For the past 7 years, I lived in Winnipeg for the first 5 years to get a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked in Toronto for about 2 years.
After 6 months of not speaking a single English word, I felt like i started to forget about how to speak english. Listening is fine cuz i still watch english movies and tv series(Heroes, lost, fringe, pacific war …), but oral is gonna be a problem. This is not good, srsly
I think i really need to find someone to speak in english
I am not looking for someone to be my language partner, and not looking for someone to teach me anything. I just need someone to talk, or spare some time together
So if you are thinking about having a local guy to be your friend, contact me plz. I’ve got helps from friendly canadians anyways, especially during the first couple of years, and i really appreciate that. Or if you dont want a friend, but someone to answer you questions that a local person should know, just drop me an email.
BTW, I dont like to go to pubs. I’ve got a nice car (jetta mk5 2010 with a turbo engine), so i’d like to take short trips on the weekends. And you dont have to be a native english speaker, cuz I just need someone to speak in english, but native mandarin speaker is not preferred cuz speaking with a chinese in english is quite strange to me, sry about that
Welcome back to Chengdu, Kun. Not going to pubs or bars will cut you off from a lot of the foreigner community in Chengdu, but I would check out the Bookworm near Renmin Nanlu. Lots of foreigners hang out there and it’s a cool place.