[quote=“Delonge182”]In the learning Chinese section, it specifically says not to ask for a language partner.
Yeah, the short blurb under Learning Chinese in the index does say that; in the little-read sticky within LC entitled [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/please-read-before-posting-in-learning-chinese/15361/1 READ BEFORE POSTING IN ‘LEARNING CHINESE’[/url], there’s a bit more info:
[quote]Welcome to the Learning Chinese forum.
This forum is intended to help “FOREIGNERS” (more precisely, non-native speakers of Chinese languages) learn to speak, read, write, and understand CHINESE. It is for discussion about how to learn Chinese, or for questions about Chinese. It is NOT for posting job ads to find students, teachers or language exchange partners, NOR is it a free translation service. If you have any of these needs, please post ads to the “Taiwanted” section, rather than in Learning Chinese. [/quote]
So, yeah, basically what Buttercup said – try the Taiwanted section, specifically here.
Don’t worry about the aspersions cast by some on language exchange. Sure, there are a few out there using it to check out possible dates, but if you approach it as a serious LE, you’ll quickly find partners who are interested in the language aspect. I learned a tremendous amount of Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai through many language exchanges in Taibei over the last 15.5 years.
Full disclosure – okay, yeah, I did er, um, marry one of them. (But neither of us were using LE to look for a date; it just worked out that way.)