What we're about

Hi! This group is run by the Calgary Language Nerds, a business that specializes in helping others learn foreign languages. This group is for people who want to speak/practice Mandarin, learn more about Chinese culture here in Calgary, and connect with other people who want to do the same. It is also for Mandarin speakers wanting to improve their English. Whether you are a native Mandarin speaker, or someone who is just learning, you are welcome to join this group!

Feel free to visit https:///azrenthelanguagenerd.com to learn more about what we do to help people learn a new language!

See you at the next event

Upcoming events (4+)

Bite-Sized Mandarin Conversation Practice w/ the Calgary Language Nerds (online)

This is a "bite-sized" 45-minute speaking practice opportunity that takes place once a week. They are open to mid-beginner (A1+), upper-beginner (A2) and intermediate level students (B1+). This event is not ideal for absolute beginners.

Various speaking topics will be provided. Some of them will be very simple and best suited to beginner level students (e.g., what is your name, where are you from, what is your favourite food, etc). Other topics will be more challenging (e.g., talk about your childhood, what do you think technology will look like in 50 years, etc).

You will be put in a group of 2-4 people who have a similar level as you and assigned some conversation questions based on your level. If possible, I will also try having 1 person in the group who is more advanced than you to assist. If you would like to volunteer to help lower-level students, let me know. Please note that having someone more advanced in your group depends on how many volunteers offer to help on a given week.

Please note that I require cameras to be on during the class and that you will be unable to join the room after the first 5 minutes or so since I stop letting people into the room at that time.

The Zoom link will be shared an hour or so before the start of the event.

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Our goal as a business is to ensure you can achieve your desired proficiency level as efficiently as possible. For this reason, our program extends beyond a weekly Meetup Event. Read this Google Doc before attending any of our events to see how to maximize your progress using our Meetup Events. Let us know if you have any questions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iQ3CwbKKm434AQnLHuEhMm5Dk3LR4bz_N-nreJ7zY6I/edit?usp=sharing

This is a free event to attend, but donations are appreciated. You can donate using a credit card at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/polyglotazren or using PayPal at https://paypal.me/polyglotazren

Lastly, my team and I offer various other services for language learners including private/semi-private lessons, a writing corrections service, and more. Learn more at https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/learn

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My name is Azren, aka "Azren the Language Nerd". I run the Calgary Language Nerds community as my full-time job. This consists of hosting events such as this one as well as offering private & small-group classes for a wide variety of languages. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in taking any lessons.

I post daily on all major social networks where I document my language learning journey. You can find me on:

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/polyglotazren YouTube: https://youtube.com/azrenthelanguagenerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Facebook: https://facebook.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@polyglotazren

I love learning languages. Currently I speak English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati. My main focus is to be able to speak 8 languages by the time I am 45 years old (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian).

Bite-Sized Mandarin Conversation Practice w/ the Calgary Language Nerds (online)

This is a "bite-sized" 45-minute speaking practice opportunity that takes place once a week. They are open to mid-beginner (A1+), upper-beginner (A2) and intermediate level students (B1+). This event is not ideal for absolute beginners.

Various speaking topics will be provided. Some of them will be very simple and best suited to beginner level students (e.g., what is your name, where are you from, what is your favourite food, etc). Other topics will be more challenging (e.g., talk about your childhood, what do you think technology will look like in 50 years, etc).

You will be put in a group of 2-4 people who have a similar level as you and assigned some conversation questions based on your level. If possible, I will also try having 1 person in the group who is more advanced than you to assist. If you would like to volunteer to help lower-level students, let me know. Please note that having someone more advanced in your group depends on how many volunteers offer to help on a given week.

Please note that I require cameras to be on during the class and that you will be unable to join the room after the first 5 minutes or so since I stop letting people into the room at that time.

The Zoom link will be shared an hour or so before the start of the event.

- - -

Our goal as a business is to ensure you can achieve your desired proficiency level as efficiently as possible. For this reason, our program extends beyond a weekly Meetup Event. Read this Google Doc before attending any of our events to see how to maximize your progress using our Meetup Events. Let us know if you have any questions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iQ3CwbKKm434AQnLHuEhMm5Dk3LR4bz_N-nreJ7zY6I/edit?usp=sharing

This is a free event to attend, but donations are appreciated. You can donate using a credit card at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/polyglotazren or using PayPal at https://paypal.me/polyglotazren

Lastly, my team and I offer various other services for language learners including private/semi-private lessons, a writing corrections service, and more. Learn more at https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/learn

- - -

My name is Azren, aka "Azren the Language Nerd". I run the Calgary Language Nerds community as my full-time job. This consists of hosting events such as this one as well as offering private & small-group classes for a wide variety of languages. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in taking any lessons.

I post daily on all major social networks where I document my language learning journey. You can find me on:

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/polyglotazren YouTube: https://youtube.com/azrenthelanguagenerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Facebook: https://facebook.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@polyglotazren

I love learning languages. Currently I speak English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati. My main focus is to be able to speak 8 languages by the time I am 45 years old (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian).

Bite-Sized Mandarin Conversation Practice w/ the Calgary Language Nerds (online)

This is a "bite-sized" 45-minute speaking practice opportunity that takes place once a week. They are open to mid-beginner (A1+), upper-beginner (A2) and intermediate level students (B1+). This event is not ideal for absolute beginners.

Various speaking topics will be provided. Some of them will be very simple and best suited to beginner level students (e.g., what is your name, where are you from, what is your favourite food, etc). Other topics will be more challenging (e.g., talk about your childhood, what do you think technology will look like in 50 years, etc).

You will be put in a group of 2-4 people who have a similar level as you and assigned some conversation questions based on your level. If possible, I will also try having 1 person in the group who is more advanced than you to assist. If you would like to volunteer to help lower-level students, let me know. Please note that having someone more advanced in your group depends on how many volunteers offer to help on a given week.

Please note that I require cameras to be on during the class and that you will be unable to join the room after the first 5 minutes or so since I stop letting people into the room at that time.

The Zoom link will be shared an hour or so before the start of the event.

- - -

Our goal as a business is to ensure you can achieve your desired proficiency level as efficiently as possible. For this reason, our program extends beyond a weekly Meetup Event. Read this Google Doc before attending any of our events to see how to maximize your progress using our Meetup Events. Let us know if you have any questions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iQ3CwbKKm434AQnLHuEhMm5Dk3LR4bz_N-nreJ7zY6I/edit?usp=sharing

This is a free event to attend, but donations are appreciated. You can donate using a credit card at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/polyglotazren or using PayPal at https://paypal.me/polyglotazren

Lastly, my team and I offer various other services for language learners including private/semi-private lessons, a writing corrections service, and more. Learn more at https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/learn

- - -

My name is Azren, aka "Azren the Language Nerd". I run the Calgary Language Nerds community as my full-time job. This consists of hosting events such as this one as well as offering private & small-group classes for a wide variety of languages. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in taking any lessons.

I post daily on all major social networks where I document my language learning journey. You can find me on:

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/polyglotazren YouTube: https://youtube.com/azrenthelanguagenerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Facebook: https://facebook.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@polyglotazren

I love learning languages. Currently I speak English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati. My main focus is to be able to speak 8 languages by the time I am 45 years old (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian).

Bite-Sized Mandarin Conversation Practice w/ the Calgary Language Nerds (online)

This is a "bite-sized" 45-minute speaking practice opportunity that takes place once a week. They are open to mid-beginner (A1+), upper-beginner (A2) and intermediate level students (B1+). This event is not ideal for absolute beginners.

Various speaking topics will be provided. Some of them will be very simple and best suited to beginner level students (e.g., what is your name, where are you from, what is your favourite food, etc). Other topics will be more challenging (e.g., talk about your childhood, what do you think technology will look like in 50 years, etc).

You will be put in a group of 2-4 people who have a similar level as you and assigned some conversation questions based on your level. If possible, I will also try having 1 person in the group who is more advanced than you to assist. If you would like to volunteer to help lower-level students, let me know. Please note that having someone more advanced in your group depends on how many volunteers offer to help on a given week.

Please note that I require cameras to be on during the class and that you will be unable to join the room after the first 5 minutes or so since I stop letting people into the room at that time.

The Zoom link will be shared an hour or so before the start of the event.

- - -

Our goal as a business is to ensure you can achieve your desired proficiency level as efficiently as possible. For this reason, our program extends beyond a weekly Meetup Event. Read this Google Doc before attending any of our events to see how to maximize your progress using our Meetup Events. Let us know if you have any questions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iQ3CwbKKm434AQnLHuEhMm5Dk3LR4bz_N-nreJ7zY6I/edit?usp=sharing

This is a free event to attend, but donations are appreciated. You can donate using a credit card at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/polyglotazren or using PayPal at https://paypal.me/polyglotazren

Lastly, my team and I offer various other services for language learners including private/semi-private lessons, a writing corrections service, and more. Learn more at https://azrenthelanguagenerd.com/learn

- - -

My name is Azren, aka "Azren the Language Nerd". I run the Calgary Language Nerds community as my full-time job. This consists of hosting events such as this one as well as offering private & small-group classes for a wide variety of languages. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in taking any lessons.

I post daily on all major social networks where I document my language learning journey. You can find me on:

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/polyglotazren YouTube: https://youtube.com/azrenthelanguagenerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Facebook: https://facebook.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@polyglotazren

I love learning languages. Currently I speak English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Gujarati. My main focus is to be able to speak 8 languages by the time I am 45 years old (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, and Russian).

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