Friday 13 January 2006 4.34pm
Perhaps try Waterloo Time Bank? They will swap hours of conversation for hours of other types of help.
I used to do (in fact I must arrange to carry this on) English conversation with a Korean man. They work with residents in the Waterloo area, as well as all sorts of foreign students. I bet you could swap an hour of your conversational English for an hour of Mandarin.
...if you press it, they will come.