As we all know learning vocabulary here is a fun thing. However when it comes to talking to someone in a foreign language things become a tidbit more complicated :0) Not even talking about speech capability, the 1st obstacle is...how do I find someone to talk to in the language I am learning?
Someone mentioned a web site in another post (I give her full credit for the info) and I think it's worth sharing the information in a new post.
The site is www.Conversationexchange.com. Is it reliable? I'll simply give you my personal experience with it: I signed up free, created a profile saying that I need help with Spanish and in return I could help with English and French. On the Search page I had 3 options to find people to meet face to face, penpal and communicators (including messengers & Skype). I selected Skype, put in the languages requested wrongfully, the 1st one should be the target language (for me Spanish). Then I clicked on the Search button. I got literally hundreds of profiles popping up. I contacted 4 with hope that at least 1 would respond. After a couple hours all 4 of them responded and I added them to my Skype. Since then I received 5 more requests and had to turn some away and disable my account already.
In short this web site is a treasure trove if you are looking for someone to chat with in the language you are learning. I spoke for 4 hours last night with one of my new friends and I already feel I have made a giant step in Spanish.
I hope you will take advantage of this fantastic tool.