Calluna V. (callunav) wrote in linguaphiles,
Calluna V.

Spanish language/learner communities?

Hello! I have been away from LJ for some years, now, and am inclining back toward it, but it means I've lost track of pretty much everything and everyone.

Right now, studying Spanish is a big part of my life, and I was wondering if there were any active LJ communities people would recommend for people interested in discussing the language in English and/or discussing the language learning process (or anything else, actually) with Spanish students or Spanish-speaking English students.

(I've been using DuoLingo to study, among other things, but that forum is wearing me down. I keep going back to it because it gives me the opportunity to write in Spanish to native speakers, to try to help them with English and to get their feedback on my Spanish. But it is full of trolling and also, because the forum is hard to search and has a high volume, the same topics get posted over and over again. So I'm looking for alternatives. I used to love LJ and this community - and I'm psyched to see it's still active - and if I could find one or more communities that are active and useful in these ways, it would be an enormous relief.)

Any recommendations?

EDIT: I figured out how to search communities, finally. It doesn't look as though there are any very active communities that would accomplish the kind of thing I had in mind. So, my questions are,

1. Am I missing one or more which would be good?

2. If there is one or more community that seems to fit but has been slow, what would you think were the odds of getting it active again?

3. If not, do you think there would be enough interest to start a new one?

I'd especially like to have a bilingual community, because I worry that if everyone in the community is a native speaker of English learning Spanish, we will not be able to help each other learn with any real proficiency, and the more advanced members will end up having no role except to assist/correct the beginners. Whereas, if we have a community of Spanish speakers learning English and English speakers learning Spanish, there are a lot more opportunities for really effective mutual aid.
Tags: spanish

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