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Links to Find A Japanese Pen Pal!

Posted July 22nd, 2011 by Kimberly in Japanese Culture, Learning Japanese

Today, I wanted to share some great sites where you can search for a Japanese language exchange partner.

I have personally used these sites to find Japanese people seeking to learn English.

I highly recommend finding a Japanese language exchange partner to help improve your Japanese.

Any level of Japanese can find a partner to practice with. The earlier that you find someone to practice speaking and writing with, the faster your Japanese will improve. This will help with your speaking ability especially if you connect with people via Skype.

Please keep in mind that you are exchanging languages, so be sure to assist your new friend with your native language. Hey, it’s only fair right?

Be careful when sharing your information with anyone online to protect yourself. And of course, have fun!

See you all next Friday! Have a great weekend! And keep learning!

Links:

Lang-8.com –  You can write journal entries in the language you are learning and then native speakers will make corrections. You can also make corrections of other users in your own native language. This site was recommended by one of our learners! Check it out. Thanks for the recommendation, WC!

Japan Guide – you can post language exchange ads to seek a native speaker of Japanese

Skype Japanese Community – A minimum level of Intermediate Japanese is required to navigate this site but you can find forum topics in English for Japanese people looking for language exchange partners.

e-kaiwa.net – This site was made specifically for Japanese people to find language exchange partners. You create a virtual classroom where students can join and you can teach people something about your native language. Some menus are only available in Japanese.

 

The above sites are simply recommended from Kimberly’s personal use. We are not affiliated with the above parties in any capacity and do not receive any endorsements.

  1. 2 Responses to “Links to Find A Japanese Pen Pal!”

  2. By WC on Jul 22, 2011

    I’m surprised you left off Lang-8, since all they do is language exchange, and accounts are free. I use it quite regularly, and I’ve found 2 Skype language partners there, too. 1 of them is supposed to call in about 2 hours, in fact.

  3. By Kimberly on Jul 23, 2011

    Hello there, WC. Thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate it.

    I am sorry that I have not heard of Lang-8 until you had mentioned it. I signed up for an account today to check it out.

    This is a great site as it combines social media with learning from a native speaker by having them correct your journal entries. I have been to a site similar to this but it made you pay for access to certain areas of the site, where as this site is free for the most part.

    I like how there are also communities that you can join so you can find the right exchange partner for your individual interests.

    Thank you so much for mentioning this!

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