Tandem: Language exchange

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About this app

Learning a language is made easier when it’s fun.

Whatever your language goal is, you can reach it through interesting conversations and new friendships. It’s easy: just choose a language, find a Tandem member with similar interests, and you’re ready to go!

Once you’re connected, it’s time to learn from each other and find fluency faster! Text, call, or even video chat – communication with your exchange partner is as flexible as you need it to be. It’s time to make progress on your learning journey together!

Learn, connect, and share with 1-to-1 chats or try out Parties, the ultimate group learning audio space. There are millions of Tandem members with just as many interests, so find your people – and start speaking their language today!

Choose from over 300 languages:
- Spanish 🇪🇸🇲🇽
- English 🇬🇧🇺🇸
- Japanese 🇯🇵
- Korean 🇰🇷
- German 🇩🇪,
- Italian 🇮🇹
- Portuguese 🇵🇹🇧🇷
- Russian 🇷🇺
- Simplified and Traditional Chinese 🇨🇳🇹🇼
- 12 different sign languages, including American Sign Language.


Tandem unites people across borders through language learning. The best way to keep up with our more interconnected world is to learn a new language AND understand the people and culture behind it!

Skip the tricky grammar tests and random phrases, just learn to talk about topics you’re interested in.

With voice notes, as well as audio and video chats, you can practice again and again until you’ve mastered those harder words and phrases.

Make the most of translations and text corrections so that you get it right from the first try.

How to learn languages on Tandem:

1. Build a profile
2. Share your goals and interests
3. Find the right exchange partners for you
4. Break the ice via text, audio or video calls
5. Join a group Language Party and listen in – or lead a Party of your own!

Read the Tandem Blog to get top tips, tricks, and interesting facts about everything language learning: https://www.tandem.net/blog

Got a question? Contact us on support@tandem.net or chat with us on our social channels...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TandemAppHQ
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@TandemAppHQ
Updated on
May 26, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

311K reviews
Pikkin Lau
February 14, 2023
The app is great. Easy to use and addictive. However, the pro features barely make any difference. In addition, people serious enough to improve language proficiency are a minority. Lots of beginners never ascend to the next level. I don't know why the profile picture matters so much as this is Tandem not Tinder. That said, most people are chill in the parties although they can be slow and disorganized. A few hot-headed people get emotional real quick. Proceed with caution.
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Richard Lucchesi
February 21, 2023
It's a dating app. Few serious language learners. People simply don't know what they are doing. I've been using the app for 3 years, and have reached out to hundreds and HUNDREDS of people. 90% of people expect to be catered to. Allmost nobody knows how to schedule a language exchange call. It's a free for all that doesn't work well. It's just another messaging service where you can post your best profile photo, and that sucks your time.
116 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
October 9, 2018
I like the app, but there's a problem with audio and photo messages (or really just messages in general). When someone sends me an audio message or a photo, I get a notification but the actual message never shows up. I've tried force closing the app, refreshing, waiting, etc. It just doesn't come. Also when I try to send an audio message, I have to close the app after I've sent it and re-open it to see if my message really did send. Otherwise, I'm not able to see it in the chat. I've accidentally sent audio messages multiple times because I would think it didn't send and then record a new one. Please fix!
35 people found this review helpful
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Tripod Technology GmbH
October 9, 2018
Hey Bartia, sorry for the inconvenience. We are already working on this problem and plan to fix it in the next update

What's new

Nobody likes bugs, so we’ve squashed a few in this release to make your language learning run more smoothly! Most changes happened below the surface, but don’t worry - we’re building new features to share with you soon!