HELPING YOU TO FIND A PRACTICE PARTNER

You have invested your time and energy learning a second language. That's a great achievement. However, it can be frustrating when you don't have the opportunity to speak your second language regularly.

Our students tell us at the end of their training courses that without the opportunity to speak regularly they may start to lose the vocabulary and grammar they worked so hard to acquire. This is why we have developed the Language Exchange. The objective is simple: to bring together native English speakers and native French speakers giving both parties the opportunity to have a conversation or exchange e-mails in their second language.

APPLY

If you are interested in finding a practice partner, complete the form below and email it to us by clicking on 'send'. When we find a match for you based on your level, your needs and your availability, we'll let you know. If both parties decide that they would like to make contact to practise their language skills, we'll put you in touch for a small fee (30 € or £20). (Privacy policy: No personal information such as name or contact e-mail address will be passed on to a third party without your express permission.)

PRACTICE

When we find you a practice partner, we'll supply name and contact e-mail address. If you live close enough to each other, perhaps you will arrange to meet. However, with the wonders of modern technology, you should be able to communicate effectively and cheaply using webcams, Skype phones, MSN or even by telephone or e-mail.

If you arrange to speak for an hour, we recommend that you spend thirty minutes speaking English and thirty minutes speaking French.

TIPS

Don't be shy about correcting each other's mistakes!
At the end of each session agree a topic for the next conversation.
Spend some time preparing before each conversation to make the most of your time together.

PLEASE FILL IN YOUR DETAILS BELOW AND CLICK 'SEND'.


Name:

Email:

Native language:

Second language:

Ability

Check the box that best describes your level in your SECOND language.

1. Elementary:
Basic knowledge of your second language with limited vocabulary. Little experience of speaking and listening.

2. Pre-intermediate:
Good language knowledge. You can hold a conversation on a limited number of topics but lack confidence in speaking and listening.

3. Intermediate and above:
Very good language knowledge and you feel confident holding a conversation on most topics.

Interests and goals

Type your interests and what you would like to achieve from the Language Exchange

Preferred method of communication:
(you can tick more than one)

Privacy policy: No personal information such as name or contact e-mail address will be passed on to a third party without your express permission.

Language Activities

Finding subjects to discuss can be difficult, especially when you talk for the first time. So we've put together some activities and topics in French and English to get you started.

Note: You'll need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the documents.