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2,876 language exchange partners in Chicago looking to learn languages

Bogdan, 32
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsPortuguese, Romanian
My exchange partner isSomeone who is friendly, worldly, and outgoing
My learning goalsI'd like to maintain my Spanish and Romanian
My favorite topicsTraveling, languages, food/cooking
Ned, 59
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsIrish
Ideal language community partnerFriendly , liberal/leftist, open minded and patient
My learning goalsBasic fluency , enough to read with a dictionary and basic conversations
My favorite topicsPolitics, bicycles, work
Katalina, 20
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsJapanese, Korean
Ideal conversation exchange partnerSweet, respects girls, gentlemen & funny
My learning goalsKorean
My favorite topicsLet’s be friends! I can teach you English :)
meriah, 23
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsIndonesian, Chinese
Perfect language exchange partnernice, consistent, funny
My learning goalsbetter speaking and listening
My favorite topicsmusic, culture, politics, pop culture
Courtney, 30
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman, Hungarian, Norwegian
My conversation partnerSomeone flexible, patient and understanding. I'm a beginner and tend to ask questions to ensure I understand the proper use of words / grammar concepts.
My learning goalsI definitely would like to improve my Norwegian to a casual level. I also seek fluency in German and Hungarian.
My favorite topicsAnything! Travel, lifestyle, hobbies, music, video games.
Shaun, 31
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, French, Swahili
My exchange partner isSomeone who can teach me the basics of their language
My learning goalsTo learn a language this year
My favorite topicsSports, history, world issues.
Jackson, 29
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
My exchange partner isChicago
My learning goalsChicago
My favorite topicsChicago
Ting, 31
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench, Japanese, Korean
Ideal language community partnerOutgoing and open to new ideas
My learning goalsImprove my Japanese and master a new language
My favorite topicsFood, travel, life in general
Donald, 60
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsJapanese, Zhuang, Chinese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerGood and perfect as real qualified teacher
My learning goalsLearning make me to be more inspired
My favorite topicsPolitical issue and language exchange
Lulu, 22
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsChinese
Perfect language exchange partnereasy going, casual, nice and excited to have conversations!
My learning goalsimprove my chinese little by little / 回中国时,我想说更好的中文
My favorite topicseveryday life, interesting stories, favorite memories, culture, music, anything really
Pat, 31
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My conversation partnerIntellectual and engaging.
My learning goalsSpanish
My favorite topicsProbly pretty basic things at this point.
Grant, 34
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
My exchange partner isA normal French person
My learning goalsLearn enough French to survive living there for a few months.
My favorite topicsMovies, chess, food, dogs, work, family, anything
James, 24
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, Italian
Ideal language community partnerSomeone who loves learning and being outdoors
My learning goalsMaintain my Spanish, learn Italian
My favorite topicsMusic, food, geography, health
Hana, 23
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
Ideal conversation exchange partnernot judgmental, fun, easygoing, ready to correct me!
My learning goalsnot make so many errors when speaking
My favorite topicsanimals, running, music, language learning, cooking
Lauren, 27
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone who is friendly, patient and excited about teaching and learning!
My learning goalsTo get to an intermediate French level
My favorite topicsA variety of topics! School, work, weather, hobbies etc.
Ian, 51
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My conversation partnerEager to learn and teach
My learning goalsFluency in Spanish
My favorite topicsGolf, computers, movies
Eli, 24
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My exchange partner isMy perfect tandem partner would be friendly, patient, excited by culture and travel, and interested in similar conversation topics!
My learning goalsI want to maintain the Spanish I’ve already learned and achieve a higher level of fluency.
My favorite topicsTheatre, literature, art, travel, pets, LGBTQ+ communities!
WuChun, 23
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsChinese
Ideal language community partnerPeople who are as curious, creative, open-minded and goofy as me. Chill positive vibes~
My learning goalsI want to be able to hold a conversation with someone in mandarin but also exchange languages and meet cool people
My favorite topicsArt Food Philosophy Animals/pets Funny moments
lanny, 18
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman, French
Ideal conversation exchange partnersomeone who is funny and nice and easy to talk to. I want to have actual deep conversations.
My learning goalsI have taken French since I was 6 and I have been an exchange student in France and Senegal. I am not in a French class this year but do not want to lose my French especially since I want to go to school in Montreal.
My favorite topicssports politics climate
Jarett, 38
Chicago
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman
Perfect language exchange partnerAnyone who needs help reading or writing in English about food, friends and travel
My learning goalsich werde diesen februar verdorben und mein verlobter vater kommt aus stuttgart. Ich würde gerne eine kurze Rede halten und mit ihrer deutschen Familie sprechen.
My favorite topicsCooking and anything food related

Frequent city questions

How many people are available for language exchange in Chicago?

There are 2,876 members in Chicago on Tandem.

Which other locations in United States other than Chicago are available for language exchange on Tandem?

Tandem is also available in locations such as Madison, Queens, and Sarasota.

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 2,876 do it in Chicago.