https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

French native here!

Hello there,

I don't know if I'm in the right place to say this, but I'd really enjoy a language exchange between myself - french native speaker - and you guys, english speakers.

As a matter of fact I'm learning english since I was a child, but I only heard of Duolingo a few days ago. :P

I'm going to study in the USA for four years, from January 2016 to January 2020 I guess. After that, my dream is to become a french teacher in the USA. :)

Anyway, if you guys are interested in talking french with me, helping me with my english, or even just talk about life in France or in your own country, just reply to this topic!

I've got Skype, Facebook and... That's it!

Bonne journée ;)

June 18, 2015

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nicolas_jk

Ah, we guys aren't all English speakers. I think there are more people learning languages from something other than English. Moi par exemple je suis né francais, devenu allemand, j'ai appris l'Anglais comme troisième langue, et maintenant l'Anglais me sert a apprendre le Turc. Bienvenue!

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tawny306424

that's awesome! you go girl!(or guy) i dream of going to Paris one day to the point where i may cry tears of joy if i actually get to go to the Eiffel Tower so i decided to learn French and now I'm a master at it but anyway good luck!!! :)

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

I know you'll achieve your dream one day, don't give up! Never give up! :P

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

Damn sounds really good, I completed my French tree but can't actually talk at all, in some point I would really need to become fluent. Let me know if you're going to have a fb-group or anywhere else where it's possible to write and chat, I'm definitely interested.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Well, I don't know about a Facebook group, but we can definitly start talking between the two of us on Facebook or Skype, as you please. :)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Hi ! I'm a french native and I want to speak with english people for improve my english. I come from Reunion Island, so if you want to discover the island, we can talk together. :) In two years I want to study in England, so maybe generous souls can help me to improve my english and I like discover other nationalities. :) Lets talk ! :D

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tawny306424

i wish i could help but im just telling you now, English in America is WAY different then English in England like different sayings and so on and so forth but good luck! :)

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Yes I know but it would be a great experience to know the differences between English in America and English in England ;) But thanks to you !

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/neoking

That person isn't correct. English in America is not that different from English in Britain. If you're familiar with what slang is (really informal and conversational language), every region, even with the U.S itself, has different types of slang. I live down in the southern U.S in Texas, and our slang is going to be different than New York's. But these differences are very small and will not hinder conversations between Americans and English people.

The majority of the English language is the same in about every English-speaking nation. There are small differences in spelling that you will need to learn for England. Words like "honor" or "neighbor" in American English are spelled "honour" and "neighbour" in England. Words like "organization" or "familiarize" are spelled "organisation" and "familiarise" in England. And as you probably already know, the British have different accents than we do. We understand them however and vice versa.

If Tawny306424 were correct, then Americans wouldn't have such appreciation and attention for Britons. We love watching British shows (Sherlock, Doctor Who, etc), and many British people are present in our media. Just like with Spanish in Spain and Latin America, there are small quirks to each form of the language that makes it unique, but they are all mutually intelligible with each other.

If you think that it's very important to learn the British spelling AND accent immediately, then Duolingo probably isn't the place for you. However, if the accent and spelling can wait for you, keep learning here! That's my advice :)

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tawny306424

Ummm yea I don't like to be rude or burst anyone's bubble:) but that's how I think it is and that's my personal opinion from experience living in both areas (UK and USA) and there is a difference but if that's how you feel about it, also I'm an American and I don't watch any of the following shows nor do I appreciate Brittans any more than anyone else but that's your opinion and I'm not messing with it :| neoking

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Thank you for your advice :) Now I just want to improve my English and my teacher said my accent is good. So for the moment I focus on the vocabulary and it is for what I want to speak with English people. And you're right, there is a small difference between the American Engilsh and British English, but there are good to know :)

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/neoking

Awesome! Just for some tips (I promise I'll go away haha), it's better that you say "I'm focusing on the vocabulary" rather than "I focus on the vocabulary". Also, you would say "and I want to use that to speak with English people" rather than "and it is for what I want to speak with English people." Your grammar was correct in both sentences, but this is just a more natural way of saying it.

There's another small error you made, but it's very common, and it happens to English speakers all the time. You would say "but they are good to know" instead of "there are good to know". Hope this helps!

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Thanks for your tips ! There are good to know ;) And it 's why I would talking to English people ! Because English learned on the internet is a bit different compared to the English spoken by the English :)

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/plutonically

Actually, Tawny306424 IS correct. My mom speaks British English and is is WAY different than American english. For example, "zombie" is pronounced "zoom-bee." HUGE difference.

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jdwest17

Bonjour! I'm American and would be happy to help you improve your English if you'd to learn American English (or the minor differences between British and American). I am trying to learn French but I need to improve my speaking skills.

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Hi ! I'm sorry I didn't saw your message, I hop it's not too late... I will be glad too communicate with you !

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/plutonically

I can help you! Go on my stream, scroll down until you find Want a Language partner? You can sign-up in the comments:)

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Thanks !

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Margosil

You've come to the right place. Where will you be living in the US?

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

I don't know yet, I'm coming in with an organization called Go Campus - Calvin Thomas, and basically, they will make me an offer of 9 different americans university, all across america, and I'll have to choose one. :)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mdesnos

Si tu aimes parler de ta langue et aider ceux qui l'apprennent, je te conseille d'aller faire un tour sur HiNative.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Merci, je vais y jeter un oeil !

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/L.N.A.M

http://www.gospeaky.com/search/ je me suis inscrit hier et j'ai deja deux contact :-)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Merci, ce site a l'air génial !

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chandrani3

Bonjour, j'ai essayé le site que vous avez conseillé mais je n'arrive pas à rentrer mes informations, peut-être pouvez vous m'aider ? Merci d'avance. :)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/L.N.A.M

entrer sur la page de bienvenue du site est suivez les instructions du pingouin, il va vous guider tout au long du processus d'inscription

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MzMolly65

I'm an absolute beginner in French but I used to tutor English as a second language. I live in NW Washington. I'd be willing to Skype with French speakers and share learning.

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Give my your skype, buddy! :)

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitteKat

Your English is quite good, but there are some errors.


Hello there,

I don't know if I'm in the right place to say this, but I'd really enjoy a language exchange between myself, french native speaker, and you guys, english speakers.

As a matter of fact, I have been learning english since I was a child, but I only heard of Duolingo a few days ago. :P

I'm going to study in the USA for four years, from January 2016 to January 2020 I guess. After that, my dream is to become a french teacher in the USA. :)

Anyway, if you guys are interested in speaking french with me, helping me with my english, or even just talking about life in France or in your own country, just reply to this topic!

I've got Skype, Facebook and... That's it!

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Thanks a lot! I didn't say I'm fully fluent in english, but I just thought that Duolingo wasn't "good enough" for me. :P

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/osebird

i am a native english speaker and am learning french. i would be interested in speaking over Skype i am caroat6 on Skype

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

I just added you. :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC

Ton anglais est déjà parfait. Il me semble que tu n'aies aucun besoin d'aide ! Tu peux aller directement étudier aux États-Unis :)

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Je dois attendre jusqu'à janvier malheureusement.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC

T'inquiète pas, on apprend toujours et je suis sûr que cette période serait fructueux. Qu'est ce que tu vas étudier aux ÉU ?

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

L'anglais pour devenir professeur de français !

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC

Ah bon ! Bonne chance alors !

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/djvjgrrl

bonjour, i am an american living in france for over 2 years now. i spoke no french before i came here, and i am in desperate need of somebody who wants to practice oral french with me. i have a degree in english literature and am happy to help you with your with english skills as well. i'm on facebook and skype, let me know how to get in touch with you if you are interested :) merci

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/osebird

i am learning to speak french, but we could still practice french? i am at Skype caroat6

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

I added you on Skype two days ago, still no answer. :(

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Give me your Skype or your Facebook and we'll chat. :)

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/peterjameslewis

Hi, i've just started learning french yesterday and would love some help if you can spare some time to help that would be amazing? And if you want any english help I am English

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Hi,

Of course, I'd be glad to help ya! Do you have Skype or Facebook? :)

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/osebird2

hi -my Skype is caroat6 what is yours? now it is is around 4 in the p.m. comment quelle heure la? merci deja!

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Hi caroat6, I added you on Skype two days ago, you just have to accept me.

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/osebird2

i do not see you, so perhaps i have to contact you?

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/raulonline

Hi, can I join in? My native language is Spanish, but all my life I been studying English, I am not that good, and also recently I started with french, add me if you can, I would be really pleased, my Skype its my email raul_mtz5@hotmail.com

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B4ka

Added you. :)

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/peterjameslewis

Hi again, my Skype name is peterjameslewis1 thanks but I don't have a camera so won't be able to video chat

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/plutonically

I can help you with your english! i also need help with my french. go on my stream, scroll down, and soon you'll find Want a Language Partner? You can sign-up in the comments:)

July 28, 2015
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