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I live in Xian , China and I belong to the local Hash House Harriers, a running group. One night a month I go to the Belgium Bar and participate in a trivia contest. There is a local magazine in town that comes out every month and it has many activites and cross cultural events for expats and locals alike. www.xianese.com David
We did this a lot when we lived in Italy and found the easiest way was to find a local "expats club". If you can't easily find one, ask at the local consulate, if there is one. You'll probably meet not only exp-pats who speak your language but also natives of your host country that want to/enjoy speaking your language.