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About Tandem Language Exchange: Speak & learn languages

Learn languages by chatting with native speakers on Tandem for FREE!

🏆Named one of Google Play’s “Best Apps of 2017”

With millions of members, Tandem is the largest language exchange community. Take your language learning to the next level and team up with a native speaker to practice languages. Find your Tandem partner, start chatting, and speak your way to fluency!

Reach fluency in 160+ 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 is the #1 app 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.

Master the language even quicker. Take one-on-one lessons from certified professionals anytime, anywhere.


What the press say about us:

TechCrunch: “Charming language practice community”

Digital Trends: “Move onto the next level with your language”

O, The Oprah Magazine: "[M]embers can decide the direction they want their language instruction to take since they’re not confined to any set curriculum"

Tech Advisor: "If you’ve made good progress on another app or service and want to get better at actual conversation, Tandem is ideal"

Mashable: “Tandem aims to solve the problem for you by connecting you with a native speaker”

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
- 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:

Got a question? Contact us on [email protected] or chat with us on our social channels...


Licenses: Tandem – Language Exchange is licensed by Tandem Fundazioa (

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is Tandem Language Exchange?

Tandem Language Exchange is a platform where you can speak and learn languages by chatting with native speakers for free.

How can Tandem help me learn languages?

Tandem can help you learn languages by providing features such as in-app translation, voice notes, audio and video calls, message correction, and comment features.

What languages can I learn on Tandem?

You can learn over 160 languages on Tandem, including Spanish, English, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and sign languages.

Can I learn languages at my own pace on Tandem?

Yes, Tandem allows you to learn languages at your own pace and embrace your personal learning style, whether that's messaging, calling, or meeting in person.

Are there any additional language learning tools on Tandem?

Yes, you can upgrade to Tandem Pro to unlock unlimited translations, find members near you, search members by city, profile visitor insights, profile verification and badge, and an ad-free experience.

How can I get support for Tandem?

You can contact Tandem support by emailing [email protected] or chatting with them on their social channels like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and VK.

What do the press say about Tandem Language Exchange?

The press describes Tandem as a "charming language practice community," a way to "move onto the next level with your language," and an ideal platform for improving conversation skills.
Very good platform to find various language spraking friendly people for practice
Om Shukla
Great app and i really like that the translations are really accurate but it has some bugs like sometimes when receiving a message it doesn't show up immediately.
francis mateoz
The app itself is perfect but many people on there are not really there to learn Languages and don't know how to keep a conversation or are too lazy
Fis Tendo
Exceptional application zero issues
Elizabeth kakola
Amazing app and very helpful
Pablo Fontalba
Perfect to learn other languages! :)
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