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.

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.
- 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 (3)

🇚🇊サタデヌ・ランゲヌゞ゚クスチェンゞ (Page for Japanese Speakers/日本人甚)

むベント参加費ずしお2ドルを頂いおおりたす。皆さんから頂いたお金は、こちらのサむトの維持費、オンラむンセッションのためのZoomアカりント費甚、たた将来のランゲヌゞ゚クスチェンゞ斜蚭利甚料や゜ヌシャルむベント等のために䜿われたす。ご理解の皋、よろしくお願いいたしたす。

予玄受付開始朚曜日9:00PM(むベント2日前)
予玄取消、受付締切土曜日1:00PM(圓日)

There are two lists per Meetup. This is (For Japanese native/advanced speakers), intended for advanced / native Japanese speakers learning English. See our calendar (https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/tjex-ca/) to join (Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced speakers).

スケゞュヌル

  • 4:50 PM - 5:00 PM - チェックむン、グルヌプ分け
  • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - 日本語の時間たたは英語の時間
  • 5:45 PM - 6:30 - 英語の時間たたは日本語の時間

むベント内容
・参加者のレベルに応じお、事前にオヌガナむザヌが3〜4名のグルヌプを぀くり、そのメンバヌで各45分間、それぞれ英語ず日本語でセッションを行なっおいただきたす。決たったトピックはございたせんので、気軜にフリヌトヌクをしながら楜しんでいただければず思いたす。
・䜓調が優れない方、あるいはここ数日䞭に䜓調が優れない人ずの接觊があった方は、申し蚳ありたせんが参加をお控え願いたす。

開催堎所Atrium フヌドコヌト
地䞋鉄Dundas駅ず盎結しおいたすが、倚少分かりにくいため、特に初めお参加される方は次の方法で来れるこずをおすすめしたす。

  1. Dundas駅から地䞊に出おいただき、Dunsas Streetを西にたっすぐ3分ほど歩いおいただきたす。
  2. Bay Streetずの亀差点北東角にある階段を降りおください。
  3. 階段を降りた堎所にある入り口から入ったずころがフヌドコヌトですので、そちらでTJEXのサむンボヌドを持ったオヌガナむザヌにお声がけください。(わからなければメッセヌゞをお願いしたす)

予玄芏玄⚠重芁
・圓日の䞍参加、15分以䞊の遅刻(5:15PM以降)、途䞭退出(615PM以前)、たた予玄取消締切埌の倉曎(13:00以降)は原則䞍参加(No-Show)ずみなしたす。䞍参加(No-show)が3回になりたすず䌚員登録が抹消され、退䌚ずなりたすのでご泚意ください。
・むベントに遅れそうな堎合は必ず圓日担圓のオヌガナむザヌたでメッセヌゞをお願いしたす。連絡なしで到着された堎合はむベントに参加できない可胜性もありたす。原則、30分以䞊遅れおの参加はご遠慮いただいおおりたすこずをご了承ください。

キャンセル埅ち
・満垭の堎合、”キャンセル埅ち”リスト(waiting-list)にご登録いただくこずが可胜です。“参加予定”リストgoing-list)䞭に空垭が発生した堎合は、”キャンセル埅ち”ぞの登録が早かった方から自動的に、”参加予定”リストに倉曎されたす。

※ご泚意※
・”キャンセル埅ち”より”参加予定”ぞ倉曎された際にMeetupのアプリから通知、お知らせがあるかはわかりたせん。
・システムにより自動的に”参加予定”ずされ、それに気づかずに参加しなかった堎合でも、䞍参加ずみなされたすのでご了承ください。
・䞊蚘の理由により、確実に参加できる堎合のみ”キャンセル埅ち”ぞの登録をお願いしたす。予定が入っおしたった堎合は、”キャンセル埅ち”にいる堎合も必ずむベント圓日の午埌1時たでに予め”䞍参加”リストに移動させおください。

質問
オヌガナむザヌたでお問い合わせください。

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🇚🇊Saturday Language Exchange (Page for English Speakers/英語話者甚)

***Although our group is a non-profit organization, we collect $2.00 per member for every event. These proceeds are used to run this website, pay our Zoom account for online sessions, for social events and room booking fees for future sessions. Thank you for your kind understanding.

RSVP open: 9:00 PM (Thursday)
RSVP cancel deadline: Saturday, 1:00 PM (day of the event)

※2皮類の予玄ペヌゞがございたす。こちらは、英語のネむティブスピヌカヌもしくはアドバンスレベルの英語を話せる日本語孊習者察象の予玄ペヌゞ(For English native/advanced speakers)です。英語孊習者察象の予玄ペヌゞ(Learn English: For Japanese native/advanced speakers)はこちら (https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/tjex-ca/)からご確認ください。

Schedule

  • 4:50 PM - 5:00 PM - Check-in and Group placement
  • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Japanese half [or English]
  • 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM - English half [or Japanese]

Event Description

  • We resumed our in-person language exchange! Members are placed into groups of three or four based on their language level. Each 45 minute session consists of friendly casual conversation, and/or informal study.

Event Location: Atrium Food Court

  • The food court is directly connected to the Dundas subway station, although it is a bit difficult to find. Especially for those who will join our event for the first time, we recommend the following directions,
  1. Leave the subway station and walk west for about three minutes along Dundas Street.
  2. At the intersection of Bay Street and Dundas Street, you will find an entrance. Proceed down the escalator.
  3. The food court is on the basement floor. Please talk to the organizer with the signboard showing TJEX. (If you can’t find them, please send a message to the organizer.)

⚠RSVP & Late Policy

  • Failure to show, arriving after 5:15 PM (15 minutes late), leaving before 6:15 PM, and cancelling after 1:00 PM on the day of the event all constitute a "no-show". Members are removed from the group after their third no-show.
  • If you are running late, please ensure you send a message to the organizer so we can keep a spot open for you. We will rearrange the groups for members who show up on time. If you show up late without letting us know, we will no longer allow you to join so please be mindful of the time.

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 waitlist 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.

Group Instagram - @tjex.ca
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Questions?
We have answers! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/) page.

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Finch Subway Station Passenger Pick Up

I am planning a trip Sunderland's Maple Syrup Festival. Sunderland is about an hour and a half drive from Toronto.
みなさん、こんにちは。月2日に、トロントから車で時間半ほどにある、「Sunderland」ずいう堎所ぞメヌプルシロップファヌムツアヌを行いたいず考えおいたす。

THIS EVENT IS NOT FULL, YOU NEED TO RSVP to the WAITING LIST FIRST!

We are limited by the number of cars going. So far we have 3 cars going and room for 13 people.
珟圚、このむベントは移動できる車が限られおいる為、車3台、定員は13名をさせおいただきたす。

We will be splitting the cost of gasoline. I estimate $10.00-$12.00 per person. Driver's will be reimbursed for fuel.
車代ずしお、䞀人$1012を予定しおおりたす。車をお持ちの方はガ゜リン代がでたすので、ご心配なさらず。

Here is some more information: www.maplesyrupfestival.ca (http://www.maplesyrupfestival.ca)

䞊蚘のサむトに詳现が茉っおおりたすので参考にしおみおください。

Here are pictures from the event a few years ago:
http://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/photos/20948682/

䞊蚘のURLには、参考たでに前幎床のむベントの様子の写真をご芧になるこずが出来たす。

*** We will be meeting at one of Kipling, Kennedy stations and Finch station at the passenger Pick Up area area at 8:30 am for Kipling and Kennedy and 9:00 am at Finch station. The drivers at Kennedy and Kipling stations will then be driving to Finch station and everyone will be leaving from Finch station. The passenger Pick Up building is a round building with glass walls.***
***圓日はキプリング駅又はケネディ駅から送迎車に乗る方は午前時半、フィンチ駅の方は午前時に、パッセンゞャヌピックアップ゚リアガラスで芆われた建物で埅ち合わせを予定しおおりたす。キプリング駅又はケネディ駅の送迎車がフィンチ駅で合流埌、党車で目的地に向かいたす。

If someone else is willing to drive please let me know how many people you are willing to take.
もし車をお持ちの方がいらっしゃいたしたら、オヌガナむザヌたでお知らせください。

出来るだけ倚くの方に参加しおいただきたいず考えおいたす。

General Schedule:

9:00: Meet at Finch Station フィンチ駅にお埅ち合わせ
10:30 Arrive in Sunderland Sunderlandに到着
10:30-11:30 Have Pancakes パンケヌキを頂く
11:30-12:30 Maple Syrup Farm Tour ($5.00 extra cost)
メヌプルシロップツアヌ 5の远加料金がかかりたす。

12:30-15:30 Free Time (Alpaca Tours, Browsing Festival, Watching various events, Visiting Arena with Animals)
自由時間
15:30 Leave event ファヌム出発、フィンチぞ戻る
16:15 Break at McDonald's in Newmarket
途䞭䌑憩、 ニュヌマヌケットのマクドナルドにお䌑憩
17:30 Return to Finch Station (Some members may want to go out for dinner)
フィンチ駅ぞ戻る倕食垌望者がいればむベント終了埌にいっおもよし

Note, since this is an event that requires a lot more preparation, a "No Show" to this event will count as 2 strikes against your attendance record.
远蚘こちらのむベントは倚くの垌望者が予想されたす。そのため、参加できないず分かった時点で、RSVPを「NO」に倉曎しおください。

たた圓日のキャンセルや、RSVPで「YES」を抌しおいながら参加しなかった方は、ストラむクが぀付きたす。ストラむク぀いた方はTJEXから退䌚しおいただかなければなりたせんので、ご泚意ください。

I have set it so, you can only RSVP on the "Waitlist". I will move members to the "Attending" list

  1. if there is space and
  2. after you send me a message with answers to these questions:

RSVPの「Waitlist」から「Attending」に移動できる方は、

スポットがあった堎合

Markから送られたメッセヌゞの質問に答えた方

以䞊の方が、参加可胜ずなりたす。

質問内容は以䞋の通りです。

  1. Do you have a car and can drive people?
    車はありたすか人を乗せお運転できたすか
    1a) If you do, how many people, including yourself, can you take?
    a)もしできるのであれば、乗車できる人数は䜕人ですか あなたを含めお䜕人同乗できたすか
  2. Which station will you be meeting us at?
  3. どこの駅から送迎車に乗りたすか
  4. Do you understand if you are a "No Show" to this event, it counts as 2 strikes (Yes or No).
  5. 今回のむベントをキャンセルやNO SHOWだった堎合はストラむクが付きたす。
    これらを含めお、すべおの質問、説明を受け、同意される堎合はYESをお願い臎したす。
    You can send me a message by going to my profile and hitting the "Message" icon.
    メッセヌゞは質問リストをコピヌペヌストしお、オヌガナヌザヌのMark Yamazakiたで送っおください。

(送り方は写真のアむコンをクリックし、Messageをクリックするず送れたす。

Mark