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Creighton Vilsack

Creighton Vilsack

Multiple Hats at Hablamos Today
  • This is a really well written, interesting article Kelly. You did your research! I think people generally consider these languages exchanges to be a 21st century thing, but you take it all the way back to the 1800’s India. Super interesting that these concepts pre-date technology.

    The article also mentions

    This is a really well written, interesting article Kelly. You did your research! I think people generally consider these languages exchanges to be a 21st century thing, but you take it all the way back to the 1800’s India. Super interesting that these concepts pre-date technology.

    The article also mentions limitations. For example, you quoted someone that compared it to dating, and that you need to shop around for the right fit. I actually noticed these limitations to free language exchange partnerships a few months back, so I tried to create something that give people the benefit of language exchanges but few limitations.

    It’s only for Spanish (for now), and we call it Hablamos Today. It’s 100% Spanish conversation (no “reciprocating”), so people with busy schedules don’t have to worry about helping the other person with Spanish. However, both sides are benefiting greatly since the app is paid, and the Spanish-speaking conversation partners that make money are in a very low cost-of-living country. So, the money seems low for the Spanish learner, but is actually quite good for the Spanish-speaking conversation partner. The partners also lead the conversation in a guided and structured way, and tailor it to the need of the Spanish learner.

    Anyways, I thought people might want to know that there is a resource that addresses the limitations of language exchange partners, at least for the Spanish language. However, as the article mentions, any type of language exchange can work if the two sides put in the work! It’s a really great article.

    Here’s our link, if anybody wants to check it out!

    https://www.HablamosToday.com