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Keith C.


Silver Spring, MD

Member since:

August 20, 2014

Where are you originally from and what brings you to DC?

I am a "native" of DC (born in Quantico, VA near the end of World War II). Grew up in Takoma Park, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. Had a long teaching career in France, Wisconsin and DC (Montgomery College, Trinity Washington University); will be teaching for OLLI at AU in the fall.

What languages do you speak?

English, French, Spanish Can fake Italian and Greek

What conversation topics would you like to have?

How could I learn Mandarin without going into a classroom setting? I have started with the Pimsleur audio CDs. Ideally, I would like to meet a native Mandarin speaker who also knows English and would like to learn French or Spanish. We would exchange free language lessons: he/she would speak to me in Mandarin; I would speak to him/her in French or Spanish. We would fall back on English only when absolutely necessary. Sound like a plan to anyone?


Mature gentleman, well-educated and well-traveled (lived in France for 5 years and Colombia for 3 months); am fluent in French & Spanish. Have recently traveled to Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia; China: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin.)

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