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Hello and welcome to the Northridge English-Japanese Language Exchange!

We are a language exchange group that meets every week to practice and discuss in using the English and Japanese languages. If you’re just starting-- no worries! We invite all levels to participate: from beginners to native speakers, who are all glad to help each other with any questions about a target language. Whether you are taking a class or just studying on your own, we believe that you will benefit by participating and interacting with other learners and native speakers.

Every Sunday we hold an open conversation meetup where we hold group study, casual conversation, and personal lessons. There is an optional donation of $3.00 for this meetup.

Note: We’re also currently looking for Japanese native speakers that would like to volunteer as organizers. If you would like to volunteer for an organizer position, please contact one of the current organizers.

Occasionally, we hold special events such as (but not limited to): going to restaurants, attending cultural events/festivals, holding BBQs, and singing at karaoke as ways for our members to experience American and Japanese culture in addition to language learning. These events also allow members to connect more by building new experiences with each other.

We hope to keep our meetup fun and dynamic. If you have any suggestions for events or activities, please let us know. We are also always accepting volunteers to help with teaching the languages and/or organizing special events. We would love to hear your input!

Please read further for our information on rules and conduct.

Rules & Conduct

* Since this is primarily a language exchange meetup, you must make an effort to practice and help others learn their desired language. Please remember that other members are coming to meet other learners and native speakers of their target language.

* Please come with a friendly attitude and be polite and respectful to all members.

* Note that this meetup is not intended to be a dating/hook-up meetup. Inappropriate behavior and conduct that causes other members to feel uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Complaints from other members may lead to dismissal from the group.

* Unsolicited messages to other members that are inappropriately commercial, aggressive, or sexual in nature will not be accepted. We take any reports of such behavior with the utmost seriousness and members will be banned per the organizers’ discretion. If this were to occur, we will keep all such messages as evidence for future use.

Thank you for reading the Northridge English-Japanese Language Exchange’s description and rules & conduct. We hope to see you at our meetup! Happy language learning!

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