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    need some help to become less socially awkward in the eye of normal canadians :-)

    Hello All,

    I'm sorry for dumping out this overly lengthy post, but I didn't want to waste anybody's time being too ambiguous or generic about the sort of "help" that I need.

    So I'm looking for a person (preferably, somebody from GTA) to help me with my speaking and provide me with some context and insights into a life of a typical canadian.

    I desperately need someone who could put their manners aside and ruthlessly criticize/correct my every word. That I have to admit would require a great deal of patience and hard work, but I believe that it's also the only sort of treatment that could help me a lot.

    In return, I could help you with Russian (speaking/writing/listening).
    Hopefully, I'm educated enough to help you with your reading list as well

    I would hope that we could set up some sessions over skype (even if those would be very infrequent ones) or meet up in person. E-mails are okay to co-ordinate and discuss lesson plans, but I don't think they will do very well for speaking, though.

    The last bit...
    My name is Nikolay. I'm 24, male, professional and I live in Toronto

    If you are interested to any bit, please feel free to drop me a line or two at nikolayk (at) uvic (dot) ca or PM me/reply to this thread.
    I'm really looking forward to hear from you.

    Thank you very much for your time,
    and have a nice day!
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    Here's one thing you could try, in TO, http://dance.sa.utoronto.ca/ find out schedules, and just keep going. With the context, the situation, the awkwardness becomes less relevant. You can find lots of Canadians there to talk with, that will fill you in/help you with questions you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool_Play View Post
    Hello All,

    I'm sorry for dumping out this overly lengthy post, but I didn't want to waste anybody's time being too ambiguous or generic about the sort of "help" that I need.

    So I'm looking for a person (preferably, somebody from GTA) to help me with my speaking and provide me with some context and insights into the life of a typical canadian.

    I desperately need someone who can put their manners aside and ruthlessly criticize/correct my every word. That, I have to admit, would require a great deal of patience and hard work, but I believe that it's also the only sort of treatment that could help me a lot.

    In return, I could help you with Russian (speaking/writing/listening).
    Hopefully, I'm educated enough to help you with your reading list as well

    I would hope that we could set up some sessions over skype (even if those would be very infrequent ones) or meet up in person. E-mails are okay to co-ordinate and discuss lesson plans, but I don't think they will do very well for speaking, though.

    The last bit...
    My name is Nikolay. I'm 24, male, professional and I live in Toronto

    If you are interested by any bit of this, please feel free to drop me a line or two at nikolayk (at) uvic (dot) ca or PM me/reply to this thread.
    I'm really looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you very much for your time,
    and have a nice day!
    Hi Nikolay. I'm not Canadian; I'm an American. But my co-worker is from Toronto, and my best friend is a dual citizen whose family comes from BC. If I can be of any help to you, I do have Skype. That being said, I don't like ketchup on chips or on french toast.. and I don't speak French. =P (just teasing, friendly canadian neighbors, you know we love you) I do study Russian though and really love it a lot.

    If I can be of any help, PM me and we'll talk.
    luck/life/kidkboom
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