Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sunday (4/29) English Language Night at the Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey, a Taipei pub, sent this around:

The Brass Monkey
English Language Night this Sunday

April 29 at 6:00 PM

The Brass Monkey's language program continues this month! If you want to practice English or Chinese in a fun environment, this is the chance you've been waiting for. Come and meet people like you, who want to improve their language skills!

Admission is only $100, which covers the expenses of the program. (Admission is waived for native English speakers.) Note, that you can save $50 by reserving in advance! To receive your $50 discount, send an email to, our language night Coordinator, and tell her how many are coming. Reservations are not required, however, so if you can't "get your act together", just come on down! Bring friends or come alone; either way, you're sure to have a good time.

The Science of Lying

Lying is very stressful. Parts of your body are going to act differently when you lie. These differences are what lie detectors, or polygraphs, measure. These machines check a person's heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure.

Can you tell easily if a person is lying? How can lying be useful? Are you familiar with the story of Pinocchio? How often do you tell lies? Bring your experiences and opinions this Sunday, for a lively discussion.

Show and Tell

Again this month we'll be practicing our tradition known as Show & Tell. All participants are invited to bring something from work, school, or home and show it to the rest of us. The item you bring can be anything--photos from a recent trip, a sample product from work, an old tooth even--anything at all. Whoever brings the most unusual item will win the grand prize for the evening.

In addition to all this, English Language Night provides you with a way to meet people like you, who want to practice another language. No matter if you want to practice your English, Mandarin, or Taiwanese there's almost always someone who can talk to you!

English Language Night Coordinator

Our coordinator for English Night is Joyce Tsai. Joyce has an advanced degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and several years' experience teaching English in Taiwan. Joyce has a lively and educational program lined up for this month so you're sure to want to attend.

The co-coordinator this month is Chris Lawrence, a native speaker of English who taught in Taiwan for a number of years as well as at the University of Minnesota in the US.

"The Brass Monkey (click here for more information) provides a relaxing atmosphere and native English speakers are often there to help you speak English. Many Taiwanese used to say they don't have a chance to practice English in Taiwan. Now, this is an opportunity you shouldn't miss." -- Anonymous satisfied attendee

See you Sunday!

The Brass Monkey
voice: 02-2547-5050

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