Language exchange websites (we also call them conversation exchange and speaking exchange websites) are a fantastic possibility, a challenge. You can learn languages completely free by talking to native speakers.
However, you’ll need lots of motivation not to stop after the first occasion.
Many, MANY of you asked me whether I know some good language exchange communities where you can practice English with native speakers.
Most of you who asked me about this come from India, Spain, Portugal, Philippines and some other countries. Here on the blog, in email and on our Facebook page.
Thank you for this. And I’d like to encourage you not to stop – whenever you have a question or a piece of opinion, please always share it with me.
So, here are the 10 language exchange communities, composed of the sites you could vote all week, getting them into top 10 and of ones I think can’t be left out, based on my own personal experience.
Easy Language Exchange makes language learning available and free for all. They provide all the essential tools to make languages easy for you. Practice to read, write and speak with natives.
Although the website is new you will find many people there. The founders are nice people and you will be in a good company.
The friendly language exchange community. The website is absolutely amazing. Besides the main reason we are here (language exchange) you will also be able to play games to improve your vocabulary and pronunciation. Test yourself and, of course, share the results with your friends.
By the way, FRIENDS, are on the background image. Always with you!
LingoGlobe.com is a free Language Exchange Community. Learn and practice foreign languages with native speakers. Discuss on the Lingo Globe language forum or even a live chat.
italki is a language learning social network that connects students and language teachers. You can find language exchange partners, practice speaking a foreign language, ask questions, find free online language resources, and get help from an international community of language learners.
italki has been here for a while and has become one of the most popular language exchange communities in the world.
Verbling lets language learners instantly connect with native speakers around the world through live video.
Right now on Verbling you can learn languages like English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian.
Bussuu.com is one of the biggest language exchange communities out there.
Now, this is an advertising board where you can place your ad and quickly find a language exchange partner. It doesn’t look so beautiful like the websites above, but believe me, you will get what you were looking for.
Practice and learn foreign languages with native speakers via email, text chat, voice chat or meet up for face to face conversation exchange. There are millions of registered members!
Through Conversation Exchange you can have three types of language exchange. Face to face conversation by meeting up with native speakers, Correspondence (pen-pal), text and voice chat.
Practice English for free! And I’m looking forward your comments: which website is your favourite, which ones you like or dislike and why.