Lingup is an online service designed for practicing foreign languages through language exchanges. Lingup helps you practice your language skills by connecting you to native speakers and by providing you with all the necessary communication tools. You can improve your language skills, exchange cultures with people who share the same interests and make new friends from all over the world. Run by Cyril Robert in Canada and David Robert in France, Lingup was officially launched in December 2004. Basic membership is free. 'Club' membership costs 20 euros per year and gives access to a range of extra features including unlimited use of voice chat. If you're unsure about parting with your cash, you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.