Best voice chat sites

    • TightTizzle
      TightTizzle
      Basic
      Joined: 13.02.2011 Posts: 5
      I guess its off-topic. BUT I’ve recently enjoyed improving my English by using some of the various chat sites. Here is my experience. Enjoy.

      Chatroulette – random video+audio chat with strangers from all over the world. FREE
      + massive amount of users
      + you never know who you will talk to
      + most popular site
      - rare to have a real chat
      - no real conversations take place
      - every second time you see a naked dude (never a naked chick)


      Omegle – random video+audio chat with strangers from all over the world. FREE
      + many users
      + you never know who you will talk to
      + very popular, probably the number 2 site for audio/video chat
      - same as for Chatroulette, rare to have a good chat longer than 15 seconds
      - no real conversations take place
      - lots of naked male skin

      Rosetta Stone – random audio chat with people who want to learn languages. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
      + very good site for learning English and other languages
      + have solid conversations with more “serious” and friendly people
      + you can actually help people improve their language skills
      + you can find a partner for all languages: from German to Afrikaans
      - error with registrations occurred the first several times
      - sometimes difficult to have a conversation because you mostly talk with people who are not good at your particular language
      - have to wait to find a conversation partner

      Conversationland – audio chat with random people with focus on improving creativity and humor in conversations – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

      + moderated calls (they last 5 minutes each time)
      + you receive written feedback by your call partner after the call to your inbox
      + possible to choose which category you want to train (creativity, humor, etc)
      + focus on having a real conversation to improve conversation skills
      - takes time to find a conversation partner in off-hours
      - sometimes get matched with the same person again
      - need a new Skype account to use the website
      - mostly English speaking users

      Chatroulette and Omegle are pretty much the same. Loads of users, and you sometimes see seriously funny people. If you want to train a specific language, I would use Rosetta Stone. Conversationland is good for having prolonged conversations if you want to train your conversation skills and get some serious feedback from your partners.

      Over and out,
      Maxi
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    • pleno1
      pleno1
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Hey,

      Thanks for this post. Very interesting, I have used chatroulette and omegle socially with friends for laughs when they were the "in" thing to do.

      I am looking to get a tutor to teach me Spanish and eventually German, wil definitely try out the latter two to help/improve.