I'd like to improve my spoken English and thought maybe it was a good start to learn how to have a proper conversation, or order a meal in a restaurant, or going into a shop and ask for help for instance.

My problem is I don't find idiomatic American English courses which features such in-context trainings, does anyone have URLs to websites or books I could read to improve?

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    The Resources for learning English thread has a section for Exchanging online with a partner that might be helpful.
    – ColleenV
    Jun 29, 2020 at 21:06
  • Thank you @ColleenV that does answer my question, if you want to turn your comment into an answer I'd be glad to accept it :)
    – t3__rry
    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:33
  • This question shows the main problem with SE. How can a question like this receive anything other than advice? Personally, I'm fine with that, but not the site, apparently. Or doesn't it matter in META??
    – Lambie
    Jul 20, 2020 at 21:25

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Why not watch some movies, TV shows, or even YouTube videos where Americans do those things? (I think it's a good idea too, if your goal is to improve your situational skills in English: I do the same to improve my French and German.) Of course it should not be your only source to study.

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    I agree with your recommendation, but perhaps it should have been a comment.
    – Wehage
    Jun 25, 2020 at 12:41
  • @Wehage It actually was a comment first, but I changed it since I think it does answer the question. Certainly other more robust answers are possible.
    – TypeIA
    Jun 25, 2020 at 15:00

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