• CANCELLED [Toastmasters] Casual Public Speaking in Mandarin

    Roundhouse Community Center

    CANCELLED due to possible snowfall. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on February 28th. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have you always wanted to feel more comfortable speaking in group settings? Do you want to improve your Mandarin language skills? Or, do you want to meet local Canadians from a wide variety of backgrounds, languages, and cultures, with a common interest in sharing their ideas in Mandarin? Join us for a casual and friendly Toastmasters session where you can share your ideas about various topics and learn from other Mandarin speakers. Usually the meeting is followed by a group dinner at a nearby restaurant in yaletown (optional). Dinner is casual and optional - no reservations are made in advance and choice of restaurant is made by attendees following the meeting. If you are a native Mandarin speaker, this is a unique opportunity to gain experience in public speaking without worrying about language. If you are a Mandarin learner, don't let the words "Public Speaking" intimidate you - if you are a beginner learner, all the more reason to join! Native Mandarin Speakers: Gain experience public speaking in your native language, and can therefore focus solely improving public speaking skills. Toastmasters is highly recognized in most Canadian companies and is an excellent professional organization to join to expand your experience. You can also meet a large number of local English speakers who share an interest in your language and culture. Mandarin Learners: gain experience using the Mandarin language to express your ideas and learn from more advanced speakers. The club consists of members from Beginner level to native speaking. With the wide range of language proficiency levels, it is a unique opportunity to practice public speaking in Mandarin in a comfortable setting without pressure. The club also offers a buddy program which pairs you with a native speaking language exchange partner in Beijing.

  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Oakridge

    Oakridge Center (Food Court)

    Every week on Wednesday 6-9pm, the co-organizers of Vancouver events host a Casual Mandarin Conversation session at Vancouver's Oakridge Centre. The casual conversation session is a language and cultural exchange through engaging in conversations in an informal, open floor, no structure environment. During each session, members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing ideas so that they may learn new words/phrases. Native Chinese speakers will help with pinyin, sentence structure and using proper choice of words. Chinese ESL students are also encouraged to participate. This way both native English and Chinese speakers will be able to learn from each other. Whether you're a beginner or fluent speaker of Mandarin, we would like to welcome all of you to a friendly environment to practice some Chinese and to make some new friends. Join us for a fun session again in Oakridge mall! If you get lost or you're unable to find us, please be patient! Walk around and try to locate us, or leave a message in the comments section. Sometimes we have late comers so the group may seem smaller at first. We always sit at the 6 round tables between Tim Hortons and Starbucks.

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  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversation at Royal Oak

    Camellia Tea & Coffee

    • What we'll do The meeting is designed to give learners of Mandarin Chinese an opportunity to practice speaking what they have learned. All levels of proficiency are welcome to attend. Our hosts at Camellia will kindly reserve seats for us. In exchange of their hospitality, consider buying a drink or snack. Since participation is limited to sixteen guests it is very important to register your attendance and to come if you say you are coming. See you there! • What to bring • Important to know

  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Royal Oak

    Camellia Tea & Coffee

    The meeting is designed to give learners of Mandarin Chinese an opportunity to practice speaking what they have learned. All levels of proficiency are welcome to attend. Our hosts at Camellia will kindly reserve seats for us. In exchange for their hospitality, consider buying a drink or snack. Since participation is limited to sixteen guests, it is very important to register your attendance and to come if you say you are coming. See you there!

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  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Vancouver Central Library

    • What we'll do This event at Vancouver Central Library is more about socials with those from Chinese background or whoever are interested in Chinese language and cultures. The venue is very close either from Stadium Skytrain Station or Granville Station. Come to talk, listen, discuss, learn... Remember, the key to learn a language is to befriend people from that background.

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  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Oakridge

    Oakridge Center (Food Court)

    Every week on Wednesday 6-9pm, the co-organizers of Vancouver events host a Casual Mandarin Conversation session at Vancouver's Oakridge Centre. The casual conversation session is a language and cultural exchange through engaging in conversations in an informal, open floor, no structure environment. During each session, members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing ideas so that they may learn new words/phrases. Native Chinese speakers will help with pinyin, sentence structure and using proper choice of words. Chinese ESL students are also encouraged to participate. This way both native English and Chinese speakers will be able to learn from each other. Whether you're a beginner or fluent speaker of Mandarin, we would like to welcome all of you to a friendly environment to practice some Chinese and to make some new friends. Join us for a fun session again in Oakridge mall! If you get lost or you're unable to find us, please be patient! Walk around and try to locate us, or leave a message in the comments section. Sometimes we have late comers so the group may seem smaller at first. We always sit at the 6 round tables between Tim Hortons and Starbucks.

  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Coquitlam

    Henderson Mall Food Court

    We welcome Mandarin speakers of all levels. Depending on the number of attendees, the session will either take place as a larger group or multiple smaller groups based on their respective levels. During the session we will discuss and learn about various vocabulary, topics, or go over any other learning materials attendees may bring. If you have any learning material you'd like to use please feel free to bring those along as well. Suggestions for topics are always welcomed. Parking: mall parking complex Transit: right across from Lincoln Station Don't live in or near Coquitlam? We have other similar events located in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond.

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  • [Show] Let’s Celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year

    555 Seymour St

    Chinese New Year is around the corner! For 2019, this is going be the year of PIG. How cute is that! So come and celebrate with us. You are cordially invited to join us in the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration in downtown Vancouver, on Feb 1, 2019. When: Feb 1, Fri, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Check-in starts at 6:00 p.m.) Where: Confucius Institute at BCIT (Room 825, 555 Seymour St., Vancouver) FREE ADMISSION! Join us for a night of various performances, including C-Pop singing, Chinese folk music, dance, parlor magic, and win prizes for fun games. Traditional Chinese New Year snacks and refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat(s) by emailing [masked], indicating your name, contact # and number of seats. All are welcome!

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  • [Casual] Mandarin Conversations at Oakridge

    Oakridge Center (Food Court)

    Every week on Wednesday 6-9pm, the co-organizers of Vancouver events host a Casual Mandarin Conversation session at Vancouver's Oakridge Centre. The casual conversation session is a language and cultural exchange through engaging in conversations in an informal, open floor, no structure environment. During each session, members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing ideas so that they may learn new words/phrases. Native Chinese speakers will help with pinyin, sentence structure and using proper choice of words. Chinese ESL students are also encouraged to participate. This way both native English and Chinese speakers will be able to learn from each other. Whether you're a beginner or fluent speaker of Mandarin, we would like to welcome all of you to a friendly environment to practice some Chinese and to make some new friends. Join us for a fun session again in Oakridge mall! If you get lost or you're unable to find us, please be patient! Walk around and try to locate us, or leave a message in the comments section. Sometimes we have late comers so the group may seem smaller at first. We always sit at the 6 round tables between Tim Hortons and Starbucks.