My name is Andrea and I live in Lexington, in the USA.
I am looking for a language exchange partner to study Japanese and French.
I'd be happy to help you to learn English and Spanish in exchange.
Many of you have asked me how to improve or learn English quickly. I also understand that you are hard-pressed for time. These are my suggestions:
1) Give yourself time. Learning a language takes time. Don't be fixated on the grammar part . You will eventually get better. Remember, even a native English kid ( 5 years or less) doesn't always speak grammatically correct English. This is true for any language.
2) Practice diligently everyday. Learn to write few lines on any topic everyday. Have someone correct them and ask why certain words were used .
3) Listen to BBC or CBS or CNN news. While you watch , try to repeat what the newscasters are saying. Don't worry if you miss out few words.
4) Try to speak slowly at first and pronounce the words correctly. You do not get points if you speak fast and if the audience doesn't understand. It is all about communication. Your goal is to make others understand while you talk.
You can always leave a message if you seek clarification or need a detailed explanation.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me! In order to keep quality feedback for my current language exchange partners I cannot accept any new friends right now. Best of luck finding someone to help you!
Hello! I am enjoying learning Mandarin and would like to practice with a native speaker to improve my skills. I am still quite a beginner and currently read only pinyin. I am also learning Zhuyin. I plan to learn characters after I reach an intermediate level. I take video lessons, study from an online textbook, and use Pleco for vocabulary practice. While I am a serious student, I also want learning Chinese to be fun. I would like a language exchange partner from Taiwan, not only for learning language, but also as a friend to exchange culture.
I was born in India and grew up outside India. Currently, I live in the US. I love to travel and try out various ethnic foods. I also like to know about the various cultures.
I am looking for a language exchange partner to study Spanish or Russian. I'd be happy to help you to learn English or Hindi in exchange.