No native speakers of your language in your vicinity? No time to go looking for them? Check out foreign language Discussion Boards. These are places where you can practice your foreign language, but they are also intended specifically for language students, and so things are geared down to a learners pace. There is also more emphasis on culture, idioms, and other nuts-and-bolts aspects of learning a language. The Internet features a number of foreign language discussion boards, many of them are free and offer opportunities to “converse” in scores of different languages.