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Intercambio | Spanish – English Language Exchange

(49 customer reviews)

From: $99.97 every 3 months

Register here to join the Intercambio: Spanish & English Language Exchange. As a member, you’ll get:

  • Weekly lessons that focus on the essential grammar, vocabulary and questions you need to have successful conversations in your practice language
  • To connect with a conversation partner in our private and secure online Spanish & English practice group for professionals. You can match with a partner (or several) that are a good fit on a language level, a professional level, and your schedule.
  • Downloadable Conversation templates that include ice-breaker questions, sentence starters, essential vocabulary, and grammar for the weekly topic.
  • Join the weekly teaching sessions and get help with your grammar questions and personalized tips on strategies to achieve your learning goals.
  • Access to grammar and vocabulary mini lessons in video and pdf formats to boost your conversation practice.

Regístrese aquí para unirse al grupo de conversación español – inglés. En este grupo tendrá acceso a:

  • Lecciones semanales que se enfocan en la gramática y el vocabulario necesario para tener conversaciones exitosas en tu idioma de práctica
  • Conectar con un compañero de conversación en nuestro grupo online de práctica de inglés y español para profesionales privado y seguro. Puedes emparejarte con un compañero (o varios) que sea la mejor opción en cuanto a nivel del idioma, nivel profesional y tu horario.
  • Plantillas de conversación descargables que incluyen preguntas para romper el hielo, frases iniciales, vocabulario esencial y gramática para el tema semanal.
  • Acceso a las sesiones de semanales con los profesores y ayuda con tus dudas de gramática y consejos y estrategias personalizadas para alcanzar tus metas de aprendizaje.
  • Acceso a mini lecciones de gramática y vocabulario en vídeo y PDF para potenciar tu práctica de conversación.

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Grab your spot in our guided language exchange course for professionals and serious language learners who want to launch their communication skills to the next level. Join this language exchange community today to bring your language to LIFE in a guided, structured, professional environment.

Asegura tu lugar en nuestro curso guiado de intercambio para profesionales y estudiantes serios de idiomas que quieren llevar sus habilidades de comunicación al siguiente nivel. Únete a esta comunidad de intercambio de idiomas hoy para traer tu segundo idioma a la VIDA dentro de un ambiente guiado, estructurado y profesional.

 

How is this course and community is different from other conversational groups out there?

  • SAFE & SECURE!!! This is not a public site- you have to be a paying member and a good fit to enter Intercambio. (This is not a dating site)
  • DEDICATION: This community is for career minded individuals who share the motivation and willingness to invest in intentional, guided weekly conversation to GROW their language skills.
  • INTENTIONAL:  Members receive weekly lessons, topical conversation guides to direct their conversations and not waste time in useless meetups!
  • EXPERT-LED: Our expert, professional team of teachers are your guides! They direct your learning by providing weekly lessons, essential grammar and vocabulary and conversational guides for you to have successful conversations with your language exchange partner.
  • HYPER-FOCUSED: All members, Intercambio teachers and content in Intercambio have the same GOAL of growing YOUR communication skills.

¿Qué hace diferente a este curso y comunidad de los otros cursos y grupos conversacionales que hay por ahí?

  • ¡FIABLE Y SEGURO!: Este no es un sitio público. Tienes que ser miembro pago y ser el candidato correcto para participar en el intercambio (no es un sitio de citas).
  • DEDICACIÓN: esta comunidad es para profesionales comparten la misma motivación y disposición de invertir en conversaciones guiadas semanales para INCREMENTAR sus habilidades en el idioma.
  • INTENCIONAL: los miembros recibirán lecciones, guías temáticas de conversación semanales para dirigir sus conversaciones y no malgastar su tiempo en juntadas inútiles.
  • DIRIGIDO POR EXPERTOS: ¡Nuestros instructores bilingües expertos son tus guías! Ellos dirigirán tus conversaciones semanales proporcionándote lecciones, plantillas descargables de conversación con preguntas para romper el hielo, frases iniciales, vocabulario esencial y gramática.
  • HÍPER ENFOCADO: Todos los miembros, los instructores de idiomas y el contenido en Intercambio comparten la META de incrementar TUS habilidades comunicativas.

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  • Would improving their language skills give them more opportunities for the future?
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49 reviews for Intercambio | Spanish – English Language Exchange

Karyn Reid

I was looking for a way to improve my Spanish last fall when I got wind of Intercambio. I love the format: the weekly themes, online grammar lessons, vocabulary lists, “office hours”, and opportunities to connect with native Spanish speakers on a regular basis. I can enjoy an entire year of learning and practicing for less than 1/2 the cost of 1 community college class. And, what a great way to “travel” and explore distant lands and cultures during a pandemic. Voy a segiuir practicando y cometiendo errores con alegria!

Britta Luteyn
Britta Luteyn

I have been a part of intercambio for a year now, and I have noticed that my Spanish has greatly improved over the past year. The last time I took a Spanish proficiency exam was in 2013, when I was getting my teaching license (I teach 4th and 5th grade in a Dual Language Immersion program). At this time, I tested at an intermediate high/advanced low level on the ACTFL Spanish language proficiency tests. I just recently took the ACTFL Spanish proficiency exams (last week), and I scored at an advanced mid level! This feels like a huge milestone for me, and intercambio has made all the difference in terms of establishing weekly and daily language practice routines. Also, now that I have been meeting with the same language partners for about a year now, I have truly enjoyed getting to know them as people, and I have also enjoyed building a friendship with each of them. None of this would have been possible without the intercambio program! It’s exciting to think about, in the years to come, once things are better with the pandemic, planning a trip to Costa Rica! The programs for teachers sound great, and I would love to have the chance to meet my language partners in real life! I hope you know how much I appreciate this program! It has influenced my life in so many positive ways! Thank you for all that you do! Britta Luteyn

Lenise Mellott

I have been on two trips with Common Ground International in the recent past. Now, I am involved in the CGI Intercambio program. Whatever content Rory and Leslie develop for people to learn Spanish, you can be assured it is top notch. The participants in their programs are the beneficiaries of their years of experience teaching Spanish and English as second languages. The Intercambio content is in depth, fun to learn, relevant, adequately motivating to challenge participants to their next level, and comprehensive. Intercambio is unique in that each participant can spend as much time as they choose to dedicate to improving their language skills. Abundant resources and access to staff members are provided to allow each participant to advance in their personal language learning journey. Office Hours each week further reinforce the weekly lessons. As a bonus, all past lessons with their entire content are available to all participants. I have met some amazing people, here and abroad, via Office Hour conversations. Look no further to improve your Spanish or English (as a second language) skills. I am so grateful to be a part the Common Ground International family.

Rosemary Espinosa
Rosemary Espinosa

Leslie has hit on the one thing that all my other classes over the years-high school, college, adult ed, even a school in Mexico-have never focused on: it’s OK to make mistakes when speaking! Just do it!
We really need the lessons so that we have something to direct our conversation. I enjoy having a compañera and meeting people in the breakout rooms. Short lessons are easily accessible and I can go back and review when I need to. I’m delighted with Intercambio!

Nancy Penman
Nancy Penman

I love Intercambio! I never got enough conversation in the Spanish classes I have taken so this practice, with the needed weekly convo guides, (so we don’t just sit stare at each other) really helps.
Leslie, I would really like more stories, cuentos. I wish the last wk of the month would be devoted to a story, myth, history, + questions for conversation. I still think of La Llorana, & never would have known that word, or anything about her, without that lesson. I hope you will consider! And thank you for relieving us of the Bingo & review at the end of the month.

Caroline Benforado
Caroline Benforado

Estoy encantada con Intercambio. Todo se presenta en un ambiente muy solidario y divertido. Sin juicio. Aunque soy un estudiante de nivel intermedio, aprendo vocabulario y gramática en cada lección. Tener un compañero de idiomas es una gran ventaja sobre otros programas.

Laura Solkowitz

¡Intercambio es increible! Puede practicar hablando y escuchando Español sin miedo. Aprendemos lengua y cultural y conocemos a personas interesantes.

Nancy Gallagher
Nancy Gallagher

Muchísimas gracias, las classes son muy disfrutables. Me gusto much hablar con mi compañera de Peru y también en Virginia.

Silvana Romitelli

Este programa es maravilloso, aprendes y te vinculas con personas de mucha riqueza en un clima familiar. Algo que no te imaginas es poder conversar tan naturalmente en otra lengua y recibir el apoyo de tus compañeros de conversación y de los creadores del programa. Gracias!

Laura Solkowitz
Laura Solkowitz

Intercambio is great! I am able to practice speaking at least 3 hours a week, and looking forward to more. The Quizlet bank is exceptional! Even though I just joined in October, I have access to all of the vocab and grammar since May. This has truly been a blessing during this difficult time!

Carolyn Green
Carolyn Green

The Fosters and their team live their commitment to cultural and language interchange in the spirit of making the world a better place. Meeting virtually with conversation partners is fantastic. The encouraging philosophy to ‘take a risk’ and weekly topics make it so much easier to open my mouth and speak Spanish than I’ve experienced in any other course.

Kim Whitaker
Kim Whitaker

I love being part of the Intercambio community! I am a Spanish 1 teacher and especially since the pandemic began, I have few opportunities to use my Spanish outside of the classroom. Intercambio has motivated me to use grammatical structures in conversation that I haven’t had the opportunity use in a long time. Leslie is a fantastic teacher and the weekly lessons and video tutorials she provides are so helpful. The weekly meetings with my language partners motivate me to consistently practice Spanish. Having weekly meetings scheduled holds me accountable and keeps me focused on using my Spanish everyday. Intercambio has been such a wonderful addition to my weekly routine!

Bennae Dillingham
Bennae Dillingham

Intercambio has really helped me broaden my understanding of Spanish and I am getting more and more comfortable speaking the language. What I love most about the program is the structured curriculum, the Quizlets, and the multiple opportunities to practice speaking with native Spanish speakers and learners. I have been able to practice weekly and with the Intercambio community, and native speakers who live in Spanish speaking countries. This has helped me gain a more authentic learning experience. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about learning Spanish. I can’t wait for this pandemic to be over so that I can get the “live” Intercambio experience!!

Maureen Marin

En estos 6 meses de estar en el intercambio he disfrutado mucho las conversaciones y he mejorado mucho mi pronunciación . Es sumamente importante conversar y practicar para ir mejorando y el programa me ha ayudado mucho.Esoty muy contenta de participar y de conocer personas.

Sol

Me encanta este intercambio, es una gran idea para quienes no pueden viajar y quieren aprender otro idioma. Disfruto mucho hablando con mis compañeras, así también como conociendo sus culturas.

Sarah Koeman

I just became a member a few weeks ago have been very happy so far with the experience. I am an advance speaker and this is perfect for me to be able to maintain my skills while still learning more. I have a great conversational partner and I look forward to talking with her every week.

Aliana Summers

I LOVE this program! I find that having chats set up with my conversational partners from other countries is a real motivation for me. The chats give me a reason to do the work. Normally, knowing I’d have an in-person class would be the reason, but of course that’s impossible now. Communicating with a native speaker is such a great way to match the pronunciation of words with what they look like on paper. I highly recommend Intercambio, and I’ve found all those reviews about the excellent service to be completely true. Leslie and Rory are fantastic!

melsi Gonzales

Este tipo de ayuda en hablar y escuchar el idioma que estas aprendiendo con personas nativos del idioma nos ayuda mejor y es una buena estrategia en el aprendizaje. Y los compañeros de practica son geniales en ayudar..!

José Ambrocio Xóc Díaz

El mejor programa, estoy muy feliz de pertenecer a este maravilloso grupo , esto es un reto muy grande para mi hablar con personas del idioma Inglés nativo y tenía miedo de hablar ya que yo soy principiante de habla Inglés con tan solo unas semanas poco a poco perdí el miedo y a demás nos ayudamos entre todos , yo recomiendo a todas las personas que sea parte de este maravilloso programa

Rebeca Castillo

Estoy muy feliz de esta hermosa experiencia, con el intercambio he perdido el miedo a equivocarme y hablar mucho más, con más cofianza y lo más importante pensar en inglés. Disfruto de las conversaciones con mis partners , me han ayudado muchísimo y son geniales.
Gracias por esta gran oportunidad!!!

Gabriela Guevara
Gabriela Guevara

Me encanta el programa. al principio cuando me dijeron de integrarme a Intercambio me dio un poco de susto pues hablar en ingles con personas que lo saben bien era todo un reto, Sin embargo lo acepte y pense que debia hacerlo. Intercambio me ha ayudado a superar ese miedo y a hablar sin temor a equivocarme, me ha dado mas confianza y mis partners son fantasticas y me han ayudado muchisimo, yo solo espero estar haciendo lo mismo con ellas, ayudandolas con el aprendizaje de su espanol.

Nathan Smith

I have really enjoyed my experience with Intercambio. It is a professional, valuable, flexible service that provides new avenues through which I am able to study Spanish. I have taken many good classes that have focused on Spanish grammar, reading, and writing, but this program allows me to put those skills into practice in a safe, friendly environment for all levels of Spanish and English speakers.

LeAnn Seto

The enthusiasm, creativity, and organization of the teachers is AMAZING and top quality! I look forward to each week’s lesson and the online practice, but especially the practice with my friend in person! Each week Leslie tells us to “open your mouths and make mistakes” at the end of every video lesson and I always chuckle, but that is really what is making this class such a success for me. In classroom settings it’s all about getting the right conjugations, but with Intercambio it’s about just using what you DO know and having fun with your friend and your language. I have such a better relationship with Spanish now because I’m not so afraid of mistakes any longer. I actually feel hopeful that I could truly become competent with people who only speak Spanish because of Intercambio!

Tim Dempsey

Intercambio provides a wonderful , supportive environment for all levels of Spanish/English learners. The lessons are well organized and professionally done. The opportunity to interact with other learners sets this program apart from others.

Kellly Pritchard

Well done! Very professional! Very friendly! Very effective! Worth the money!

Juliet Franklin

Intercambio is the answer to my wishes! I have been trying to learn Spanish for more years than I would like to admit, and then the ad for this program popped up in my email. It is fun, affordable, and effective. I have a conversation partner which keeps me accountable each week to study the fun and engaging materials provided by Leslie and Rory Foster. They provide many other resources, including “office hours,” which is a fun way to meet online and practice our Spanish (or English). I highly recommend this program.

Susan Wingo
Susan Wingo

This is a wonderful way to improve your Spanish speaking & listening skills. The organization of the course is outstanding. Each week focuses on a theme, and associated vocabulary and grammar topics. The vocabulary is available on the Quizlet phone app (e-flash cards), making it easy to study the vocabulary any time, any place. The lessons provide structure for the conversations with a partner, so there are no awkward pauses trying to figure out what to talk about next. And there is an emphasis on saying what you are thinking without stressing about getting it exactly right. I can sit down and write out a conjugation for many verbs, but coming up with the right form on the fly in conversation is a very different skill that I am developing now. I am very happy with this course, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to take their Spanish to a new level.

Nancy Harrison
Nancy Harrison

Intercambio has been a fun and very inexpensive way to help forward my Spanish learning. Speaking with native Spanish speakers is invaluable and the program has connected me to language partners I can skype or whatsapp with. It works with my schedule and I can practice as much or as little as I want. It reaches all types of learners – you get video instruction, written instruction, one-on-one practice with your partner(s), and group practice during “office hours” every week. You can ask questions each week and they will be answered in the group. So glad I found this program!

Carolyn Green
Carolyn Green

Intercambio is the next best thing to immersion travel to improve your Spanish skills (or even better for those of us who like to stay home!). Rory and Leslie provide a comfortable environment where it’s OK to be brave and learn by making mistakes. It’s easy to find a native Spanish speaker with whom to practice. The weekly guided lessons provide a comfortable platform for learning through conversation. Try it!

Bhagwant Borkar
Bhagwant Borkar

This is the best site and cheapest to learn spoken Spanish.
BB Borkar,MD

Austin

Intercambio is a fun way to chat and get to know people from other countries. It is kind of like having a pen pal to practice your language skills with!

Carol Sullivan
Carol Sullivan

Intercambio makes learning Spanish an exciting, intriguing, enlightening process. no matter what your entry level. Sometimes I feel as freshly inspired as my 9-year- old self did when she wrote letters to a pen-pal in Paris! In these quarantined times, I feel genuinely connected to a intercontinental community.

Yalile Blanco
Yalile Blanco

Estoy muy feliz, porque pierdo el miedo a conversar con este intercambio.
Gracias Leslie y Rory.

Suzanne Carroll
Suzanne Carroll

This intercambio program is so much more than I expected. I knew that I would have an opportunity to practice speaking Spanish each week, which I absolutely need. I was nervous! However, the weekly conversation guides, grammar focus, and office hours provide so much support. They are so well thought out and connected. My partners and I use the guide as our starting point, and then the conversation starts flowing with ease. Not only is my Spanish improving, but I feel like I have made new friends in other countries. Thank you!

Yorleny Romero
Yorleny Romero

Este Intercambio me ha permitido dejar el temor de hablar inglés y equivocarme y seguir practicando, es una oportunidad para crecer, mejorar. Muy agradecida por la oportunidad e interactuar con muchas personas! Muchísimas gracias

Kelsey Ouellette
Kelsey Ouellette

The Intercambio has been a perfect way to keep up with my Spanish! It’s very tailored to my availability and ability level. A very welcoming community of no-judgement, just everyone trying to improve their language abilities! The conversation guides that Rory and Leslie provide are such a unique and vital part of this program that help guide ALL learners at all levels with their conversations. I’ve been able to connect with multiple people from multiple different countries, which is an invaluable and fantastic way for me to continuously learn and improve my Spanish as well as cultural awareness.

Kim McConnell
Kim McConnell

Leslie and Rory are doing an amazing job with this new program. The encouragement to simply start practicing rather than worrying about perfection is just what I needed. Leslie’s office hours and teaching sessions are outstanding for their clarity, energy, and specificity to each new learning task. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with Spanish speakers from literally around the world and to practice in a safe, encouraging environment. The conversational guides are thorough and helpful and serve to give structure and intentional learning to the actual conversation times. Leslie and Rory also work hard to adjust to the various needs of the students by offering relevant content. I highly recommend Intercambio if you want to advance in your Spanish conversational skills.

Priscilla Guerrero Gracia
Priscilla Guerrero Gracia

Estoy demasiado contenta con el programa, conocer gente nueva y aprender de una manera tan dinámica y divertida en verdad facilita mucho el proceso de aprendizaje.

Katalina Sánchez R

Súper feliz de poder conocer personas y poder practicar el idioma con personas de mi misma profesión e intercambiar experiencias

Silvana Romitelli
Silvana Romitelli

Estoy muy agradecida de participar de esta experiencia de intercambio en la que ambas personas que conversamos nos encontramos motivadas cada una cumpliendo sus objetivos y ayudando al otro a cumplirlos!

Bhagwant Borkar
Bhagwant Borkar

He estado estudiando español desde hace 3 Anyos usando youtube Y computador, pero siento que intercambio es la mejor manera de aprender español hablado.
BB Borkar

Anita Chupp

Thank you Intercambio! Not only is this platform creating space for me to have a weekly conversation in Spanish in a judgement-free environment which is definitely help mprove my fluency but Intercambio is facilitating connection with people in other countries in a time when connecting is difficult and CRITICAL. The guided conversations provided by Intercambio helped completely alleviate my nervousness about having a conversation in Spanish with a person I have never met – now I definitely look forward to my scheduled conversations!! Thank you!

Jeniffer Shearer
Jeniffer Shearer

The Intercambio program is one of the most amazing resources I have ever seen in truly growing in the language and finally having a safe, comfortable, and fun place to practice speaking! I have known and have taught the basics of Spanish for over 16 years but my deep fear of making mistakes, sounding ignorant, and being timid to speak has prevented me from growing and moving forward. The Intercambio program has been an answered prayer. The weekly teachings and conversation topics, encouraging teachers, being matched with speaking partners that are at my level, and having the opportunity to speak as often as needed- in my own home, with people from around the world is the perfect combination. The program has allowed me to jump leaps and bounds in my learning within a matter of weeks and I have gained more confidence in these first few weeks then I have in years. Intercambio has also re-ignited my passion for Spanish. I look forward to each new week in the program and can’t wait to see just how far I can grow.

Maureen Marín
Maureen Marín

Me siento super contenta con el programa. Conocer personas nuevas y poder practicar es una excelente oportunidad. Muchas gracias !

Yalile Blanco
Yalile Blanco

Thank for the opportunity in the community, Im very happy for practicing with other people. It is very easy and funny. Practice with other takes away any fear of conversation. Thank you!

Joe Sekely

Leslie, you do such a great job teaching me Spanish. I made a great choice to connect with you and the Intercambio team.

Charlotte Rivera

Hooray for Intercambio / Common Ground. This is the first time I have been successful practicing Spanish. You may practice with anyone in the class, you converse is English if you are an English learner, or In Spanish if you are Spanish language learner. The students, whonare from all over the world, partner up to practice.
The teachers, Leslie and Rory send out one lesson, so you and your partner a basis for conversation. This week talked about the pandemic.
It is well thought out and executed program. I am so excited to be practicing regularly. It is not about perfection or grades. It is about enjoying chatting with people who want to chat with you.
It is extraordinary and I love it.

Nancy Penman
Nancy Penman

I appreciate the opportunity to converse so much. I have taken many classes in Spanish where the teacher talks in English-so frustrating.. I have been looking for a way to prioritize conversation for so long!-And here’ it is! Reasonably priced, curated by professionals, and Leslie has been so attentive , encouraging & helpful-my emails are always answered promptly with the info I requested.

Chelsie Cabak
Chelsie Cabak

Thank you for helping me to speak Spanish with Intercambio. This class came at a perfect time to help me achieve my dream of learning and speaking Spanish. I am grateful that you shared the importance of getting the message across rather than getting hung up on proper grammar. Since I have never taken a Spanish class (until now), I’ve always been afraid to say anything at all. Literally anything! I have a good friend that is from Mexico, and I wouldn’t even try to say anything to her in Spanish! Now I am being brave, and it is because of you and this class that you are offering. I truly appreciate how your passion to help others has changed many lives including mine. Thank you!

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