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336 language exchange partners in Oakland looking to learn languages

Carmen, 31
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish, Spanish
LearnsFrench, Japanese
My exchange partner isSomeone funny, adventurous that enjoys to laugh and that is serious about learning together. Someone that’s not hitting on me! Thanks 😊
My learning goalsI want to be able to speak in these languages fluently
My favorite topicsI love talking politics, culture, fashion and lifestyle but I’m also down to talk about anything 💁🏻‍♀️
Mookie, 30
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish, Tagalog
LearnsChinese
Ideal language community partnerWilling to listen, intelligent, friendly, open minded
My learning goalsSpeak fluently in Mandarin
My favorite topicsFood and travel
Kieta, 22
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsJapanese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerclose to my age, excited to learn a new language
My learning goalsbecome more confident in conversation, learn new perspectives
My favorite topicstravel, music, movies/tv, current events
Chris, 24
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsCatalan, Spanish, Basque
Perfect language exchange partnerI want to have fun with language – to play and see humor in our mistakes.
My learning goalsI would love to improve the fluidity with which I speak, to learn new idiomatic phrases, and to perfect my grammar
My favorite topicsI'm passionate about environmental justice, creating community in the modern world, hip-hop, American folk music, and political action. I'd love to learn what you're interested in!
Jeremy, 31
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsChinese
My conversation partnerThey are patient and willing to speak slow. They are willing to talk about new things in Chinese!
My learning goalsTo become more fluid with my Chinese
My favorite topicsTravel, work, the future
Sirak, 26
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish, Tigrinya
LearnsAmharic, Spanish
My exchange partner isWilling to communicate
My learning goalsTo be fluent in 5 languages
My favorite topicsAnthing as long as we both learn what we want
Bobbe, 67
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsRussian
My exchange partner isSomeone bear my age, open-minded, politically liberal, animal lover
My learning goalsBetter fluency, learning about target country
My favorite topicsCulture, politics, Pets, food, reading
Matthew, 37
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman, Spanish, French
Ideal language community partnerSpeaks German better than a 4 year old.
My learning goalsTo dream in German
My favorite topicsEveryday life
Jian Ming, 18
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsZhuang, Chinese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerI just need someone to practice languages with, nothing special.
My learning goalsI just want to be fluent since I have some heritage from these languages. Basically, I just want to immerse myself in the language more
My favorite topicsI enjoy talking about video games and food. I also like talking about computer science and physics sometimes. Any topic is cool, really.
Rob, 35
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, French, Japanese
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone who’s not quick to correct. Someone who’s laid back and is ok with me making a bunch of mistakes.
My learning goalsI’d like to actually be able to hold a 5 minute conversation in another language.
My favorite topicsCulture, travel, and life goals
Nick, 29
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My conversation partnerSomeone who I can speak with in spanish
My learning goalsQuiero hablar español!
My favorite topicsMusic, art, travel
Erjok, 44
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsArabic, German, Swahili
My exchange partner isRespectful, kind, and intelligent.
My learning goalsTo be fluent
My favorite topicsFriendship and culture
Marguerite, 65
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Ideal language community partnerA native Chilean speaker
My learning goalsBecome conversational with Chileans and other Spanish speakers. Help others learn english and what's going on in the US.
My favorite topicsCurrent affairs, travel, outdoor activities
Nachu, 28
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, French
Ideal conversation exchange partnerFun, open to making an actual long term friend, forgiving of my terrible grammar, looking to share their everyday life
My learning goalsI would like to be able to speak conversational French and Spanish.
My favorite topicsEveryday life, experiences with friends, and Netflix shows or anime
Miranda, 28
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone comfortable, curious, and ready to correct my mistakes.
My learning goalsI’d like to be fluent in Spanish.
My favorite topicsAnything! I’m looking to be able to talk about anything and everything.
Carl, 99
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsArabic, Danish, Portuguese
My conversation partnerHappy, funny, smart
My learning goalsFluency in Brazilian Portuguese
My favorite topicsFilm, jazz, magic
Vishal, 25
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish, Hindi
LearnsGerman, Spanish
My exchange partner isCan empathize and stay curious
My learning goalsTravelling, and being able to navigate a new city easily
My favorite topicsMusic, Startups, Product, Engineering, Psychology and Philosophy
Ivan, 36
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsItalian
Ideal language community partnerAnyone with a story to share.
My learning goalsConfidence with forming thoughts and ideas in Italian... not just translating.
My favorite topicsLandscapes, cities, design, ideas, culture, love.
Jonah, 42
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsJapanese
Ideal conversation exchange partnerGood at conversing Similar interests Strict with correcting my mistakes
My learning goalsIncrease fluency and vocabulary
My favorite topicsTechnology Entrepreneurship Economics
Adnan, 26
Oakland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, Hindi, Chinese
Perfect language exchange partnersomeone who is honest but nice
My learning goalsto improve my speaking and vocabulary
My favorite topicscurrent affairs

Frequent city questions

How many people are available for language exchange in Oakland?

There are 336 members in Oakland on Tandem.

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

Tandem is also available in locations such as Marietta, Cincinnati, and Fremont.

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 336 do it in Oakland.