Want to learn a new language, chat and make friends with native speakers from around the world, and have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Amazon? Where do you even sign up, right?^^
HelloTalk is a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows you to chat with, call, and get help from fellow language learners. Available in over 120 languages, HelloTalk isn’t a course you have to follow strictly. Instead, it’s a platform that allows you to meet (and strike up online or phone conversations with) people from all around the world. These people can help you with pronunciation, correct your grammar on the fly, and/or just chat with you as language partners! There’s a function for you to store vocabulary, sentences, audio files, and photos which will help you in your language learning. You can also do written or voice-to-text translations!
We tested the app beforehand. It asked us to select our language capabilities, as well as which languages we wanted to learn. We obviously said we knew English, and wanted to learn Korean. 😉 It showed us a long list of people we could talk to.
We found that there were a LOT of Korean speakers online – it was actually hard to choose someone! Although we could filter by location, nationality, and language level, it would have been nice to have an option to search by interest (… such as K-pop and K-drama!). Instead, we randomly started checking out people’s profiles (we’re picky and curious like that)… when suddenly, we got a message! Our new friend turned out to be a Korean speaker in Canada who was interested in learning English, Spanish, and Turkish. Wow! We ended up chatting in English… we obviously couldn’t help him out with Spanish or Turkish, but perhaps one of you can. 😉 And once you do learn Korean, the better chance you have of getting closer to your favorite idol!
A screenshot example (not the convo we had with our friend in Canada):
Soompi and HelloTalk are teaming up to give away five $50 gift certificates from Amazon!
The giveaway will run from Tuesday, August 18 to Monday, August 24 (KST).
To participate, all you have to do is follow the easy steps below:
- Follow Soompi here and tweet this: @soompi x @HelloTalkApp is giving away 5 $50 Amazon gift cards! Find out how you can win here ~> http://bit.ly/HelloTalkGiveaway
- Download HelloTalk app here.
- Comment on this article below with your Twitter account ID, your HelloTalk ID and a screenshot of you chatting through HelloTalk app. We will prioritize screenshots that show funny, lengthy, or just plain interesting chats!
Easy and fun, right? ^^
IMPORTANT: Please note that we will contact you through Twitter if you’re one of the lucky winners, so don’t forget to check your mentions and direct messages! You will need to reply to us in the next 24 hours after our message, or forfeit the prize!
Good luck everyone! We are looking forward to seeing your awesome and funny exchanges with your new friends on HelloTalk!
Winners will be announced on August 25.
On another note, check out this funny comic featuring HelloTalk app!