I am retired. Love to travel the world. Japan is my top destination: people, food, onsen. Been to Japan over 30 times, for business and vacation. Walked the Shikoku pilgrimage (ohenro) twice, in 2016 and 2019. Since November 2019, decided to learn Japanese in earnest. Looking for partner to communicate and converse in Japanese and English.
I’ve worked in engineering (aerospace electronics). I worked for more than 5 years as a court stenographer. I worked for “a few years” for Kaiser Permanente Health Management Organization as a teacher. I’m considered a professional user of the English language.
Overall, about 7 years involvement with Mandarin Chinese language learning, including a couple of years Confucius Institute at Univ of Hawaii
I have very small competence with conversation. The problem is consecutive sentences. Short sentences I have some, but not much competence with. Medium to long sentences I have very little competence with them. My focus -- what I strive to learn -- is sentence structure/patterns, the mechanics of how the language works. English and Mandarin are different; it’s almost as if one is upside down from the other. So I struggle. Pronunciation. I think my competence is kind of medium here, and I don’t really trust it when people say I sound good; I think people are just being nice to me. That’s not what I want. I want to sound as competent as any native speaker speaking Standard Mandarin--- that’s my goal.
I'm an English teacher living in Honolulu, Hawaii. I'm trying out a language exchange idea in my school. I want to see the effect of teaching Japanese and English lessons and having in class practice with native speakers. I taught English for twenty years in Southern California and I've never been able to do something like this. If you are interested in helping me try out my idea, please send me a message. I'm organizing classes of all levels for both English and Japanese learners.
Hello everyone, This is Farid from Iran. I am really happy that I found this Website. I am trying to more improve my ENGLISH language. I can exchange Persian (Farsi) with you. Moreover, I know cooking well. I can teach you how to cook Iranian (also some Asian foods). BTW, I live Honolulu. I would be really happy If you select me as your tandem partner. we can share many experiences together.
I am currently taking a basic Italian language class and want to continue to learn and practice to the point where I can feel comfortable communicating in native language when I go back to Italy. I lived there as a small child for a few months and most recently was visiting friends' family for 3 months in Umbria. I am working on acquiring my Italian citizenship and hope to travel there again this summer.
I am not a "natural" when it comes to languages but I am motivated.
I am an amateur photographer and writer; I enjoy swimming and dancing.
I travel for business to Tokyo every year and interested in practicing my Japanese, especially for business. I live in Honolulu and travel to Bay Area/San Jose for business a lot, almost once a month. My Japanese is okay but I need to keep practicing so I dont forget what I know and learn new vocabulary and use it conversationally. Looking for someone to practice Japanese and I can help with their English. Thanks
Hi. I love traveling, listening to music, and eating. I enjoy many genres of music, but lately I listen to many Korean artists. I also like reading and watching movies/tv shows when I have the time. I’d love, at some point, to learn to read, write and speak Korean, when I have more time to spare. However, right now, I’d like to correspond casually in English and find out about you and your country. I’d like to meet people from across the globe - especially if you have wicked sense of humor and, more importantly, are kind-hearted.
I'm hoping to find new friends to chat with and practice my Japanese with. In return, I can help you practice/teach you English!
I'm not a Gold Member, so please message me on L1NE or instagram
Hi, I'm Andy. I love traveling to Japan but my Japanese is not good at all. I hope to improve before my next trip to Japan. I was an English teacher abroad so I have some experience teaching foreign learners. Let's learn language together!
Hello. I am refreshing my language skills. I have been very lazy in studying Korean, but I want to change that. I would like to make many friends on here. I have Kakaotalk too and watch dramas. My hobby includes photography and traveling. I promise I am not crazy, just a lot of fun!
Aloha! My name is Kazunori,21years old university student. Please call me Kazu!
I'm from Japan, near Kyoto pref. I'm good at singing Japanese song and swimming. I'm crazy about Coffee and beer!
I'm going to stay in Hawaii university of M anoa. I wanna talk with Hawaiian people and be friends with them! I can teach natural Japanese for young and real Japanese culture^_^ first of all, how about go Coffee shop?
Hi, my name is Grant and I want to learn conversational Japanese! I took Japanese in high school, but forgot a lot of it. I would like to re-learn it as I travel to Japan about once a year and watch Japanese shows. My hobbies are music and fashion. Currently an Electrical Engineer.