Our community is founded upon the spirit of mutual respect. It is the most important component and fundamental principle to comfortably utilize our community. That, including the members who take part.
Open your mind. In other words, don't hesitate to ask anything at any point. All members in our community are students as well as their own teachers. Everyone should have a strong passion to teach what you're most eager to know. All of them are your best teachers and your friend with sincere hospitality.
We respect everyone's curiosity to learn about language and culture. As stated before, we don't care about what level you're at. To us, learning a language is a long journey that requires time to master. It is more important that our members benefit greatly from our community with the will to be inspired and learn at a steady pace.
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FaceExchange is a unique feature of learning a language through collaborative video meetings through Google+ Hangouts for the purpose of language exchange. The ability to learn Japanese and English, as well as cultural norms is essential. English speakers learning Japanese, and Japanese speakers learning English, are welcome to join this session to give each other a hand.
IDOBATAKAIGI is an optional video meeting using Google+ Hangouts to learn Japanese or English. The purpose of these sessions is to let you be able to introduce yourself in Japanese, and of course learn common phrases and about cultural norms from a teacher. You can be the teacher!
FaceExchange interests me because I'm a digital person. Many people look for language partners online, but with FaceExchange I get many, all at once. And am able to join a group discussion and practice my language skills. Its also just nice to have an online community for learning that focuses on real face to face interactions rather than just typed. I think the concept and idea behind FaceExchange is excellent.
I think it's interesting and encouraging to study Japanese together with many different people from all over the world. Also the corrections and vocabularies from the Native Japanese speakers are very useful.
Yes, you don't need to have a license. Anyone who is a native English or Japanese speaker can join our community. Almost all participants are not a language teacher.
FaceExchange would respect your attendance regardless. Feel relaxed and join the meeting with any prior knowledge you might have. You may have the opportunity to teach English, including a little bit about your culture and surroundings. It would be a very comprehensive education for English learners. You have just started learning, but people could also be in the same situation as you.