This time last year, I was taking my Spanish classes in Evanston each Saturday morning, which much as I liked learning it meant the weekend always kicked off in stress and frustration. Somewhere around that time, I had the brainstorm that I should find a Spanish speaking, English learning buddy. My plan was that we’d sit down for a meal or coffee or other libation and just chitchat, in Spanish for half the time and English for the other half. I’d be corrected on the one half, do the correcting on the other. That seemed like a sound plan, but I could never get it organized to find the partner.
It occurs to me that with Skype that could be done more easily. Assuming that we have a good enough connection (this is hard enough without trying to decipher garbled communications), this seems like a good way to go. Is there anyone in Latin America – or Spain for that matter – who wants to improve their English and is willing to suffer through my bad Spanish? Necesito mucha practica – puedes ayudarme?