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I minored in French in college, and am a fairly proficient reader of French. For practice, I recently finished reading through the Harry Potter series in French, and got myself to the point where I could read at nearly the same speed that I read English.

The issue is that my conversational French is well behind my reading ability, due to lack of practice. Given that I live in a part of the US with basically no French speakers, how can I best improve my conversational French, both in listening/comprehension and speaking?

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    italki.com is one way to connect with native speakers (ignore paid tutoring, just find partners and connect over Skype) – Luke Sawczak Mar 28 at 17:42
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    @Emma Amazing, that group has a monthly conversation event at a restaurant one block from my house! – Haydentech Mar 28 at 18:12
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A trip to the province of Quebec! Not too far from the US.

  • Not too far from SOME parts of the US. According to Google Maps, it would be a 20 hour drive for me. – Haydentech Apr 3 at 20:33

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