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Empower students to connect as a community of learners to master speaking a new language with confidence!

The Chirp Room™ is an online chatroom for students interested in interacting with other students to practice a world language moderated by a native speaking instructor. You will be “Chirping” in a live video chat room and meeting students from all over the world with similar interests.

  • Join the LIVE, online conversational groups moderated by LanguageBird instructors
  • Students have the opportunity to practice speaking in a spontaneous, conversational environment
  • Increase your cultural experience through our native speaking instructors

It can be a great time to learn survival language skills you think might be useful like hailing a taxi, asking for directions, or staying at a hotel. You can also learn basic grammar rules that learners often find tricky or tend to forget. You will practice speaking in a safe and supervised online live chatroom, and meet other students who want to practice their world language.

The Chirp Room™s will be conducted over the video conferencing service Zoom. Come and join the online language community!

 

School Administrators, are you interested in getting a private, dedicated Chirp Room™ for language classes at your school?

Contact: admin@languagebird.com | 844-700-2473

Check out the Chirp Room™ Chat Room Schedule below.

 

NOTE: All times are in PST and participants must register 24 hrs before the meeting.

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Chirp Room™ Testimonials

“Kelsey and I had a great conversation that was realistic. We learned new words that we wouldn’t otherwise learn in a classroom. It’s really nice to communicate with an outside person who knows nothing of our level of Spanish and just wants to get to know us by our conversation styles. Kelsey was a customer who wanted to buy a shirt for her sister’s birthday. I was the salesperson. The challenge was the emotion behind the scenario we were given. Kelsey had to be very picky and I had to make a sale and be patient. This was all new to me! In class, we forget about the emotion and the reasoning behind what we are saying sometimes since it is such a formal setting.”

– Hannah D.

“Today, I went on a LanguageBird chat room with Holly and I found it overall really fun. I was really nervous when I got on, but I ended up really calm by the end because the teacher was really chill and nice, plus I had Holly there and Hannah was there, too! At first, it was difficult because I’ve never really spoken Spanish anywhere except for Ms. Bradley’s classroom, but it ended nicely because I got the hang of coming up with sentences on the spot and even included the conditional tense in some of my sentences! Overall, I really enjoyed it and recommend it for anyone in Spanish 3 or up because it helps prepare you for speaking Spanish inside and outside of class!”

– Joli

“Ayer, yo participé en mi primer “Chirp Room Chat Room” por treinta minutos. El nombre de mi instructora era Mercedes y había dos estudiantes de la costa oeste también. Fue muy divertido y yo aprendí mucho. Nosotros practicamos cómo indicar el camino y aprendimos palabras nuevas. Por ejemplo, “sigue derecho” significa “continue straight”, “dobla a la izquierda/derecha” significa “turn left/right”, y “cruza la calle” significa “cross the street”. Al final, la otra estudiante fingió ser la cajera y yo fingí ser la clienta. Si tuviera el tiempo, participaría en la sala de chat otra vez.”

– Emma F.

“Last Friday, I did one of the LanguageBird chat rooms. It was a lot of fun! We did a spontaneous conversation based off of a prompt of trying to buy something from a store. I hadn’t spoken Spanish spontaneously in a while, but it was a good opportunity to do it again. I struggled the most with vocab and pronunciations since we had to describe what we wanted to buy, but I found myself incorporating a lot of the different grammar concepts that we had learned, like IOPs and DOPs. It was fun and I would definitely recommend them!”

– Kelsey H.

“This time in the chat room, it was more conversational between the teacher and me. We spoke about social gatherings and planning to confront someone. More and more I am learning slang and better ways to communicate how I feel and different complex viewpoints. The topics are so much fun; one of which was going to a carnival with a bunch of friends and spending more time with certain people than others. I am also having to translate everything we say for another student who doesn’t understand as well. Thanks again for the recommendation to join a chat room!”

– Hannah D.

“Today we acted out ordering food with the twist of ordering Peruvian traditional foods. I had to order as a vegan (very difficult in Latin American culture). I was joined by one other student who seemed to be a beginner. The teacher, Mercedes, was very accommodating for both levels. I highly recommend these chats to other groups!”

– Hannah D.

“I went to a LanguageBird chat room today! There were five students and one teacher named Mercedes, and normally they aren’t that big, so we took turns talking and listening. It was about 30 minutes and I was a travel agent with Joli and we were helping Hannah and another girl plan a trip to Colombia. We got to explore vocabulary we had learned this year in school and found a couple of new words on the way. It was a good experience to listen and comprehend what others were saying to us. It seemed super formal at first, but the teacher and the other students were all really kind and supportive and there wasn’t a lot of pressure. It was a good opportunity for me to speak as well. I do recommend it, especially if you go with a friend because that makes it a bit easier.”

– Holly S.

“I tried another chat room today and I liked how different it was from my first one. There were four other students which made the dynamic very different. Today’s lesson covered a variety of prepositions which I found to be actually very helpful. We practiced telling each other where things were in relation to each other in a picture and asking questions about where things were. By the end, I got a lot more comfortable speaking spontaneously in front of new people and using the new vocabulary we learned. I really enjoyed it!”

– Emma

“The LanguageBird chatrooms have given me the chance to expand my conversational language skills in a way I never thought possible. The regular meetings are renewing my confidence in German, accelerating my ability to converse in Spanish, and providing me with purpose and drive during this unprecedented Covid quarantine. Not only are the chatroom topics interesting, fast-paced, and engaging, the teachers are also dedicated to providing quality instruction. I am so grateful for the opportunity to expand my language skills and hope I can continue attending the chatrooms for years to come.”

– Isabella

Meet the Chirp Room™ Moderators

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Aleksandra P.

LanguageBird Russian Instructor

My name is Aleksandra Price and I am a Russian Language Instructor with LanguageBird.

As an experienced Teacher, I have developed a passion and personal commitment to helping my students succeed.

I have taught K-12 for over 20 years, in Moscow, Russia and Minnesota/California, US.

While working as a Teacher, I have also enjoyed being a K-12 Curriculum Specialist developing exiting Project-Based Lesson Plans in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and World Art.

I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with Major in Pedagogy and currently working on my Master’s degree in Teaching and Counseling.

I look forward to getting my students excited about learning this beautiful language, while exploring Russian History, Culture, Traditions and Art!

I have a Chirp Room™ in Russian levels 1 and 2!

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Andres F.

LanguageBird Spanish Instructor

I am a native Spanish speaker, born in Santiago de Cali, a city in the south west of Colombia. After high school, I served in the Colombian Air Force, where I had the opportunity to improve my English and where I studied Air Traffic Control and Aeronautical Communications. My military experience improved my computer skills, and currently I work part time, instructing Spanish language and part time as a combination of IT consulting, website designer and developer (websites, SEO, SEM, CMS, advertising, marketing, servers).

I love to travel and in fact I lived in several cities from Colombia, as Armenia, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Tulu and now, I’m living in Sao Paulo. Brazil has now become now my home and I have had the opportunity to learn my third language, Portuguese.

I have a Chirp Room™ in Spanish levels 1, 2, and 3!

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Enrico L.

LanguageBird Italian/French Instructor

I am from Italy and I have been living in Los Angeles for over ten years. I have a M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Verona, Italy. I have always loved to be in contact with people of different cultures and use different languages. I have been teaching and tutoring several languages and among them my beautiful native language, Italian. Being a teacher is a great experience and it has been such an enriching path that has given me so much joy.

I am a very easy-going, open-minded person. I am a professional, fun and passionate teacher and I cannot wait to be teaching you and share my knowledge and experience while learning Dante’s language and talk about some delicious Italian food, stunning art and music.

I have a Chirp Room™ in Italian levels 2!

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Markus N.

LanguageBird German Instructor

Hello I’m Markus Fer. Neutzer, I’m from Germany and I’ve been living in Mexico for more than 14 years. That’s exactly the time I have been teaching German and English here and in other countries online. I taught in public schools, universities, and private schools English and German. I have taught teenagers, elderly people, and kids.

I have the T.K.T certificates from the Cambridge University. I’m an easy-going person and  love to joke. I’m dynamic and flexible in my job.

I have a Chirp Room™ in German levels 2, 3, and 4!

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Mercedes R.

LanguageBird Spanish Instructor

I am from Argentina and I was lucky to be able to travel, live and study in many different countries of Latin America (Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico), as well as 6 years in US for my graduate studies in Ecology. All these adventures allowed me to experience and learn the diversity and richness of Spanish language and culture beyond the borders of my own country. Currently I am living in Canary Islands, Spain where I got to learn the particulars of Spanish on the other side of the Ocean. I am a professional and dynamic teacher, flexible, patient and easygoing. I am very much looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for Spanish language with you and help you speak fluently and most importantly that you enjoy and have fun in the process of learning the beautiful language. Hope to see you in the Chirp Room!

I have a Chirp Room™ in Spanish levels 1, 2, and 3!

Xiaohui W.

LanguageBird Mandarin Instructor

I’m from China! I had twenty years of education experience. I was lucky to be able to travel, live and study in many different countries , such as Singapore, Australia, England, USA … All these adventures allowed me to experience and learn rich teaching methods of Chinese and English language and culture . Currently, I am living in the USA I’d like to share my nearly forty years of homeland culture and language with my students.

I am a professional and experienced teacher, flexible, patient and easygoing. I am very much looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for the Chinese language with you and help you speak fluently and most importantly that you enjoy and have fun in the process of learning the beautiful language.

I have a Chirp Room™ in Mandarin Chinese levels 1, 2, and 3!

Marion M.

LanguageBird French/Portuguese Instructor

Bonjour! My name is Marion. I am a French and Portuguese instructor at LanguageBird.  I enjoy creating fun lessons that meet each students’ individual needs and goals. My entire career has been dedicated to education and teaching.  I have taught in the  Arlington Public Schools system, Berlitz, ICA, and the Washington Language Center where I  helped numerous students pass their tests at the Foreign Service Institute.
I was born in Brazil but spent most of my life in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The best thing about me is I love to teach and smile. My other loves include my grandchildren and my dog Jack. My hobby is cooking especially Italian food! In addition to French & Portuguese, I can speak  Spanish and some German.
I look forward to meeting you!

I have a Chirp Room™ in French levels 1, 2, and 3!

Disclaimer

This disclaimer informs readers that LanguageBird is not responsible for the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed during the Chirp Room™ class discussion because they belong solely to the instructor and/or students present, and are not representative of LanguageBird policy or mission.

LanguageBird Chirp Room™ classes are made available by the LanguageBird instructors for educational purposes only, as well as to give general information and a general understanding of a certain topic in the target language, not to provide course credit of any kind. By participating in the LanguageBird Chirp Room™s, you understand that you are entering a class that is conversation based, not a class that follows a set curriculum. By participating in the Chirp Room™s, you also understand that you will not receive a proctored test or a letter grade. By registering to a session you agree to enter the class either before or at the time of the start date, failure to do so will result in not being able to participate in the Chirp Room™ session. LanguageBird retains the right to remove any Chirp Room™ user for any behavior that it deems inappropriate.

For more information about our CHIRP Rooms™ and acceptable behavior, please see our Terms of Use.