Tandem: Language exchange

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About this app

The language learning app where millions of people teach each other.

Languages are a 'learn by doing' kind of thing. This particular method is at the heart of Tandem, the global language exchange community. Connect with native speakers, start chatting and finally reach fluency in the language you’re learning!

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

Why Tandem helps you to practice and learn languages:

For the times when you’re struggling to find the correct words, our in-app translation feature helps you compose a message or translate an incoming one.

Fit in with the locals and improve your speaking skills using voice notes, audio and video calls.

Help each other grasp the difficult parts of language learning with our message correction and comment features.

Forget strict schedules and learning by the book. Embrace your personal language learning style—whether that’s messaging, calling, or even meeting in person.



What is language exchange?
Tandem language learning is the process of joining forces with someone who is a native speaker of the language you want to learn. Through conversation with your Tandem partner, known as language exchange, you improve your language skills and develop intercultural competence.

Tandem’s core value is to unite people across borders through language learning. Languages hold great power for unity, inclusivity, and equality. Language and cultural exchange are keys to unlock global understanding in our increasingly interconnected world.

How to learn languages on Tandem:
1. Select the language(s) you want to learn in the app
2. Tell us about your language learning goals and your ideal Tandem partner
3. Search for native speakers of your target language in the community
4. Kick-off your language exchange experience by sending your first message
5. Share topics with the Tandem community so you can have meaningful conversations about what interests you
6. Keep up the conversation with your new Tandem “pen pal” and speak like a native in no time!

Tandem Pro— Upgrade to unlock the ultimate language learning tools:
- Unlimited translations
- Find members near me
- Search members by city
- Tandem Maps
- Profile visitor insights
- Profile verification and badge
- No ads

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TandemLanguageApp/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TandemAppHQ
VK: https://vk.com/TandemAppHQ

Licenses: Tandem – Language Exchange is licensed by Tandem Fundazioa (http://tandemcity.info)
Updated on
Oct 4, 2022

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284K reviews
Andrew R
September 18, 2022
Tandem is a great app. Though it seems a lot of people treat it like Tinder, in general, I've met very nice people on here. It's incredibly easy to meet new people. it also allows you to share your general location and those that choose to will be shown native speakers nearby, which is a great way to meet people and get in person practice - though I've yet to meet someone this way, it's q great feature that distinguishes it from its competitors
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Evan Shimoniak
May 22, 2022
Edit: -1 star for the broken calls feature. It would be better to not include it at all. It's the best language exchange app I've found, but it's missing a lot of polish on the technical and design side. The system for conversation starters is also a bit lacking, and thus most people don't really utilize it well.
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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!
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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!