Are you looking for chances to practice your Mandarin? Perhaps you just want to meet more Mandarin-speaking friends? Or maybe you are a native Mandarin-speaker, looking to make friends with others who have an interest in Chinese language and culture? This is the group for you; come check us out! But first, read the below:
WHO SHOULD NOT JOIN THIS GROUP:
1. DUDES WHO ARE HERE TO CREEP ON YOUNG ASIAN WOMEN.
If the above describes you, please close this window immediately and deposit yourself in the nearest trash can. This group was founded by women (and Frank) in direct response to problems that we experienced in another Meetup group, and we are taking care to do things differently here. Sketchy dudes, please be advised: no one wants to be around you. If your behavior is making female group members uncomfortable, you will be removed from the group, no questions asked.
***A NOTE ON PROFILE PHOTOS*** In keeping with the above, men who join this group must have, as their profile picture, a real photo that shows their entire, real face. No cartoons, no avatars, no masks, no pictures of your back, no scary photos where your face is only partially illuminated, or you're wearing a Unabomber hoodie and sunglasses and scowling... just no weird/scary stuff, in general.
2. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS.
The whole point of this group is to speak Mandarin, which we can't do if the people who show up to events know zero Mandarin. You don't have to be good at it. You don't have to be able to carry on a full-fledged conversation in Mandarin. But you do have to have at least some background in the language, and you have to make an effort to speak it.
Thank you for your interest in this fun and vibrant learning community, and we hope to see you at an event soon!