Let’s face it – meeting up with someone you’ve never met, AND who doesn’t speak your language, can be intimidating. The exciting part though – every time you meet, you will be a little bit more comfortable speaking in a foreign language!
Here are some tips to make the most of your language exchange meeting:
- Before the Lex, look at the topics you’re going to be speaking about. Try to review any vocabulary you think you’ll need.
- Take a notebook. During your conversation, write 2-5 words or phrases that you don’t know. On your next Lex, try to use them so they will engrain in your brain!
- Don’t correct the other person too much. The goal is to speak – so let the mistakes slide a little.
Repetition is key! Immersion is the only way to truly learn a language, so try and lex at least once a week. Let us know any tips for fellow lexers in the comments below!