Lingua Swap

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about lingua swap.

Winner of

European Lanuage Label
Linguaswap gives students the opportunity to practise the language they are learning at school with a native speaker of their own age. All they need to do is sign on to our unique Website developed by experienced language teachers across Europe. We have developed a system whereby young people can learn from each other by swapping their languages. This is a mutually beneficial and effective way of learning.

We have incorporated the latest technology which facilitates face to face conversations online requiring each participant to engage in their target language. It is important that both participants speak in the same language for a period of time and switch to the other language for the same period of time. By doing this each learner enjoys the experience of total immersion in their target language.

Language becomes more real and useful as a tool of communication if the conversation is less prescriptive. Linguaswap creates a fun, social and dynamic opportunity for students to improve oral skills as well as to enhance their cultural appreciation. Members are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunity Linguaswap provides to engage with a wide range of European language buddies ensuring that the experience will be diverse, interesting and beneficial. Linguaswap provides a safe place for students to learn, interact and grow.

Linguaswap also provides information and tips regarding oral examinations in our network of countries. This is essential information needed to prepare students effectively for their oral exams. There is no need to let your language skills slip during the holidays. Linguaswap is available to its members throughout the year.

Linguaswap will provide regular updates about various events around Europe such as sports and cultural events, so that the students can share reactions and discover topics of mutual interest.

Why not use Linguaswap to set up an exchange with your language buddy? Linguaswap is an ideal way for you to get to know your exchange family online before you visit and to start improving your language skills.

Want to do well in your oral exams? With our new "arrange a tutorial" feature, students can now do a mock oral exam with an experienced teacher. Sign up to Linguaswap to find out more!

security features.

Linguaswap takes your child's safety very seriously and for this reason we have implemented the following safeguards:

Moderators
Linguaswap is a closely monitored website : There are moderators in place who can access user account activity such as user messaging and profile postings.

Snapshots
A snapshot of every video link participant will be taken every 10 seconds. These pictures are stored on our server for a minimum of 48 hours. If necessary, these snapshots can be accessed by our moderators to ensure that the service is been used by young people in an appropriate manner.

Report abuse system
We have developed a report abuse system whereby users can contact the Linguaswap team directly with their concerns. Any complaints made will be investigated and acted upon within 24 hours.

Parents Role
As with all online activities, parental supervision is recommended.
security features

how it works.

What is Linguaswap?
Linguaswap gives students the opportunity to practise the language they are learning at school with a native speaker of their own age. We have developed a system whereby young people can learn from each other by swapping their languages. This is a mutually beneficial and effective way of learning.

Is there a charge for being a member of Linguaswap?
As part of a promotional offer, all users can sign up for one year’s free membership for a limited time only. An annual membership fee of €29.99 will apply after this offer expires.

How can i improve my language skills using Linguaswap.com?
Language becomes more real and useful as a tool of communication if the conversation is less prescriptive. Linguaswap creates a fun, social and dynamic opportunity for students to improve oral skills as well as to enhance their cultural appreciation.

What languages can I learn with Linguaswap.com?
Our learning material is currently available in English, German, French and Spanish but we are working hard to include many more languages in the near future!

How can I join Linguaswap.com?
Just go to the registration page of Linguaswap.com and follow the instructions.

Why didn't I receive the confirmation email after registration?
Your confirmation email might have arrived in your spam folder, especially if you are a hotmail or msn user. If, after checking your junk/spam folder, you still haven't received confirmation, please contact us at info@linguaswap.com and we will re-send your confirmation message.

What can I do, if I have forgotten my password?
Click on the link in the log-in field and enter the email address you used for registration. A message enabling you to reset your password will be sent to your account.

How do I delete my account?
If you want to close you account, click the close account link which is on your account page. We will then notify you by email which you will need to confirm.

How do I add friends?
To add friends, simply click the ‘become friends’ link which is located beside each user’s details. The user will then get a friend request notification and will either accept or decline your request.

How do I send a message to another user?
To send a message to another user, just click on the ‘send message’ link. This link is positioned beside each user's profile.

How do I know if another user is online?
If another user is online, a small green box will appear at the bottom right hand corner of their profile picture. If an user is not online, this box will be red.

How do I search for an user from a specific country ?
Once you have logged into Linguaswap, click on the tab which is labelled with the name of the country you are looking for students from.

What computer equipment do I need to use Linguaswap?
To sign up for Linguaswap, all you need is a working computer and an internet connection. To avail of Linguaswap’s video link facility you will need a webcam and a microphone.

Why is there a clock at the corner of the video link screen ?
This clock will time the video link chat you are having with another user. After 10 minutes, this timer will signal to each user that it is time to switch language.

Can adults use Linguaswap?
Linguawap is aimed at second level students, however an adult version of Linguaswap is currently under development.

What do I do if a fellow user is abusive?
There is a report abuse facility on the site where you can send a message to the moderators who will be back in contact with you within 24 hours.

Can I practice more than one language for €29.99?
Yes, once you're a linguaswap member you have access to native speakers from all the available countries.

What level of fluency do I need to use this site?
Linguaswap is aimed at different levels. Members will have varying levels of fluency. The conversation prompts which appear alongside the screen will certainly help to get the conversation started particularly for beginners.
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