I try to find some patient language exchange partners. I'm learning Mandarin Chinese. I went to China several times now and already have some basics. I mostly understand what the topic is, when I listen to others, although this is sometimes wrong. Talking though is different. I'm kind of shy. I guess I don't have to explain what I mean in a community like italki ;-)
I grew up bilingually. I speak Polish, German and later I also learned english. I can teach any of those, if someone is interested. I like teaching. In fact sometimes I use it as an excuse for learning myself. I teach others more, than they teach me. I really have to take care of that, so that is rather evenly distributed. But yeah, I like teaching and watching progress in other.
I'm also a do-er, i.e. I like to do stuff. Playing soccer, frisbee, billard, darts, etc. You name it. I'm a lot in Chen Style Taiji Quan. That's one reason why I want to learn it. I want to speak fluently by sommer (2013) so that I can communicate with my teacher in central China.
If you live nearby, we can meet up. I'd love that. If you can help me I can help you :)