Mixxer Language Exchange

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About this app

What is it?

The Mixxer app was created by two students at Dickinson College and is designed to help you find a language partner for a language exchange. A language partner is someone who helps you practice their native language in exchange for you helping them with yours. For example, if you’re a native English speaker learning Spanish, the Mixxer will help you find and connect with a native Spanish speaker learning English.

Once you’ve found some potential partners, you can message them on the Mixxer suggesting days and times to meet. Most people use Skype to speak, but the choice is up to you and your partner. There are no “rules” for the exchange, but I would suggest practicing 30 minutes in each language. The important thing is to be sure that each person is allowed equal time to practice.

In addition to speaking, you can also post writing and receive feedback from native speakers.

Finally, if you’re a native speaker of Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French or German you’ll also receive invitations from our school and others to register to join us for an “event”. An event is a way of connecting Mixxer users with students in a classroom. After you create an account on the Mixxer, you will receive periodic emails with a link to register to speak with a student at a certain day and time. Those who register then chat the instructor on Skype 10 minutes before the event. The instructor then matches each Mixxer user with one of their students for that class hour. If you’re a teacher with access to a computer lab and interested in organizing your own event, please contact me at bryantt@dickinson.edu.

How is this Free? No ads?
True. It’s entirely free, there are no ads, and there is no paid version. This app was created by our students and hosted by our school. We use the app and the website (www.language-exchanges.org) to find partners for our own students as part of their language courses.

What if I’m a beginner?
A language exchange is usually 30 minutes of conversation in each language. That’s going to be pretty tough if you’re an absolute beginner. Though it’s possible sooner than you probably think. Our students studying Japanese have their first exchange after two months of classes. To help them, everyone writes down 25-30 conversation questions in advance. If you’re worried about keeping the conversation going, I would suggest doing the same.

Contact us
Please send your suggestions and comments to: bryantt@dickinson.edu
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Updated on
Oct 9, 2019

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39 reviews
A Google user
October 16, 2019
I love it. We use Mixxer for our Japanese classes at Dickinson College. It is a great way for students to practice speaking with Japanese speakers. They also like that they get to help someone else learn English.
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A Google user
February 14, 2020
After I moved to US from Spain, I have been slowly losing my spanish vocabulary. This app helps me maintain it, by connecting me with others.
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Ash B
December 17, 2021
Buggy and old app, opens up in a browser. Hardly any users on here and no search feature
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Todd W. Bryant
December 16, 2021
If there are bugs, send a screenshot to bryantt@dickinson.edu. It does run in Chrome. The app is so you can receive notifications of messages. There is a link on every profile to mark the user as spam or for abuse. If there are any fake profiles, click the link and I will delete them. There is both the regular and advanced search, link in menu

What's new

First Production Release