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:
BOOST YOUR VOCABULARY
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.
PERFECT YOUR PRONUNCIATION
Fit in with the locals and improve your speaking skills using voice notes, audio and video calls.
GRASP THE GRAMMAR
Help each other grasp the difficult parts of language learning with our message correction and comment features.
TANDEM YOUR WAY
Forget strict schedules and learning by the book. Embrace your personal language learning style—whether that’s messaging, calling, or even meeting in person.
DOWNLOAD TANDEM AND MASTER ANY LANGUAGE NOW!
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
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us on our social channels...
Terms of service:
Licenses: Tandem – Language Exchange is licensed by Tandem Fundazioa (http://tandemcity.info)
Let’s get this update on the road! This version gives Pro members access to our brand new Tandem Maps feature. Preparing for your long-awaited vacation and looking to practice languages with a local Tandem partner? Dive into the “Map” tab, click on your favorite city, and explore all the Tandem partners available in that city.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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. ??????!
This is such a great concept for language learners on a budget. There’s no need for classes or a tutor when you can just talk to someone as eager to learn as you. I love how we can teach each other our native languages in such a casual way. I’d give this app 6/5 stars if I could!
Update: I have had Tandem for a week and I already see noticeable improvements in my conversions Spanish! I especially love the voice text feature. It lets me practice my pronunciation without having to video chat, which can sometimes be difficult and awkward when you haven’t talked to someone long enough. There is one slight issue that I’m having with some conversations every now and then. Sometimes I’ll send a message or two, but they will only reach the blue outline circle and check to display that they were sent but not delivered. Usually they will eventually deliver after waiting a bit or sending a couple more. I wonder if there’s a fix for this, or if it’s just a problem with WiFi connection. I still love this app and appreciate the time the developers took to respond to my rating. It’s not exactly a substitute for my cancelled exchange trip, but it gets way closer than I had expected. This has made quarantine so much more enjoyable! Thanks devs!!
Developer Response ,
Woo! Thanks for your great review! It makes us super happy to hear you're loving our app! Best of luck with your language learning, Team Tandem :)
5 Star app if glitches can be fixed. Still HIGHLY recommend!
I really want to leave more than three stars because this app is so fantastic in theory. The problem is that a lot of the time your messages are in accessible because you have to scroll up and then down and then up and then down and repeat about four or five times to actually get your messages to load. When I first downloaded the app I had gotten over 200 messages the first day and it made it really rough to talk to people and figure out who would be a good teacher and mentor and that I could help in the same way because with so many messages coming in and not being able to load more than the first 10 to 15 messages made it extremely difficult.
Right now I have my free 30 day trial for pro and so far the pro options are really great. I would give this App five stars in a heartbeat if and only if we could get a little bit smoother interface and a better flow when trying to load Messages.
This app has so much potential and you can really learn a lot there are many very helpful people I still highly recommend that you download this app and try to get to know people and talk with them about the languages you’re interested in because it’s still a very valuable app. I really haven’t had any issues with spammers or bots or Advertisements or anything like that which is great!
Developer Response ,
Hey, thanks for leaving us a review and we're glad you like our app! We'd love to be able to help improve your experience so feel free to contact us at email@example.com and a member of our team will be happy to help! :)
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- Tripod Technology GmbH
- 173.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Tripod Technology GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- Tandem Pro - 1 year $49.99
- Tandem Pro - 1 month $9.99
- Tandem Pro - 1 month $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.