What we're about

Welcome to TJEX! A friendly community of individuals enthusiastic about the Japanese language and culture.

What we do:
We provide a structured, organized language exchange between language learners and advanced/native speakers of English and Japanese.

Who it’s for:
Individuals wishing to practice or improve their fluency in Japanese or English. All levels of language are welcome, even complete beginners.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to meet new people, practice your English/Japanese, and have fun.

How it works:
Upon arrival you will be placed in a group of four people: one individual who is of a similar level to you, and two individuals of the opposite language.
Groups are organized in advance of the event.

Each event has two RSVP lists - one for each language. Events are generally open for RSVPs two weeks in advance, after 10:00 PM.

Our language exchange is every Saturday & Wednesday evening, with optional dinner or coffee afterwards.

We also have many special events, often taking us outside of Toronto, including our annual Maple syrup sugar bush tours, Hanami, ice wine & Niagara Falls tours, St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market trip, and girls-only events.

Please see our event pages for more detailed information.

Our policies:
- Our events are by RSVP only
- The fee per person per Meetup is $2.00.
- We do not tolerate harassment of our members

We encourage the use of all areas of the website. This is your community too, so be sure to make use of all that it has to offer, and above all have fun!

Any of our many organizers would be happy to address any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.

Come join us!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

The TJEX Organizers

Further information: https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/

Feedback & questions: info@tjex.ca

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Upcoming events (2)

Online Event - Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced Speakers

Join us for an online language exchange event using Zoom Meeting. Read details below. 2種類の予約ページがございます。こちらは、英語のネイティブスピーカーもしくはアドバンスレベルの英語を話せる日本語学習者対象の予約ページ(For English native/advanced speakers)です。英語学習者対象の予約ページ(Learn English: For Japanese native/advanced speakers)はこちら (http://www.tjex.ca/events/calendar/)です。 RSVP open: 10:00 AM (Thursday) RSVP cancel deadline: Saturday, 11:00 AM (day of the event) RSVP close: Saturday, 1:00 PM (day of the event) Schedule 5:20 PM - 5:30 PM - Group placement and introductions 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM - Japanese half [or English] 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM - English half [or Japanese] Event We are holding an online language exchange event for members to enjoy practicing Japanese and English from the comfort of their homes. In order to attend the meeting you will have to download Zoom Client for Meetings (links are below). The Organizer will send you the information to join the meeting on the day of the event. Please check your email and/or Meetup messages. Please note that only members on the Going list will be admitted into the meeting. Members are placed into groups of four based on their language level. Each 45 minute session consists of friendly, casual conversation, and/or informal study. RSVP & Late Policy - Important! Failure to show, joining the meeting after 5:15 AM (15 minutes late), and cancelling after 11:00 AM on the day of the event all constitute a "no-show". Members are removed from the group after their third no-show. Waiting List Members can join the waiting list if an event is full. In case a spot becomes available, it will be automatically assigned to a member on the wait list on a first-come first-serve basis. PLEASE BE ADVISED: Members from the “Waiting” list are moved automatically to the “Going” list by the system when a spot opens up. You may or may not get a notification from Meetup when this happens. So only sign up on the “Waiting list” for an event if you are sure you can come for it. If the system automatically puts you on the “Going” list and you don't show up to the event, you will receive a strike. You can download the Zoom Client for Meetings on your computer from the link below: https://zoom.us/download Or find the Zoom Could Meetings in the App store for your mobile devices. Questions? We have answers! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/) page.

Online Event - Learn English: For 日本人 (Japanese native speakers)

Zoomアプリを使って、オンラインでのランゲージエクスチェンジに参加しましょう! 詳しくは以下の内容をご確認ください。 There are two lists per Meetup. This is (For Japanese native/advanced speakers), intended for advanced / native Japanese speakers learning English. See our calendar (http://www.tjex.ca/events/calendar/) to join (Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced speakers). 予約受付開始:木曜日10:00AM(イベント2日前) 予約取消締切:土曜日11:00AM(当日) 予約受付締切:土曜日1:00PM(当日) スケジュール 5:20 PM - 5:30 PM - グループ分け、開始 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM - 日本語の時間[または英語の時間] 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM - 英語の時間[または日本語の時間] イベント内容 自宅で快適にネイティブと英語学習をしたい方々のために、オンラインでのランゲージエクスチェンジを行います。参加にはZoomアプリのダウンロードが必要となります。(リンクは下に記載しております。) イベント当日、オーガナイザーからミーティングに参加するための情報を参加者にお送りします。Eメール、Meetupアプリのメッセージをご確認ください。参加予定リストにいらっしゃる方のみが参加可能となりますので、あらかじめご了承ください。 参加者それぞれの言語レベルに応じて、基本4名のグループを作らせていただきます。それぞれ45分間のセッションは仲良くカジュアルに、会話や学習をして進めていただければと思います。 予約規約(重要) 当日の不参加、もしくは、15分以上の遅刻(5:15PM以降)、予約取消締切後の変更(11:00AM以降)は不参加とみなします。不参加が3回になりますと会員登録が抹消され、退会となります。ご了承ください。 キャンセル待ち 満席の場合、”キャンセル待ち”リスト(waiting-list)にご登録いただくことが可能です。 “参加予定”リスト(going-list)中に空席が発生した場合は、”キャンセル待ち”への登録が早かった方を優先に、”参加予定”へ移動いただけます。 ※ご注意※ ・空席ができた際は、自動的に”キャンセル待ち”より”参加予定”へ変更されます。この時にMEETUPよりお知らせがあるかはわかりません。 ・システムにより自動的に”参加予定”とされ、それに気づかずに参加しなかった場合でも、不参加とみなされますのでご了承ください。 ・上記の理由により、確実に参加できる場合のみ”キャンセル待ち”への登録をお願いします。予定が入ってしまった場合は、”キャンセル待ち”にいる場合も必ずイベント当日の午前11時までに予め”不参加”リストに移動させてください。 You can download the Zoom Client for Meetings on your computer from the link below: https://zoom.us/download Or find the Zoom Could Meetings in the App store for your mobile devices. 質問 こちら (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/)をご参照ください。または、オーガナイザーまでお問い合わせください。

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