External Sites for Finding Language Partners

This site is specifically designed to aid language learners in the U of M and wider community to find language partners for in-person exchange. However, there are many other websites online where you can find language partners to exchange contact with locally or over the internet.

Sites for Finding Local Language Exchange

Meetup.com is one place to look for more local language partners. Meetup.com is a service that lets users search for meetup groups in their area on any number of topics. In Ann Arbor alone, Meetup.com lists groups for speakers and students of French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and more. If they don't list a group for the language you're interested in, consider starting your own!

Conversation Partners Needed For International Students

Are you a Native English speaker looking for volunteer opportunities working with international visitors? Join the Michigan Language Center’s Volunteer Conversation Partner Program!

• Learn about other cultures
• Meet interesting people from around the world
• Help an international visitor improve his/her English
• Practice speaking another language

Some of the Languages that MLC Students Speak:
Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Come to our office (309 S. State Street) and complete an application OR e-mail the MLC at: MLC-USA@att.net

There is no Charge—it’s Free, Interesting and Fun!

Sites for Finding Online Language Exchange

These sites all offer the ability to find language exchange partners for online conversation.

Mixxer

Bilingual Chat

iTalki

My Language Exchange

Open Language Exchange

Resources From "LRC Online Resources" Site

UM LRC Online Language Resource Gateway

Bilingual Chat

Description: 
A social network in which users can create free accounts, join forums, log into chat rooms, and make one-on-one connections for language practice. Users can also set up instant messaging or video chats.
Language(s): 
Arabic, Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Other or multiple languages
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Skill(s): 
Speaking/pronunciation
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0

Tungumálaskólinn

Description: 
Offers various levels of internet study including writing and speaking practice.
Language(s): 
Icelandic
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Skill(s): 
Grammar, Listening, Speaking/pronunciation, Vocabulary, Writing
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0

Language Partners

Description: 
Provides a means for people at the University of Michigan, as well as people from the greater Ann Arbor area, to find others in the community who are interested in a foreign language conversation exchange.
Language(s): 
Other or multiple languages
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Skill(s): 
Listening, Speaking/pronunciation
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0

Parla.cat

Parla.cat
Description: 
Virtual learning space that offers all the educational materials for learning the Catalan language either autonomously or with a tutor.
Language(s): 
Catalan
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate
Skill(s): 
Grammar, Listening, Reading, Speaking/pronunciation, Vocabulary, Writing
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0

Hello-Hello

Hello-Hello
Description: 
Online language courses and conversational partners
Language(s): 
Other or multiple languages
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Skill(s): 
Listening, Speaking/pronunciation
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0

The Mixxer

The Mixxer
Description: 
A global community for language learning through Skype exchanges
Language(s): 
Other or multiple languages
Level: 
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Skill(s): 
Speaking/pronunciation
Cost: 
Instructor rating: 
0