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Chinese -Putonghua practice
Posted January 7th, 2010 - 11:37 pm by from Burnaby, Canada (Permalink)
I have a group of small friends who are all really interested in China, Chinese culture, and the Chinese language. Once or twice a month wed like to have a Chinese night. We will meet somewhere and speak Chinese. If you are Chinese and would like to meet some lao wai's who speak Chinese and would also like to share your culture please come along.
If your interested please leave your comments here and Ill soon arrange the first meeting
Zai Jian!

Kyle

Posted January 8th, 2010 - 7:49 am by from London, England (Permalink)
Hi Kyle!

I'm not Chinese but I am also very interested in Mandarin and would like some practice. It's been a couple of years since I got back from working in Zhongguo and my Putonghua is getting rusty.

Let me know if I can join you for Chinese night; there's a pretty sketchy (as they should be) chuan'r place near Joyce Skytrain station that I like to go to; it could serve as a potential venue!

-Anya

Posted January 16th, 2010 - 8:00 am by from Burnaby, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Anya,
Im going to this and if your interested you should join
http://chinese.meetup.com/298/
seeya soon
Kyle

Posted January 21st, 2010 - 4:43 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hmmm...Kyle, I was reading your first line and wondering whether you mean a small group of friends instead of a group of small friends. =P

Anyways, count me in. Actually one of my lao wai co-worker speaks pretty good Chinese. I can ask him whether he would like to join as well.

Cheers,
Fay

Posted January 29th, 2010 - 6:59 am from Whitehorse, Canada
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Posted January 30th, 2010 - 10:26 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Kyle,
How do I find where the group is meeting up?
My mom is a Chinese teacher and recently moved to Canada.
So she doesn't speak much English.
she would like to meet more people who doesn't speak Chinese well and do language exchange with them.
She would love to share some culture experience with you!

Please let me know where I can find your group?

Cheers!
Bessie

Posted July 13th, 2010 - 4:24 am by from Burnaby, Canada (Permalink)
Hey Bessie,
Check out the link I posted, its at meetup.com just type n Chinese language vancouver and you will find many groups. Good luck!
Kyle

Posted December 21st, 2010 - 7:20 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Very cool! I speak both Cantonese and Mandarin, but I would love to boost my proficiency and learn more about Chinese culture. I would love to get in touch with your mother. I can teach her more English, as I am a certified TESOL teacher.