What we're about

This group is for students of Mandarin Chinese. Native speakers and advanced students are more than welcome. We'll strive to balance speaking in Mandarin Chinese with speaking about Mandarin Chinese. You are welcome whether you are a casual hobbyist or a full-time student. This group is a social group focused on language learning, cultural enrichment and language exchange.

Harassment - This group does not tolerate sexual harassment or other forms of harassment. Please do not come to this group expressly looking for a date. If you meet someone you like at an event, that's fine. Please be respectful of any cultural differences.

Discrimination - This group welcomes all Chinese learners and Chinese speakers regardless of nationality, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, etc.

We'll have a wide variety of events, including the following:
* Movie Nights
* Dining Out
* Local Cultural Events
* Language Exchange

And More

We will talk about a wide range of subjects including:
* Learning Strategies
* Challenges and Pitfalls
* Recommendations
* Goals and Motivation

And More

Multilevel Marketing: If you have a 'business' that relates to multi-level marketing - you agree to never solicit or invite members who you meet through this group. This is grounds for removal without prior notice.

Attendance Policy

There are many understandable last minute reasons for not being able to attend. However, cancelling less than 24 hours before an event is inconsiderate and disruptive. Three last minute cancellations (less than 24 hours) or "no shows" (within a one-year rolling period) will result in removal from the group. We're not angry. We're just disappointed. **You can apply to rejoin.**

Marking "no shows" is at the discretion of the event host. You can message the event host if you disagree with their decision. We do not plan to issue warnings for every incident. Please track your own attendance. We're sorry that we have to do this, but it's just not fair to everyone else.

Wait Lists: If you are on a wait list for an event, please check your status up to 24 hours prior to the event as you may be added up until that point. Please note that only members marked as "going" to an event may attend, not those on a wait list.

Upcoming events (5)

Mandarin Movie Night

Online event

Hello everyone! Let's relax and and enjoy a Mandarin movie together. Viki.com watch party!

Please set up your FREE account before we start. Also, I highly recommend this website, even if you can't attend this time ;)

Here is our feature:

"Till the end of the World" (Romantic/Survival)

We'll start on Zoom to make sure everyone makes it to the viki room.

Saturday Chinese/English Language Exchange

Online event

Please join us for a virtual Chinese/English language exchange on Zoom!

***This event is for Chinese speakers looking to practice English and English speakers looking to practice Chinese.***

The Zoom link will be posted 15-20 minutes before the start of the meeting.

-Members meet in the main chat / reception room to brainstorm conversation topics
-Members are placed into "Breakout Rooms"
Each breakout room will:
-- Last for 40 minutes (20 minutes in Chinese / 20 minutes in English)
-- Ideally have 4-6 members, half practicing English and half practicing Chinese
- After 40 minutes, there will be a short break. Thereafter, you will join a new breakout room with other members and repeat the process.
- We plan to have 2 sessions of 40 minute language exchange

Since this is a conversation group, we kindly ask that you have a minimum of A2+/B1- (Advanced Elementary/Beginner Intermediate, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

This event (and future events) is cross-promoted in multiple places. Feel free to RSVP in one place or all places.
Duolingo Events: https://events.duolingo.com/host/SeattlePolyglots
Meetup Events: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Chinese-Learners/
Eventbrite Events: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/seattle-chinese-learners-30944051643

Mandarin Corner (Informal Questions and Answers)

Online event

This is an informal event where you can bring your questions about Mandarin Chinese. There is no structured activity. There is no planned lesson. If you are studying independently, this is a great opportunity to talk with other learners and share notes. If you're looking for a structured activity, we recommend that you attend our third Tuesday events.

***This meeting will be hosted via Zoom.***

Join the Zoom Meeting

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Practice Mandarin Chinese (***Zoom Meeting***)

Online event

People of all skill levels are welcome. We really appreciate the enthusiasm of total beginners and the insight of advanced speakers. And it's always wonderful to have native speakers in attendance. Please join us!

***This meeting will be hosted via Zoom.***

Join Zoom Meeting

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***Please download Zoom ahead of time.***

We generally play a language learning game together. Don't worry! We'll bring a vocabulary list and help you along the way.

We make a conscious effort to balance talking about the language with speaking the language. We learn the most through practice and feedback. It's the most fun to learn with other people.

This group is sponsored by Duolingo. You can also RSVP on Duolingo's Events page: https://events.duolingo.com/seattle-chinese/

Past events (70)

Practice Mandarin Chinese (***Zoom Meeting***)

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