Learn a language
Find a tandem
Rio De Janeiro
Santiago De Queretaro
See more countries
Get the app
Tandem Tales: Five Tandem Friends
Tandem Tales: Five Tandem Friends
Tandem Tales: Five Tandem Friends
Sara's first international trip to Colombia not only improved her Spanish but she also made five incredible Tandem friends!
Across the world
Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Fun Facts and Craziest Performances
We have put together some fun facts and crazy performances on the Eurovision stage to get in the spirit for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
How to Sign off an Email in French
Want to know how to sign off an email in French? To help ease your panic, we have compiled a list of both formal and informal closings!
Russian Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction?
There is a whole bunch of Russian stereotypes out there, but it's not always easy to work out if they're fact or fiction. Look no further!
How to Find an Internship Abroad
Want to do an internship abroad? StudyQA share some advice about how to find interesting internships and what goes into the preparation process!
How to Prepare for Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year 2019 is just around the corner! Learn how to prepare for one of the biggest celebrations with Tandem Language Exchange.
Tandem Tales: Reach Your Dreams Through Language Exchange
Irina always wanted to travel to Italy to practice her Italian. Thankfully she discovered the Tandem app and was able to fulfill her dream!
Across the world
Commonly Mispronounced Foreign Foods
There are plenty of new foods from around the world that are difficult to pronounce. Here are the top ten commonly mispronounced foreign foods!
Across the world
Christmas Movies to Help You Learn a Language
Watching movies is a great way to improve your language skills. Here's a list of our favorite Christmas movies to get you feeling festive!
5 Phrases to Impress Your Chinese Clients
Looking to impress your Chinese clients with your knowledge of Chinese? Tandem has teamed up with Chineasy to help you get started!
5 Tips for Your Next Winter Vacation
Whether you’re visiting the Christmas markets in Germany or skiing in Whistler, here are Tandem's top tips for your next winter vacation.
Things you don’t learn in language school: Textspeak
One of the trickiest aspects of learning a language is understanding slang. Tandem is here to help you crack the code to textspeak from around the world!
How to Recognize Your Language Breakthrough Moment
Breakthrough moments happen in all areas of our lives. Here's how to recognize when you have reached your language-learning breakthrough moment!
Diwali: 5 Traditions From India’s Festival of Lights
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. Here are a few popular traditions!
THESE ARE THE 10 SCARIEST LANGUAGES TO LEARN THIS HALLOWEEN
It’s true, some languages can look and sound scary. Here are the top 10 scariest languages to learn this Halloween voted by our very own Tandem community!
Creating the Perfect Profile on Tandem
We want all our members to have the best experience and language learning success on Tandem, so here are a few tips on how to create the perfect profile.
Tandem Tales: Going the Distance
Josh and Furkan connected on Tandem a year ago. Here's the story of how their language exchange brought them together in Hamburg.
Prost! Santé! Kanpai! 8 ways to say “cheers” this Oktoberfest
Get a taste of the Oktoberfest lingo! Learn how to say "cheers" in 8 different languages and the dos and don'ts of toasting around the world.
Which Language Should I Learn Next?
Many keen language learners are often faced with the question, “which language should I learn next?” No stress, Tandem has you covered!
Tandem Tales: A Language Journey from Mexico to Russia
Tandem is all about bringing together language learners from different cultures. Here's an insight into Ksenia and Joaquin's language journey.
Making the Most of Work and Study Abroad Programs
For those about to start a work or study abroad program, Tandem shares advice on how to make the most out of the experience!
How To Say "Thank You" In 20 Different Languages
Ever wondered how to say thank you in Spanish, French, or Arabic? We ask our community to share the best way to say thanks in 20 different languages.
SUMMER TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Looking to learn more about summer traditions from around the world? Here are the festivals and celebrations that we think you should know about!
Tandem Tales: 5 Top Tips from a Tandem Superstar
We ask one of our most active community members for his top tips on how to have a great language exchange from day one!
Dragon Boat Festival: Top Traditions To Help You Celebrate
The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a colorful spectacle with a competitive twist. Find out all about the amazing traditions of the festival here.
New for June: Tandem Fanzone
The Fanzone is the perfect place for discussing football with your Tandem partner and showing support to your team during this very special soccer season!
Top Tips for face-to-face Tandems
Now with the added opportunity to meet a Tandem partner who lives nearby, here are our tips to get the most out of your experience and staying safe!
5 excuses for not learning a language - DEBUNKED
We debunk the top 5 excuses for not learning a language, and show you why now is the time to get started with so many tools at your fingertips!
World Cup 2018: Useful Russian Phrases to Kick Things Off
With the Football World Cup fast approaching, our guest blogger has you covered with the most important phrases to learn for a breezy experience in Russia!
Translation on Tandem: 5 Ways To Make Each Translation Count
There are plenty of techniques that you can use to get the most out of translations on Tandem! Here's our list of top tips to help you translate with ease!
8 Interesting May 1st Traditions from Around the World
May Day is a chance for many places around the world to bid farewell to the winter and say hello to the start of summer! But how is it celebrated?
Tandem Tales: On Top Of The World
For Samija from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Jenny from Germany, their language exchange on Tandem took them to places they never would have imagined!
Native vs. non-native speakers: which is best for language exchange?
Language exchange is all about helping each other through sharing languages. But are native speakers the best people to help you reach your language goals?
9 French Foodie Phrases To Unleash Your Inner Gourmand
Feeling peckish? Want to know how to express that in French? Check out these 9 essential French phrases for lovers of France and food alike!
8 Beautiful Japanese Words For Cherry Blossom Season
Cherry blossom season: a spectacular time when trees become alive with beautiful colours. Find out everything you need to know about this stunning festival!
St Patrick's Day: Fun Facts & Irish Phrases To Help You Celebrate
Learn about the history of St Patrick's Day and celebrate Irish culture with some great Irish Gaelic phrases to share with your Tandem partner!
Impressive Idioms In 10 Languages To Make You Sound Like A Native Speaker
Wondering how you can make yourself sound more like a native speaker? Idioms are your answer! Take a look at our handy list of idioms in 10 languages!
12 Amazing Female Language Bloggers You Should Follow
This International Women's Day, we're celebrating the talented bloggers and vloggers whose language learning journeys give us inspiration every day!
Tandem Tales: From Language Exchange to Art Exhibition
Art formed the bond between German and Japanese Tandem partners Julie and KiKi, creating a lasting friendship and an amazing art exhibition!
International Mother Language Day: What Makes Your Language Special?
Our team shares the most interesting things about their native and spoken languages for International Mother Language Day.
Survival Korean for PyeongChang 2018
Get into the sporting spirit for the Winter Olympic Games with these awesome Korean phrases and conversation topics to share with your Tandem partner.
A Beginner's Guide to Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is nearly here! Here are all the facts and phrases you need to know before the festivities begin on February 16th.
8 New Ways To Practice Reading In A Foreign Language
Reading in a foreign language is a great way to learn new vocabulary and structures. But reading practice doesn't have to be boring! We share our top tips.
Why You Should Be Proud Of Having An Accent
Speaking a foreign language without an accent is a tough challenge for adult learners. But really, accents are something that should be celebrated!
Ten Great Conversation Starters For Language Learners
Want to do a language exchange but stuck for conversation ideas? Use these conversation starters to get chatting easily in your target language.
7 Cool Things Russian Speakers Can Do
How much do you know about Russian? With the World Cup in Russia approaching in Summer 2018, we look at the coolest things about the language.
New Year's Resolutions: 5 Tips For Staying Motivated With Language Learning
Millions of people choose "learning a language" as their New Year's resolution. But what makes the resolution stick? We ask Tandem's CEO for some top tips.
15 German Words You Need At A Christmas Market
German Christmas markets are famous around the world. But what words do you need to know to enjoy them? We ask our German Tutor, Vivien!
Sending Holiday Cards on Tandem
Sending greeting cards is a great way to show you care about your friends - and a nice way to practice your newly learnt language skills!
The Tandem Guide to Christmas Trees Around The World
Do you put up a Christmas tree at home in December? Our blog post looks at where Christmas trees come from, and different traditions from around the world.
10 Ways To Practice Languages While Studying
Learning a language while studying full-time can seem like a challenge. But it doesn't have to be a chore! Our fun tips will help you get fluent in no time.
World Kindness Day: How Kindness And Language Learning Go Hand In Hand
It's World Kindness Day! We decided to look at the ways in which kindness helps you to learn a language - and why you should be kind to your Tandem partner.
8 Steps To Get You Ready For Your First Video Language Exchange
When it comes to video calls, a little preparation goes a long away. Follow these steps and you are guaranteed to be a video exchange guru in no time!
What’s The Difference Between European and Brazilian Portuguese?
Is the Portuguese spoken in Brazil the same as the Portuguese in Portugal? We find out the differences in an interview with our Tutor for Portuguese, Nana.
Using Language Levels On Tandem
Language Levels make it that much easier to find a Tandem partner who matches your skills. Here, we show how to add them to the languages on your profile.
Speak Spanish, Save Some Dollars!
Read all about how Tandem member Ndiya was able to use her Spanish language skills to get a massive bargain while out shopping!
8 Things You Need To Know About... The Mid-Autumn Festival
The mid-Autumn festival is one of China's most famous holidays. We find out more about the festival, and how you can celebrate it with your Tandem partner.
16 Crazy Facts About Oktoberfest
O’zapft is! Oktoberfest 2017 is here! This incredible celebration of all things Bavarian is world-famous, but how many of these crazy facts do you know?
11 Must-Know Bavarian Phrases for The Beer Tents of Oktoberfest
It's nearly time for Oktoberfest! Here are the top phrases in Bavarian that you will need to make the most of the world's best beer festival.
British Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction?
The culture of the UK is famous around the world. But how true are some classic British stereotypes? We find out, with the help of the Brits on Team Tandem
6 Classic Language Exchange Dilemmas… and How To Avoid Them
A language exchange is awesome for speaking practice, but it comes with some challenges. Here we look at six common problems and their solutions!
How To Choose Your Very Own Chinese Name
If you want to learn Chinese, you'll need to find a Chinese name to use! In our latest blog post, we look at how to find the perfect one.
Want to learn a language quickly? Get speaking!
Speaking is the key to quick foreign language acquisition! On Tandem there are millions of members waiting to help you improve 😄
How to Speak Dothraki and High Valyrian from Game of Thrones
Want to learn how to speak the languages from Game of Thrones? We cover the key phrases in both Dothraki and High Valyrian so you can practice on Tandem
6 Freelance Jobs That Are Perfect For Traveling
Off on your travels? We look at the ways your language skills (and more) can earn you some money on the road, with help from Save the Student.
5 Ways Emojis Help You Learn A Foreign Language
Happy World Emoji Day! We celebrate by looking at how emojis are used in our community to help people learn a foreign language.
When You Dare To Be Different
Meet Caravaca from China, and read his amazing story about a love of football inspiring him to learn Spanish on Tandem Language Exchange
Harry Potter: Celebrating 20 years of magical translation around the world
20 years ago, JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published for the first time. The book follows the main character, Harry Potter, as he completes his first year at a school for magic called Hogwarts, and…
How To Enjoy Summer Like A Berliner
With summer fast approaching, we asked our German tutor (and native Berliner) Vivien for her top tips on how to enjoy the hot weather in Germany's capital.
How To Remember New Vocabulary
Learning new vocabulary is made easy when you have a partner to chat with. But how do you make sure you remember all the new words?
9 Essential Phrases for the 21st Century Traveler
Heading off on holiday? We round up the top phrases that any 21st century traveller should have learnt before they leave…
10 Incredible Careers With Languages
Having a second language is great for your career. But which jobs are particularly good for those with language skills? We take a look.
Learning Chinese Through Language Exchange
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and is the key to understanding the culture of over 1.2 billion people. Yet learning Chinese is quite a daunting challenge, particularly as it requires a lot of…
7 artists that will inspire you to learn Italian
Italy is world-famous for beautiful things, particularly art. Here we share seven artists who are sure to inspire you to learn Italian.
The Global Honesty Lowdown for Honesty Day
With Honesty Day celebrated on 30th April, we decided to look at honesty around the world. What differences would you expect?
How to learn a language when you're broke
Learning a language when you're broke can seem like a big challenge. Luckily, there are lots of resources out there that can help you, totally for free!
Easter Traditions from Around the World
Ever wondered how Easter is celebrated around the world? In our latest blogpost, we explore weird and wonderful traditions from nine different countries.
How to correct like a pro
Learn how to correct on Tandem through our great how-to guide. You and your partner will have perfect writing in no time at all!
11 Beautiful German Words You Need In Your Life
German gets a bad rep for sounding angry - but actually the language is full of incredibly beautiful words! Here are 11 that will change your opinion!
The Ultimate Guide to Language Exchange Etiquette
Etiquette tips from Tandem's community gurus - how to have the best ever language exchanges on Tandem!
Legendary female polyglots throughout history
To celebrate International Women's Day in style, here are some of the world’s most legendary female polyglots from across the world.
7 language tips for your year abroad
Heading off on a year abroad? It can sometimes be harder to speak the target language than you might expect. Dive into language learning with our top tips!
How to avoid translating absolutely everything
Is translation a good idea when practicing foreign languages through a language exchange? Here we look at ways to avoid translating during practice.
Tandem Recommends... Romantic Movies in 7 Languages
A romantic film is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Here are 7 foreign language recommendations from the Tandem team.
Five new ideas to improve your language exchange
Struggling to think of things to say or do on Tandem? Here are some new ideas to improve your language exchanges this month.
Tandem Tales: an interview with our competition winners
Language exchanges are great - but how does it feel to test out your skills in a real life situation? Read about our competition winner's trip to Berlin
January update - native speakers and sign language
New year, new features! Our January update for the Tandem app includes a native speaker function and the option to learn 11 different sign languages!
10 Emotions We Have All Had When Learning A New Language
Language learning is emotional. The struggle is real.
Top tips from the ultimate language partner
Want a productive language exchange? A member of the Tandem community shares her top tips to have the best exchanges ever.
8 New Year's Resolutions for Language Learners
Want to learn a language this year? Check out Tandem's top 8 New Year's Resolutions for a successful year as a language learner!
10 Christmas facts from around the world
Ever wondered how people around the world celebrate the festive season? Here are 10 things you probably didn't know
Introducing the winners of our meet up competition
Find out how using Tandem language exchange changed the lives of two young people from Turkey and Mexico
What is Tandem language learning?
What's the story behind Tandem language learning? For many people, a tandem is a ‘bicycle made for two’, rather than a method for learning languages.
Welcome to Tandem
Welcome to the Tandem blog, straight from our Berlin HQ. We’ll be regularly posting here to keep you up to speed with all things Tandem - from updates, to top tips, to special events all around the world. Watch this space for more…
How to correct mistakes
When learning a new language, you’re probably going to make some mistakes along the way. Just know that this is a very normal part of the learning process, so don’t ever hold back because you’re worried about getting something…