I’ve been telling friends about this amazing site for years. It’s the best method for language learning in existence. I get to choose 100% exactly how I want to learn and from whom. For the first two years, I wanted only conversation, no grammar. Now that I am becoming more fluent, I want some basic grammar. It’s great being the one who decides, given that everyone learns a different way. I’ve had over 40 teachers. When they are great, I make new appointments. When their methods don’t suit my needs, I look for another teacher. I signed up for language courses in Italy twice, and each time came back disappointed without having learned anything. One course lasted 4 weeks, 6 hours a day, but although they advertised conversational classes, it was mostly conjugations on the blackboard, on hot summer days, as I dozed off. I had to pay for the courses, transportation there, and rent. Your site is 1000 times better than any boring class. And I’m a professional language teacher so I should know. I love learning in the comfort of my home. And it’s easy to build friendships via skype.
We travel to Italy once or twice a year, so you’d think it'd be easy to converse there. But it’s quite challenging to turn to strangers in a café or sitting on steps/piazza in a square and strike up a conversation. I may ask the time, che ora e'?” and get a 2-word reply, because people are off to work or chatting with friends. On Conversation Exchange, there are only people in no hurry and interested in chatting with strangers. I've visited several of my teachers in Italy, and several have visited me. For my research, I once needed Polish, Yiddish, Lithuanian and Japanese documents translated. I made agreements with members that I would teach them English in exchange for them translating my docs. This worked out very well, and although that research ended a few years ago, I am still teaching them English without any exchange, simply because it is fun to help my new friends. In fact, I sometimes teach their children. It’s amazing that this site is free, except for the minimal membership fee I pay to see no ads. I love Conversation Exchange, and I’m so happy I finally got to realise my life-long dream of learning Italian.
Arlette - Mar 2022
This website has given me many beautiful experiences and met very nice people. I've been using it for the past years occasionally. Thank you and I hope you will be here to stay for more time now!
Andrei – Oct 2021
What a FANTASTIC site!! I am a Peace Corps Volunteer currently on hold because of COVID. The country where I will serve is Mexico. I will hopefully be in Mexico next summer. In the meantime, your site has given me the opportunity to practice Spanish, teach conversational English AND have great conversations with Mexican people. I contacted Peace Corps and told them about your site. I think it can be a great resource for Peace Corps volunteers around the world who study hundreds of languages. Thank you for this wonderful resource and for connecting people.
Mary – Oct 2021
I have been overwhelmed by positive responses to my profile. Despite the fact that I included my age (84), so many much younger people from around the world are keen to share diverse learning opportunities. I now have regular audio time slots for English/Spanish with two people, a Spanish pen pal with similar interests and two very different conversation partners from other countries keen just to practise spoken English and find out about each other's culture. Fortunately, I am a retired person so I can indulge my interests, although there are so many more people who would join us. Whoever came up with this idea and whoever manages the organisation WELL DONE and THANK YOU!
Kath – Sep 2021
I just wanted to say thanks for the site. I moved to Moscow 18 months ago and site has been excellent not just for language learning but as a way of meeting people here locally. In the time of COVID it has been especially useful. I have just bought you enough beer to get you wasted - but probably best not to drink it all at once! Wishing you happy holidays and all the best for 2021
Iain – Dec 2020
Nothing much to say except your website is rad. Thank you for creating a network like this. I love coming here :D
Claire – Nov 2020
Hello! I just wanted to express my gratitude for this wonderful website. I have 2 long term language partners for my target language (Korean) that I met here and have recommended this website to the participants of my language exchange meet up. This is an awesome way to meet others who are serious language learners. I hope you guys have a great day and thank you again!
Hadiya – Oct 2020
Thank you guys, you rock. I am so enjoying using this site and grateful for your vision!!!
Rachel Rafiefar – May 2020
A very big DANKESCHÖN from Wilhelmshaven in Germany! The website you have created and keep going so well is perfect for regaining the joy and ambition of learning a foreign language.
I have sent your link to many friends and family since I am completely convinced of the contribution you are making to so many people's lives all over the world.
Anne – Mar 2020
It is a small word that I want to express honestly and sincerely, this word is thank you... Thank you for your continuous efforts.
From Morocco – Mar 2020
Well, I just joined, but I have been looking for such a site for a while. I don't know how I've missed yours! I was pleased to see that there are many people in my age group available to exchange conversation with, I thought it might be mostly younger people. I am happy that there are many who can help me with the languages that I want to work on, Spanish and German and eventually French too. I am an ESL teacher, so I will be able to help anyone with English. Congratulations on your site, I will spread the word!
Kat – Feb 2020
This website has literally changed my life. My Spanish learning was moving at a snail's pace before I started speaking to people all over the world. I am not completely fluent but I'm getting there. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!
Maureen – Oct 2019
Buongiorno! Sono membro di Conversation Exchange da molti anni e volevo ringraziarvi per questa piattaforma. Ho conosciuto vari amici e anche ho pure conosciuto mio marito qui! Un saluto!
Raffi – Jul 2019
I have found a number of great partners on your site. I would like to thank your company so much: my language has come on leaps and bounds.
Marian – Jun 2019
Hi, dear founders. I don't have any suggestions or questions. I just want to say "thank you" for creating such an amazing and wonderful site where everyone can learn and practice languages!
Murad – Sept 2018
Hi. I'm a Chinese guy and very interested in learning English. Thank you very much for creating such a nice website to let me meet lots of friends in various states. You saved me at least thousands of dollars in language learning. So make sure that once you get to Shanghai (where I live), please contact me. I'll be your tour guide with honor. And if you're interested in Chinese language and culture, Please ask me. I'll be very happy to help all of you. 非常感谢！
Andrew – March 2018
I wanted to let you know that I absolutely looooove your site! It's so simple and yet so powerful! I have been using it for probably more than 5 years and I found most of my tandem partners through it. My Spanish spiked crazy after I started seeking tandem partners on conversationexchange.com. I have the German language learning blog sprachheld.de and have been recommending your site on probably every second article (like for instance my main article on tandem partners: sprachheld.de/tandempartner) because it is so extremely useful! Keep up the good work!
Gabriel - Jan 2017
I'd like to thank you for the great web-site! Signing up was one of the best decision...
This year I'm moving from Moscow to Calgary and planning on radically shifting my career...
Not mentioning a considerable improvement that my English skills have see...
You've done a great job! I believe that people like you who contribute to bridging a gap between nations and inspire others to learn are those who make the world a better place to live.
Aleksandra – Sep 2015
One day I started learning German in order to be able to understand what my studies at the University were about.
I felt like my German was really poor and that I needed someone to speak with me in my free time.
In my opinion speaking with a native speaker is one of the best ways to learn a new language.
Sylvi – 2015
Thanks to your site I made a whole network of friends in my local city, and am now emigrating. You changed my life, I owe you a lot more than 10 dollars, thanks so much for keeping your site free!
Diarmaid - Sep 2014
This site is one the greatest contributions to the world anyone has ever made. It has changed so many lives for the better. I hope you folks can keep this going. Thank you.
Nathan - Aug 2014
I am from India , my name is Leann and I have been learning Spanish for the past one and a half year. As I wanted to learn to speak the language more fluently, I started searching the internet for a site that would give me this opportunity. After a lot of searching,I stumbled upon this site and trust me after that there is no looking back. I am extremely happy that this site is free and it has helped me in a big way to speak Spanish more fluently. I am extremely grateful to all the people involved in making this website. You'll are doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work..!!!! This site has helped me connect to so many native Spanish speakers and it gives me an amazing opportunity to learn and understand more about the language.
I just want to end by saying "Thank You" for this amazing website. It has really helped me a lot. God Bless you'll.
Leann - Mar 2014
Auguri a voi per un sito molto utile. Non è mai stato così facile trovare un scambio linguistico e culturale. Dopo anni studiando l'italiano posso finalmente usare tutto quello che ho imparato, e anche fare di più! Incontrare nuovi amici e imparare delle culture straniere.
Thank you, keep up the good work!
Nick - Feb 2014
This website is amazing. I joined it after I moved to another country where I didn't know anyone or speak the language. It has been the single most important thing I have done to improve my knowledge of the language, and it has also enabled me to meet lots of nice, interesting people and has increased my confidence no end! I am constantly recommending it to people I know and sometimes even people I don't!
Thanks again guys, what you have done is very much appreciated!!
Emily - Feb 2014
I just wanted to thank you for the website...
I put my profile up yesterday and I had to take it down within half a day because I had so many responses. What a great website!
Hayley - Jan 2014
This is a great site! This fills a gap in language learning, especially for adults. Quite a few people can read and understand pretty fluently but are not able to speak for the simple fact that they have no opportunities. I've been using the site for 4 or 5 months and have had many lengthy conversations with people (English/French) who are interested in language acquisition. It makes all the difference in the world.
Dale - Jan 2014
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much the site conversation exchange means to me. Thank you four having this site out there four ppl. I made great friends and meet many amazing ppl. Iv learned a language and traveled to half way around the world and meet many of them. Plus discovered new cultures...
Thank you again, i hope this site stays around and out there for many more years to come.
Candice - Dec 2013
Ragazzi, siete assolutamente geniali! vi ho versato 10 dollari, anche se sono disoccupata, perchè le idee geniali vanno premiate.
Coraggio, in italia abbiamo bisogno di sperare in giovani come voi.
Con affetto, da una mamma di 54 anni con 2 ragazzi da crescere....
Roberta - Apr 2013
I just want to express my thanks to you. I have had a great experience with your site so far. It is simple, functional, and honest--not excessive, yet extremely useful. It was exactly what I needed to practice Spanish. Sharing languages is so much fun!
Yours is a site far superior to some of the others I looked at... and they even cost money, while yours is free.
Greg - Apr 2013
I would just like to tell you how terrific I find conversation exchange. My language skills are increasing rapidly and I have made a great new friend. Thank you for your wonderful website.
Marion - Jan 2013
Hi there, just wanted to let you know that you run a GREAT website. I have been studying Spanish with several people that I met through Conversation Exchange, while helping them with their English. I'm very passionate about language and helping others, so this site has been a perfect resource for me and I try to spread the word as much as I can. I also love that the interface is not cluttered and it is very simple to use. Thanks and keep it going!
Raj - Feb 2013
I must thank you for this amazing free service. Currently, I am able to learn Finnish much faster than otherwise possible.
Jeremy - May 2012
I like the design of conversionExchange.com.
It's simple, and functions gracefully. Everything is exactly how one would expect it to work.
This site and it's service is so brilliant I will recommend it to others.
Hou-Yin - May 2012
Hi Conversation Exchange!!
Thanks to your website I'm doing several exchanges in my hometown Toulouse. I've not only met very nice people, but I've also improved my English.
Thank you very much!
Adele - Jan 2012
I just wanted to pass on a big thank you to whoever started this site as it has given me the opportunity to practise languages with others who share a similar interest. Nearly all the people I meet have a very positive attitude and it has enabled me to make several foreign friends both in London and abroad where I speak to them through Skype.
Joce - November 2011
I just wanted to say that I am really impressed with your website. It's so easy to use and I've met some very nice people with whom to do language exchanges. Thank you very much!
Sue – May 2011
Hi dear friends I am Mehdi from Iran, a native speaker of Farsi language, i have been a member of conversationexchange.com for some years, and I have used your excellent website a lot to tell the other nations my honest regards, I just wanted to appreciate you for your website, THANK YOU SO MUCH, best regards for you who help people know each other better, you are an important part of the international peace process, thanks a lot and good luck. Mehdi from Iran
Mehdi – Feb 2011
I just wanted to say to you THANK YOU!!! And congratulations! This website is the best thing I've ever seen in my whole "virtual" life!!! It is easy, comfortable and nice to watch (a great format, accessible...). There are a lot of people and I had always a great experience with my conversation exchange partners!!
I am delighted with you!!
Natalia – Jan 2011