Top 3 Tips For A Successful Language Exchange For Starters
How Do You Get Started Finding A Language Exchange Partner?
So you downloaded the Vivalanga app, found a language partner, and set up a time to meet! Congrats! These are the first steps in your journey of becoming #fluent! And if you are stressed about meeting strangers and sounding silly… DON’T! On the Vivalanga app you will be meeting like minded people going through the same thing! To ease any worries you may have, I wrote some tips to make it easier for both you and your #tandem partner to get the most out of your language exchange meeting!
1. Be Clear
Before your meeting, be clear to your language exchange partner what your level is. The more precise you are about your level, there will be no surprises and your partner can come prepared.
2. Organize An Activity
Depending on your level you may not be ready to have deep conversation about philosophy, so instead go to an art show, a theater, or even go grocery shopping together! This is a great way to break the ice and to teach and learn from your partner about important vocabulary. You can point to objects while pronouncing them and learn & teach using your surroundings. After all, this is the living breathing way to learn a language!
3. DON’T Be Afraid to Make Mistakes
This one is probably the most important! We all make mistake especially when learning a foreign language! This is a normal part of the process. So go! Make those Mistake and don’t forget to laugh at yourself. Showing vulnerabilities, not only allows you to connect with your language partner but shows you are there to learn. And don’t forget to do the same with your partner.