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

**Only education app in Apple's “Best Apps of 2015”**

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:

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Terms of service:

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

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

Introducing Tandem language certificates! We’ve developed our very own Tandem Test to help members verify their English language level - with more languages coming soon! Update to the latest version to get certified!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
646 Ratings

646 Ratings

Editors' Notes

We love improving our knowledge of other languages by talking to native speakers. But it’s not always easy to find friends fluent in German, Korean or Icelandic. Tandem’s global community connects pre-screened learners and tutors through text and video chats, and it covers just about every spoken and written language—including Klingon, Dothraki and Emoji. ??????!

r0xGir1 ,

Good but bad

This app is so helpfull but there was one thing. App Store said you had to be 12+ but the app said 18 so I got a little confused there. I don’t know if I’m allowed to used the app because it says I’m underaged or that it says I’m alright to use it because I’m above the age limit.

Hugoahahsga ,

Terrible operation and non-transparant policy

My account just got banned without a valid reason. I can recall that I had a quarrel with a girl a day ago that she took my compliment towards her in a misinterpreted way which I did not mean to be anything sexual or romantic and I had explained to her immediately. But she was very rude and attacked me on a personal level. I blocked her and reported the incident. The system reported that she was warned.

I am not looking to have the ban revoked because I am not using your app anymore due to your biased ruling and tyranny operations. I am very disappointed with your attitude about your so-called non-tolerant policy, while you do not get the facts straight before you make the decision. Your foundation on making such decisions are not transparent as well. It seems to me that your operation team can recklessly ban whoever you want to. I advice everyone not to use your app.


Tripod Technology GmbH
235.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
In-App Purchases
  1. Tandem Pro - 1 year $80.99
  2. Tandem Pro - 1 month $9.99
  3. Tandem Pro - 1 month $15.99


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