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.
This site is to be used as a resource to facilitate language practice and conversation only. Neither the Language Resource Center nor the University of Michigan endorses ANY participant in and/or from this site. Please participate at your own discretion and use good judgment before meeting any stranger.