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Where to find foreigners to talk to

In person

List of names and emails I sent you

Cross-Cultural Conversation Hour – Fridays in Main 215 from 12:30 to 1:30 – informal; come and go as you please

in your other classes and around campus

you are also welcome to use online sources to find conversation partners who are not associated with Medaille. The same conversation log form will apply.


In past semesters, Conversation Exchange, the second one, was the most productive and popular. You fill out a profile and then wait to be contacted.

That does not mean that some of these other services won’t work, too. Feel free to explore and let me know what happens.

When you fill out a profile, describe exactly what you want to talk about and why you want to talk about it. This is a seller’s market (you’re the seller), so you’re going to have more potential conversation partners than you will be able to work with. It will be a question of choosing them, not finding them.

This looks interesting. Can some of you give it a try? Shared Talk

Coeffee Learning The friendly language exchange community
Conversation Exchange Practice your foreign language by chatting with a native speaker and using your chat software of choice: Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, etc
Flale French Learning and Language Exchange
Han Lingo A cultural hub for Language Learning in Korea
Inlingua Penpals inlingua’s “penpal site” is a fun way to practice your language skills and at the same time to make new friends all over the world. Join the growing multicultural inlingua community.
italki Find an online language partner from our community of 900,000 users
Kan Talk KanTalk makes it easy and fun to practice spoken English. Find a topic that interests you. Practice conversation with others on the topic you choose. Share your topics, recordings and videos.
Lang 8 Learn from real native speakers excited to help you with the language that you are learning. Community members from all over the world make Lang-8 a fun, social experience.
Language Exchanges The Mixxer – a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype
Lingo Friends Lingofriends members are serious about language exchange. And Lingofriends puts you in control of your language learning process, meeting someone and forming a relationship is as easy as clicking on any one of the profiles available online. Whether you’re interested in learning English, German, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic. Lingofriends can help you find the match that fits you best.
Lingo Zone Find friends from all over the world who know the language you want to learn and are learning the language you know. Use our unique internal email system to exchange messages online. Voice chat with your new friends.
Livemocha Connect with native speakers around the world
My Happy Planet Learn a language. Make friends. Have fun.
My Language Exchange Find a partner at the online community and practice your second language (any language) with a native speaker who is learning your language. Czech – You will find in the database a native speaker of the language you want to learn (the target language) who wants to learn your language. Hungarian – Our aim is to provide a forum where people who are willing to LEARN their second foreign language while they TEACH the first one can meet and get into touch.
Polyglot Club If you want to learn a new language and exchange with native speakers to improve your language skills, if you are a student, an employee of an international company, a globe-traveller or simply eager to discover new cultures, you are at the right place!
Shared Talk Your Language Exchange Network
Speakmania Talk to the world, Improve your language skills !
TT4YOU Global Language Exchange Community
xLingo Language Exchange Community

Online chat

Omegle a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with strangers without registering. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the handles “You” and “Stranger”.
Chatroulette an online chat website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor who is chosen at random. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
Zumbl an online chat service where users can converse with strangers anonymously. Users ‘tag’ each other on the basis of their conversations, which are indicative of their personality and get reflected in their avatars. Zumbl uses interest graphs and natural language processing to understand its users’ interests and sentiments making up for lack of real information. The website matches users who share common interests.