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July 31, 2005

The 'English Corners' of Shanghai


All over the great metropolis are dedicated areas and times where people come to speak and improve their English.

It's nothing new: such loci of lingual lyricism have existed for years now.

I just read of a well–known one at Jing An Park but there are countless such places dotting the city, most easily found in one of Shanghai's 125 parks.

Odd — I have yet to come across a Chinese Corner in the U.S., yet in not too many years they'll be calling the tune and we'll be dancing to it.

If you prefer to interact without visiting Shanghai, you could do worse than visit Alex (top), a personable young Chinese man who lives there and is very serious about improving his English.

Here's a link to his website.

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Hi there, I have just moved to Shanghai and I would like to go to an English corner in Minhang or Jingan park. Is there one? What time is it?

Posted by: jason | Oct 14, 2007 6:27:01 AM

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