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Public Language Exchange discord server!

You can use Discord as a platform for teaching and learning languages.

Discord was intentionally created for gamers, but later grew to be more of a multi-platform, allowing users to do much more than in Skype. You can create roles, groups and different voice channels to chat in, assign permissions as to who is able to join which channel, whether it be voice or just chatting. You can create text channels which only allows for reading - say you're a teacher for a group and you're creating homework - for that you create a homework channel for each class, and post their homework there for everyone to see, but unable to write in.

You can have classes in your voice channels, where only you will be allowed to speak - until you give a certain person permission - or just let everyone speak. It does require a bit of setup first, but it's pretty easy to do.


Discord is the future, both for casual conversations, and for lectures. 


Edit: I edited the thread to remove any confusions regarding the new Discord server that was created. I was not able to change the title, so I am sorry about that.

2016年7月11日 21:27
Comments · 4

Forgive me.

After giving it more of a thought, I realized having such a big group on Discord with multiple languages might be impossible. It would only be suitable for smaller groups (less than 100), as it would be hard to control the massive amounts of information running through these channels. I've removed all evidence of the server to make sure there'll be no confusion.

Creating a server on Discord is very easy; you create an account, and hit that "plus"-button. From there, you'll be able to customize it however you want. There are tons of guides on google as to how to create and manage your server(s).

2016年7月11日
Thomas,  When you edited the thread, the link to the invitation also seems to have disappeared.  Can you add a comment with the invitation link we would need?  I think I would like to try it but did not save the link.
2016年7月11日

Yes.

Discord was intentionally created for gamers, but later grew to be more of a multi-platform, allowing users to do much more than in Skype. You can create roles, groups and different voice channels to chat in, assign permissions as to who is able to join which channel, whether it be voice or just chatting. You can create text channels which only allows for reading - say you're a teacher for a group and you're creating homework - for that you create a homework channel for each class, and post their homework there for everyone to see, but unable to write in.


You can have classes in your voice channels, where only you will be allowed to speak - until you give a certain person permission - or just let everyone speak. It does require a bit of setup first, but it's pretty easy to do.

2016年7月11日

I was completely unaware of Discord before I saw this thread and went and looked it up on Wikipedia.

Can you explain to us what the advantages are for using this platform instead of Skype for language exchange?

Would this be a way to have group discussions?

2016年7月11日
Thomas
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Norwegian
Learning Language
Japanese