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April 2018

Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Intermediate

April-23 to June-25, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you've already mastered Pinyin (the Chinese Phonetic system), you can now brush up your Mandarin conversational skills. In this class, you will build up your vocabulary and learn common expressions for daily living. You will learn the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar. Ms. Gong will teach you numerous synonyms and antonyms. Also, cross-culture training will help you to understand Chinese traditions, taboos, preferences and festivals. You will be taught how to handle various special situations, for example…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Advanced

April-26 to June-21, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

"Ni hao!" By adding on more popular "spices" to your Mandarin skills such as idioms, slangs and wise expressions, you'll gain much more confidence in handling Mandarin conversations deeply and widely. You will also become a lot more familiar with Mandarin grammar and phrases. This class will polish you so that you sound like an expert Mandarin speaker. If you have an interest in learning Chinese characters you will have the opportunity to do so in this class! $19.05 drop…

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May 2018

English Corner

May-6 to June-24, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Effective communication of both your thoughts and feelings are essential for leading a successful life in a new place. English Corner is organized to give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings by offering engaging discussion topics and opportunities for fellowship. Come and gain confidence communicating in English. No class May 20.

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Managing Your Family’s Finances

May-30 to May-30, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Meeting Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

We'll be discussing key aspects to managing your family's finances. It'll include proper budgeting, making sure your family is properly protected through insurance (which one is right for you!) and how to start building your savings for future needs. A brief overview about different investment options and vehicles will be covered as well.

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June 2018

Wonderous Westside: A Creative Mapping Project

June-9 to June-9, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lobby Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

When does space become place? What makes a place a home? What is a sense of place? Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society invites you to a participatory creative mapping project where we explore the relationship between place and our identities and discover an interesting way of knowing and expressing the spaces we make and use in everyday life?and the relationships that they create, through our own poetry, sound, image, and movement. A new way of engaging with the Vancouver West Side…

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