I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype

sumimazen December 29, 2010, 4:52 am
I am still a beginner in speaking Japanese and I would appreciate if someone would share some of their time to help me practice speaking Japanese. So far, I have studied up to lesson 1.4 and it will really help if someone will help me practice. If you are also a beginner, then we can help eachother. I am willing to go back to 1.0 Introduction to help you as it will also help me improve my Japanese. We can use an internet service called Skype to practice our Japanese. My skype username is sumimazen. I am at the United States with Eastern Standard Time.
Arigato
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Pascal-P December 29, 2010, 12:37 pm
Hi.

Why don't you try out www.mylanguageexchange.com?

If you sign up as a free member, you can respond to emails from "gold" members. Make sure to put your native language as English, and your learning language as Japanese. From what I've heard, you get lots of requests from Japanese people learning English. You can also communicate via email and IM.

To really get all the benefits, you'll have to sign up as a Gold member, which costs $6/month, but give the free account a try and see what you think.

Another similar site you could try is www.lang-8.com, though I'm not as sure about the details. From what I gather you can write a journal and have it corrected by native speakers. In exchange, you help correct foreigners' journals...Read More
Hi.

Why don't you try out www.mylanguageexchange.com?

If you sign up as a free member, you can respond to emails from "gold" members. Make sure to put your native language as English, and your learning language as Japanese. From what I've heard, you get lots of requests from Japanese people learning English. You can also communicate via email and IM.

To really get all the benefits, you'll have to sign up as a Gold member, which costs $6/month, but give the free account a try and see what you think.

Another similar site you could try is www.lang-8.com, though I'm not as sure about the details. From what I gather you can write a journal and have it corrected by native speakers. In exchange, you help correct foreigners' journals. I believe lang-8 is free.

You could alternatively try to put an ad in a local newspaper offering to teach conversational English to a native Japanese speaker in exchange for practicing your Japanese.

At first it may seem like there's nobody to speak Japanese with, but with a bit of effort you'll definitely find somebody. Actually, for me, living in Barbados, virtually nobody speaks Japanese, but by a stroke of luck, I was able to have conversations with a teacher at my school who did the JET programme. You could see if have any friends who did the JET programme (Japanese-English Teaching), as it's not uncommon.

がんばってください!

パスカル
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M January 25, 2011, 7:58 pm
hi i didn't think i was going to find anyone else who uses skype i'm at the same stage in my lessons right now 1.4 i'll add u i appreciate the help bty my skype name is remelsy88
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
sumimazen January 27, 2011, 4:27 am
Yes, definately Remcy M. I have already accepted your contact request. Just state the time to begin.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M January 27, 2011, 10:34 pm
thanks i really appreciate it i just purchased rocket japanese platinum so i'll be going through the whole series now umm how about next thur- Sat between 7:00 - 12:00 ? pm i gotta review lessons 1.1-1.4 again plus i'm kinda nervous but i'll try my hardest everyday thanks again
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
sumimazen January 29, 2011, 2:06 am
Yes I would like to practice japanese with you on February 4, 2010 and February 5, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Keyatta--2 February 5, 2011, 7:18 pm
do it cost money to sign up for skype?
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Keyatta--2 February 5, 2011, 7:19 pm
if u need help learning japanese and stuff try www.japanesepod101.com it is helpful to!
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
John-C February 5, 2011, 8:28 pm
Skype is free for internet calls. It only cost's money if you call a phone number from it.

I use it all the time on the iPhone to call friends oversea's.

Getting a online number (A number anyone can call from any phone) is inexpensive as well.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Keyatta--2 February 5, 2011, 10:03 pm
good to know
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Keyatta--2 February 5, 2011, 10:04 pm
but i am only 11 years old i am not allowed to accept calls worldwide.is there a site thats free?
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M February 5, 2011, 10:48 pm
well than never mind(keyatta 2) but i need help staying focused, like i need a good kick in the pants because school started for me and lots of other stuff if someone could just bug me about the lessons that would be fine ya know
like if anyone could just tell me every week or every 4 or 5 days "what lesson are u on Remcy" or"u better be on lesson so and so by this friday or i'll" so i get that kick in the pants cause it's really hard for me to stay focused thanks if anyone is willing to do that i appreciate it
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
John-C February 6, 2011, 4:12 am
Why are you studying Japanese?

Check out the http://members.rocketlanguages.com/Members/Motivation page for tips and tricks.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
John-C February 6, 2011, 4:49 am
Keyatta,

You won't receive calls from people you donot know. If you don't get a online number then only other skype users can call/chat with you.

It's like MSN, you can set it so they have to be in your contacts list to talk with you.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M February 6, 2011, 7:30 am
it's alright i just met up with 2 of friends that speak japanese what a stroke of luck for me
=]
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
saeed-h February 7, 2011, 12:07 pm
I think that we can help each other.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M February 7, 2011, 4:28 pm
sure saeed h if u have skype just add me my name is remelsy88 and sumimazen i would still like to practice speaking with u whatever time u think is good as long as it's in the evening. i'm practicing everyday and i have my 2 friends on call so i'm learning quickly
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Mark-D1 March 27, 2011, 1:29 am
I would also like to get in on this skype, experiance my skype name is norseninja1
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Chubby April 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
Lots of great info here. Arigattou Gozimas.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Milton-D April 17, 2011, 2:00 am
I'm a senior citizen, retired teacher, that lived in Japan while I was in the military in the 1950s. I now live in Hawaii. I would welcome a Japanese senior who would like to exchange conversation so we could both improve our abilities. We could better each other's languages by e-mail or skype.

I'm up to 1st Rocket 3.2. but have some residual memory of things learned in the past.

Aloha,
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Remcy-M May 28, 2011, 6:28 pm
hey sumimazen i would still like to conversate if it's alright with you i just finished school for summer vacation so now i have more time so if ur still interested just let me know the time u want to start sorry everybody for not getting ur messages i'll add u norseninja1 so anytime u guys are ready and to anyone else that has skype my name is remelsy88
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Lori-M June 7, 2011, 12:47 am
I'm up for skype converstions! I am at level 1.6. I am in Tokyo currently and find that it just goes by too fast when I try to use it. I have also enrolled in a Japanese class at a local International Friends Association. It is an emersion class taught entirely in Japanese - including the text book. So I am not sure exactly where my level is.

Anyway, my skype name is ljmaness from Casper, Wyoming.

arigato
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khadija-a June 24, 2011, 7:47 pm
i need email for someone talk japanese my email
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Kurisuchan July 22, 2011, 1:14 pm
I'm a novice just beginning again after a few years. If anyone would like to start practicing with me through skype or any other online program where we can communicate e-mail me:
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Xi-Yuan-Kxy August 3, 2011, 12:04 pm
Any idea on why I can't seem to get into stage 2 lessons?
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Siri-B August 9, 2011, 10:39 am
Try www.sharedtalk.com
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
mortega August 10, 2011, 4:42 am
Hello everyone. I am still a beginner so I am also looking to practice my Japanese with fellow students through Skype. It sounds like a lot of fun and great way to truly help each other build on current speaking abilities. Anyone who is up for this can add me: maaaanny

Yes, my username has 4 A's and 2 N's. Look forward to it!

Your friend,

Manny
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Pascal-P August 11, 2011, 6:47 pm
@Manny

If you want, you can add me on msn at .

Anyone who wants to can. It'd be good to have a chat.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Michael--9 August 21, 2011, 5:02 pm
I literally just started and am trying to free trial version. I do use skype and you can add me Magyck Blitz just be sure to add something so I can identify you as a person who wishes to practice japanese or just chat about it.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Lauren-T August 25, 2011, 2:54 am
I am also a beginner. My skype is lauren.t2525 if anyone would like to add me.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
James--10 January 17, 2012, 3:36 pm
Hi!

I am a beginner interested in chatting! My skype name is james194zt if anybody wants to practice drop me a line!!
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
William-C3 January 17, 2012, 7:47 pm
i need get skype i just started this program but ive been reading couple books and kinda know just about all the basics id love to get some help tho.
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
Lawii-k January 18, 2012, 12:48 pm
i am beginner in Japanese language and i need someone to be communicating with
my email:[email protected]
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
William-C3 January 25, 2012, 7:39 pm
my skype name is envyscar i would like to find some one as well to help eachother
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype
leny-- February 1, 2012, 7:37 pm
i've been to Japan many times to work but i'm not used to speak nihongo because most of my co-workers are Filipino using each others own language... i really wanted to know how to understand and speak nihongo... i know basic Japanese, i know how to read and write hiragana and katakana... i want somebody i can talk to.. feel free to add my skype name ...mikaelanakano.. tnx
I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype

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