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677 Huntington Avenue, Harvard School of Public Health

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Mandarin-English conversations in Two Languages (showing off competence in both)
Tuesday evenings - 6:30-9:00 pm - each week
Need to RESPOND to Craigslist address to get building pass

6:30-7 pm - Bilingual introductions
7-9:00 pm - Open Conversation ('Free Chat') in Two Languages (showing off competence in both) - talk with the others whom you like the most

Playfully enjoy the company of other
(a) bilingual Chinese Mandarin-speaking persons and
(b) other persons interested in China and Mandarin language while talking, making friends, working on English grammar and pronunciation, and hearing a "bilingual speaker" - half the talk is Mandarin, half is in English - talk about a topic of Chinese interest.

Q: Need to work on English pronunciation or vocabulary or grammar?
OK - You take care of yourself and you LOOK MAGNIFICENT, and you're brilliant,
but IF others cannot EASILY understand what you are saying, your message is lost.
A: Then talk with bright native English speakers at our weekly bilingual chat.
Americans often say that 'Practice makes perfect'
Competence is developed through doing something repeatedly, often (as in using the language)

But let's think a while about any language - your first language ('stronger' language) or any language you're trying to learn (second language, or 'weaker' language).

Some words and phrases are DIFFICULT TO LEARN. So is grammar.
Some words are DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE.
Grammar and some words and phrases are DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND the way native speakers understand them.

How much MORE difficult when those words are in sentences, and there are grammar, tone, nuance, context, and gesture?

Well, let's talk with them - and about them.

Mandarin-English conversations
Tuesday evenings - 6:30-9:00_ pm - each week
Need to RESPOND to Craigslist address to get building pass

* Names (first and last, as they appear on current ID)
* Where and how you've studied Mandarin (in Taiwan or In China, in USA, online, in Chinatown) and your current proficiency level (conversational listening, beginning, intermediate, advanced, technical expert, medical expert, legal expert, etc.)

* Students, postdocs, fellows, researchers - we love you - come be part of a smart bilingual group
* Learners and teachers, we like you, also.
* Bring your skills and talents, your language experience, and we'll see how we can make this a high-quality FREE event (in several locations) for more people with this

Biliingual Mandarin-English conversational interest - Tuesdays each week, all year
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
677 Huntington Avenue, Longwood Medical Area (near Brigham Circle, on E-Line)
Kresge 201, 2nd floor (back entrance)
Boston, MA 02115

Need to RESPOND to Craigslist address to get building pass to Harvard building.
Give e-mail and first and last names.
Sign up for the event at http://www.meetup.com/bostonchina/

In Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies, a red envelope, red packet, lai see (Cantonese), âng-pau (Hokkien) or hóngbāo (Mandarin) is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, graduation or the birth of a baby.
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