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

What’s New

Version 3.2.0

Isn’t it about time you can share your Tandem profile with your language exchange partners and find friends on Tandem? We think so, too! That’s why we’ve just introduced Tandem IDs. Tandem IDs are like usernames. With them, you can share, save, and search for profiles, all within the app.

Head to the "About Me" section of your profile and secure your unique username now!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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. ??????!

enteranickname1234 ,


I really want to learn German and I found that HelloTalk is pretty good to start speaking... actually if you don’t pay it’s not but than I installed Tandem and it’s better it’s on the same principe but better you choose the topics and alle the people I’ve written yet we’re extremely nice to me, you can see who’s online and who’s not but most of the people answer pretty quick...

Highly recommend haven’t seen a mistake yet...

Developer Response ,

Hey, thanks for leaving us a review and we're glad you like our app! Best of luck with your language learning, Team Tandem :)

Phailo84 ,

Top app

Top language learning app in Appstore. There are many helpful features. And many people who really want to communicate.. This is really not another dating service. But it drains battery like hell.


Tripod Technology GmbH
238.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 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 Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Message Translations 79,00 Kč
  2. Tandem Pro - 1 month 189,00 Kč
  3. Tandem Pro - 6 months 559,00 Kč


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