Krazer and I were dicussing in chat today the most important aspects of language learning. We both agreed that while chat/QA/learning characters is important, it's the ability to speak that will take you the furthest and make you most valuable.

The only way to get better at speaking is to practice speaking.

That being said, would it be possible to add in "voice chat" not only to Chinese, but to all language learning subsites on SE?

This would add a unique aspect to SE languages and become more attractive for those learning language.

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    perhaps if someone has a ventrilo or mumble server, we could host a weekly or monthly conversational bit?
    – Krazer
    Dec 3, 2012 at 20:54
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    You could all also do Google Plus, if you're so inclined.
    – Aarthi
    Dec 3, 2012 at 20:59
  • Not sure about the chances to add this natively, but hosting an "external" event, like @Krazer suggested, is nice... :D
    – Alenanno
    Dec 3, 2012 at 21:44
  • @Aarthi I forgot about that. G+ would make things a lot easier.
    – Krazer
    Dec 3, 2012 at 22:14
  • I'd be in for a Google+ chat if anyone wants to try it.
    – Don Kirkby
    Dec 5, 2012 at 5:08
  • Good suggestion! But Google+ is blocked here. Could ther be some convenient ways?
    – Huang
    Jan 3, 2013 at 4:20
  • @Huang I was going to say something about the Great Firewall of China. Ventrilo or Teamspeak are probably the best ways to go. Feb 13, 2013 at 6:06


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