This is the 2nd part of the “Survival Kit” for English Language Learners. Many students want to practice English, but it’s difficult for them to find someone willing to talk with them in English. There are several websites online where you can look for English speakers willing to talk with you and learn your language while helping you improving your English skills. Furthermore, there are WhatsApp groups. I will try to narrow them down to 5.
You have to download it, but you don’t have to pay anything.
Once opened, it looks like this:
As you can see, you can either create a new room or join one. For instance, by clicking “What’s hot” I’ve found a chat room called “English practice room for people around the world”, probably a useful one ;-). Paltalk is very easy to use.
What else … It’s possible to video chat, but it’s not mandatory. If you’re shy or you’re not up to a video chat, just turn off the webcam.
2. ITALKI: Learn a Language Online
Watch this video and see how it works:
On Italki you can find Native English Speakers willing to learn your language (the Language Exchange feature is free).
On Italki, you can also read interesting articles, discuss with other people interesting topics, and with Notebook you can improve your writing skills:
3. MY LANGUAGE EXCHANGE
For example, I’ve looked for native English speakers who want to learn Italian. As you can see, there are more than 60000 people willing to speak English with me while learning Italian:
4. MY ENGLISH TEACHER
On this website, you can find people to practice English with (on Skype or on WhatsApp), useful tips and resources.
Link for WhatsApp: http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/question/does-anybody-want-to-practice-english-on-whatsapp/
Link for Skype: http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/question/practice-english-on-skype-for-free/
This is probably one of the most famous Language Exchange Websites, not all the features are for free, but you can get corrections from native speakers, writing exercises, and flashcards for free.