https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi

Chatroom Guide (for you)

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Obviously, Duolingo can't be all things to all people. I have seen a lot of people requesting and wanting chatrooms.

Well, I can't give you that and I certainly can't make Duolingo give you that. Will there be chatrooms here in the future?

No guarantee. But there are chat-rooms for practicing languages. Here are a few I've compiled for you.

Feel free to add any chat-rooms (specifically ones for practice) that you know about.

If you vote this up to keep we can keep it at the top so others can find chat-rooms!

Spanish (also English for Spanish speakers)
http://www.espanglishchat.com

French
http://www.french-chat.com

Italian
http://www.icq.com/icqchat/chatroom.php?c_id=58

Portuguese
http://www.icq.com/icqchat/chatroom.php?c_id=77

Mulitple Language Chat

http://www.sharedtalk.com

http://www.italki.com

http://www.babelyou.com

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ssurprize
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http://sharedtalk.com/ is a nice chatting network for many languages

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

Whoa, ICQ? That takes me back.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Yep, apparently ICQ has an abundance of foreign language chat-rooms.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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Here is the link for Duolingo's Portuguese discussion page: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/273/sent

I think that there is one for every language. It's really good practice to answer questions people may have about English, and you're helping other people learn a language at the same time.

The Duolingo user, Paulenrique, answers a lot of my questions as I'm learning Portuguese, so I'm trying to give back by helping others when I can.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Spanish:

General Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/216

English Language Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/217

German:

General Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/816

English Language Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/818

Portuguese:

General Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/272

English Language Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/273

French:

General Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/651

English Language Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/652

Italian:

General Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/515

English Language Discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/topic/456

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Thanks for this addition! This is really useful stuff. It's great to give back.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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No problem! I think I'll post it again later, as its own post. (I added French and Italian).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Not a bad idea at all!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Thank you. I need all the help I can get and this will boost anyone's confidence for learning a new language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_johnson

spanish is what im focusing on right now like un nino that means a child

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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This is really cool, thanks!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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It would be cool if Duo added chatrooms.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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It would be, but they try to focus on the most needed things first. Fortunately, there are other chatrooms in the meantime.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shoeymcmooey

I've just registered on http://www.italki.com/ which is supposedly excellent. You can skype with people of all languages and they do skype chat lessons as well. Can anyone confirm that it's any good?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I haven't tried it yet, but would love to know if you end up liking it. I might check it out later as well.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomigaoka

it seems good, but you just have to pay for the one on one native speaker

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabigu

only if they're a teacher, if it's a regular person it is still free even if they are a native speaker.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomigaoka

how? will you be able to help me please? i saw you're learning spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabigu

after you've signed in click on language partners to find someone who speaks your target language. All you have to do then is send that person a message and exchange skype addresses! almost everyone I have talked to on that site is very nice and helpful. you may have to spend a little time helping them with english in exchange for them helping you with spanish though.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_johnson

hola mi nombre es alex hello my name is alex p.s thats spanish

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Hola, Alex. Me llamo Teddy. ¿Cómo estas?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_johnson

muy bien

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Hola, mi nombre es Mary(Maria in Spanish) ?Como estas? Hello, My name is Mary ?How are you? Me gusta aprender Espanol.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Hola Mary. ¿Qué pasa?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Muy bien ?y tu?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Muy bien, gracias. Mucho gusto.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_johnson

un nina a girl

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

una nina it's female una feale un male except when you have to say wash your hands lavase las manos. crazy huh?!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_johnson

yeah it is a little crazy

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buffalump21
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Thanks for that, the french-chat chatroom looks good :-)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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You're welcome.
It looked like it might be the best. Made me wish I was learning French seriously. :/

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alsocass

I spent a while in the french-chat room but found it really odd. Nobody would talk in the public chat-room (only private messages all the time), which was frustrating as a learner... I wanted to lurk a bit, adding the occasional comment but mostly practicing my comprehension, but the conversation in the main chat was largely dead. Occasionally it would perk up with people often using slang and shortcuts (really unhelpful for a learner). Private messages are great but it is hard work keeping up a conversation at the same speed as an advanced learner.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Empirefan

A great resource and vastly underrated is virtual worlds, specifically Second Life. While it can be used for a lot of no good, language learning is the biggest part in the education sector on SL with universities and institutions on there providing language learning lessons and courses.

But I find it most useful to hang out in regions that are in your target language, I can immerse myself in "Virtual Spain" and see written Spanish and also spoken (voice chat) Spanish all together in one place and even attempt to chat to others and make friends. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_World_Language_Learning for good info!)

Thanks, hope someone finds this alternative to be interesting.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Thanks for the additional information. I imagined travelling to "Virtual Spain" could be immensely helpful and fun! I appreciate it.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Another fun idea. Search Google in the language you are learning.

http://www.google.es Spanish
http://www.google.fr French
http://www.google.pt Portuguese
http://www.google.de German

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Well, the hack a thon added something like this. (I'm not saying when, since that's a mystery) (But sorry, this comment, I post to you must be useless) Anyways, thanks for the sites! They'd work really well for the meantime.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

Actually the chat thing is only with a bot. An automated language speaker, which is really cool but not the same. :/

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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oh...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I know what you're talking about. I only saw a Duo-chat in the hackathon, though, which would be with the owl and more catered to learning than speaking with native speakers.

Also, yes, this is for in the meantime while we wait. Thanks for your comment. Any thoughts on my threads are always appreciated.

I hope people learning these languages (and any others) will find value here, and maybe bookmark the thread for future reference if they're not ready to chat in real-time yet.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Thank you. Now I can pratice my Spanish and get corrected on it. Once again, THANK YOU.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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You're very welcome! ^_^

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcmawesomepeople

dont get it at all

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nautdn

Thanks you for your comment. That's good idea, I support to you and hope us having a chatroom for everyone practices.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bubblesthedino12

i dont know how to add another languge can some one help me???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lloyd748526

At the top left of the Duolingo lesson you click it you will see 3=then add another language

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UFaruqui
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Merci!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salih_Dz.

I do not know where to complain, there is no support link on Duolingo. But I have bug in the Application. Eg. If I stop in the middle of the course, and go somewhere, and later, after I enter the application again it will restart my course so I have to repeat all sentences from the beginning which is very annoying..

3 months ago
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