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    Lang-8: A cool language exchange social network service

    By thomas | December 5, 2008

    Jaered sends in a link to a site called Lang-8.  In his words:

    Hi Thomas,

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while, and it’s really great as someone who is interested in Japan :) Keep it up!

    I work at a website called lang-8, which is a website where users can write journal entries in the language that they are learning, and then get it corrected by someone who is native in that language. Everyone helps each other by correcting each others journal entries, and everyone learns! Maybe you would be interested in trying it out and taking a look? I also think it might be interesting for your readers as well, but of course, that’s up to you :) Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Anyways, keep up the good work! I’m enjoying your blog!

    From the front page of lang-8, this is how it works:

    1. You write journal entries in your target language (Japanese for must of us).
    2. Native (Japanese) speakers correct your journal entries.
    3. You correct journal entries of other users studying your language.

    It really works too. I’ve had a lang-8 account for a while, and every journal entry I’ve ever written has been read and corrected for me quickly. Both for Japanese (popular language) and Swedish (somewhat obscure). If you want to improve your Japanese skills and make native-speaking friends in the process, give it a try!

    Thanks Jaered!

    Do you know of any websites geared towards Japanese learners, or foreign language learners in general? Post them up in the comments!

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    One Response to “Lang-8: A cool language exchange social network service”

    1. Jon E. Says:
      December 5th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

      I hadn’t used Lang-8, but I had heard of a site that seems to match that same description called “Live Mocha”. Check it out if you want. I wonder which is better, though?