Looking for a language exchange partner? Want to make friends all over the world?
Recently our new site https://sharelingual.com/en/ launched, and we are looking for users who are interested in language exchange. Currently, you can open up an account and connect with other users from all around the world for free. Whatever language you're interested in learning, you can find a great partner. So, if you're currently studying a language or would like to make global friends, we hope you check out sharelingual.com!
Look forward to seeing you there!
I have been studying Spanish off and on now for about 10 years throughout middle/high school and now in college. It wasn't until I began doing language exchanges as an assignment for my college Spanish class that my conversational skills really began to improve. Currently, I am looking for a research topic for my Masters in Computer Science, and I would like to know whether anyone has used chatbots before to practice their language skills. I believe at least Mondly, Duolingo, and Memrise have made chatbots available for this purpose.
In my opinion, chatbots have a lot of potential to help language learners develop their conversational skills to the point where they are comfortable enough to participate in language exchanges with native speakers. Especially for those just beginning to learn a language, chatbots might provide the opportunity to practice putting vocabulary and grammar into a conversational setting without the added pressure or expense of taking part in language exchanges or hiring a tutor.
I would be interested to hear about your experiences using similar chatbots. What do you like/dislike about them? What would make interacting with them more interesting and engaging? Do you see chatbots as a potential resource for language learners?
I realize that many of the chatbots available now are quite limited, but I am interested in learning what features, if any, would make a chatbot a useful tool for the language learning community.
Just wanted to share an app I designed and built by myself called Unbordered. I would be grateful for any feedback. It's available for both iOS and Android for free.
I would like to introduce a new language exchange/tuition app that is going into beta testing on 21st August 2017.
chami is a new app that aims to transform the way people connect to teach and learn languages. It uses geofencing to pair individual learners with suitable tutors via a mobile application.
Unlike many other language apps that provide online lessons only, chami is all about meeting in real life. Have your lessons in real places like cafes, museums, or even on the London Eye! The power is in your hands.
PAY BY THE MINUTE (Pay as you learn)
The best thing about chami is that you are only charged for the actual minutes you spend with the tutor. So if the tutor doesn't live up to his/her promise, simply end the lesson and walk away!
SWITCH BETWEEN TEACHING AND LEARNING
If you want to teach a language, log in as a tutor, and if you feel like learning a new language tap the switch button and log in as a learner!
Free language exchange option is also available. Swipe, choose and meet up with like minded people within your locality and just have fun.
chami is absolutely free to download and use, we are looking for as many people as possible to test the app!
Please check it out on