The Mixxer is a free language exchange site using WhatsApp, Skype and Zoom by Dickinson College

 

The Mixxer is designed to connect language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher. Signup for free to find a language partner. Help them practice your native language while they help you practice theirs.

 

Language Partner

FIND A LANGUAGE PARTNER

Live chat with users on the site. Offline users receive an email.

Skype logo

TALK TO THEM ONLINE

Practice speaking with your language partner via WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or app of your choice

Practice Writing

PRACTICE WRITING

Write a paragraph and receive corrections from native speaker. Return the favor to others writing in your native language.

 

ABOUT THE MIXXER

The Mixxer is an entirely free non-profit website hosted by Dickinson College. The site is open to anyone looking to practice a with a native speaker in exchange for help with their own. Once registered, users can contact potential language exchange partners via live chat on the site. Members can practice speaking with the language partner via Skype or improve their writing by submitting a writing sample and asking for corrections from native speakers. Those using the writing function are asked to return the favor by correcting short samples in their native language. Our guidelines are very simple. Members are here to practice a language (this is an educational site, not a dating site), and everyone agrees to be respectful and courteous to all users at all times. Welcome to our community where everyone is both teacher and learner.

TEACHERS

Teachers - Are you a professional teacher? If so, you can connect your students with native speakers via written posts or Skype during or after class hours Interested? Sign up then email me at bryantt@dickinson.edu requesting teacher permissions. I'll just need something to verify you're a teacher and not a spammer. :)

New Members

sami_laura
Learning:
Portuguese
Native language:
English
alma portugal
Learning:
English
Native language:
Spanish
kbishe
Learning:
Spanish
Native language:
English
mayecardenas
Learning:
English
Native language:
Spanish
Josephfxw
Learning:
English
Native language:
Chinese-Mandarin
ibo180
Learning:
Spanish
Native language:
Turkish

Testimonials

 

"The Mixxer has, every semester, taken the messiness and the headache out of finding language exchange partners for my students in Spanish, not to mention more than several dozen people willing to drop everything on a Friday morning just to chat with my students in Spanish on Skype. The community here is wonderful."

Barbara Sawhill, Spanish Language Instructor, Bowdoin College.


"My online students frequently mention their satisfaction with the Mixxer program and the enthusiasm of the native French speakers with whom they connect. Over the years, they always mention the goodwill and patience of their language partners as well as their eagerness to practice English with a native speaker. As an instructor, I am delighted that the students get real time practice with French speakers who can help them with listening and their French accent. This program is a gem among language exchange tools."

Dr. Laura L. Franklin, a professor of French at Northern Virginia Community College.

Awards

 

Featured Resource

Open Education Consortium, Open Education Week 2018

Open Education Badge


Featured in Media

 

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Academic publications

 

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