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Tandem Blog: Tandem tips
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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…
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!
The Ultimate Guide to Language Exchange Etiquette
Etiquette tips from Tandem's community gurus - how to have the best ever language exchanges on Tandem!
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.
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.
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!
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…