AEE Episode 24: Study Languages Smarter and Faster with a Quick Tip from All Ears English

English language exchangeToday you’ll learn how to study languages smarter and faster.

You’ll also find out how to use your own native language to help you learn English!

Try a language exchange! A language exchange works like this: find someone in your local city who speaks your target language (English) as a native and who is also learning your native language.

Sit down with them in a cafe once per week and split the time speaking in your language and their language.

This is free and it’s a great way to practice!

Two important thing to remember about language exchanges:

1- Your partner must correct your mistakes immediately- be sure to ask them to do that!

2- You should use some kind of materials to go deeper than small talk. Read the newspaper today, work through discussion questions from a podcast or talk about a recent movie or TV show that you watched

Before you get started, read these tips on common language exchange mistakes.

Here are some places to get your language exchange online:

1- Live Mocha

2- My Language Exchange

3- The Mixxer

4- Craigslist

5- Meetup

6- Your local university might have a language exchange program

 

Now that you know what a language exchange is and how to set it up, go get started!

Practice, practice, practice!

Good luck!

Leave a comment and tell us how your language exchange is going.

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