Halloween Party

Saturday, 28 October, 2017

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Please come to a Halloween Party in my home. Come in costume or just as you are and meet Americans and people from all over the world. I use a “costumes optional policy.” That means some of us will be in costumes (including me), while others will just wear their usual clothes and that’s fine.

We will enjoy good food and interesting conversation and you can see how Americans celebrate Halloween. Also, let’s tell scary stories! Please bring the

Me last Halloween.

scariest story or folk tale from your country and we’ll see who can scare everyone the most. I LOVE scary stories.

Bring either food or drink or $10.

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American Skills for Internationals Meetup Oct 1

Sunday, 1 Oct 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Clarke’s Diner, 6431 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Chicago

Conversation & American swear words

Join our Meetup to make friends, learn about American culture and have a meal! On this evening, I’ll give a short lesson on American swear words. You’ll learn the most common American swear words, what they mean, how to pronounce them and how people pronounce them in the Midwest.

After the lesson, we’ll relax, eat and make friends. You can ask me any additional questions you have. We meet at a neighborhood diner, but you don’t have to have a whole meal.

There is a $5 charge that can be paid in cash or by Venmo (Regina Rodriguez-Martin). PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

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American Skills for Internationals Meetup Sep 17

Sunday, 17 Sept 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Clarke’s Diner, 6431 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Chicago

Conversation & How to Interview for a Job

On this evening, I gave a short lesson on how to interview. Americans interviewers have different expectations from job candidates and attendees received tips on how to do it successfully.

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Labor Day Party and Game Night

Monday, 4 Sept 2017

5;00 – 8:00 p.m.

At my home in Rogers Park, Chicago

The American Labor Day falls in September. Thirteen guests came my home for a homecooked meal and a fun game night. Zambia, India, Iraq, Japan, Honduras and Kazakstan were represented. Half of us played my favorite card game, Spite and Malice (I learned it from my mother-in-law – ha!) and the other half played a

game that involved drawing. Some chose not to play and just ate, chatted and relaxed.

American Skills for Internationals Meetup Sep 3

Sunday, 3 Sept 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Clarke’s Diner

6431 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Chicago

Conversation & Dating Slang

 

American Skills for Internationals Meetup Aug 20

Sunday, Aug 20 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Clarke’s Diner

6431 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, Chicago

Conversation & How to Give Tips ($) in America

I gave a short lesson on how to tip (pay an extra small amount of money) in restaurants, bars, taxis, etc. It really makes a difference to Americans if you tip or not, so it’s important to learn how to do it properly.

Then we relaxed and chatted. People from Iraq, Turkey, Honduras and Serbia attended.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, February 27, 2017

Professionals from Romania and Russia attended. We had a good conversation about language, jobs and travel.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Bar 63

6341 N. Broadway in Chicago

Enjoy casual conversation with other international professionals. Make new friends, enjoy a drink or a burger, and take part in a fun discussion or just listen. Please sign up here. I look forward to meeting you.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, March 13, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago
Enjoy casual conversation with other international professionals. Make new friends, enjoy a drink or a burger, and take part in a fun discussion or just listen. Please sign up here.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, February 13

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago
Professionals from Kenya, Thailand and Russia attended. We had a good conversation about travel, camping (and the danger of bears) and the Maasai people.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, January 23, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago
People from Mexico, Russia and the U.S. attended. Of course, we had to talk about Donald Trump’s new administration. We also talked about the pros and cons of life and death.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, January 9, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago

Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 25, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Rogers Park in Chicago
(near the corner of Pratt and Sheridan)
This evening was open to all international professionals and I had guests from China, Honduras, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Japan and Palestine. We enjoyed a Christmas feast, played a gift-exchange game, did a little dancing and had a wonderful time. Everyone was glad they came.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, December 12, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, November 28, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 24, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Rogers Park in Chicago
(near the corner of Pratt and Sheridan)
Fifteen of us from Mexico, Honduras, Palestine, Lebanon, Russia and other countries enjoyed a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, conversation and fun.

Chicago Language Exchange Meetup
Monday, November 14, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bar 63
6341 N. Broadway in Chicago

29 October Halloween Party – 2016

Lots of guests, creative desserts and good conversation.

24 October Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

People from Colombia, South Korea, Russia and India attended. We discussed the Chicago Cubs baseball team, the American presidential election and different cultures.

10 October Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

Good talk about American racism.

26 September Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

Conversation practice in English and Mandarin.

12 September Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

Conversation practice in English, French and Spanish

5 September Labor Day Party – 2016

plenty of guests, good food and conversations in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

22 August Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

conversations took place in English, French and Spanish

8 August Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

good talk about American culture.

25 July Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

fun chat with people from Brazil, Spain, Russia and Iran.

11 July Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

conversation about prejudice and American racism. Attendees were from Spain, Iran, Russia, South Korea, France and the U.S.

4 July Chicago Language Exchange Meetup – 2016

a genuine American celebration of independence with grilled food, good conversation and going out to the lakefront to watch fireworks.