Just to point out that if you are logged in as a member, you can now send someone a Private Message by clicking on the PM button (Click the picture below to see a larger version). This feature was added just recently.
Private Messages: You can now send a private message to someone. For example, if someone wants to do Speaking practice, you can send them a message saying you'd like to join them. It's safer than putting your Skype or email online. They won't see your email address, and nobody else can see your messages to each other.
You can send someone a comment or even an entire essay privately or decide to work together towards a good score, or even swap recipes from your different countries. It's up to you!
Want to find a speaking partner?
So if you are interested in speaking, just post here that you are interested (no need to post an email or MSN or Skype) and then anyone can send a PM to you. You will see the PM in your mailbox when you login.
Even better, if you Subscribe to this post (see the button at the bottom-left), you will know quickly from your email if someone else posts here!