If you’ve ever tried to learn a foreign language you’ll know that the only way to improve is to spend time talking with native speakers. This is where Tandem helps.
The app is a social network for learning languages. Log in, and you’ll find men and women (or only people of the same sex as you, if you’d prefer) who are looking to have conversations, either in the languages they wish to learn or in their mother tongue, for your benefit.
If you don’t feel quite ready for your first chat in Spanish, for example, then why not book yourself for a session with a tutor, first. For anything from $5 (approximately £3.60) for a 20- minute lesson, Tandem offers a small roster of qualified and vetted tutors. It’s super easy to book through the app by selecting from a list of available dates and times and paying via Apple Pay. You’ll be able to get help with everything from your grammar to your dodgy accent.