Connect learners with trained, professional native speakers ready to share their lives and language in conversation.

TalkAbroad Conversations pair learners with trained native speakers in their target language. With topics that can be customized for each learner, conversations focus on authentic, real-world interaction — not grammar or vocabulary lists.

Real experiences with real people

Step outside of the classroom and into an authentic experience. Conversations are two people from two cultures coming together to share and learn from each other.

A safe and supportive environment

All our partners are trained to create a low-risk, low-anxiety learning environment. They’re patient and encouraging so learners can focus on what’s important: their learning journey.

Meaningful conversations

Use topics prepared by our team or follow your own interests. Personalized topics help make conversations more memorable and encourage faster language acquisition.

"Students love TalkAbroad. They even indicate they are pondering study abroad based on their experiences with native speakers. The platform is great, and the service is equally great. We are really happy with this product."

Dr. Bill VanPatten, Michigan State University

"My students just finished their second conversation through TalkAbroad and everybody was very happy! This is an intermediate advanced level class discussing social issues, and comparing them in both Latin America and the US. We are very excited with this program! Support to the program is EXCELLENT!"

Dr. Mireya Vandenheuvel, Hartwick College

"At Virginia Tech, this is my third year using TalkAbroad in a course called Spanish for Oral Proficiency. TalkAbroad is growing, not just in numbers of US student users and native speaking conversation partners, but also in sophistication and attention to detail. The staff at TalkAbroad is efficient, professional, and personable."

Dr. Libby Calvera, Virginia Tech University

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