That’s assuming you see your partner on a regular basis, though if you’re hanging out with your Skype tutor more often than you’re going on dates with your partner, you may have a problem anyway!If your partner comes from a different country, that usually means new food and a new culture. You will will open up new perspectives on life as well as open your mouth and enjoy new flavors and spices.Learning from your partner can create an interesting dynamics between you (the student) and your partner (the teacher).If your partner is not a certified teacher, they may not be confident and comfortable helping you with the language.It can be scary to practice a foreign language with a stranger, but you shouldn’t have this problem with your partner.Getting comfortable with one another’s mistakes is good practise for later on in your relationship, too. Finding a partner who speakers your target language gives you a clear purpose for why you are learning the language.When I was a senior at high school, I had a Brazilian exchange student live with me for three months. On the first day at school, all the girls had a crush on him. I soon realized one word summed it all up: “ When I was in university, I dated a Brazilian girl for two weeks but I didn’t bother to learn any Portuguese. I also learned heaps from her about Ghanaian culture, food, dance, and more. I went on some dates where we spent most of time in silence. Here are my favourites: One of the best parts about dating someone in your target language is that you can learn the real life experiences and not from a boring textbook.
Anyway, before I smash my head on the keyboard for that horrible joke, below are a few things to be aware of when dating someone in your target language. Having a foreign partner can lead to a lot of misunderstanding.With a partner, there’s no hiding from your language learning. If you take a week off, you’ll be in the dog house!