Classroom Language Exchange : Teacher-monitored Penpals for Language Learning

Classroom Language Exchange

Teacher-monitored Penpals for Language Learning

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What is a language exchange?
Why do a language exchange?
How to do a language exchange?
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Teachers: Add language exchange practice to your curriculum while keeping your kids safe! Supervise their activity while they choose their own partners and practice all they have learned from their class!

Use our proven method of language exchange to ensure effective practice! Follow free language exchange activities designed by an expert in language exchange learning. The activities are fun, so your kids can "break the ice" with their new partner and stay enganged and motivated.

A language exchange complements your classroom instructions and other forms of learning such as cultural immersion and multimedia, because your kids get to practice all they have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.

The Basics
What is a language exchange?
Why do a language exchange?
How to do a language exchange?
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...one of  "the best ways to learn a foreign language."

- The Wall Street Journal

Advantages of language exchange learning include:
  • Making a friend in the other culture, so you stay interested, engaged and motivated.
  • Learning the real language (slang, expressions, etc.) used by ordinary native speakers
  • Getting accustomed to the way native speakers speak in real (casual) conversation
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.

For more advantages, please see why do a language exchange.

Types of Language Exchange

The type of language exchange suitable for your kids depends on their needs and proficiency level.
  • Practice by writing emails (pen pals). This is for beginners or people who want to focus on writing and reading, or don't have partners with the same schedule. You can view (and block) all emails from or destined to your students.
  • Practice written conversation using text chat. This is not teacher-monitored
  • Practice verbal conversation using voice chat. This is for intermediate level students or higher. Our method and free language exchange activities are especilly useful for this type of exchange. The system does not allow teacher monitoring.
  • Practice by conversing in person. This is for intermediate level students or higher. Our method and free language exchange activities are especilly useful for this type of exchange. Just print out our activities and bring with you to your practice session. The system does not allow teacher monitoring.
  • Learn expressions, slang and idioms by playing Hangman word or word match games. This is not teacher-monitored.

Find Suitable Partners with Ease!

With over 3 million members to choose from, we are the largest language exchange community in the world. Your kids can search by age, country, city, and even the profile description for similar interests etc. So they will almost certainly find partners that suit their unique interests and personlities.

Your kids will be excited and motivated to learn their foreign language!

Teacher Monitor Features

With teacher-monitored penpals, you can:
  1. View and block your students' profiles and email messages.
  2. View and block the profiles and email messages of your students' partners.
  3. See who your students have sent Hi!s to or received Hi!s from.
  4. See the members whose profile page has been viewed by your students.
  5. See the members who have viewed your students' profile page.
  6. Save notes to your student's profiles and messages.
Schools: Set up multiple classrooms to maximize savings from our group discounts on gold memberships. Assign multiple teachers to a classroom to reduce teacher workload.

Parents: Monitor your child or children. Just set up a classroom consisting of your child with you as the teacher.

Gold Membership Group Discounts

Gold memberships allow your students to initiate email contact with any member seeking a language exchange. We offer discounts to groups as small as 2 with savings of up to 50% or more for larger groups. See group rates here.

W9 forms for tax purposes and official job quote detailing our business information, such as our business licence number are available on request.

How to Set Up

Setting up your classroom is easy.
  1. Create your classroom by giving a name like "Jefferson High - Spanish Beginner - Tuesday Morning".
  2. Specify a registration password for your teachers and one for your students. The system will use your passwords to create unique registration passcodes for your classroom(s).
  3. Give the teacher registration passcodes to your teachers and the student registration passcodes to your students.
  4. Your teachers and students register themselves into their class(es) by entering the registration passcode(s) in their My Classroom page.

Get Started

If you are the teacher, just click here to create your classroom. You will need to sign up if you have not already done so.

If you are a student,
  1. Ask your teacher to create a classroom here.
  2. Give you the registration code for the class.

Before Practicing

Before you begin practicing, please read the free guideline, How To Do A Language Exchange for hints on doing an effective language exchange.


Find a Partner Now

Find language exchange partner now, and have fun!

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