The development of modern technologies provides users with an innovative way to learn new languages by using video chat rooms. Everyone who has ever started learning a foreign language knows that it is better perceived and remembered when you study it while communicating with native speakers. Although it is possible to find a native speaker in random chats, some sites offer an opportunity to use specialized services. Thus, for instance, they built in filters that allow users to choose the language, country or other options.
Some services have a well-developed system that is designed especially for learning languages. For example, if you speak Russian and want to learn English, you will be paired with a native English speaker who wants to learn Russian. The conversation begins in one language, and in the middle of the video session (the timer will tell you when), you switch to another language. The interlocutors are selected on the level of proficiency. To facilitate communication, a service offers topics that are relevant to the level of the users, such as “What kind of work do you do at home?” or “What music are you listening to?”
What Pros Do Users Get Coming To Such Cam Chats?
- Improving pronunciation, intonation, accents. Phonetics is an indispensable part of language learning. Those users who want to speak fluently without an accent should pay particular attention to such aspects as intonation and pronunciation. Some sounds or sentences are pronounced differently. When you listen to native speakers, you better get such peculiarities. Then, users unconsciously start imitating their interlocutors; thus, making their speech more similar to those of native speakers. Those users who learn languages with foreigners quicker improve their skills.
- Enriching the vocabulary. Speaking with an interlocutor on a particular topic, you’ll know lots of new words, set expressions. Native speakers will also tell you about the special use of some words as well as describe the peculiarities of some phrases usage.
- Overcoming the language barrier. It is the notion that denotes students’ fear to speak with native speakers. If you communicate with foreigners in cam chats, you will easier and quicker cope with this problem.
While for some users video chats are entertainment services, for other people these are useful tools for study.