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I am learning French, and I am at a beginner level. I sometimes ask specific grammar-related questions on french.stackexchange .

However, this is not enough help to motivate me for learning French. I often come across sentences where I want to ask questions about the sentences, in one of the following two ways:

  1. Where I think I probably understand the grammar construction or meaning of the sentence, but I want a French speaker to confirm that my understanding is in fact correct.
  2. I want to dialogue about interesting tentative linguistic observations I have about the sentence, but I don't have a specific question. This dialogue motivates me, because it expands my general understanding of the linguistic context/underpinnings of French, English, and other languages, in a way that I could not anticipate with a specific question.

The occasional question in the first case is allowed on French.stackexchange, but it would be inappropriate for me to ask too many of these questions. The open-ended dialogue of the second case is completely prohibited on all stack exchange sites.

However, being able to ask both of these kinds of questions are crucial to my motivation.

I do not have friends or teachers who are consistently willing to discuss these things with me.

Questions:
1. Are there internet resources where it's okay to ask many questions to confirm my understanding of French sentences that I come across?
2. Are there internet resources where it's okay to present my own curious linguistic observations/questions about French and English sentences, and to have linguists give me some of the fuller linguistic understandings that they are reminded of when they read my initial questions?

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Have you tried a language exchange with a French native speaker? I find a language exchange with a native speaker to be a great way to ask many questions, because the language partner is also able to ask a lot of questions about your language. That way neither feel burdened by the other. Of course it is necessary to find a language partner, who is up for it.

  • I do like the point of mutual not-being-burdened; but my questions really are grammar-based (e.g. "am i constructing this sentence correctly?") and so they do require the person answering to be good at grammar. – silph Jun 5 '18 at 10:59
  • Then you have to get lucky to find the right person or it might be necessary to go to a professional teacher. There are quite a few websites, where you can find native teachers and some of them have very affordable prices. One example would be italki. – Geshode Jun 5 '18 at 11:56

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