Customize your Blabloo with your photo and a background pic. Describe yourself. Pick the things you like the most and inform the other Blablooers of the best time for you to have video calls. Have in mind that profiles with pictures and relevant info are more visited by other Blablooers!
Don’t be shy and add foreign friends. Search them by country, age and gender (“Add a friend” button on the left) or even by name.
You are all here to meet foreign friends and practise languages with them thru video calls. And Blabloo makes it easy for you. Here is how.
All your video calls are 10 minutes long and remember that for the moment you must be on a computer to make calls (not on a smartphone or tablet although that will be available very soon). You can either speak with a native or with a non native to practise a language. This means you have two types of conversations in Blabloo:
If your friend’s cam is green, you can call right now!
If it’s red or grey, no… in this case, program a call using the agenda (see below). This is often the best way to make sure both of you are connected at the same time.
You’ve seen a video in the library you’d like to talk about with a foreign friend? Or you need some help to start a conversation with a Blablooer? No problem, go to the videos library (see details below) and
Your friend will receive your call request with a link to watch the video and answer the same questions before the call. Then you can start your call together talking about the video and asking the other Blablooer what he/she has answered to the questions (don’t forget to register the answers in the sidebar during the call so your teacher will see that you have a good understanding rate in the reports). And that’s it!
You want to speak about a video which is not in the library? Send us the YouTube link to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in the library.
Your calls requests sent or received will appear in your agenda. So you can keep track of them. It allows you to schedule a call with your friends for a specific date and time. Create a call request by simply clicking on “New Event” at the top right. Your friend will receive an email notification of your invitation and as soon as he accepts or refuses you will be informed by email too and your agenda will be updated.
You can send messages to your friends and they will appear as a conversation in their Blabloo. So you can also practise your written skills with your foreign friends and use the messages to decide the best time for your next call before sending a call request.
We select for you videos from YouTube of interesting stuff in the language you practise. The videos are about music, sports, fashion, movies, news, people, etc and you can browse them by language or category.
You will receive notifications by email when:
Your teacher can set up a weekly target for you. It’s the number of calls per week he/she wants you to have with foreigners to practise languages. You will see your target completion % below your profile photo so you know where you stand at every moment.
Your teacher will have access to your activity reports. What will he/she see? Your teacher will see the % of target achieved, the number of calls done, the minutes talked, the correct answers % for the calls with YouTube videos. Your teacher will NOT have access to any of your video calls and their content will remain strictly personal, so no worries.
If you have any doubt or you need some help on specific subjects not covered here, please send us an email to email@example.com