Welcome to Hive Cross Culture! (formerly known as "Language Exchange!", a community for bilingual content, language learning and cultural exchange. If you are interested join our discord This is our first newsletter!
Here we go...
Image thanks to @themanualbot
I've decided to rebrand the "Language Exchange!" community to "Hive Cross Culture!". The reason for this is that I want this community to be a little more inclusive and open for a variety of topics including culture exchange.
The overall goals are still the same:
1 - Promote more interaction between users of different languages and culture
2 - Make Hive a welcoming place for language learners
3 - Promote Hive off chain to students of different languages
4 - Coordinate projects between different countries and cultures communities
So we will encourage culture related topics as well as language related.
Building a team
I want to build this into a vibrant community and to do that, I'm going to need some help. I want to make this place as awesome as it can be. I can only do so much. If you like this idea and want to help us grow, please reach out to me. I cannot offer much more than my upvotes and reblogs right now, but I would like to help elevate the people who are most active in helping us grow. As the group gets more resources, we will be supporting contributors as much as we can!
If you are searching for your place on Hive and are interested in foreign languages or cultures, this is perfect for you! Comment below or get in touch on discord
Ideas for good posts on Hive Cross Culture!
I've put together a list of ideas for material you can post here. You are free to come up with your own ideas about how to use the community as well, as long as it relates to language or culture and is respectful to others.
Share anything you'd like in two languages in this community. The goal is to engage with people from other cultures. The more interesting and original the topic, the better. Be Engaging!
Share anything cultural about your own country or the country you are interested in. Get as deep as you can with it. Travel, food and sightseeing spots are OK, but we would much rather see the stuff that we can't learn in a book or with a quick google search.
- Tell us about how people in your country feel about specific topics, including controversial topics.
- Let us know what it's like growing up somewhere that we have never been.
- Tell us about your culture shock experiences!
- Talk about positive encounters you've had with people from another culture.
Language study topics
Feel free to share any posts relating to language learning. This can include
- Your study process
- Some tips for learning
- Articles about tools or methods you use
- Comparison of different languages
Questions about a specific culture or language
Posts that encourage engagement with people in your target language are what we hope to see a lot of here. Ask questions! Share something about yourself felt and then ask the question. We want more than a paragraph or two! Extra points for Bilingual posts.
Culture Shock experience
Let us know you experience with a certain culture. It would be great to see people talking about their cultural differences openly and in a peaceful way. Please be respectful. And we invite you to do this as a bilingual study post!
Put out an ad for a language partner
This can work like a self intro but focusing on your language and culture exchange. Tell us about yourself, why you want to study your target language and what kind of person you want to meet. Make it interesting so people want to reply!
If you are making a travel plan and want to reach out to multiple communities or share your experiences meeting up with the local community after the fact this is the perfect place to do it.
Anything related to this community
This can include:
- contributions or experiences with other members you've met
What I'm personally posting right now
I started "30 Days of Indonesian" about a week ago and each post usually follows this pattern (the order changes)
- Indonesian Blog
A short blog in Indonesian where I share something about myself and/or ask questions to Indonesian friends.
- Culture Discussion
Interesting things I learned about Indonesian life or culture including questions for Indonesian friends, thoughts about a documentary or musician etc.
- Study notes
Talking about my studying process, study goals, difficult points, and tips for fellow Indonesian students.