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Post time 2008-8-12 06:54:49 |Display all floors
ello guys and gals:

So don't waste time, indeed it is difficult for us to find foreigners to practise oral English. And the foreign private teachers are paid highly.Most of the students can't affortable.

on the other hand,so many excellent Chinese( for example me, I am a  to-be graduate ,a Chinese teacher in the next semester) want to  teach foreighers Chinese as a reward . they don't treasure our labor.

Why we have to do so? We can also create an English environment  to practise. We should, we can. We can keep a longer , firm relationship because we all are Chinese, we will respect each other.
And the most important thing is we can reach our aim - to think about something totally in English,
regardless the accent first. We don' t want to learn dumb English!!!



         
I want to share some experiences about finding foreigners to language exchange with you.
Some of the foreigners are not very kind for Chinese partners. They thought they are the foreigners who are native in English, many Chinese learners will invite them to chat.. We can see some language exchange forums. As long as  his/her mother toungue 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 foreingner, you can always sees 1or 2 replies.  It is common that even no one replies.  Ok. I don't care this issue at the beginning.  Because all of us just want to learn oral English. OK. As long as some one replies, then i will have hope.

But it is out of my expectation. Even they want to chat with you, even you can speak English in medium level and you teach them sincerely in Mandarin. they won't  to be a serious partner with you. Most of them talk with you one or two times, they will went away. And they pretend that hong 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 adress to you.

Then you may feel happy because you think they will contact you later. But finally , you found they just won't call you again. Or when they have good moods, they may amused to find you sometimes.
That's what I experience.

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Post time 2008-8-12 14:21:14 |Display all floors
everyone can speak english especially chinese people! many foreigner whose native lanuage is not english can not speak english well. they will feel shy as same as you when communication with foreign lanuage.

just try you best!
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Post time 2008-8-12 17:14:10 |Display all floors

I would like to look for an oral english partner.

I would like to look for an oral english partner. Maybe we could have a try. Nice to see you, what way would you like to adopt to practice oral english? by qq or skype or any other chatting tools ?

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Post time 2008-8-12 19:42:22 |Display all floors
i want to be a partnerQQ348777589

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Post time 2008-8-12 23:20:58 |Display all floors

Reply #3 shyanna's post

Thank you for your reply.
I would like to use Skype.

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Post time 2008-8-13 03:58:04 |Display all floors

English Specialist

I am seriously thinking about moving to China for a while to experience a new culture and hopefully enjoy a rewarding career change!
I am a computer support professional here in the United States but I would like to teach English in your country.
I am open to all advice you have for me.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sincerely,
Dave

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Post time 2008-8-14 01:40:26 |Display all floors

the rivise vision ( be corrected by a kind person)

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.

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