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Chinese Chat for serious Zhongwen learners!! 中文英文雙語的組,老外和中國人在一起!


Chinese Chat for serious Zhongwen learners!! 中文英文雙語的組,老外和中國人在一起!

This group is for both a) foreigners who seriously want to improve their Mandarin, and b) native Mandarin speakers who want to meet foreign friends and help them with their spoken Chinese through friendly chat, coffee, beers & a relaxed environment!

Location: Shanghai, China
Members: 1347
Latest Activity: Apr 2

Monthly after hour drink events!!! 每兩個星期下午和晚上的活動!!好棒!很方便!!


(note-August 14 date has been POSTPONED till further notice)


TO RSVP FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE!!!!! 30th person to register and attend will get a free drink on me. 

Future events to be held quarterly (4 times/yr).

PREVIOUS MEET AND GREETH: DEC 12TH 2010 - git down in December Chrissy bash

Location: Abbey Road Bar and Restaurant French Concession Shanghai




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Dec 12th was our 13th Meet and Greet, everyone got into the Christmas spirit.... it was a lot of fun and heaps of great prizes were given away including beer, magazines, toys incl. a large Santa mobile, magnetic dartboard, and more.... we had drink specials on the gluhwein which worked a treat given the recent CHILLY weather.... 


Want to enhance your spoken Mandarin in a relaxed environment?

Are you tired of being told lao wai can't speak Chinese, and are sick of people assuming you can't understand what they're saying?

Are you up for meeting great people, in a social networking environment (most people are working professionals) and want to regularly chat in zhongwen on a range of topics, over some beers / wine?

Are you Chinese and want to make foreign friends, but speak Chinese to them most of the time?

Come to my events!

I started the Chinese Chat for Serious Zhongwen Learners group in 2009 (April), it's been going for over 2 years and now have 750+ online members, and an average of 20-40 people attend each event.

I started this group to practice my own Mandarin and to lose the fear i had in speaking it every day. I also hope to encourage like minded lao wai to lose the fear, face it by jiang, jiang, jianging zhongwen every day. Don't worry about mistakes. They will only help you learn! And, we have a great bunch of locals who come and will speak to you fully in CHinese without being patronising, like, "OH YOU HAVE GREAT CHINESE" when you have only just said "NI HAO"!

Any questions, send me a message, hope to see you there!!!!


If you have questions feel free to message me or post on the wall.




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Comment by Olivia-群主橙橙 on October 30, 2013 at 11:13am

Hi Charles. I thought you enjoyed our salon last time and also made a lot friends there. Thanks for your feedback. You were arranaged to the second salon last time after the Chinese chat just because that day arround 60 people signed up and we didn't have enough place. And now we have 3 hours Chinese time for people who want to learn Chinese. and we played board game in Chinese too. You can come to experience again. Sure we are seriously English learners and also offer free opportunites for foreigners to practise Chinese.

Comment by Sophie L on October 30, 2013 at 1:07am

I would love to come but have to work on that date :(


Comment by Charles_R on October 29, 2013 at 6:44pm

Seriously a waste of time.   Lauwei from the last meeting were told to come AFTER the Chinese chat.   Really?!?!  And you post your meet up where?   In a group for Lauwei who seriously want to chat & learn Chinese.....

Comment by Olivia-群主橙橙 on October 29, 2013 at 11:45am

Chinese and English corner on 2th Nov

Native English speakers can be  free to join. But you must be a seroius Chinese learner and also can help our members with their English.

From 1:00 -3:00 PM  2 hour English speaking time.

The topic is : Communication difference between Eastern and western


From 3:00-6:00PM  3 hours Chinese speaking time.

We will play board game and tell story in Chinese.

You can msg here with your contact phone number and simple introduction about yourself.

I will send the address to your phone.

Thanks for your notice.


Comment by josie on October 21, 2013 at 3:38pm

I specialize in the following areas:
-business Chinese
I am available for group sessions
Availability is flexible and weekends are okay as well
Rates are reasonable and competitive 
I look forward to getting your reply

Comment by helena on October 19, 2013 at 9:14pm

Invitation to join Oct.26 AAC&AAS Group Event, Topic:Shanghai FTZ, networking with government officials and professionals while play sports and have fun

Date: Oct.26 2013, Saturday afternoon

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Venue: 2F, Tianlin Sports Club, Shanghai (上海田林体育俱乐部二楼)

Address:No.728 Qinzhou Road (Close To East Tianlin Road), Xuhui District
Close to IKEA, on the opposite side of Qinzhou flower market
徐汇区 钦州路728号(近田林东路) 宜家附近,钦州路花鸟市场对面

Entrance fee: RMB 100/person for members of the group with email registration.
RMB 200/person for non-members and walk-in friends without email registration.

Please email us to register with the following information for each person:

Name + Surname:
Work Title:
Mobile phone:

Email registration Deadline: Oct.25 2pm

Registration email:
contact: helena

Comment by Xiangxiang zhou on October 14, 2013 at 10:51am

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Comment by Daniel J. Kessler on October 12, 2013 at 9:25pm

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Comment by FayeXu on September 29, 2013 at 11:32am

Tailor made Mandarin lessons for reasonable prices!

Hello friend! I'm mandarin teacher with 5 years of teaching experience. Now, I own my own Mandarin study classroom in Changning and Pudong, where can offer you quiet study environment and high quality mandarin course. If you want to learn mandarin, you are always welcome to my classroom. Where I can choose the most appropriate study material and tailor you a study proposal. Besides, I would like to offer you one hour trial lesson to let you know my teaching style. You can choose group or one-to-one private course. The price can be negotiable according to different courses; usually it varies from 60RMB-120RMB/hour. 

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Tel: 0086-021-52589881
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Comment by Susan on September 13, 2013 at 3:28pm


Entrance fee includes:
- two Complimentary Drink
- Finger food
- Participation in lucky draw

Please e-mail with the following information with subject of "Saturdy. Sep. 14, 2013" for each person:

Event Date: "Saturdy. Sep. 14, 2013
Name + Surname:
Work Title:
Mobile phone:
A friend of a friend is a friend, so join us and meet old friends, make new friends and empower your business network. And please do not forget to bring lots of name cards!
Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in it.
We are looking forward to seeing you.

WOWO Mandarin
Tel: 18917954332

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