What we're about

We suspended in person events for Covid, and some of our preferred locales, such as CityPlace, are closed. If anyone would like to set up an in-person event who is not already an assistnt organizer or event host, please contact me.

Welcome to Boston Japanese and English Language Club! (日本語はこちら)

We connect language learners with native speakers of Japanese or English. Practice speaking, find out about cultures, styles, history, current events, and meet new friends!

People who want to speak (or hear) Japanese or English can join. It is open to all ages, and all levels of skill. Generally speaking, all people are welcome to join this club, however it is expected that everyone abide by the following basic guidelines:

Individuals must respect one another.
Let's keep a positive attitude about things!
Let's have a really great time!

We meet in a casual environment such as a restaurant, and people just form natural conversations or practice groups. And if you are looking for a language exchange partner, you are likely to find one here. But we are not a class - please don't show up and expect one. If you have specific questions, you can get answers here.

Please fill your application/profile as much as possible. On the language question, for example, you could say "English - Native, Japanese - Beginner" or vice versa. We will decline blank applications.

We are not a dating club. Unfortunately, there have been a number of cases where male members have been making passes at female members, asking for dates, emailing women and asking to meet up, asking women for their phone numbers or pestering them to be added to their Facebook friends. In the past we have had female members who stopped coming to meetups because they were made uncomfortable by some of our members' behavior. We will not tolerate this type of behavior. You should assume that our members are there to discuss culture and ask and answer questions about language and are not looking for dates, and should not initiate any request for dates without very clear signals that these requests are welcome. If a woman offers you to make you her Facebook friend, that is fine to accept, but be very cautious about asking for hers. Also, do not message through Meetup looking for dates under any circumstances. If you make other members uncomfortable you will either be banned immediately or given a warning depending on the seriousness. If you get a warning and if there are any further concerns with respect to your behavior after the warning, you will be banned at that point. We have done this before and we will not hesitate to do so in future.

To our female members: please do not hesitate to message or call me (my number is generally listed on the Saturday meetup) if anyone bothers you, emails you or otherwise pesters you or makes you uncomfortable. This type of activity happens when no one talks about it. I am more than happy to talk to any members about any issues, and to warn or ban them if appropriate. But I can only do that if I either see it personally (which rarely happens) or if someone tells me about it.

Dues are currently suspended. At some point I may start asking for people to pay $1 per meetup of $5 for the year, but at the moment I am not bothering. Member dues are mainly used for the Meetup website cost which is $200 per year.

Suzanne

Organizer

Upcoming events (5)

Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational <ONLINE ZOOM>

Online event

Welcome to the Tuesday Night Conversation Group via ZOOM! All levels of English and Japanese are welcome. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all us to continue to build up our skills and our sense of community as we endure this pandemic together. Let’s all make this a memorable experience! In terms of organization and flow, we will send people into one of two Breakout Rooms: “Focused” and “Flex”. “Focused” is for those who want to push themselves a bit. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with skill but just the fact that those in this group are committed to speaking Japanese only with the exception of asking for help to explain certain topics they find difficulty with. “Flex” is for those who may not feel as comfortable using only Japanese or for those who wish to practice their English. Feel free to use either Japanese or English to whatever degree you feel comfortable. These rooms are by no means binding and if want to change rooms, just let either me or Ty know. Furthermore if you experience any difficulties connecting or trouble setting up, please feel free to contact either of us via the Meetup app. We will do our best to reply quickly, but as this is also new to us as well, we ask for your continued patience. Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: JAPANESE MEETUP ONLINE Time: Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Tue, 7 occurrence(s) Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Aug 18,[masked]:30 PM Aug 25,[masked]:30 PM Sep 1,[masked]:30 PM Sep 8,[masked]:30 PM Sep 15,[masked]:30 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://northeastern.zoom.us/meeting/tJwlceyoqzgpHtd-33RHwydTtfXFA1uRKBmj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgpj0vGtGWsx2ERow-Go_oZ_TwmHZegrdZ0Uy2MQhEewfCIuR6FJMuBer7 Join Zoom Meeting https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/98865053343?pwd=L09yQkRGSzZLVDJDYmF2NWwxZFpNZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Tuesday One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://northeastern.zoom.us/u/ahKgl1t3M Join by Skype for Business https://northeastern.zoom.us/skype/98865053343

Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational <ONLINE ZOOM>

Online event

Welcome to the Tuesday Night Conversation Group via ZOOM! All levels of English and Japanese are welcome. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all us to continue to build up our skills and our sense of community as we endure this pandemic together. Let’s all make this a memorable experience! In terms of organization and flow, we will send people into one of two Breakout Rooms: “Focused” and “Flex”. “Focused” is for those who want to push themselves a bit. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with skill but just the fact that those in this group are committed to speaking Japanese only with the exception of asking for help to explain certain topics they find difficulty with. “Flex” is for those who may not feel as comfortable using only Japanese or for those who wish to practice their English. Feel free to use either Japanese or English to whatever degree you feel comfortable. These rooms are by no means binding and if want to change rooms, just let either me or Ty know. Furthermore if you experience any difficulties connecting or trouble setting up, please feel free to contact either of us via the Meetup app. We will do our best to reply quickly, but as this is also new to us as well, we ask for your continued patience. Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: JAPANESE MEETUP ONLINE Time: Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Tue, 7 occurrence(s) Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Aug 18,[masked]:30 PM Aug 25,[masked]:30 PM Sep 1,[masked]:30 PM Sep 8,[masked]:30 PM Sep 15,[masked]:30 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://northeastern.zoom.us/meeting/tJwlceyoqzgpHtd-33RHwydTtfXFA1uRKBmj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgpj0vGtGWsx2ERow-Go_oZ_TwmHZegrdZ0Uy2MQhEewfCIuR6FJMuBer7 Join Zoom Meeting https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/98865053343?pwd=L09yQkRGSzZLVDJDYmF2NWwxZFpNZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Tuesday One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://northeastern.zoom.us/u/ahKgl1t3M Join by Skype for Business https://northeastern.zoom.us/skype/98865053343

Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational <ONLINE ZOOM>

Online event

Welcome to the Tuesday Night Conversation Group via ZOOM! All levels of English and Japanese are welcome. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all us to continue to build up our skills and our sense of community as we endure this pandemic together. Let’s all make this a memorable experience! In terms of organization and flow, we will send people into one of two Breakout Rooms: “Focused” and “Flex”. “Focused” is for those who want to push themselves a bit. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with skill but just the fact that those in this group are committed to speaking Japanese only with the exception of asking for help to explain certain topics they find difficulty with. “Flex” is for those who may not feel as comfortable using only Japanese or for those who wish to practice their English. Feel free to use either Japanese or English to whatever degree you feel comfortable. These rooms are by no means binding and if want to change rooms, just let either me or Ty know. Furthermore if you experience any difficulties connecting or trouble setting up, please feel free to contact either of us via the Meetup app. We will do our best to reply quickly, but as this is also new to us as well, we ask for your continued patience. Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: JAPANESE MEETUP ONLINE Time: Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Tue, 7 occurrence(s) Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Aug 18,[masked]:30 PM Aug 25,[masked]:30 PM Sep 1,[masked]:30 PM Sep 8,[masked]:30 PM Sep 15,[masked]:30 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://northeastern.zoom.us/meeting/tJwlceyoqzgpHtd-33RHwydTtfXFA1uRKBmj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgpj0vGtGWsx2ERow-Go_oZ_TwmHZegrdZ0Uy2MQhEewfCIuR6FJMuBer7 Join Zoom Meeting https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/98865053343?pwd=L09yQkRGSzZLVDJDYmF2NWwxZFpNZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Tuesday One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://northeastern.zoom.us/u/ahKgl1t3M Join by Skype for Business https://northeastern.zoom.us/skype/98865053343

Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational <ONLINE ZOOM>

Online event

Welcome to the Tuesday Night Conversation Group via ZOOM! All levels of English and Japanese are welcome. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all us to continue to build up our skills and our sense of community as we endure this pandemic together. Let’s all make this a memorable experience! In terms of organization and flow, we will send people into one of two Breakout Rooms: “Focused” and “Flex”. “Focused” is for those who want to push themselves a bit. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with skill but just the fact that those in this group are committed to speaking Japanese only with the exception of asking for help to explain certain topics they find difficulty with. “Flex” is for those who may not feel as comfortable using only Japanese or for those who wish to practice their English. Feel free to use either Japanese or English to whatever degree you feel comfortable. These rooms are by no means binding and if want to change rooms, just let either me or Ty know. Furthermore if you experience any difficulties connecting or trouble setting up, please feel free to contact either of us via the Meetup app. We will do our best to reply quickly, but as this is also new to us as well, we ask for your continued patience. Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational Brian Louis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: JAPANESE MEETUP ONLINE Time: Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Tue, 7 occurrence(s) Aug 11,[masked]:30 PM Aug 18,[masked]:30 PM Aug 25,[masked]:30 PM Sep 1,[masked]:30 PM Sep 8,[masked]:30 PM Sep 15,[masked]:30 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://northeastern.zoom.us/meeting/tJwlceyoqzgpHtd-33RHwydTtfXFA1uRKBmj/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgpj0vGtGWsx2ERow-Go_oZ_TwmHZegrdZ0Uy2MQhEewfCIuR6FJMuBer7 Join Zoom Meeting https://northeastern.zoom.us/j/98865053343?pwd=L09yQkRGSzZLVDJDYmF2NWwxZFpNZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Tuesday One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Germantown) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,[masked]# US (Chicago) Dial by your location [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://northeastern.zoom.us/u/ahKgl1t3M Join by Skype for Business https://northeastern.zoom.us/skype/98865053343

Past events (2,668)

Tuesday Night Japanese Conversational <ONLINE ZOOM>

Online event

Photos (638)