What we're about

Do you love NYC and languages!?!?

Check out this group to meet some awesome NYC linguists who learn languages and explore New York City in their spare time. You'll make friends, have fun, and improve your language learning.

I'm Jad Valentín, a.k.a 孫悟拳. I'm a New Yorker who loves to learn languages and experience different cultures. Growing up a second-generation American, I did not speak Spanish and always felt like something was missing inside of me. Now I speak 7 languages-English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. I'm fluent in four and can do simple things in the other three. I currently run an ESL business that primarily services the Chinese in New York City.

I learned that to learn languages efficiently, you have to study the right way and continually push yourself to speak and pick up new vocabulary, and that's what I do every day! Living in New York City, we constantly meet people from different countries and have the chance to communicate with them, learn their language, and experience a bit of their culture.

We meet in the morning to chat and study, and have other events from time to time. If you love museums, restaurants, and parks, come to one of our hang-outs to check out the Met, try some delicious ethnic food, or walk around in the city.

Questions? Let me know!!!

Jad Valentín/孫悟拳

Upcoming events (5+)

English Chat Over Coffee

Starbucks

This is for early birds who want to squeeze in some English speaking practice before work or school! We meet at Starbucks and chat over coffee. If you need me to help you with anything language-related, I can do that. If you speak another language that I speak, I might ask you a few questions about it or chat with you in it. Since this is a morning thing, I expect only a handful of people to come, so you'll get to speak a lot!

English Chat Over Coffee

Starbucks

This is for early birds who want to squeeze in some English speaking practice before work or school! We meet at Starbucks and chat over coffee. If you need me to help you with anything language-related, I can do that. If you speak another language that I speak, I might ask you a few questions about it or chat with you in it. Since this is a morning thing, I expect only a handful of people to come, so you'll get to speak a lot!

English Chat Over Coffee

Starbucks

This is for early birds who want to squeeze in some English speaking practice before work or school! We meet at Starbucks and chat over coffee. If you need me to help you with anything language-related, I can do that. If you speak another language that I speak, I might ask you a few questions about it or chat with you in it. Since this is a morning thing, I expect only a handful of people to come, so you'll get to speak a lot!

English Chat Over Coffee

Starbucks

This is for early birds who want to squeeze in some English speaking practice before work or school! We meet at Starbucks and chat over coffee. If you need me to help you with anything language-related, I can do that. If you speak another language that I speak, I might ask you a few questions about it or chat with you in it. Since this is a morning thing, I expect only a handful of people to come, so you'll get to speak a lot!

Past events (345)

English Chat Over Coffee

Starbucks

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