Lang-8 - language learning and social networking
I joined Lang-8.com on January
29th, 2009. Since that day, I have written more than 260 entries in
Japanese. I love writing diaries. And I love Japanese language. So I'm
very happy that I found Lang-8.com.
I have been studying Japanese by myself for a year. Before I joined, I
knew many words and hieroglyphics, but I could hardly compose a
sentence. Writing a diary on Lang-8.com
really helped me a lot with my study. Now I can write my blog in Japanese.
On Lang-8.com I met many friends from
different countries. They are very intelligent people with the same interest
to learn language as me.
I'm writing a diary on Lang-8.com every
day, because I really enjoy it. With every new entry, my Japanese becomes
better. I'm so happy because of that!!
by Tatyana Bukova
Description of the site
Lang-8.com is a social networking site.
Unlike Facebook or MySpace, the purpose of Lang-8.com
is learning a second language (or third, or fourth ...) while making international friends.
Lang-8.com basically works on the principle
of "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."
The easy 1, 2, 3 method:
Make an entry
First, you write something in the language you are studying.
Native speakers make corrections for you
Native speakers read your post and correct all of the mistakes with Lang-8's easy
to use language correction tools.
Make corrections to other users' posts in your native language
You can read and correct your friend's and other user's posts that are written in
your native language. There are no absolute requirements to "give back" to the community,
but everyone does.
In addition to language posts, Lang-8.com has many other cool language learning features:
- Skype sharing options for conversation practice
- A virtual language notebook to "clip and save" things you learn and share with others
- Many more on the way
Sharpen your language skills while making friends and exchanging
culture at Lang-8.com!