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The English Language Instruction Meetup:

This is a meetup for Asians in and near Manhattan that want to learn and work on their English language skills in a comfortable Asian environment with an organizer who is familiar with and has studied over 5 Asian languages and is knowledgeable about the cultural and linguistic differences between Asia and Asian languages and America and the English language. The organizer is also familiar with Asian immigration and often gives lesson about the history of Asians in America and suggests interesting Asian American history locations in the New York area.

The organizer of this group also offers TOEFL Tutoring and a TOEFL study group is available!

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This is an English Language Instruction group for Asians who are learning or mastering the English language. The organizer of this group has had over 15 years of experience with multiple Asian languages. The group is for Asians, because he is knowledgeable about the different types of accent patterns and grammar patters that are in Asians languages. It is also so that students and learners coming from Asia can feel more comfortable learning in Asian environments with other Asian learners. This allows the English student or Asian business person to make friends at a faster rate and to learn in a more comfortable environment. 90% of the groups activities take place in a New York Asian community such as Korea Town in Manhattan or China Town in Flushings, Queens.

The groups members come from many East Asian nations (China, Japan, and Korea especially). We welcome members from other countries also. There are many members from countries such as India, Mongolia, Thailand, etc.. There are many Columbia, Kaplan, and NYU students in the group. We also have a lot of English Learners who are businessmen and business women, primarily from Chinese and Japanese banks and financial institutions. The members stay in Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Queens. This group offers these English Learners a way to learn English in a fun, social environment, that is outside of their normal school and/or workplace. There is tutoring for all English students and business people from Asia available. You can bring in your homework, your textbook, your resume, or your interviewing questions.

This is an opportunity for everyone who is Asian and has not mastered the English language to practice the art of conversation and speaking English in groups. This group allows you to meet, socialize, and build English speaking skills, listening skills, and confidence with the English language. This is all accomplished in an environment with like minded Asian English learners.

This is an excellent group if you want to: Learn English - Find Asian Friends in New York - Learn American Culture - Spend the Holidays with Other Visiting Asians - Go to Karaoke - Learn to sing Karaoke in English!

Join us and meet fellow Asian English learners. We have formal and informal introductions, and everybody gets a chance to talk. The conversations are fun, relaxed, and are organized by a native English speaker who makes sure everybody is talking and learning English conversation skills.

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Our regular events are:

Accent Reduction and Pronunciation!

Our Accent Reduction and Pronunciation group meets every Sunday and Wednesday evening from 7pm - 10pm in Korea Town, New York. During our Accent Reduction and Pronunciation group you learn to reduce your accent so you don't sound so much like a foreigner, how to correctly pronounce English, and about New York's culture and places of interests. This is a nice group for those who really want to master the English language and American culture. The group has a pretty regular following and it is easy to make friends.

English Conversation Intensive!

Our English Conversation group is for those English learners who want to practice English conversation skills. Many of the members of this group work in Asian communities for Asian businesses or have all Asian friends in New York. They don't get to practice speaking English very much. This group is for them. You get to make Asian friends and learn more about the Asian community in Manhattan, New York. Only English is allowed in the group, so you are forced to learn the English language for conversation. There are guided conversations with a chosen topic and everybody gets to talk. You also learn the correct way to introduce yourself in English, tricks on making friends in America, and about American culture and places. This is a very fun group that many people join 5 or 6 times. This group cost $10.00 to join.

Free Conversation Group!

Every month we have at least 1 free conversation group. This is because many people from Asia do not have the $10.00 to spend on the other groups, but are in need of making friends and learning the English language. This group allows all the members of our group to save their $10.00 so they can spend in on more important things like trips to the museum, clothing, or a metrocard. Every member of the group is invited to come and talk and make friends. This event usually has a large number of members.

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A more complete list of regular events is as follows;

English Conversation Practice for Asians (FREE!). - 3rd Saturday of every month.

• English Conversation Practice for Asians Intensive ($10). - 1st, 2nd, and 4th Saturday of every month.

• English Conversation parties and holidays (FREE!). - The holiday events are scheduled as holidays appear on the calendar. We have events for American and Asian holidays.

• Art Galleries (FREE!)

• Music Concerts (Cost Varies)

• Dance Parties (FREE!)

• Karaoke Events ($6-$15 an hour)

• Restaurant Socials

• TOEFL Tutoring

• Museum Trips to the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ($1.00 Museum entry cost). - We go to the museum about once every 3 months.

• Annual Ski and Snowboard Trip ($150-$300)

• English Conversation and Vocabulary Intensive for Bankers, Economist, and Financial workers. ($25) - This event is once a month.

If you are interested in an event, but do not see it listed on our calendar, send me an message.

Below are descriptions of a few of our English Language Events:

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FREE ENGLISH CONVERSATION FOR ASIANS PRACTICE - (THIS EVENT IS FREE!)

Lessons: We practice English greetings, introductory conversations, social chit chat, and describing and identifying ourselves. We have informal and formal conversations. We talk for an 1 hour and 15 minutes, take a rest, and then talk again. We have plenty of networking time, and it is easy to make new friends. After the meetup, some of us usually get lunch.

The group has a large number of Asians (Female and Male) from; China, Japan, and Korea, who arrived in America less than a month before coming to the meetup. They are eager to meet other Asians who are new to the New York area in order to find new friends. We teach them basic conversation and networking skills and we show them how to strengthen their core English conversation abilities.

NO ENGLISH CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Price: This event is FREE!

Time: 12 noon - 3pm (If you can't make it at 12, you can drop in at anytime.)

Date: The third Saturday of every month.

The Instructor: Erik, the instructor is a Buddhist/Taoist, native English speaker, who engages the learners in fun and educational conversations.

Place: To be announced the first Saturday of every month. We are usually going to meet midtown in Korea Town, Manhattan.

How to find us: We are easy to locate and meet in visible, public places. You can check our meetup page for the address and directions.

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION INTENSIVE

Lessons: We practice English greetings, conversations, social chit chat, and describing and identifying ourselves. We have many formal and some informal conversations. This is a 7 hour meetup. We have plenty of networking time, and it is easy to make new friends. This meetup is similar to our 3 hour meetup, only it is more intensive. The group size is smaller and there is emphasis on the individual student and their specific needs and problems. There is also more time for making friends. We cover significantly more material than in our 3 hour group. This is a meetup specially suited for people who want to learn English quickly or who find it is going to be important for them to strengthen their English speaking abilities.

NO ENGLISH CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Price: This event is $10.00 We only have the intensive if 2 or more people register before the date of the Intensive. We only allow 10 people to register for this event, so you should register early.

Time: 12 noon - 7pm (If you can't make it at 12, you can drop in at anytime) and from 12 noon -3pm.

Date: The first and fourth Saturday of every month.

The Instructor: Erik, the instructor is a Buddhist/Taoist, native English speaker, who engages the learners in fun and educational conversations.

Place: To be announced the first Saturday of every month. We are usually going to meet around midtown on the West side, in Korea Town.

How to find us: We are easy to locate and meet in visible, public places. We send directions via email to all attending members. You can also check our Meetup page for the address and directions.

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION, PARTY and KARAOKE!

The English Conversation Party and Karaoke Meetup! We have English conversations and then party!. The rule is the topics for the conversations at our Parties have to be fun. Topics during the Holiday parties are always about the holiday that is occurring. We do this event for Holidays and for every season (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn). Every Holiday Meetup includes a 15 minutes description of the Holiday, its customs, and how the Holiday is celebrated in America. You are also taught American cultural customs during the Holiday event.

THE PURPOSE OF THESE EVENTS IS TO GIVE ASIANS WHO ARE NOT AMERICAN, A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE DURING THE YEAR AND DURING THE HOLIDAYS. PLEASE BRING YOUR FRIENDS, ROOMMATES, AND ESL BUDDIES!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION PARTY AND KARAOKE MEETUPS:

• Thanksgiving Dinner

• Christmas Party!

• Memorial Day Celebration!

• July 4th Celebration!

• Winter English Conversation Instruction and Party!

• Spring English Conversation and Party!

• Summer English Conversation Instruction and Party!

• Autumn English Conversation Instruction and Party!

NO ENGLISH CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Price: These events are usually FREE, but each individual usually pays about $6.00 - $30.00 for karaoke, food, and drink.

Time: The time varies.

Date: The date varies.

The Instructor: Erik, the instructor is a Buddhist/Taoist, native English speaker, who engages the learners in fun and educational conversations.

Place: We usually have this event in Manhattan, New York's Korea Town at an Asian Lounge or Karaoke club.

How to find us: We are easy to locate and you can check our Meetup page for the address and directions.

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION INTENSIVE FOR BANKERS, ECONOMISTS, AND FINANCE PROFESSIONALS!

Lessons: This is our Intensive for Asian bankers, Asian economists, and Asian finance professionals. You do not have to be a financial professional in order to join this meetup event! Asian English Learners who are interested in learning how to talk about money in English are allowed to come to the intensive. We cover common Financial conversations, how to speak in English at meetings, financial terminology, and economic terms and ideas that are specific to the English language. You are allowed to bring any materials and books that you would like to discuss.

NO ENGLISH CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Price: This event is $25.00 We only have the intensive if 2 or more people register before the date of the Intensive. We only allow 10 people to register for this event, so you should register early.

Time: 12 noon - 7pm (If you can't make it at 12, you can drop in at anytime.)

Date: This event is repeated every month.

The Instructor: Erik is the instructor for this Meetup.

Place: This event is going to be in China Town or in Korea Town.

How to find us: We are easy to locate and meet in visible, public places. You can check our Meetup page for the address and directions.

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Hi Everybody,

When people come to the Meetup I usually say, "This is a really fun group. Everybody has been very nice. We enjoy talking to each other and it is an awesome way to meet people from many different Asian countries who are new to the city of Manhattan." Don't be shy! Come check us out and join us on a Saturday in order to find out for yourself. We get many interesting men and women who enjoy talking, making new friends, and learning the English language. - Erik

Thank you,

Erik

The English Language Instruction Meetup for Asians Organizer

Please be aware; The availability of English programs is subject to change at any time and the group only offers refunds if a Meetup is cancelled, not if you do not show up.

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