Language Exchange Activity of the Week

Language ExchangeYou have your language exchange partner, but now what? Maybe you are both at a beginner level so it’s difficult to just start speaking. Look here to get a weekly language exchange activity. If you don’t have a partner find one in our Free Language Exchange Community.

Beginners: Describing Game (estimated time 30 minutes)

Who is it for? This one is for 2 language partners practicing at a (very) beginner level.

What you need:Your Language partner, Flashcards(or paper), and understanding of how to use the verb ‘to be’ in your practicing language.

  1. First write 10 adjectives on flash cards
  2. Then write 10 nouns(people, places or things) on more flashcards in another pile
  3. Now take a one noun and a adjective and form a sentence.
  4. Take 15 minutes to go through your cards.
  5. Now take 15 minutes to do the same for your partners practicing language.

Extra time?  (20-30  more minutes)

What you need? More flashcards and the understanding of how to form a question with the verb ‘to be’.

  1. Now use the noun and adjective in a form of a question. Example: Is your brother happy?
  2. Add more adjective and nouns if you feel comfortable with practicing more.
  3. Let your partner take a turn doing the same.

Bonus! Practicing using more verbs than ‘to be’.

Does it feel good to speak your new language out loud to a native speaker? I hope so!


  • Let your partner speak, but correct them if you aren’t able to understand
  • Have your partner correct your pronunciation.
  • As always make sure to divide the time evenly in each language.
  • Have fun!

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2 Responses to Language Exchange Activity of the Week

  1. Danielle says:

    Thanks Janelle. I am learning Russian and this will help me practice

  2. Admin says:

    That’s great. Watch for more activities every Monday. Have fun learning Russian!

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