Using a language is a vital part in learning a language; however, Japanese learners of English residing in Japan do not feel the need to use English because it is not the language of survival in that country, and because of that there is not as much opportunity to use it. The same holds true for Japanese-language learners residing outside of Japan. They rarely have opportunity to converse in Japanese because they are not exposed to conversational Japanese on a regular basis. With the Internet age, however, geographical restrictions are overcome. Skype, for example, offers learners the opportunity and exposure they need to acquire a foreign language, no matter the country they are residing in at the time.
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