Realize that you installed "skype" -a tool primarily used for communicating with other people around the world- with the expectation that you'd actually use it to accomplish that task by socializing in the language sub-forum, but sadly that's not going to be the case today.
Is a great means of communications, but at the heart the community are neither a dating nor a language learning site.
Keep in mind that most language exchange partners are not professional teachers and may not have any experience teaching their language to others.
There are communities of people everywhere who are searching for someone to practice their languages with.
This will give you adirect pipeline to the authentic and modern way to speak your target language.
Search for "practice languages on skype or in hongouts" on google+ then you will find a lot of groups.
Many language learners know they should start practising with a native sooner rather than later and then just don't.
Skype language learning forum
The language learning message board will become available to you after you post a handful of messages elsewhere on the community.
Are basically two types of people you will practise speaking with on skype: language exchange partners (free) or a teachers/tutors (paid).
I was in a room with 20 language learners and asked them how many of you have used skype to practise your target language?
You really need to do to find a language exchange partner is to step outside your comfort zone.
He found my blog, bought the language hacking guide and applied my tips intensively over a short number of months and can indeed speak the language!
First task is to findanother person who speaks your target languageand who is willing to chatwith you over skype.
In the microsoft-esque fashion, this forums's powers-that-be imposed restrictions whereby you must meet certain criteria prior to be given access to addional areas of the skype community (ie the language learning sub-forum).
Language exchange partners you shouldexpect to spend some time helping the other personwith your native language.
In fact is no longer what it used to be, a wonderful software to practice language exchange.
The downside to hellotalk is that it doesn't offer video chats if that's what you're looking for, and you won't find professional teachers on the site justother language learners (but they can still teach you a lot).
Handy group of phrases to have ready are those that you may need to ask related to language learning.
Totally understand where you are coming from maxgiao; i too came to the skype community this evening with the intention of discovering some wonderful conversation happening here and abroad with other people passionate about language exchange.
, it is needed to post a handful of messages to be ble to enter in the language learning comunity.
90% of communication is nonverbal, so body language can play a big part of getting your point across, or understanding what the other person is saying.
Teachers, on the other hand, focus entirely on helping you speak and understand yourtarget language.
Coming from a bilingual family it's easy for me to see how manageable and beneficial it is to speak two languages at home.
Me when i say there are many good reasons you can open up the before-mentioned sub-forum to "new" users whilst maintaining yoursocialisttitleing regime.
In addition to my mother tongue (english), ive dabbled in seven languages, have become fluent in one (french), and speak another one at an advanced-intermediate level (thai).
Especially because we're stuck posting in forums we're really not equipped to deal with, or want to deal with.
This app works on your smartphone, and connects you with other people learning your language whowant to do a language exchange.
I'm sharing in one post my specific strategies for using skype to practice speaking a new language, andhow to make the most out of every skype conversation.
Dont' know where else to put this sorry :/ I know the Language Learning board still exists because there are links to it, but when I click them aHaving real conversations with native speakers is one of the best ways to quickly improve your language skills.
The person also gets you used to observing cultural cues that people use when speaking in that language.
Real conversations with native speakers is one of the best ways to quickly improve your language skills.
The app lets you send voice messages or text messages to people who match up with your language, which is great if you don't feel like being on video.
Learning new words and figuring out how theyre related to other languages is one of my favourite parts of language learning.
Is an online language learning service that connects you with language teachers from around the world.
Dont' know where else to put this sorry :/i know the language learning board still exists because there are links to it, but when i click them a page pops up saying "access denied" what do i do to get to them?
Are people who congregate solely for the purpose of language exchange just as there are those that want the support and feature assistance provided in the other channels from the start.
How can you find a Skype Language Exchange partner, and what should you do once you've found one?
You can suggest that each of you go back and forth, spending 10 15 minutes speaking in their native language, and then 10 15 minutes in yours.
, let me just get up on my soapbox on our joint behalf and make myself perfectly clear for all users and moderators to hear perfectly: i can't begin to tell you, as a skype user even before the ebay aquisition (and a reletively new language learner) how extremely, to the nth degree,frustratedinfuriatedi am about not being able to comb the language learning sub-forum at my leisure any longer; i had to get up from my desk chair, walk around, stretch, and attempt to control my breathing because i was so upset with having to deal with these barriers to my self-discovery, expression, and connection with other users of similar interests.
We language exchanger should unistall skype and move on, this in no longer what it used to be, so let's move on.
Best way to make the most of your skype language practice is to open your mouth and speak!
Person on the screen won't be scrutinizing your language skills the way you imagine they will be.
Language im learning, i usually prepare for my skype speaking practice in the same way.