speaking skills

Hobbit
Posts15Likes 6Joined 17/9/2018LocationCairo / EG
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Arabic - Egyptian
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when you learn a new language. how do you improve your speaking skills while you don't know any native speaker of that language?

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Ent
Posts760Likes 466Joined 18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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Learning Korean
Other Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

(I assume you mean conversing skills, as speaking skills don't really require a native speaker.) 

After learning the basics on my own, I use skype when I'm ready to converse.

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Elf
Posts114Likes 78Joined 8/10/2018LocationPH
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Learning Japanese

You really need to find someone to speak to. I mean you can practice speaking exercises and all that but speaking to a live person really enforces what you learned like nothing else. 




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Dwarf
Posts50Likes 35Joined 6/10/2018LocationIrpin / UA
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I believe practicing with someone is invaluable in learning foreign languages. Perhaps you could find non-native speakers to chat with. Obviously they might not correct your mistakes, but this could be a way to start. Besides, having some soulmates who support you in your struggling is a nice thing.


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