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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harryclark17

Chat with other language learners?

I was wondering if there would be a way to find people to talk to in the language you're learning. For example, I'm learning French, so I would like to talk to French people learning English, so we could correct each other and maybe teach each other vocabulary that Duolingo that doesn't teach.

August 17, 2013

34 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdcronin

I think that if duolingo added this feature, it would have more to say in the competition with livemocha. once you learn all the lessons for a language, you can translate here to keep up the skills, but chatting with someone from the country would be excellent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowwhitequeen

Hey, thank you! I've never heard of livemocha, but just checked it out, and will be joining it as well! Anything I can get my hands on to learn!!! Thanks so much! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimelyToga

I seriously can't believe that I have never heard of livemocha. I have been looking for a way to speak with native speakers for years. I've been reduced to lurking in foreign public servers on Xbox Live and Steam. This seems to be much more focused and way less creepy. Thank you, sir.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteeleCB

Do you guys know about Lang-8? It's what you want and more. For instance, you can start your own language blog on Lang-8 (that's actually the main purpose), and then native speakers can improve the mistakes you made - it looks sort of like a simplified, stream-lined Wikipedia article's revision (edit) history.

More power to Duolingo if it adds these features, but until it does I'll spruik the Lang-8.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilithly

I don't think livemocha should be competition, since it doesn't cover grammar at all and costs money later on. It does have some nice features, but all in all I absolutely prefer duolingo. 8-lang is great too, but I'd only see it as an addition to what duolingo does. I'm also happy with sharedtalk, since there I got to know a lot of Koreans who helped me learn their language. The internet is a great invention, isn't it? ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marllory

Livemocha chat is dead! Before was great but now is annoying :s


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Well, an announcement in a discussion like this is a simple way of doing what you want without waiting for Duolingo to make special tools available. In the Portuguese section we have started a little get together on Skype: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/719477. Potentially this is even better because we can "talk" in the true sense of the word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

I've just realized exactly what you wanted, I'm sorry to be so slow, there is an easy way to contact people learning English through French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese already, see my comment in this discussion:

http://www.duolingo.com/comment/697453


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baby-pie

I think that's a great idea! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radlerad

yeah! that would be awesome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowwhitequeen

Agreed! That would be very helpful!


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