Finding people to speak Japanese with

Hello, looking for an advice for the best way to find Japanese people to practice speaking the language. Anybody has any suggestions as what’s the best way to find someone to speak Japanese with? Maybe via skype, or similar apps. I can help with English, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Russian to anyone interested speaking those languages.

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I don’t use Italki and the other services, but you can find people there. As for getting people from WK to speak with, not sure how it works? :thinking:

I’ve just used my local language cafe to find people to speak Japanese with IRL. If you live in a big enough city, hopefully you’ll have one yourself to visit - if you’re vaccinated and safe about it! take care alright! <3

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Thank you for the reply, i’m in Montreal, and it’s not that easy to find Japanese people here

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Tip. put “Italki and alternative suggestions” into your headline to get more answers. Might get more people to answer and a good spread of things that people use for their speaking practice! :+1:

Just use the pen to change the title. ^^

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I sometimes use HelloTalk for casual communication. It’s like Twitter but you can also have a call with people (about 5 per day).

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thank you!

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Since you mentioned iTalki, ASAO might be a much cheaper option.

https://community.wanikani.com/t/improve-your-conversational-skills-with-asao-language-school/50599

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There’s also HiNative. I haven’t really used it, but from what I understand it’s more for posting text/audio clips to get corrections on spelling/grammar/pronunciation. But it could be helpful though if you were looking to get help from native speakers for speaking or writing.

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I’ve used Tandem
not for japanese but it was good

You might also be able to find partners in the #langtwt or other hashtags on Twitter.

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thank you!

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I recently wondered the same and came across this https://en.openlanguageexchange.com Haven’t used it (yet), but it’s there.
I think there’s also a local language school here that has a similar “looking for language exchange partners” online blackboard. Might be worth looking for something like that if you’re looking for in person chats.

thanks, i’ll check it out

Thread necro, but I wanted to mention https://mylanguageexchange.com It’s an older-looking site but very active in Japan, with a lot of people who want to practice English. It’s not for the beginner though. I’ve had good experience with it, but like any exchange service, you have to get a little lucky to find a good speaking partner.