The ChinesePod Shanghai Meet-Up (4th November)
Next Wednesday, 4th November, we are holding our first ever "Newbie Meet-up" in Shanghai - and we'd like to invite you!
The ChinesePod Newbie Meet-up in co-operation with ShanghaiExpat
When: Wednesday, 4th November 2009
Where: Malone’s American Cafe & Bar (http://www.malones.com.cn/)
255 TongRen Rd (between Nanjing Rd and Beijing Rd)
(complimentary finger food and discounted drinks)
Absolutely everyone's welcome, especially those who are just starting with Chinese and are looking for a bit of guidance and encouragement.
Ken, Jenny, and other members of the ChinesePod team will be there to chat about your learning experiences and obstacles, and to offer tips on how Shanghai's busy Mandarin "newbies" can best progress with their studies.
Better still, the evening promises to be a fun opportunity for Shanghai-based members of the ChinesePod community to meet-up in person in a relaxed setting. We're all pretty excited!
Everyone who joins next week will have the chance to enter a lucky draw to win a one-year Premium subscription to ChinesePod (worth US$239).
Plus, there'll be exclusive offers available on ChinesePod face-to-face classes in Shanghai.
So, make sure you've added the date to your calendar - and told ALL your Shanghai-based friends. We're all very much looking forward to meeting you!
pretzellogicNovember 05, 2009, 11:10 AM
$13/month for a vpn connection isn't that much in the grand scheme of things, especially when we're paying hundreds for the cpod subscription, monthly fees for an ISP and so on. But somehow, hearing that cpod is going to augment lots of content on a page that China-based poddies can only access through paying more fees, is somewhat off-putting. I guess our subscription price isn't enough.
luobinzhenmeiOctober 29, 2009, 02:59 PM
We're arriving in Shanghai on Nov. 4th and have to see a friend off at the train station that night. We want to make in even though we are not Newbies, but only lazy students and big enthusiasts for Chinesepod. Maybe we can drag our Chinese friend with us before his train.
Now I wish we had booked the plane a day earlier.
thecomakidNovember 01, 2009, 12:52 AM
I RSVP'd by email. Normally I would give Malone's a very wide berth but in this case I'll definitely make an exception to meet up with fellow Shanghai-based poddies. Looking forward to it.
suxiaoyaNovember 05, 2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks to all those who made it to the meet-up last night. We were so pleased to see everyone, both familiar faces and new!
Photos of the evening will be posted up on our facebook page in the next day or two:
We'll be organising another meet-up for the first week of December, so put it in your calendars if you'll be in Shanghai! Details to follow...
suxiaoyaNovember 05, 2009, 10:07 AM
As tal_ says, a VPN is our only option here. It's not ideal (lots of advertising etc.), but it's access of sorts.
We're planning some fun stuff for our Facebook page in the coming weeks, so I hope you find your way in!