Today, it’s incredibly easy to do a language exchange to help you study a language. By language exchange, I mean getting together with a person who speaks the language you’re learning and helping each other out. You teach them English while they teach you whatever language you’re studying. When I was first studying Japanese, it was tough to find Japanese practice partners. I lived in the middle of the U.S. where there isn’t so much diversity. Now, there are websites where you can meet people to study with in-person, on Skype or through email exchange. Language exchange can be very helpful in learning languages, but it can also be a waste of time. Here are some tips I’ve culled from my experience on making your language exchange fruitful.