Read about each conversation partner's background and hobbies. All conversation partners are trained and supervised by TalkAbroad to ensure you have a great experience.
Schedule a time with your conversation partner according to your own schedule.
Your professor may provide you a topic. If not, bring your own topic or just see where the conversation leads!
Realtime conversations are 30 minutes in length and take place directly on the TalkAbroad website with state-of-the-art videoconferencing tools. All that's needed is a microphone, video camera, and modern browser.
Run into trouble? Our support team is there to help.
TalkAbroad provides you and your professor a recording of your conversation!
Listen to the recording to review what you didn't understand and to prepare for your next conversation. You can stay with the same partner or choose a new one in a different country!
Conversation partners are available in Spanish, French, English and Chinese.
TalkAbroad is not bundled with any other textbook or software offering. Add interaction with a native speaker into your curriculum as a stand alone assignment or as a compliment to an already existing activity.
Using the professor platform you can provide instructions to the conversation partners ahead of time. You can also use your account to supervise and listen to the audio recordings of your students with their partners.
Your professor account gives you full access to every conversation your student completes. Listen to the full conversation or simply check in to see how they did.
Use the audio recording to make creative post-assignments for students to complete after their conversation: writing assignments, class presentations or transcriptions.
TalkAbroad is always free for professors. There is a per-conversation cost for students:
Pricing for US market only. International pricing may vary.