Social networking site for Chinese-English language exchange

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Looking for: Biz developer, Developer, Engineer
I have an idea to create a social networking site for students of Chinese and those who are looking to learn Mandarin, and hook them up with native speakers living in the UK. At the moment, there is a huge demand for Mandarin lessons, but there is little opportunity for people to practice their skills outside of class, save going to a Chinese-speaking country. Further, many Chinese students who come to the UK to study would like to make friends with native Enlgsh speakers in order to improve their own language skills. I want to build a social networking site - a mix between Twitter and Facebook - that will solve this problem

This networking site will hopefully eventually be developed into an app. I would also like to develop some offline functions, such as language speed-dating and general meet and mingle events. 

Additional Info

  • Time commitment: part time (10h/week)
  • Idea stage: just an idea