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My favorite topics

culture, language, nature, sunset. i travel for living, and i...

My language exchange partner is

who interested in deep conversation. please dont write me reference, i dont need those words

My learning goals

not limited in languages learning. my goal is to be tougher and stronger person, gain more experience of life, and explore so many abandoned islands

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Cape Town

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Ideal language community partner

Someone who understands that I can't be on my phone twenty four...

My learning goals

I want to become conversationally fluent in Korean by chatting with native speakers.

My favorite topics

K-dramas, books, everyday life

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

To fluently read, write and speak the language of my choice...

My favorite topics

Sewing, animation, art, DnD, animals, books etc.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who likes all sorts of topics and enjoys discovering new things, places and people.

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

Viagens, actualidades, política, relações internacionais, esportes,...

Perfect language exchange partner

Uma pessoa engraçada, aberta de pensamento e que gosta de conversar de tudo.

My learning goals

Queria chegar a um nível oral fluente em vários idiomas.

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Cape Town

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I want a conversation partner who is

Anyone that's enthusiastic about learning a new language I suppose!...

My learning goals

I wish to be able to have a conversation without many faults. That's it pretty much.

My favorite topics

Culture , food , books , movies , art and a few other things including cats.

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

Learning a wide range of language...

My favorite topics

Anything interesting

My language exchange partner is

Great sense of humour and welcoming

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

Travel, reading, spirituality, friendships, business, relationships,...

Ideal language community partner

Kind, honest, open, fun, patient, interesting, friendly and loving

My learning goals

Speak new languages and meet new and exciting cultured people to grow my understanding of the world around me and to teach me about exploring different countries and travel destinations

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Cape Town

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

People who aren't too shy to have actual audio and video conversations....

My learning goals

I would like to improve my knowledge of German and learn phrases and expressions used by native speakers as well as help others with English. Meine Deutschkentnisse verbessern, neue redewendungen lernen und anderen mit Englisch helfen.

My favorite topics

I'm a physics and maths student and a climate activist. I've never been much of a language enthusiast but there is something about the German language that just draws me in. I can't get enough of it.

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

I would like to become fluent in French, Korean and Russian....

My favorite topics

I enjoy reading, writing, art, learning languages and etymology. I also love discussing films (especially those directed by Nolan, Aronofsky or Villeneuve).

Perfect language exchange partner

Kind, patient, open-minded, introverted.

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Cape Town

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German

My favorite topics

Food, Languages, Touring, hiking, cultures, histor...

I want a conversation partner who is

Females and males that speak Russian, Chechen, Spanish, English

My learning goals

I want to learn how to speak Russian

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Cape Town

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My language exchange partner is

A friendly and talkative person. A person that share most of...

My learning goals

I want to be at an beginner to intermediate level in Dutch at the end of 2019!

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about sports, Physics (astronomy mostly) and Computer Science.

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

I want to be fluent in many languages so that I can talk to many...

My favorite topics

Culture, religion, life

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is friendly, talkative and willing to help me reach my potential in learning a new language. In turn, of course I will do my utmost to assist you to achieve your potential in learning the language of your choice.

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Cape Town

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German

My favorite topics

Traveling, Music, Movies, History, Entrepreneurshi...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who not only helps me with the language but someone I can enjoy conversation with :)

My learning goals

Ability to communicate in day to day life

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Cape Town

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Perfect language exchange partner

Patient, nice and helpfu...

My learning goals

To be able to communicate with other people who don't speak my native languages.

My favorite topics

My hobbies are reading, dancing, listening to music. I'm passionate about dancing and always learning.

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

I already play chess. Might as well get comfortable with a few...

My favorite topics

Aries rising. Gemini moon. Aquarius sun. If you ever wanted to know who you’re talking to.. YouTube - KP Personal Trainer - https://youtube.com/channel/UC_7AWuxb5O5zFhjcIWE9rRg

I want a conversation partner who is

Anybody. Just don’t be dumb. Dumb people need to play games for control and attention

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

I like spending time outdoors, fitness, always learning :-...

My language exchange partner is

Someone who is chilled, fun and has patience. I'm just starting out :-)

My learning goals

I want to be able to hold a basic conversation :-)

Simone

Simone uses Tandem to learn English skills required for her career.

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"I hadn't learnt English for 15 years and only a year ago I was A2, or rather holiday English. Now I'm preparing for the C1 exam! So if you want to brush up on a language, Tandem is the perfect app for you."

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Cape Town

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Ideal language community partner

Funny. Outgoing. Kind and good hearte...

My learning goals

To be able to speak fluently to reach other cultures

My favorite topics

Music. Books. Writing

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Cape Town

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German

My learning goals

I want to become more conversational in the languages I'm learning...

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about all sorts of things - movies, sports, current affairs, politics, history... Life in general.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone friendly, looking to make friends, or just keen to chat.

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My favorite topics

Food, gaming, the outdoor...

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone relaxed, but fun

My learning goals

To improve my language abilities and conversation skills

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Cape Town

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I want a conversation partner who is

A kind ,talkative person that would share my interests and communicate...

My learning goals

•Become intermediate in Spanish •Be confident in writing and communicating in Korean

My favorite topics

Series/shows/dramas/movies ,Languages , Music , Science

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

English language education and learning about other cultures...

My favorite topics

English language, music, movies, media, linguistics, travel, and social economics. I am an ESL teacher with 5+ years of experience.

My language exchange partner is

Attentive, interested, proactive

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

Mostly music books and nature and food mostly food over books...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is funny open minded and knows knows how to have a deep conversation when needed too and have endless conversations about food

My learning goals

To be fluent in writing and speaking

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Cape Town

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

just be friendly and chill, I’d like to make some friends, or...

My learning goals

improve my spoken mandarin, begin to learn basic korean and french :) let’s help eachother reach our goals and make new friends ( ◠‿◠ )

My favorite topics

music, movies, photography, literature, art !

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Cape Town

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Zulu

My learning goals

I want to become fluent in Germa...

My favorite topics

Writing, novels, photography, finances, markets, travel

Perfect language exchange partner

A patient person who doesn't mind my errors- there will be many...

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

Life. Spirituality. Love...

I want a conversation partner who is

Everybody has there own uniqueness.

My learning goals

Expressiveness. Pronunciation. Fluency.

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Cape Town

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My language exchange partner is

Anyone willing to have a conversation and teach...

My learning goals

Improve my language skills.

My favorite topics

History. Languages. Travelling. Religion. Nature.

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

I want to be able to learn the basics of Mandarin...

My favorite topics

Music, Eastern Philosophy, Fitness

Ideal language community partner

Someone who has a good sense of humor and is enjoyable to learn from.

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Cape Town

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My favorite topics

Literature like poems, novels and stories. I also like comic...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Anyone and everyone who just likes to chat and have fun. Make jokes and talk about random stuff. I would also like to talk to a very talkative person. Some who is also very welcoming, friendly, Frank and not shy

My learning goals

To learn new culture and also to learn French.

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Cape Town

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Perfect language exchange partner

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My learning goals

Learn russian, arabic, lifestyle and islam in different countries

My favorite topics

Travelling , hiking, exploring new places and seeing different cultures. Engineer

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Cape Town

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My learning goals

To speak fluent Deutsch would make for a great start.....

My favorite topics

Anything really, as long as it's interesting. Sport, Current Affairs, Books...

I want a conversation partner who is

Anyone committed to becoming fluent, easy going with a decent sense of humour...

Looking for an online language exchange partner in Cape Town, South Africa?

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 172 English speakers in Cape Town looking to learn English together. Download the Tandem app for free to start practicing languages with locals!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you know how many Tandem members are available for English language exchange in Cape Town?

In Cape Town there are 172 members ready to have a English language exchange.

Are there other locations in South Africa other than Cape Town where I can find a English language exchange partner?

You can also find a English Tandem partner in <a href=/learn/english/johannesburg />Johannesburg, <a href=/learn/english/bloemfontein />Bloemfontein, and <a href=/learn/english/vereeniging />Vereeniging.

What is the Tandem app all about?

Tandem is a language exchange app where people teach each other their native language. Each month more than 500,000 people visit Tandem with 172 of them coming from Cape Town.


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