29 August 2011

Even if the summer is about to end I’m pretty sure there’s still plenty of you learning a language either abroad or simply on a summer language school. In both cases conversations with native people are always needed and highly recommended to seriously improve your oral techniques. Instead of paying for such conversations most times you’ll find a billboard @ the school with people offering some free “exchange of conversations”.

Verbling which just launched last month, one of this year’s long list Y-Combinator backed-up start-ups is willing to take those sometimes weird conversational encounters to the on-line world. Some sort of chatroulette meets lineslanguages only offering Spanish-English exchanges for now, 3 levels and some basic topic proposals to discuss for over 5min, although you’re the one who makes the conversation in the end…

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