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What do you think when a Vietnamese ask you for language exchange?

Update: September, 18/2015 - 10:00
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A foreigner has complained on a popular social network for expats in Ha Noi that many Vietnamese people approach him for language exchanges but after he gives free English lessons, he gets nothing at all. He said it has made him feel used and taken advantage of.

Have you ever found yourself in the same situation? How did you respond? What would be a perfect language exchange in your opinion? Would getting a local partner be effective in your case in order to improve Vietnamese?

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