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1,319 language exchange partners in Edinburgh looking to learn languages

Rina, 37
SpeaksEnglish, Russian
My exchange partner isAnyone, really. The more the merrier. Although my perfect Tandem partner would definitely need to have some patience, as some days I'm quite busy at work and barely have time to eat or take rest, let alone flex my language muscles.
My learning goalsMy main goal is just being able to pick up a book or turn on a movie and understand most of it. And also not being horribly embarrassed trying to talk to native speakers.
My favorite topicsHi everyone! I like the process of discussing things so much it doesn't really matter most of the time what the topic is. But if I really need to choose, then my favourite topics are literature, cinema, history and politics, and also travel.
Howie, 33
Ideal language community partnerEasy going and likes to chat.
My learning goalsI'd really like to be able to be have a great conversation in French without having to search for the right words. Happy to help improving your English.
My favorite topicsCinema, nature, music, space, science
Jack, 23
LearnsFrench, Chinese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerforthcoming, friendly, chill 友善、平和
My learning goalssound more native, expand colloquial language, 成语,提高书面语水平
My favorite topicspolitics政治、 news新闻, pop culture流行、 music音乐、 fashion时尚
Pearl, 22
Perfect language exchange partnergraciosa, simpatica, y paciente
My learning goalsquiero hablar Español con mas fluidez :)
My favorite topicscocinando, musica, y viajar
Joanna, 38
LearnsFrench, Italian, Burmese
My conversation partnerSomeone who has interests in similar topics to me, is able to share a conversation and will correct my mistakes.
My learning goalsI want to be a polyglot!
My favorite topicsThat depends on who I'm discussing the topics with, but travelling and related experiences, food and nature are good places to start.
Valerio, 22
SpeaksEnglish, Italian
My exchange partner is착하고 다른 나라 문화에 관심이 있는 사람 😄
My learning goals유창하게 한국어로 말하고 싶어서 같이 연습하자!10월에 토픽 시험 볼 거에요
My favorite topics언어, 음악하고 음식! 제일 좋아하는 음식을 추천해주세요! 강아지도 너무 좋아해 😆
Gabriela, 25
SpeaksEnglish, Polish
My exchange partner isInterested in arts and likes to talk about everyday life
My learning goalsImprove speaking
My favorite topicsSports, diet, art, architecture, animals
Krystal, 22
Ideal language community partnerSomeone with similar interests and I feel comfortable with learning a new language
My learning goalsI would like to learn German
My favorite topicsTravel, nature, yoga, photography,
Stuart, 24
LearnsSpanish, Japanese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerSomeone who likes anthropology and media. Someone who enjoys language and wants to learn to better themselves.
My learning goalsTo improve upon my pronunciation, to improve my vocabulary, to be able to talk about myself and things around me with people in both English and Spanish.
My favorite topicsBooks, movies, TV shows, history, anthropology, cycling, health and fitness, culture.
David, 27
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone who is patient and kind, and is interested in detailed subjects.
My learning goalsI wanna become fluent in German!
My favorite topicsDesign, creativity, art, games (video games, story games, board games), Christianity, spirituality.
Vasileios, 21
SpeaksGreek, English
My conversation partnerOpen minded, patient and willing to talk a bit almost every day
My learning goalsI would like to speak Spanish well enough to have day to day conversations in the language.
My favorite topicsArt, music, travel, engineering, relationships with people, world events, philosophy
Michael, 42
My exchange partner isSomeone who appreciates the beauty of the world, the universe and the intricacies of language.
My learning goalsRecently shifted my focus from French to Japanese, simply because more things I like are in Japanese than French... or English, for that matter. Reach out for chat in any of these languages ✌️
My favorite topicsVideo games, physics, feminism, environmentalism, politics... and lots more besides.
Liam, 25
Ideal language community partnerSpanish and Africans.
My learning goalsTo become fluent.
My favorite topicseverything.
Catherine, 21
Ideal conversation exchange partnerSomeone funny and interesting
My learning goalsImprove my Chinese and be able to communicate with natives
My favorite topicsCats, sport, movies, music, makeup and beauty
Jen, 30
Perfect language exchange partnerpatient, funny, kind
My learning goalsfluency and decent written skills
My favorite topicsbooks, travel, anything that piques my interest really
Kenny, 45
My conversation partnerLaid back, happy help and patient! Other spanish speaking people who are beginners in english.
My learning goalsIf like to be able to know enough spanish to have and understand simple conversations when on holiday in spanish speaking countries.
My favorite topicsTravel, music, learning stuff, playing guitar, health sport. I started learning spanish in September 2018 so i am very much a beginner, you will be correcting me a lot!
Felicia, 21
SpeaksEnglish, Swedish
LearnsKorean, Chinese
My exchange partner isKind friendly patient
My learning goalsFluent in Korean and Chinese
My favorite topics想说中文
Matthew, 32
LearnsArabic, Polish
Ideal language community partnerCurious, engaged with the world, and liberal-minded
My learning goalsConversational fluency in Syrian Arabic and Polish
My favorite topicsCurrent events, philosophy, theology, finance and economics, art, food and drink
Harry, 23
Ideal conversation exchange partnerChatty
My learning goalsTo speak and understand Russian
My favorite topicsTravel, Food, Sport, Health and Politics
Lora, 30
Perfect language exchange partnerSomebody who likes to learn new things, exchange ideas and perspectives, and preferably likes coffee!
My learning goalsI used to live in Japan and spoke Japanese on a daily basis. For the past year, I haven't spoken Japanese at all and it's getting rusty. I'm looking to start using my Japanese conversation skills again so I don't lose them!
My favorite topicsI like talking about books, movies, politics, culture ... just about anything really. As long as it's a thoughtful conversation!

Frequent city questions

How many people are available for language exchange in Edinburgh?

There are 1,319 members in Edinburgh on Tandem.

Which other locations in United Kingdom other than Edinburgh are available for language exchange on Tandem?

Tandem is also available in locations such as Saint Albans, Sheffield, and Slough.

What is Tandem and what is language exchange?

Tandem is the language learning app where millions of people teach each other. More than 500,000 people visit Tandem each month and 1,319 do it in Edinburgh.