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Mandarin Conversation in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

  • Aug 27, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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27 "chatters" participated in the June 25th bilingual chat
~40 "chatters" participated in the July 30th bilingual chat
~52 "chatters" participated in the August 6th bilingual chat
36 attended August 20th

We ARE GROWING incrementally - slowly but surely!

* Mandarin speakers want to practice English (and reduce their Chinese accents)?
* English speakers want to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with nerdy strangers in English or Mandarin?

Our stable location is in Kresge 201 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.

All Mandarin speakers (and English-speakers, too) need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.

E-Mail [masked] to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.


Request by 4 pm Monday, the day before the Tuesday evening event. Sign up ASAP to incentivize others to attend. 
Request building access earlier, but don't let deciding late keep you from attending. 

* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus. 
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building. 
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes. 
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes. 
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent. 
* Route 9 comes right into the area. 
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.

Read more:

We are recruiting weekly bilingual speakers who are skilled in BOTH Mandarin AND English: we have commitments through September 3rd. 

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Chinese (汉语/漢語 Hànyǔ or 中文 Zhōngwén) is a group of related language varieties, several of which are not mutually intelligible, and is variously described as a language or language family.[a] Originally the indigenous speech of the Han majority in China, Chinese forms one of the branches of the Sino-Tibetan language family. About one-fifth of the world's population, or over one billion people, speaks some form of Chinese as their native language.

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  • Sergio

    This was a great experience, didn't know what to expect since it was my first time and I know only a few simple words in mandarin. Found that there are people at all levels including the very basic like me. Most importantly everyone is pleasant and very helpful. Glad I joined!

    August 29, 2013

  • Asther A.

    I had a lovely time! I plan to keep visiting and practicing. Looking forward to the next meetup! :-)

    August 28, 2013

  • Youjin K.

    Thank you for holding this event!
    I really liked the friendly, accessable, and respectful atmosphere that the organizers and participants are creating.

    I also appreciate the effort of organizers and weekly lecturers to make the meeting informative. It is helpful in understanding Chinese culture and medical practices. And people are very intelligent. At the same time, I wish it can be more interactive so that we can take our time to contribute to the improvement of language skills, too, if that is why most people are seeking for.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Ben D.

    Craigslist link is broken FYI.

    August 21, 2013

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