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This echoes our local grass-roots public meetings online

English Salon is a physical social gathering where Chinese can practice their English with Native speakers from any part of the World. It is often a lot of fun for all, and a very useful learning tool

Most Chinese regulars are currently either people involved with Export Sales, those making personal time to learn English, or self-taught Chinese. A few also wish to practice online-conversations ie chatting foreigners on messenger - and we have internet enabled computers available for them to do this in real-time. I am yet to use my local University contacts to broaden the spectrum, but I hope to do so soon (Written: 05.09.2008)

Our English guests are normally a mix of British, American, and Canadian. In return for giving a couple of hours each week, and enjoying our social setting - ie a few beers; they also get a very pertinent Cantonese Salon (Or Mandarin Salon by arrangement) on another evening. This gives them the practical language tools to interact with people on the local streets

I have recently created a local English Salon with the help of a few friends. It is laid-back, informal, and extremely popular

By nature, it is open to anyone, and we are currently running a series of Theme Nights

I have found that by running a complimentary Cantonese Salon, we understand the Language and Cultural issues involved a lot better - hence both Salon's deliver the content necessary to dramatically improve a persons language skills; and not that dictated by more the vociferous or ebullient members, or as delivered by a more formal Language School

Our latest initiative is to deliver a Gala Contest, scheduled for Christmas 2008 - to be held at a Top local venue.

So far we have three teams from English Salon, but only one from Cantonese Salon - so your participation is a very welcome!

The Gala will feature theatrical and musical performances from all teams entered - but of course, will be performed in the other language. It is very neat, and bound to be a lot of fun! Prizes will be awarded

This has since taken on a life of it's own, and the interaction created between (And without) the other side is phenomenal. Call back later for results and pictures
Related Pages: Cantonese Salon
This information is as supplied by the Chinese Embassy in UK, as dated 20th June 2008, and/or other reliable sources. Please check this information yourself as it may alter without notice, and whilst we try our best to ensure it is correct, please do not hold us responsible for any errors - this is intended as a simple guide only
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