“There are no strangers here: Only friends that you haven’t made yet” said William Butler Yeats.
At HelloTalk we are strangers at first, but once we get talking it become easy to make friends. Our Super Users love meeting new people every time they use HelloTalk. Often it is through posting Moments and starting conversations.
This post is a part of our Super User series. In this collection of articles we talk to some of HelloTalk’s top followed users, explore what makes them stand out, and… what we can learn!
“My goal in using HelloTalk is for language exchange and to make new friends!”
Lorena uses HelloTalk regularly to practice Korean. “I reach out to a lot of other users”, says Lorena.
Lorena’s Words of Wisdom
Start conversations with new people often! I made many new friends that way. Being active and posting Moments helps you engage with the community.
“My goal in using HelloTalk is to interact with native speakers, expand my vocabulary and make friends. I believe talking to native speakers is the best way to learn another language.”
Eli is a friendly member of the HelloTalk community and reaches out to new members often.
“I try to be really friendly and spend a lot of time looking at people’s posts in my target languages, trying to translate them. This often makes new friends”, says Eli. “I respond to everyone’s messages as soon as possible. On top of that, I post interesting things about my life and the American culture!”
Eli’s Words of Wisdom
I think you should try to be as friendly as possible, post often and be helpful. Share your love for language and culture!
“My main goal in using HelloTalk is to maintain proficiency in my mother tongue, Chinese. I also enjoy meeting friends from around the world.”
Flora moved from China to the US twelve years ago and now can speak both Chinese and English fluently. She spends most of her time on the Moments’ newsfeed, answers questions about language exchange, and makes new friends.
Flora’s Words of Wisdom
Share thought-provoking posts often, this really interests other users.
You too are a stranger to a new person, so you both need to get out of your comfort zones by talking to each other. And isn’t it always easier to overcome fears together? HelloTalk community is full of friendly language learners who share your passion for cultural exploration. Connect with them.