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According to the Lang-8 blog, they are 1) low on time and resources, and 2) having troubles with spammers/bots: There are a few reasons why we decided to implement this suspension, the main one being a lack of resources here at Lang-8, Inc. We’re an extremely small company, and we were having difficulty actively developing Lang-8 and its sister service ...


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The main difference is that a teacher should be able to teach you the language, therefore italki has some requirements: Professional teachers have training as educators and/or extensive professional teaching experience. They can provide students with resources, prepared materials, and structured lesson plans to help students reach their goals. To ...


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There are many things you can do, but you'll need to schedule your time carefully. With regard to resources, it will be useful to get a textbook to get started, e.g. Afan Oromo: A Guide to Speaking the Language of Oromo People in Ethiopia by Abebe Bulto. A grammar book, such as Modern Afaan Oromo Grammar: An Invitation To A Cushiatic Language by Taha M. ...


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Well, we got an entire study that took place in June 2011 about it. They have claimed that apps are just like the real, physical thing but can do a lot more: In some instances, newer hardware and software have allowed for enhanced functionality. Phrase books, for instance, can now hold much more content, including video as well as audio, and ...


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Balance between native speakers of any language and speakers of other languages interested to learn this language is ... very unbalanced :-) For an English L1 speaker learning most other languages, there are more L2 speakers trying to learn English than vice versa. And likely these few L2 speakers are learning English. If not (as OP mentioned in comments, ...


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The main issue may be ... Internet access in Mongolia: according to Wikipedia (emphasis added), The Internet, established in 1995 in Mongolia, has yet to make a significant impact, with only 16% of the population having access to it as of 2012. Melinda Soós, who was teaching English in Mongolia in 2010, wrote in The Guardian that the biggest challenge ...


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Building on what lordingtar said, you could try to get them involved in whatever media consumption/ cultural activities you can find. For instance, you could invite them over to watch movies in German (I assume that's the target language). You could also bring them to fun events where you know the language will be spoken. If you have friends who speak German ...


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Strictly speaking, the idea behind the concept of language exchange is not that you teach! Doing a language exchange assumes—in your case—that you have at least a basic knowledge of Arabic and that your partner has at least a basic knowledge of Spanish. A typical way of doing a language exchange is that you speak the language of one of the partners in the ...


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Watch videos and movies from two sources: reliable sources such as the BBC news website or PBS (US) that have programs or news on interesting topics in decent English. watch movies in English, trying to separate out slang from non-slang. And turn on the close captioning to make sure you are "getting it all". As you listen, repeat what you hear. Take notes ...


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If I were you, I'd get a textbook (of any language) to get ideas for topics. Given your specific situation, can you ask him to read something to you? That way, you get your listening practice and can ask questions on what you hear.


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