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Van
First Time in Italki

I love learning languages and most language learning youtubers would recommend Italki so that's why I'm here. :) Though I'm kinda shy and confused as to how I should interact with people in order for me to have language buddies.


so... Hi. :)

Apr 17, 2019 8:24 PM
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Hi, Van. Welcome to Italki. Here it's an article I think it will help you to get thru Italki https://www.italki.com/notebook/entry/923134

A very common subject in the discussion is how hard is to find a language exchange. If you want to start a discussion, try that topic ;) But, I have also written about finding language partners https://www.italki.com/notebook//entry/958345

Happy learning!

April 18, 2019
Hi. I'm looking for partners to practice English. We can get to know each other and share our culture. 
My Skype is: almeida_7_1
April 18, 2019
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April 18, 2019
Van, welcome!
Youtubers likely pay for sessions with tutors. When you pay for a lesson, even if it is not a real lesson but just a conversation, you have it the time you want to have it.  You don't need confidence and trust or other things that lets you not worry about whether you're interesting or not or if the other side is tired or not and so on. Also you don't need to speak your language in exchnage.

Youtubers are like sportsmen.
The other option is having a list of friends whom you can ask if they are available for an instant conversation right now.

On the other hand, you're not a youtuber. Maybe you're just searching for Spanish/Japanese/Korean speaking freinds rather than for as much practice as possible. Then I think, it is important which kind of people you find here! And it depends on the way you interact with them. I'm not sure if general recommendations are possible;/ 
April 17, 2019
Thanks for the advise Drasvi. I'm also still learning the features in italki right now. You're right, I'll most likely look for people who can speak the languages that I want to learn and just....hold my breath and hit the add as friend button. 😂
April 17, 2019
Van
Language Skills
Cebuano, Chavacano, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Learning Language
Japanese, Korean, Spanish