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Melissa Lele
Who has had success finding a language exchange partner on this website? What was your experience? I've been trying to find a language exchange partner but seem to be getting no responses.
May 4, 2019 3:14 PM
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@Asya

Italki isn't an instant chat tool and people can appear online, even if they're not actively browsing italki. There could be a window open with italki on their browser. If they use the app and are logged in, they also might appear being online, even they're not.

May 4, 2019
Well in my case, I found 3 language partners to practice with, they are from Taiwan, UK, and the United States. We usually practice on weekends through Skype and WhatsApp, I help them with learning Spanish and in return, they help me to enhance my English. Even though it took some time to have language partners at the beginning, now I can take advantage of this kind of app, Very useful.
May 4, 2019
For German or for another language? As a native English speaker you should get a lot of requests but it's difficult to find German language partners. There are some things you could do:

- write a little introduction about yourself and what kind of exchange you're interested in, in your profile

- correct English notebook entries by speakers of your target language

- browse through the forum and see reply to requests from speakers of your target language, like this one:

https://www.italki.com/discussion/205838

Here are more tips on how to look for a language exchange partner:

https://www.italki.com/discussion/205038

May 4, 2019
Have you tried searching through the message board. You can select 'learning language' and click on what language you want your language partner to be learning and what their native language is. You can also click on 'Community' and 'Language partner' in the drop down menu and look there.
May 4, 2019
I like how "A22" sounds:)))

"I'm not C1!!! I'm A22!" (in terms of time invested C1 is indeed about A22)
May 6, 2019
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Melissa Lele
Language Skills
English, French, German, Spanish
Learning Language
French, German, Spanish