Of course! Chinese corner needs Chinese, 没办法
Very strange to hear that Chinese Corner is old hat and not useful when you can just speak with locals.
Usually Chinese corners will have a topic to discuss and be lead by someone who knows what they are doing for example a teacher to prepare talking points and games.
Otherwise high level students take over the conversation.
Also just going out and talking is very different to a Chinese corner. You can't for example stipulate a word list, or topic for a conversation on the street and make the other party take on the responsibility of improving your Chinese level.
Anyway just my opinion that a Chinese corner can be useful for people learning Chinese
good luck to all students :D
OK about the Chinese corner, but, as with language classes that I, for one, could not have done without, it's important to remember you live in a real city with real people with whom your object is to communicate in real life.
Hey guys~we are organizing the language exchange(Chinese&English）on Thursday evening if you guys are interested. Hopefully it could be what u need. Check it out!
Come along to Green Lake EC on a Thursday evening 8-10pm and meet loads of Chinese people who would love to start a Chinese corner with you!!!
Green Lake EC is a good choice. Here is another English corner only for English.
But I think the good way is to find someone at English corner, who could make friends with you. Both of you could exchange.
I know there are Toastmasters Clubs in Kunming that allows non-Chinese speakers to practice Chinese in a structured manner.
One is in Xiexin Tiandi on Jianshe Rd.