This event is for all learners and native speakers of English, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese!
You will be split into three tables where you will be introduced to speakers of the language you're learning, giving you the opportunity to practise, make some friends and feel more a part of the community in Melbourne!
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When: Saturdays, 2:00–4:00pm
Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street (Opposite Queen Victoria Market), Melbourne
Entry: $5 for casual users and free if you have a membership card
What you get: A great opportunity to make new friends and practise your foreign language. Snacks and drinks are provided
Atmosphere: Friendly, welcoming, informal
Q: My native language isn't English, Korean, Japanese or Chinese, can I still come?
A: Our community is mostly native or proficient speakers of those four languages and they are the languages we support people to speak and learn. If you are not a proficient speaker of one of these, you may find yourself a bit left out. You're still welcome to join, though it may not be the best exchange for you
Q: Are you teachers? Is this a formal class?
A: Nope! We are all volunteers and language learners. Some of us may coincidentally be teachers but we really don't come to teach - we come to talk, laugh and make friends!
Q: Can I turn up late?
A: Yup! The event is casual and you are welcome to arrive and leave when you like, though we recommend arriving early to find a good seat.
Language Connection upholds Community Guidelines (http://www.languageconnection.org.au/about-us-new/community-guidelines/) for volunteers, guests and participants. The guidelines outline our minimum standards of behaviour and also our response to harassment within and outside our events.
If we find you have breached the community guidelines, or if we reasonably believe you will not observe the guidelines, then we will ask you to leave our event and reserve the right to permanently ban you from returning.
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