facebook

Learn to Speak Japanese Through Conversation

A free platform to learn to speak Japanese. Have fun in the process!

hilokal-speak-main-banner

Japanese Conversation Practice for Free Right Now!

See what all the fuss is about - jump into the Japanese speaking conversation or just listen in. Click below to get started.

Hilokal Around the World

1.2MStudents to meet
20Mhours spoken
100+different countries
1000slessons to choose from

Learn to Speak Japanese...by Speaking Japanese!

Get Japanese conversation practice with like-minded people from around the world Simply choose your stage, Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Proficient. Then, let natural conversation flow!

Culture of Learning

Hilokal is not a dating app or a lifestyle contest. We keep profile photos small. We encourage Japanese conversation practice focused content, and strictly enforce our community guidelines. You’ll see immediately that everything in Hilokal is designed to help you learn to speak Japanese and share your native language.

hilokal-share-personality

Custom Emojis

With Hilokal, we’re always updating custom emojis and badges in our Japanese speaking app. Sometimes there’s no right word to express how you feel - in any language, but there is the perfect emoji to truly express what’s really on your mind. Make Japanese conversation practice fun by expressing yourself and showing off your achievements with badges.

hilokal-build-audience

Track Progress

Stay motivated with daily Japanese speaking streaks. Learning how to speak Japanese is all about practicing consistently and often. Language learning is not a sprint, it’s a marathon! You can also set talk-time goals for yourself. If you only have 5 minutes to practice your new vocabulary, those 5 minutes will be added to your total talk time. It feels good!

hilokal-bean-rewards

How to start speaking Japanese on Hilokal

hilokal-how-to-banner

❶ Sign up for Hilokal

Start your journey on our free Japanese speaking app! Let us know your goals and we’ll set you up with a fresh account.

❷ Find an audio table

Choose from our 1000s of live and scheduled Japanese speaking app audio tables. Filter by language, level, partners, and communities.

❸ Listen until you’re ready to speak

You can choose to be a listener, and just send chat messages, images and emojis while you learn from other’s live audio conversations.

❹ Ready to speak out? 🚀

Click the🪑‘take a seat’ icon to let the table host know you’re ready to learn to speak Japanese and join the conversation!

guide-image-1

Free Forever

Our goal is to give everyone an equal opportunity to learn to speak Japanese. Japanese tutors, schools and courses can be very expensive. With all the fancy technology in the world, speaking to people around the world should be free. At Hilokal, we created this vision through our free Japanese speaking app and it'll stay that free forever!

Join In or Create Your Own Conversational Lessons!

You have the power to block, kick and report anyone who interrupts your Japanese conversation practice. You have the power to accept or decline messages from strangers. Feel free to create public or private audio rooms and cafe communities. You are in control of your journey into learning how to speak Japanese.

guide-image-2
guide-image-3.img

Everyone will be impressed with your Japanese skills

Hilokal is the easiest way to practice Japanese speaking online free. Yes, free! If you’re not ready to speak out yet, that’s no problem. Our drop-in audio chatrooms make it easy to just listen until you’re ready to start learning how to speak Japanese through your own conversation. As a listener you can send chat messages and fun emojis. Not sure what to say when you’re ready to talk? There are thousands of topics and hundreds of verified Japanese trainers will make that part easy.

Improve Your Japanese Speaking Skills - No Matter Your Fluency

Beginner to native speaker conversation levels, read alongs, Q&As, and more. Practice Japanese conversation for free.

guide-image-4.img

100s Like You Practice Speaking Japanese Online Free!

Hilokal is speaking Japanese made easy. There are 1000s online now. See what users are saying about our Japanese speaking app.

Choose Your Live Japanese Conversation

100s of conversations are happening right now. No payment required. Start learning to speak Japanese by choosing your conversation below.

hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-notebook
hilokal-fox-alpaca-flags

Get Started for FREE

See what all the fuss is about - jump into the conversation or just listen in. Click below to get started.

What are you waiting for?Get the most out of your conversations with Native Speakers.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose my Japanese level on Hilokal?


What if I’m not ready to speak out?


How do I get the most out of Hilokal?


How Can I Train Myself to Speak Fluent Japanese?


What is the Best Free Program to Learn to Speak Japanese?


Is it Difficult to Learn to Speak Japanese?


What is the Best Way to Learn to Speak Japanese Online?


What Makes Hilokal Better Than Another Free Japanese Speaking App?