Do you want your language-learning journey on Speaky to be a success? Completing your profile properly is the right thing to start with.
Here are a few tips to put all chances on your side!
#1 Make Sure You Look Good
Upload your best pic so people feel like interacting with you. The best part to display on your profile is…
— No, not your abs.
— Not that booty either.
— Yes, your face would do the job perfectly 🙂
It doesn’t need to be necessarily serious. Just make sure that
– we can actually see you
– the picture is not too dark
– you inspire TRUST
So don’t upload that scary picture of yours… Yes, you know exactly which one I’m talking about…
Now, some of you might feel uncomfortable with their image being available on the internet.
/!\ Avoid quotes as they usually get cropped into a circle in the Community tab. If you want to say something, use your description instead 🙂
#2 Write an Efficient Description
The description enables you to introduce yourself in 300 characters. That’s about four lines, which is kind of short. So focus on the essential.
Here are a few examples:
Say why you’re here, and if you can, offer your help to other users
“Hello everyone 🙂 I would like to improve my French skills and make some friends around the world 😀 Feel free to send me a message!”
“Hi! I’m here to make German-speaking friends. I would be more than happy to offer my help in French in return :)”
Say why you need to practice.
“Hello there! I need to improve my Spanish because I need it at work. Let’s talk!”
“Hi everybody! I am an Italian girl living in London for a few months to finish my studies. We can help each other!”
Use a quote you identify to.
“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”
‒ Rita Mae Brown
“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”
‒ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Write a part or the whole of your description in the language you want to learn.
“Hola todos! I’m looking for Spanish-speaking friends to improve my skills. Podemos ayudarnos mutuamente :)”
#3 Set Your Native and Learning Languages Accurately
Help us match you with great language partners!
1. Indicate what language(s) you speak as your mother tongue(s)
2. Choose the languages you would like to learn on Speaky (you can add up to 5)
3. Set your level in each of your learning languages.
You can always access your settings later to make modifications.
/!\ Only use level 4 (advanced) and 5 (expert) if you’re fluent in these languages and able to help other learners with a lower level as a non-native teacher would.
Of course, don’t forget to add you nationality and the country where you live 🙂 People on Speaky are interested in different cultures, accents, etc.
#4 Let Others Know About Your Interests
Choosing interests comes in handy when you’re wondering what to talk about with your new language partner. On Speaky, the interests you have in common are highlighted in blue, both on the profile, and in the chat.
You’re all set. Enjoy Speaky!
Over to you
Any other advice on how to make your profile look amazing on Speaky? Please share your thoughts with us in the discussion!