POSTPONED due to lack of interest.
Hey, I'm Oren. Mandarin is the most-spoken of Chinese languages, used in Mainland China officially and written in simplified characters. It's a beautiful, useful and politically relevant language that speaks to possibly the most influential modern non-Western culture.
Chinese, while unique in many ways like having characters and tones, is also simpler in many respects that Indo-European languages like French & Spanish— words never change, so there's no conjugation, plurals, past & future tense or crazy grammatical agreement rules.
…So there's plenty to investigate and learn when beginning to use Chinese! Get in touch with me at get.oren at gmail dot com if you'
re interested, and we can work out a weekly schedule. I'm currently thinking either weekends or wednesday evenings at my home in Davis Square, but can be flexible!