El Mixxer es un sitio educativo y gratuito para estudiantes de idiomas alojado por Dickinson College


El Mixxer está diseñado para conectar a los estudiantes de idiomas de todo el mundo para que todos sean estudiantes y docentes.

 

 

Language Partner

ENCUENTRA UN COMPAÑERO LINGÜÍSTICO

 

Chatea en vivo con usuarios en el Mixxer. Los usuarios fuera de línea reciben un correo electrónico.

Skype logo

HABLA CON ELLOS EN LÍNEA

Practique hablando con su compañero lingüistico en Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc.

Practice Writing

PRACTIQUE TU ESCRITURA

Escribe un párrafo y recibe correcciones de un hablante nativo. Devuélveles el favor a otros que escriben en tu lengua materna.

 

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

Dannielg
Learning:
English
Native language:
Spanish
Josimar
Learning:
English
Native language:
Portuguese
Dario_the_Tank
Learning:
English
Native language:
Italian
wendy40618
Learning:
German
Native language:
Chinese-Mandarin, Chinese-MinNan
wendy40618
Learning:
German
Native language:
Chinese-Mandarin, Chinese-MinNan
pranav gowtham
Learning:
German
Native language:
English

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

 

One simple, free hobby that will improve your understanding of the world

"When a university language course costs up to $5,500 a semester, it’s no wonder so many American adults never become bilingual in their spare time. But there’s a free way to learn language that’s just as effective and even more enjoyable: Find a language partner."

Quartz


How I learned a language in 90 days

"Becoming bilingual opens up a whole new world of different people, different cultures, and different emotions. It also takes a huge time commitment—one that many of us can't dedicate to. But what if fluency was only 90 days away?"

Life Hacker

Academic publications

 

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