The changing landscape in global business, international relations, foreign policy and U.S. demographics makes speaking a language other than English and understanding other cultures a critical set of skills. In today’s economy, one in five jobs are tied to international trade. How is the United States doing?
Being able to speak some (or even a little) of the language where you are traveling can make the trip much more rewarding. Don’t believe the “everyone speaks English” argument. You want to find the places where you can have an authentic experience and knowing some of the language (and culture) enhances the adventure.
WeSpeke Chat, enables users to learn and practice languages, share cultures, and create a network of international friends by chatting with members of the WeSpeke global community, currently representing 193 countries and 207 native languages.
Welcome to WeSpeke, a free social network where you can set up language and cultural exchanges for your classes! The use of the WeSpeke platform to connect with the community, friends, and chat partners is 100% free. Students can also create and self-curate Notebooks at no charge.
WeSpeke provides multiple levels of security to protect all members of the community. Users control their connections with other users. Just like in Facebook, all requests to chat come in through ‘Notifications’. Students can see anyone wanting to connect (initial invitations to talk, responses to chats, request to be practice partner for Lessons, etc.) Students can see who is inviting them and respond, ignore, block, or flag the user. So unless a student responds to a chat request, they cannot connect with anyone.
WeSpeke is now offering Lessons that help you learn what you want to learn. We’re ripping apart the traditional language curriculum and offering short topic-based Lessons. And the more you practice with different language partners, the better you’ll get! Be sure to save what you learn from your partners in your Notebook. You can always go back and review any of your Lessons.