FIND NATIVE SPEAKERS
Tandem helps you find native speakers of almost any language who want to learn your language in exchange. Practice listening, improve your pronunciation, and learn to speak like a local no matter where you are.
With 3 million people on Tandem from around the world, there’s always someone new to meet.
No matter what language you’re learning, there’s someone on Tandem who can help you get fluent in no time.
Although French has many similar words to English, it can be a bit tricky to get the hang of the pronunciation as it is very different from that of English. Although there are rules for how words should be pronounced, it isn’t often apparent from the way that they are spelled, and the vocalization doesn’t always come naturally to English speakers. It can take quite a bit of practice to get the accent right. However, by speaking with native speakers you can easily improve your accent and quickly become fluent in French.
While most people think of French as being spoken primarily in France, it is, in fact, an official language of 29 different countries around the world such as Belgium, Canada, and many countries in Africa. The French spoken in some of these places can vary quite differently in vocabulary and pronunciation from the French spoken in France. If you like to learn more about the different dialects of French spoken around the world, the best way to do so is to speak directly with French speakers from many different places.
While it might not be feasible to actually travel to each to the 29 countries where French is an official language, it is possible to speak with people from these places over the Internet. Finding French conversations partners on Skype is possible, however it can be a bit difficult to find a suitable partner among its millions of users. There are other language services as well which can set you up with a speaking partner, however many of them cost money and require you to schedule meetings well in advance.
At this very moment there are thousands of English speakers on Tandem, not only from the US and UK, but from almost every country all around the world. It’s the best way to learn English without having to travel, or schedule expensive classes in your spare time. Using Tandem is like hopping on your own private plane, and instantly landing in all the countries you find interesting. Plus, you never know who you might meet each time you open up Tandem.
So whether you’d like to learn how to brew a proper cup of tea from a brit, or learn the best way to grill a burger from an American, there’s always someone on Tandem to talk to. Just give them a call and see what they have to say. There are tons of interesting people on Tandem right now who you could call with the press of a button. You’ll be speaking English, and making new friends before you know it. No appointment necessary. It couldn’t be easier! And it’s super fun. Why not give it a try today, and give someone new a call? After all, it’s totally free!