It’s easy to practice reading and writing in French on forums, social media sites, and the like, and there are plenty of listening resources available, but what about speaking? We’ve already written about ways to practice speaking in the real world and how to practice speaking on your own, but there are also some great sites where you can practice speaking via Skype or another voice chat service.
Free French Conversation Resources / Language Exchanges
Conversation Exchange – Find native speakers to chat or text with.
HelloTalk – Smartphone app to find conversation partners anywhere in the world.
The Mixxer – Connects language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher.
SharedLingo – Chat with native speakers of many languages instantly, without waiting for an answer.
Speaky – Audio and video calls between people all over the world.
Paid French Classes
French From Anywhere – First Skype lesson is free.
French Teachers by Skype – Native French teachers from all over the world offering audio/video classes.
Italki – Community of more than 2 million language teachers, tutors, and learners from all over the world.
Verbalplanet – Customized lessons, loyalty discounts.
Verbling – French lessons through video chat.