Hello! I am enjoying learning Japanese and would like to practice with a native speaker to improve my skills. I am a beginner. I take italki lessons, study from an textbook, and use DuoLingo for practice. While I am a serious student, I also want learning Japanese to be fun. I would like a language exchange partner not only for learning language, but also as a friend to exchange culture. An exchange partner in the US would be perfect so the time difference would not be such an issue.