I would like to find a speaking partner of my generation (retired) with experiences similar to my own ie years of book learning to quite a high level, but I am plagued by my ‘inner critic’ and therefore have low confidence in spoken communication. I haven’t spent nearly as much time in France or speaking French as I would have liked and so don’t have a lot of conversational experience. I don’t expect to achieve absolute fluency but I would love to be able to communicate easily and confidently.