How to do a pen pal exchange in foreign language class February 4, 2013 by bilinguish Happy Thank a Mailman Day! (Photo credit: cascade hiker) February 4th is Thank a Mailman Day. We’re honoring our mail men, mail women, and postal workers with a favorite topic for language class: the pen pal exchange. EnglishAnyone Download your first lesson set at If you can't speak English fluently, keep reading to understand why, and discover the simple secret to finally expressing yourself clearly, confidently and automatically. English learners all over the world experience the same basic frustrations:
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How to Find a Skype Partner Do you use Skype? Skype is a great service for video calling. You need a computer with Internet access and a web camera. Many laptops have built-in web cameras. You can use Skype to practise speaking with other English learners (and teachers). Links to websites about language exchange Links to websites where you can find penpals and language exchange partners who can help you to learn their languages, and who you can help to learn your language. SharedTalk - language exchange community Polyglot Club - find a language exchange partner Tandem Server Bochum - language learning exchange partnerships
iBT Speaking and Writing: 40 New Practice Topics for iBT TOEFL Speaking Part 1 Here is a list of 40 new topics that you might find useful if you are preparing for Part 1 of the iBT TOEFL Speaking section. These are all Independent topics of the "open choice" / personal experience or opinion type. 1. Who is your best friend? How to Speak Persian [Archive] I think it would be a great idea to teach some farsi in this forum, since many people are interested. I would appreciate the help if anyone wants to chip in . If you have any questions about farsi, put them on this thread and I (we) can answer them for you. Before we begin teaching farsi, the background of farsi needs to be given. In the Middle East there are three major language families being spoken, which are:
20+ Ways to Learn a Language Online Earlier today we mentioned a plugin for AIM that would translate what you type on the fly into another language. That's an exceptionally useful tool, but the far more fluid and accurate way to speak to people in another language, is to actually learn the language. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of ways to learn languages online, many of them available for free. Below is a list of more than 20 ways you can go from knowing how to say "Hello" to fluency. Learn Second Language with Pen Pal MyHappyPlanet and like websites for learning a second language have broadened the possibilities for effective acquisition. Learning a second language can be a frustrating experience, but one of the most difficult aspects is not having anybody with whom you can practice. One of the most common reasons given that someone has forgotten a language, in fact, is that they didn't use it enough. Conversing with others and even perhaps having a language learning partner is crucial to achieving fluency.
What Is Speaking? "Speaking" is the delivery of language through the mouth. To speak, we create sounds using many parts of our body, including the lungs, vocal tract, vocal chords, tongue, teeth and lips. Speaking is the second of the four language skills, which are: Listening Speaking Reading Writing In our own language, speaking is usually the second language skill that we learn. This vocalized form of language usually requires at least one listener. When two or more people speak or talk to each other, the conversation is called a "dialogue".