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How can I make friends online?

I want a lot of friends who speak English online.

I already have some American and British friends but they always ignore me on Skype...So I want to be friends with unbusy/unpopular people.

 

 

 

 

Jul 25, 2014 12:15 PM
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Your view of relationships concerns me a little, to be honest.  Your discussion title is 'making friends online' but your real question is 'how to get free language practice with native speakers'.  In either case, you will likely have little success if you presume that your 'friends' actively ignore you and expect people to respond to you after your calling them 'unbusy' and 'unpopular'.

 

As many users notice, the demand for free language practice with native English speakers is much higher than the supply.  To be honest, I do not have any friends or family who have ever even considered giving language practice or doing a language exchange.  The professional English teachers and tutors on italki have a particular interest that is likely uncommon in their home communities.

July 25, 2014

This is why I think many users seek out 'language exchanges' and negotiate their terms clearly.  I do not think making friends should be the primary focus of language practice.  In a true 50/50 exchange, both sides are trying to give and receive positive language practice.  While eventual friendship may result, I do not feel it is a necessary element of an exchange.

 

Personally, I have decided to give up on language exchanges and instead offer services as an English teacher and pay for language lessons as a student.  It is incredibly difficult to negotiate the structure, time, frequency, and overall nature of a language exchange.  The italki system makes it simple to find qualified, experienced teachers with a true interest in teaching their native language.

July 25, 2014

Hi Renat :)

 

No, but I want to be friends with people who are native English speakers.

 

July 25, 2014

Do you want to make friends only with American or British people ?

July 25, 2014

U can add my skype bungkusgorengan or my line incoer_b

i will wait u there. ;)

December 6, 2014
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