You probably have an account on one of the community sites like: face book, hi5, x, y, z… there are a lot of them. I don’t know if there is any really positive thing that can be gained from those sites, but the thing that I am quite sure of, is that they won’t be as useful as the sites that I am gonna be typing below.
In the recent few days, I came to know some kind of community sites, where you can’t only get to meet people from all over the world. But also, be able to practice the other person’s language. And find people who are interested in learning your language, you will teach them the language(s) you speak, and in their turn, they would do the same. A great bargain, don’t you think so?
The list starts from www.italki.com, then my best favorite: www.sharedtalk.com. Last but not least, the site that I discovered today thanks to alexa.com, www.polyglot-learn-language.com
Till this moment, I have been enrolled in italki.com since at least 5 months, sharedtalk from maybe a week, polygolt-learn-language.com just hours ago…
My friends score: A very intelligent young Moldavian girl who has been living in Canada for the last 6 years, an Afghani lady from the USA, a very fluent Arabic Speaker who is from Pakistan and lives in the US. Before I mention the fourth person whom I met just today, did you notice a common thing between the previous 3 friends of mine who are learning Arabic? Except that they all know me, they are all, what did you say? Yes, not originally born in the US, all of them were born in the coutries where they parents (them too) came from… Quite interesting, isn’t it? Going back to my 4th new friends, she comes also from the US, and guess what? She wasn’t born somewhere outside the US, she is a real American. How could this happen? I don’t know, she is the first American among not least than 30 whom I have sent invitaions for who simply accepted my adding her to my contacts list. She is not only nice and modest but also very smart, she already knows Spanish and Japanese. How lucky I am to have all of them as language exchange partners?! I won’t judge it so quickly, so as it always proven to me to be a bad omen.