What we're about

Welcome to TJEX!

Who we are:
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.

When:
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.
- No-shows, being late, and day-of RSVP changes are subject to a three-strike removal rule
- 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!

Sincerely,
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 (5+)

Wednesday Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced speakers

Food court at Yonge & Bloor

CA$2.00

RSVP open: 10:00 PM (Monday) RSVP cancel deadline: Wednesday, 11:00 AM (day of the event) RSVP close: Wednesday, 1:00 PM (day of the event) 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。 Schedule 6:25 PM - 6:30 PM - Group placement and introductions 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Japanese half [or English] 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - English half [or Japanese] 8:30 PM - 8:40 PM - Wrapping up 8:40 PM - Leave for coffee (optional) Event Members are placed into groups of four based on their language level. Each 60 minute session consists of friendly, casual conversation, and/or informal study. Members are encouraged to bring words, phrases, sentences and/or any topics of choice for practice or discussion. Don’t be shy; remember, this is your Meetup, and your chance to learn. Event Location Map:https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/photos/27691054/ RSVP & Late Policy - Important! Failure to show, arriving after 6:40 PM (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. Should a spot become available. Please note that this spot is available to anyone 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. Dinner Depending on interest, we may go for dinner afterwards. Questions? We have answers! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/) page.

Wednesday Learn English: For 日本人 (For Japanese native/advanced speakers)

フードコート(ヤングブロア)

CA$2.00

予約受付開始:月曜日10:00PM(イベント2日前) 予約取消締切:水曜日11:00AM(当日) 予約受付締切:水曜日1:00PM(当日) 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). スケジュール 6:25 PM - 6:30 PM - グループ分け、開始 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - 日本語の時間[または英語の時間] 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - 英語の時間[または日本語の時間] 8:30 PM - 8:40 PM - 終了 8:40 PM - カフェへ(参加自由) イベント 参加者のレベルに応じ、4名(英語学習者、日本語学習者、各2名)ずつのグループに分かれていただきます。各60分、英語、日本語での会話をお楽しみください。 質問やディスカッションのトピックを持って来られますと、より充実した時間を過ごすことができます。 Event Location Map:https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/photos/27691054/ 予約規約(重要) 当日の不参加、もしくは、15分以上の遅刻(6:40PM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。 ディナー イベント終了後、希望者を募って夜ご飯へ行く場合があります。自由参加となりますので、興味ある方はぜひお越しください! 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。

NEW LOCATION:Saturday Learn English: For 日本人 (Japanese native/advanced speakers)

予約受付開始:木曜日10:00PM(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) 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). スケジュール 5:25 PM - 5:30 PM - グループ分け、開始 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM - 日本語の時間[または英語の時間] 6:10 PM - 6:50 PM - 英語の時間[または日本語の時間] 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM - 終了 イベント 参加者のレベルに応じ、4名(英語学習者、日本語学習者、各2名)ずつのグループに分かれていただきます。各40分、英語、日本語での会話をお楽しみください。 イベント開催場所について:住所 252 Bloor St. W. のO.I.S.E. (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)という建物の8階8280号室で行います。St. George 駅で下車し、Bedford Rd側に出ると最も分かりやすいかと思います。お気をつけてお越しください。 予約規約(重要) 当日の不参加、もしくは、15分以上の遅刻(5:40PM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)に予約していただきますと、メールにて空席情報を受け取る事ができます。ただし、お席を優先的に確保するものではございません。 ※御注意※ ・システムの変更により、空席ができた際に自動的に"キャンセル待ち"リストより"参加予定"リストへ変更される場合があるようです。この時にMEETUPよりお知らせがあるのか現在わかりません。 ・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。 ・上記の理由により、確実に参加できる場合にのみ"キャンセル待ち"リストへの登録をお願いします。 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。

NEW LOCATION: Saturday Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced speakers

RSVP open: 10:00 PM (Thursday) RSVP cancel deadline: Saturday, 11:00 AM (day of the event) RSVP close: Saturday, 1:00 PM (day of the event) 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。 Schedule 5:25 PM - 5:30 PM - Group placement and introductions 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM - Japanese half [or English] 6:10 PM - 6:50 PM - English half [or Japanese] 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM - Wrapping up Event Members are placed into groups of four based on their language level. Each 40 minute session consists of friendly, casual conversation, and/or informal study. Event Location: Come to the 8th floor, room# 8280 of the O.I.S.E. (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) building at 252 Bloor St. near St. George station, Bedford Rd. Exit RSVP & Late Policy - Important! Failure to show, arriving after 5:40 PM (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. Should a spot become available. Please note that this spot is available to anyone 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. Dinner Depending on interest, we may go for dinner afterwards. Questions? We have answers! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/) page.

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