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Language Exchange - Shanghai is a local and international community of language learners of all levels that come together to improve their language skills and make great friends. In this community, people from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds will have the opportunity to sharpen their language skills, while helping others to do the same. 

Currently we do weekly language exchanges with English and Mandarin and select special events in other languages. Its lots of fun and it's free! Language Exchange usually starts with a fun ice breaker that gets people talking, then moves to a quick vocabulary lesson. After this, the bulk of the time is spent on actual conversation with each other. At the end of the exchange you will be a better speaker and have a bunch of new friends! We have fun games and activities that utilize our knowledge of English or Mandarin to learn new grammar points and practice our conversation skills through various weekly topics that are applicable to use in your everyday speaking life. 

Try “Speed Swap” - Use the grammar points learnt in class to practice in one on one conversations with a wide variety of people! This is a chance to have quick conversations with people, without feeling the pressure to hold a conversation! 

Try “Group Chat” - Make friends both international and Chinese as you practice points learnt in class in group discussions! This is a relaxed way to chat openly in the language of your choice and lean new things about your friends! 

Who can you meet at Language Exchange? - At Language Exchange we have people from all over the world! Meet people from countries like America, Australia, the UK, Europe, Canada and some funny countries you have never even heard of! These people are studying or working in Shanghai as teachers and business people, bringing a wide variety of skill and background to Language Exchange Shanghai! - It’s also a chance to meet Chinese, who may be studying to enhance their English skill like you, or are looking to exchange their native language for yours! Whoever you meet at Language Exchange Shanghai, you are sure to learn new and exciting things as well as make friends for life! 

Do I need to have any previous English/Mandarin skill? - No, you don’t need any previous language skill, Language Exchange Shanghai is bilingual so you won’t have any problems understanding! Just come with the confidence to learn something new! 

Do I have to speak in a foreign language? - No, Language Exchange Shanghai is a relaxed and friendly environment, we encourage people to speak and learn something new, but there are no requirements to speak if you are uncomfortable. 

Do I need to bring any English or Mandarin textbook? - Language Exchange Shanghai, is based on conversation skill and grammar points, sometimes we will teach from textbooks, but it is not necessary to bring your own.

Can Language Exchange Shanghai help me with my upcoming English exam? - Yes, we focus primarily on speaking, however this can aid you in your examinations and give you the boost you need. We also focus on grammar points based used in TOEIC . 

Does Language Exchange Shanghai have age limits? - No, there are no age limits, young and old Language Exchange Shanghai is for everyone! 

Who runs Language Exchange Shanghai? - We are run by international volunteers living in Shanghai. Anyone can volunteer, including you. 

Email us if you are interested to volunteer. 

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