Basically when we learn languages, we have to find ways to practice. Here are a few places you can visit to get free language exchange service. I have chosen them based on the following:
1. Interactivity: Can you chat with someone online? Can you read other people’s submissions and make comments on their pieces? Can you submit your writing and request for a review? Is there a whiteboard feature? Can you also draw and type on the whiteboard. How active is the community?
2. Speed of delivery: How fast do my questions get answered by the panel or members of the forum? It is necessary to keep my momentum going, so when we can get quick response, we can learn better.
– Chatrooms: both text and audio with people who are willing to offer time to help you while you are online.
– Free step by step exercises to take you from stage zero.
– Personal rating scale once you’ve completed a stage.
– Email alert to keep you on your toes with your personal progress (yes we forget to exercise too!)
– A social networking platform which means individuals can spend more time getting to know one another.
– Gets you involved with the native culture of the language you are learning.
– If you do not like talking or chatting with people online to improve your language skills, use flashcards.
– Build your confidence for each flashcard you work with.
Sean, one of the features that turn me towards Mocha and Ning is that they give users a sense of calm when we enter the site. I sure hope my website gives readers the same sense of calmness needed to enjoy learning or source for information. Look forward to seeing you around here often.
I like Livemocha with its ability to connect users with native speakers. I am not in love with the curriculum they sell. I’m not super familiar with Ning. I clicked the link to the website with flash cards and I would suggest a different site instead: learnalanguage.com. It is free and uses cool flash cards with audio.
I actually like http://www.easylanguageexchange.com/ it’s very easy to connect with people on here which is good for practicing with native speakers. Highly recommended 🙂
This is a great article list. Thank you for taking the time you spent.
I’ve tried a lot of different methods of learning and now the best learning site of me is this language-exchange community:
Here I meet native speakers who have helped to improve my French.
Thank you Ann. Glad you took time to read it.