Language Speaking Practice. Websites for finding a speaking buddy?


#1

Hey guys I wanted to know what are some good online resources for finding speaking buddies to audio or video chat with in Japanese and any other foreign language really for that matter. I remember coming across this kind of stuff a long time ago but I can’t find anything of its similitude even though I’m certain these kind of things exist.

Something that caters to all levels of fluency from beginner to advanced.


#2

http://www.japan-guide.com/local/?aCAT=3


#3

#4

Thanks man!

I just checked it out and it is excellent. Found what I was looking for.


#5

A friend of mine uses the app HelloTalk. I haven’t tried it myself but she found several Japanese native speakers to talk to.


#6

It has really high ratings from what I see. I’ll definitely consider giving it a fair go.


#7

I’ve used Tandem and I really enjoy it.


#8

+1 on Japan-guide.

I found several long term language partners that I still communicate with to this day almost 6 years later! Last year I was able to finally meet one of them in person on my trip to Japan.

I will add, at least when I used the site six years ago, that I suspect that the Japanese men on the site were interested in something more than just language exchange. As a male language learner I was indifferent to having a male or female partner. I responded to postings from men claiming the same, but never got any responses. On the other hand, I received responses from almost all the women.

I suspect the men for fear of scaring off women didn’t want to say that they were only interested in having conversations only with women. That’s my hypothesis, I have no proof!


Question, who has regular communication with a Native Speaker?
#9

Chris Broad, from the Abroad in Japan channel, recommends https://www.italki.com/home


#10

Thanks, this thread is very helpful!