Hi, I'm going away to college and really want to begin learning French. I enjoy the language, my family has French Canadian roots, there are numerous French authors I look forward to reading in their original words, and I'm particularly fond of Quebec and hope to spend some time there eventually. However, my question is about the myths of prejudice against American English speakers like me: speaking only of Quebec, are French speakers at all unkind or unwelcoming to American English speakers who are learning French, or native English speakers in general? Will I feel welcomed or condescended to as a non-native French speaker? I appreciate your thoughts. - Matt
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I am an American looking for someone to practice french with. I am 16 and am looking for someone within a few years of me. (13-18?) I am looking for low intermediate speakers as I am not very good at understanding french. A native speaker would be preferred, and I would love to speak through Facebook messenger or a similar app (because international calls cost extra normally).