Saturday, 6 February 2010


I have just found a new online obsession via a facebook advertisement that caught my eye (turns out those ads do have some use after all.

The website is called Lang-8 and is an international social network for those learning languages. You simply create a profile, giving details of your native languages and languages you study and then the website recommends people to befriend who have similar criteria, meaning that they are either learning your native language, you are learning their native language or both.

The site works by users writing journal entries which are kind of like mini blog posts. You write these journal entries in one of your foreign languages and then native speakers can make corrections and leave comments.

Users are also able to communicate via messages and skype. This site looks like it could be very beneficial.

Any language learners (that means you Chris) should try it out.

It can be accessed at

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