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looking for an intermediate spoken English partner|
hello, guys and gals
Don’t waste your time, it is difficult for us, indeed, to find foreigners to practice spoken English; and foreign private teachers charge high fees which most
students can’t afford.
on the other hand, so many excellent Chinese( for example, I am a soon graduate ,a Chinese teacher in the next semester) want to teach foreigners the Chinese language in exchange.But they don’t treasure our labor.
Why we have to do so? We can also create an English environment to practice. We should and we can. We can keep a longer , stronger
relationship because we all are Chinese, we will respect each other. The most important thing is that we can reach our aim - to think about
something totally in English, regardless of the accent.. We don't want to learn mediocre English!!!
I want to share some experiences about finding foreigners for language exchange.
Some of the foreigners are not kind to Chinese partners. They think that because they are native English speakers many Chinese students will invite them to chat.We can see some language exchange forums. As long as his/her mother tongue is English, many Chinese will leave their message for them. You
can see a long list of replies under the foreigners' post.But on the other hand, If you are a Chinese who would like to seek a foreigner, you would always
see one or two replies, commonly not even a reply. OK, for starting, I don’t care about this issue Because all of us just want to learn spoken English. OK. As long as some one replies, then I will have hope.
This is out of my expectations. Even if they want to chat with you, even if you can speak English at a medium level and you teach them sincerely in Mandarin. they won't be a serious partner with you. Most of them talk with you one or two times and they will go away. They will pretend that how willing they are to chat with you. At last, they will say "I have something to do and I have to leave now. Maybe I will call you back later."; or even give the email address to you.
Then you may feel happy because you think they will contact you later.
Finally , you found they just won't call you again, or when they are in good mood, they may amuse to find you sometimes. That is my experience.