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+6Improve English & Make Friends


* Membership & events are FREE for this group (forever), except for your own orders and expenses.

• Very often we hold major meetups (either language or social) at a food court near subway (downtown Toronto or North York) so that it is ABSOLUTE FREE for you. Free bottled spring water will be provided to attendees as long as I can buy it from a shop nearby.

Want to practice your English for free? Meet friends from the international community in Toronto? Learn and practice multiple languages (besides English) for free? Get valuable info/assistance/resources or attend activities of interests together? Understand the diverse cultures all over the world? JOIN US--

A Free & Friendly Community for English Learning, Practice & Peer Supports

This is a community of international students, newcomers to Canada, people interested in improving their English, people interested in another language or culture, and English-speaking locals who'd like to help out or make friends. We are Not-for-Profit and not associated with any (private) English schools or immigration companies etc.

• What motivated us to do this? It's a happy thing to serve, meet friends from all over the world, and we like international students/visitors or newcomers to blend in, enjoy what the city has to offer, and get a wonderful impression when you first come to Toronto or leave an unforgettable memory when you return to your home country--we are all in it creating invaluable friendship across the boundary or barrier of nationalities, languages, races, cultures, and distance--isn't it something nice:)

All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome! Have fun and learn in a relaxed atmosphere. If you are native or advanced English speakers, welcome to join us, make friends, and help out!

Events and Classes to be offered in Downtown Toronto and/or North York.

• Live in Toronto--Youtube tips for immigrants, foreigners and newcomers:


Recommendation for a Fun Meetup with Lots of Activities (esp., in Spring & Summer):

Global Friends (5,000+ friends) (http://www.meetup.com/Toronto_Friends/)

* A global chain of non-profits that serve the international communities (for FREE) at major cities worldwide

Other Recommended Groups:

20 & 30 somethings in Toronto (3,000+ international friends)

DISCOVER TORONTO--The Adventures & Travel Meetup Group (3,000+ adventurers)

TORONTO NEWCOMERS (4,000+ members) #1 in Canada


Sister Groups Internationally:

Tokyo Friends (http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Friends/)

20 & 30 somethings in Tokyo

Paris Friends

London Friends

New York Friends (3,500+ members)

San Francisco Friends (8,500+ members)

LA Friends

Chicago Friends (8,500+ members)

Shanghai Friends (3,500+ members) (http://www.meetup.com/Shanghai-Friend/)

Hong Kong Friends (5,000 members) (http://www.meetup.com/HongKong-International/)


THE TORONTO LEARNING NETWORK--Learning, Sharing, Friendship & Fun Are Supposed to Be FREE ^_^

* We are 10,000+ members that enjoy learning new things & meeting new friends in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Study in Canada (5,000+ friends) (http://www.meetup.com/Study-in-Canada/)

Toronto Language Exchange (4,000+ members) (http://www.meetup.com/Social-Networks/)

Toronto Artists & Art Lovers (1,500+ members) (http://www.meetup.com/artist/)

Career, Business & Dream Builders (3,000+ members)

Ontario University, College & Graduate Students Meet Up (1,500+ members) (http://www.meetup.com/Social-Networks/)

Toronto Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (TYPE) 2,400+ members (http://www.meetup.com/Global-Young-Professionals/)

** EVERYONE IS WELCOME ** Every group (in the above list) & their events and service are free (except for your own orders or expenses)

Upcoming events (5+)

FREE English Classes & Workshops
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

To be facilitated soon! Space is limited. Around 15 students for a group. Detailed to be updated. Stay tuned:)

Free English Mentors: Student List
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

We have quite a few volunteering English mentors who sign up already. Space is limited. RSVP only if you are really interested. Happy Holidays!

FREE Partnership Program for English Learning: Mentor List

We will facilitate this free language mentorship project. Stay tuned. Note that this list is for native English speakers. For ESL learners, please sign up at the counterpart list http://www.meetup.com/Study-in-Canada/events/83492102/ .

Go See the Giant Pandas at the Metro Toronto Zoo! (This Sunday)

Giant Pandas arrived from China today. Last time they visited was over 20 years ago. The exhibit opens in May.

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