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San Jose Mandarin<->English Language Exchange & Conversation
Note: PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE SEROUS ABOUT ATTENDING. Come join us after work for a Casual meetup, Mandarin conversation, & English Pronunciation w/Board & Card Games. Our meetup isn't so much a Formal teaching session, as it is to practice and converse and play. Our format - First part of the meetup, feel free to order food and converse while members arrive. Some of us break off into groups - w/either Rick, Justin, or Tom and other members if you would like to practice your Mandarin with them or the other Native Mandarin speakers. I usually help with English vocabulary and pronunciation through games (Rob). Finally, our last group will break off into board/card games, and if you're able to read written Chinese, we usually have a game with that too. Recommended Android/Apple application for translation - Pleco **************************************************************** We highly recommend you visit our other meetup groups - Wednesdays - English Pronunciation Practice hosted by Michel Saturdays - Conversational Mandarin w/Quinten Sundays - Basic Mandarin for Beginners w/Kieve and, others as well. Please select the group link to view the other hosted meet-ups and their respective times/locations. Hope to see you there!! Note: For all the "Regulars" of the Friday Casual Meetup, we usually migrate over to the Starbucks inside of Target after 9pm, for an extended meetup, when Panera Bread closes.

Panera Bread - Coleman Ave @ The San Jose Market Center

503 Coleman Avenue · San Jose, CA

What we're about

You are learning Chinese and believe real casual interaction is the best way to go? You lived in China and fear to lose your level now that you are in the USA? You are Chinese and want to help laowai perfect their tones and maybe learn some English, French, Spanish... From Chinese 'tong' expert to curious everyone is welcome to meet-up for a milk tea and chat in mandarin!

For the Saturday meetup, it will be easier to follow if you have at least a few hundred words of Mandarin.

For the Sunday meetup, absolute newbies will feel right at home.

Here is a dropbox of some Chinese learning materials.

Hope you enjoy it and shoot me an email if you want me to add something (carole.waihai[at]gmail[dot]com)

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