Do Language Exchange Apps Work?

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Earlier this year, I decided to work on improving my Hebrew. I had studied Hebrew throughout high school and college, reaching a solid intermediate level. After graduation though, I stopped having many opportunities to speak it, and my Hebrew ability all but disappeared over the following decade.

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for the language to start coming back to me. Maybe it had been lying dormant in…