trước và đăng nhập ĐÚNG GIỜ hoặc trước khi sự kiện diễn ra. Bạn có thể tự do rời đi bất cứ lúc nào trong buổi gặp mặt! Chúng tôi sẽ cung cấp các chủ đề và câu hỏi để tạo điều kiện thuận lợi nhất cho cuộc trò chuyện diễn ra suôn sẻ, bạn có thể tự do sử dụng chúng hoặc có cuộc trò chuyện của riêng mình tùy ý!

Mời các bạn tham gia BẰNG CÁCH MỞ VIDEO để mọi người thấy mặt nhau và cùng trao đổi thuận lợi hơn

10 phút đầu tiên - Chào hỏi, trò chuyện và giải thích cho các thành viên mới

* PHÂN CHIA NHÓM
15 phút (tiếng Anh)
15 phút (tiếng Việt)

* Quay lại màn hình chính trong 1 phút và ĐỔI NHÓM
15 phút (tiếng Anh)
15 phút (tiếng Việt)

* Quay trở lại màn hình chính trong 1 phút và ĐỔI NHÓM LẠI LẦN CUỐI CÙNG
15 phút (tiếng Anh)
15 phút (tiếng Việt)

* KẾT THÚC SỰ KIỆN
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