What we're about

English / Japanese language exchange community. Helping people study English and Japanese in Vancouver and abroad.

For the language exchange, you must be a native speaker of either English or Japanese to attend. It is a casual place to practice and improve your spoken language as well as make friends at the same time. *this is not a place to meet a partner*

English speaking & pronunciation classes available for any ESL learners. The classes are run by a professional English coach and the owner of MakeMeNative: Canada Sensei.
Private or Group English coaching also available from our website at www.canadasensei.com

FAQ:
Q. How long have you been organising this event?
A. I started organising language exchanges in 2013 under the name Benkyoukai. I started using the name Eiwakai in 2018.

Q. Do you work with any company?
A. No, Eiwakai is not affiliated with any outside business or company - I do this by myself. I do run a small school called CanadaSensei

Q. So you have always worked alone?
A. I started Benkyoukai alone in 2013 and ran it under the name Nihoneigo where I provided people with cultural activities. From 2015 to 2018 I worked together with JPCanada留学センター and we ran Benkyoukai with their name. When I left JP Canada, I left the name with them and started Eiwakai.

Q. Do you charge any money?
A. No, I run this as a free language exchange. If you would like to donate, please do so here: https://buy.stripe.com/3csaI691a5tb9Q4bIK

Q. Do you have plans to do more exchanges or other events?
A. Actually, yes. We have started a new Korean exchange called "Enkor". Please check it out: https://www.meetup.com/enkor-%EC%97%94%EC%BD%9C/

Upcoming events (4+)

英和会 Japanese/English Language Exchange

Waves Coffee House - Hastings

English & Japanese Language Exchange. Saturday from 11:30am.
Waves coffee @ corner of Hastings & Richards (492 W. Hastings)

Native English speakers* & Native Japanese speakers only.

Presenting: 【 EIWAKAI 】
This is a play on words meaning an "English" and "Japanese" meeting.

Eiwakai is a casual get together to help each other learn English and Japanese. We will have an optional topic and also activity for anyone who wants to be a little more serious about studying.

If you have any questions you would like to ask about English or Japanese, please bring them along and someone will be able to help you.

Please invite your friends!

*if you are not a native english speaker, you should feel confident in being able to explain about idioms, slang, etc. You should be close to a native level.

日会話 Japanese Study Group

Glorious Bao

Japanese Study Group. Thursday from 6:00pm
Amazing Brentwood food court in Burnaby (Brentwood Town Centre Station)

**For people studying Japanese**

Presenting: 【 NIKAIWA 】

We’re hosting a new meet-up on Thursday evenings. これから毎週木曜日に新しいMeet Upを開催します。

In comparison to the regular meet-ups, which are exchanges, this will be focussed on practising Japanese. このMeet Upは日本語を練習するための集まりです。つまり、日本語と英語の交流会の代わりに、この会話の狙いは日本語を上達させることです。

No strict rules, but please do try to use Japanese. ルールは厳しくありませんけど、出来るだけ日本語を使ってみてください。

Native speakers are welcome and might find it better to sit with ”beginners” to practice more English and help newbies who are starting their Japanese journey. Yoroshiku Onegaisimasu! 日本人も勿論大歓迎です。もしもっと英語を練習したかったら、日本語の初心者と座って、相手の日本語の練習を手伝って貰います。

時間:6−8pmで、場所はAmazing BrentwoodのFood Court、Tablesという所です。Glorious Baoの前にあるテーブルに集まります。
すぐBrentwood Town Centre SkyTrain Centreからデパートに入って、2階にあります。もし問題があれば、是非maskedに電話してください!

Time: 6-8pm
Location: “Tables” food court at the Amazing Brentwood Shopping Centre.
If you enter the Amazing Brentwood from the sky train station, it is on the second floor.

Please call me (Peter) on[masked] if you have any problems!

日会話 Japanese Study Group

Glorious Bao

Japanese Study Group. Thursday from 6:00pm
Amazing Brentwood food court in Burnaby (Brentwood Town Centre Station)

**For people studying Japanese**

Presenting: 【 NIKAIWA 】

We’re hosting a new meet-up on Thursday evenings. これから毎週木曜日に新しいMeet Upを開催します。

In comparison to the regular meet-ups, which are exchanges, this will be focussed on practising Japanese. このMeet Upは日本語を練習するための集まりです。つまり、日本語と英語の交流会の代わりに、この会話の狙いは日本語を上達させることです。

No strict rules, but please do try to use Japanese. ルールは厳しくありませんけど、出来るだけ日本語を使ってみてください。

Native speakers are welcome and might find it better to sit with ”beginners” to practice more English and help newbies who are starting their Japanese journey. Yoroshiku Onegaisimasu! 日本人も勿論大歓迎です。もしもっと英語を練習したかったら、日本語の初心者と座って、相手の日本語の練習を手伝って貰います。

時間:6−8pmで、場所はAmazing BrentwoodのFood Court、Tablesという所です。Glorious Baoの前にあるテーブルに集まります。
すぐBrentwood Town Centre SkyTrain Centreからデパートに入って、2階にあります。もし問題があれば、是非maskedに電話してください!

Time: 6-8pm
Location: “Tables” food court at the Amazing Brentwood Shopping Centre.
If you enter the Amazing Brentwood from the sky train station, it is on the second floor.

Please call me (Peter) on[masked] if you have any problems!

日会話 Japanese Study Group

Glorious Bao

Japanese Study Group. Thursday from 6:00pm
Amazing Brentwood food court in Burnaby (Brentwood Town Centre Station)

**For people studying Japanese**

Presenting: 【 NIKAIWA 】

We’re hosting a new meet-up on Thursday evenings. これから毎週木曜日に新しいMeet Upを開催します。

In comparison to the regular meet-ups, which are exchanges, this will be focussed on practising Japanese. このMeet Upは日本語を練習するための集まりです。つまり、日本語と英語の交流会の代わりに、この会話の狙いは日本語を上達させることです。

No strict rules, but please do try to use Japanese. ルールは厳しくありませんけど、出来るだけ日本語を使ってみてください。

Native speakers are welcome and might find it better to sit with ”beginners” to practice more English and help newbies who are starting their Japanese journey. Yoroshiku Onegaisimasu! 日本人も勿論大歓迎です。もしもっと英語を練習したかったら、日本語の初心者と座って、相手の日本語の練習を手伝って貰います。

時間:6−8pmで、場所はAmazing BrentwoodのFood Court、Tablesという所です。Glorious Baoの前にあるテーブルに集まります。
すぐBrentwood Town Centre SkyTrain Centreからデパートに入って、2階にあります。もし問題があれば、是非maskedに電話してください!

Time: 6-8pm
Location: “Tables” food court at the Amazing Brentwood Shopping Centre.
If you enter the Amazing Brentwood from the sky train station, it is on the second floor.

Please call me (Peter) on[masked] if you have any problems!

Past events (211)

日会話 Japanese Study Group

Glorious Bao

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