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Words - Language Exchange at Multicultural Hub
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! Make sure to follow updates on the the Language Connection Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207085169338950/) When: Saturdays, 2:00–4:00pm Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street (Opposite Queen Victoria Market), Melbourne Entry: $5 for casual users and free for members What you get: A great opportunity to make new friends and practise your foreign language. Snacks and drinks are provided Atmosphere: Friendly, welcoming, informal ~FAQ~ 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. If you have any questions please contact the Language Connection Team on[masked] or email us at: [masked] http://www.languageconnection.org.au https://www.facebook.com/groups/languageconnection/

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What we're about

Language Connection is a nonprofit organisation that empowers language learners to improve their proficiency, make new friends and engage with the community. We have a big focus on language learning, so we expect participants will help others learn their second language, not just treat it as a private class.

In Melbourne, we meet twice weekly @ 506 Elizabeth St (The Multicultural Hub)

• Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm ($5 entry fee includes drinks and snacks)

• Saturdays: 2pm - 4pm ($5 entry fee includes drinks and snacks)

Our mission is to connect people through language.

Please come to our events if you are one of the following:

• Native speakers of English learning Korean, Japanese or Chinese seriously (have to be above absolute beginner)

• Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean learning English

We have a big focus on language learning and have created a great atmosphere for enthusiastic langauge learners to put their book learning into practice with real conversations with native speakers.

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