I am going to look for a native speaker on Italki to practice my English in this way:
First I get a story, which is new to me. This story is a little bit hard for me like I can understand 80-90 percent of it. And then I read the story to him, if I come across something I don't understand quite well, I will try to give my understanding. If I can't get it I will ask him to explain for me. I also will make a couple of sentence if necessary to make sure I enhance the new phrase or new word. Then we go on with it.
This is something like ESL podcast, the difference is that I take the narrator part and can at the same time practice my spoken language. The reason for that is the process of this way is similar to the way we learn our mother tongue when we are kids.
However, I have not tried this method before.
Can anyone offer suggestions on how to best use this method? Are there any particular habits or other pitfalls I should avoid? What can I do to get the most out of this?