I recently read this article in Mashable titled "HOW TO: Start and Run a Successful Twitter Chat". If you are thinking about using Twitter in the classroom or for professional development, this is a great reference and resource to read. It’s a short article, but it has a ton of tips that will help you run a Twitter Chat in no time. If you want to read more, click on the link above.
BabelWith.Me is a free chat room service that allows the participants to chat in 45 languages. What’s great about this tool is that it is free and it will translate the other users’ messages into your native language in the chat room. It also has a copy of the original message in case the chat message was not properly translated. You can also share this conversation in Facebook, email, or Twitter by using the sharing buttons at the top of the the chat room. You can switch you language at any time during your chat session. This is great for people that want to connect with others who speak a language you are trying to learn and vice versa. If you want to try it, or find out more, click on the link below: