What we're about

Purpose of this group is to learn the Mandarin dialect of Chinese language.

Here's what I think decides the future of a language:

1. how popular is the language?

2. how easy is it to learn that language?

Upcoming events (5+)

周六早上点心 Saturday Morning DimSum

Duk Li Dim Sum Resturant

Breakfast before CISC. we can do flashcards or current events. There are a few other restaurants. CISC Volunteers leave right at 9:45 but others can stay longer.

US citizenship 准备美国公民考试 (volunteer @ CISC)

Chinese Information and Service Center

大家好! Chinese Information and Service Center (http://www.cisc-seattle.org/) needs volunteers on Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. ESL class runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and volunteers are needed as classroom aides and/or translators. Citizenship class runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Once again, classroom aides and translators needed. Some volunteers will also work one-on-one with clients preparing for the US citizenship exam, giving them mock interviews. CISC's clients are primarily elderly, low-income Chinese immigrants with limited English skills, so it's helpful if volunteers speak good Mandarin or Cantonese. Chinese beginners, though, can still help out as mock interviewers and classroom aides, and are encouraged to come. Volunteer duties may vary from week to week, or even in the course of a shift, so please be flexible! Also, your organizer and clients will be counting on you. No-showing/cancelling at the last minute is not cool. 谢谢你的合作!

Monday Mandarin-Speaking Meet-up

Regent Bakery & Cafe

Hi everyone, welcome to our Monday Mandarin meet up. It’s a good opportunity to practice your Mandarin and make new friends. I’ve made lots of good friends from this group. Let's have a great time talking in Mandarin/English. Can’t wait to meet you all! We do not like No-Shows, please change your RSVP if you can’t make it :)

Chinese Corner Eastside Thursday Mandarin at Bellevue Square

Starbucks Bellevue Square - North Building (lobby by pf changs)

Jingwei has taught us interesting vocabulary each time. Please post in comments what your goals or interest are for your attendance at the meetup. (vocabulary, or topic). If the group gets large we may break into smaller groups, and rotate. This is supposed to be fun, and meaningful. We have chinese books (childrens and with pinyin) , and plans to accomodate a medium sized group. Optional: Bring some content for what you are studying. Learn a short poem or idiom to perform or teach the group. (no pressure!, a 4 word phrase, something meaningful to you) Bring a short story to read with us. To try to optimize time spent speaking and trying to speak Chinese, you may wish to add your user profile on: https://seattlepolyglots.fandom.com/wiki/Seattle_Mandarin_Meetup to tell us more about what material you are studying and why.

Past events (910)

US citizenship 准备美国公民考试 (volunteer @ CISC)

Chinese Information and Service Center

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