American who wants to speak french

  • Lingvist graduate

    I finished the vocabulary section in the French section but I am still not able to speak French fluently. I would like to find a native French speaker to exchange speaking in French and English on Skype to improve my spoken French and help you with your English.

  • If you don't want to pay, your best bet is language exchange. There are many people like this on Skype, but I think it depends on language. I've heard it's harder to find German partners because so many Germans speak excellent English that they don't really need the language exchange in the same way learners of German do.

  • Lingvist graduate

    Thanks for the suggestion, Kyle. I have tried iTalki in the past, but I'm too cheap to pay for a tutor. My philosophy of language learning is that there is so much free content on the internet, why pay? You do have a good point that to pay a tutor might get me to a higher level faster. I will give it some thought.

  • There's also italki. I've got language tutors for German that I found through italki, and I've made massive progress in my verbal fluency through it. (Side note thanks to Lingvist I managed to listen to an Angela Merkel speech today and understood a bunch of it)

  • Lingvist graduate

    @Geoffry-Govertsen said in American who wants to speak french:


    Wow Geoffry, Thanks. I tried Reddit a long time ago and lost interest in it. It was so long ago, I had to open a new account. It looks like there is a lot of good information there. Je vous remercie. Si vous parlerais avec moi en français, je fais une compte de DISCORD dans mon nam premier, Barrett.

  • If you don't have any luck here, check out the /r/french subreddit on Reddit. There are lots of people on there willing to chat and a discord server where you can chat en masse.

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