You learned your first language through conversation. Gain confidence in a new language by talking to a local.
The thirty minutes flew by. That conversation was the catalyst for deeper reflection on where I’m going in the future, and how I can make positive change in the world. Who knew that a 30-minute conversation in Spanish could be so life-changing?
Ellie Augustine, University of Kansas
My conversation partner was from Tunisia, and she was very welcoming and genuine. She let the conversation flow, while bringing in new topics and ideas throughout. I realized that although my French was far from perfect, I could still have an enjoyable, understandable conversation with someone I had never even met.
Julianne Chung, Rhodes College
My partners were fantastic - easygoing and personable, giving me the steering wheel as I tried to engage in a meaningful conversation.
Taylor Kruse, Harvard University
I absolutely love TalkAbroad! Before the conversation I was a bit nervous, however, my nervousness completely went away when the conversation started. My conversation partner spoke clearly so that I could understand her, and she even helped guide the conversation so that I was sure to meet my professor’s requirements.
Annalise Albonetti, University of Tennesse, Knoxville
TalkAbroad plays a crucial role in helping college students, who may be unable to afford to travel the world and experience things on a physical level, develop this understanding in a safe, online environment.
Ella McKillop, Montana State University
Language is personal. Our conversation partners approach learners as unique individuals. They are eager to listen and to encourage you along your journey.
We know that first conversation can be scary. Our platform is built to help you succeed, with level-appropriate topics and patient, friendly conversation partners.
Language is an adventure. Learn a new language while experiencing a new culture, challenging your thinking, and engaging with new perspectives of the world.
Connect learners with trained, professional native speakers ready to share their lives and language in conversation.Learn more
Integrate online conversations
into your curriculum with large-scale management of students, courses, and content.
Connect high school or college students with partners around
the world for cross-cultural
conversations in English.
Connect healthcare professionals
and medical students with
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