“ Category: Education „
Language Exchange does exactly what it says on the tin, originally set up in Kyiv, Ukraine - it's a social network that is categorised into cities and is used as a backdrop to meet in person to meet for conversation, language tandem and tutoring.
It caught on quickly in Kiev and now they have two meetings every day dedicated to different languages in cafes across the city, it soon spread to other cities in Ukraine and a girl called Iryna brought it over to Warsaw, seeking to set up the first Polish branch. I got an invitation and signed up some weeks later, it's not yet as bustling as the Ukrainian format but there are two weekly meetings and there's already a group set up for Italian speakers, more members are signing up by the minute and I can definitely see it being the place to be shortly.
Due to the fact it's fairly straightforward and free to set up a ning page and the keenness of the Language Exchange organisers for you to bring it to a city near you, I can see this taking off on a global scale fairly surely.
It's easy to use and should take you a matter of minutes to sort yourself out witha tandem partner for a language, it can also be a useful hang out if you're seeking paid lessons or to be paid for giving private lessons. Warsaw is quite cosmopolitan compared to Kiev but take this over to a city full to the brim with different nationalities like London or New York and you have a hell of a lot of languages available to you!