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Learn English in Chicago

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Ava

Ava

Chicago

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My favorite topics

Les sujets dont j’aime beaucoup parler sont l’art, la danse classique...

My language exchange partner is

Je ne sais pas vraiment car je suis vraiment ouverte à tous.

My learning goals

C’est juste une passion que j’ai maintenant et qui me pousse à apprendre les mots et phrases dans une autre langue que la mienne à laquelle j’ai un fort intérêt.

Yan

Yan

Chicago

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Ideal language community partner

People who like to have fun, travelling, sport...

My learning goals

Learn some language, make some friends

My favorite topics

Traveling, sports, technology

Lynn

Lynn

Chicago

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My learning goals

To be with the right channel...

My favorite topics

Like talking about adventure and movies and vacation conversation how it was interesting

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Hummmmm I believe such is life and life is very short., as long as he got good heart and caring God fearing person

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Find more than

735

English speakers in Chicago

Arina

Arina

Chicago

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My favorite topics

Food, filmmaking, k-dramas, languages, cultures, musi...

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone serious about languages only

My learning goals

Having more courage to just speak/write

Miguel

Miguel

Chicago

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I want a conversation partner who is

Passionate people who'd love to have a stimulating chat. Especially...

My learning goals

Improve my language skills, while helping others.

My favorite topics

I enjoy writing poems and short stories. Other hobbies: music, science, learning other cultures, politics.

Anjelica

Anjelica

Chicago

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English

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Tagalog, Filipino

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My learning goals

I would like to learn a new language and make a frien...

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about architecture, video games, travel/cultures, anime, and honestly anything!

My language exchange partner is

My perfect tandem buddy would be someone I'd learn alot from to the point that we can talk and discuss in the language we are learning and make a personal connection with through that :)

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Brandon

Brandon

Chicago

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Afrikaans

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My favorite topics

Exploring the World and Learning Languages! ✈️, Political Science...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who loves the world, loves exploring, and someone who is open to all kinds of new people and experiences

My learning goals

Hope to learn more of the other languages I'm learning, and would love to help others with their English and French!

Change

Change

Chicago

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

Friendly, good looking, down to earth and adventurous...

My learning goals

To be able to communicate and understand with others

My favorite topics

Learning process

Fafe

Fafe

Chicago

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Finnish

My learning goals

Practice different languages and learn about other cultures...

My favorite topics

Languages, travel, photography, technology, green energies, biomaterials, techno. Ig: @fafegu

Perfect language exchange partner

I'd love to talk to someone who loves to travel, interested in learning not only about a language but culture and other topics. (To everyone basically) Feel free to talk!

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Chrissy

Chrissy

Chicago

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Emoji

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English

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Italian

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Norwegian

My favorite topics

Dogs and fashio...

I want a conversation partner who is

Open minded and interesting people

My learning goals

Meet some interesting ppl and get to know different cultures

yash

yash

Chicago

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Marathi

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Hindi

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My language exchange partner is

Anybody who's humble and open to new experiences....

My learning goals

Basic conversation in French

My favorite topics

movies, music, books, sports, football, travel

Matthew

Matthew

Chicago

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My learning goals

Become a more confident and comfortable speake...

My favorite topics

Languages, sports, travel, music, history, books, food

Ideal language community partner

Eager to learn, friendly, not afraid to make mistakes

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."

Whitney

Whitney

Chicago

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My favorite topics

Movies, music , travel ,art...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Can keep up a diverse conversation and not disappear

My learning goals

To be intermediate to fluent

Casey

Casey

Chicago

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Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who is patient lo...

My learning goals

Natural pronunciation, conversational fluency, vocabulary expansion

My favorite topics

I like talking about food, music, art, biology, sociology, and movies.

Esteban

Esteban

Chicago

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My learning goals

Improve grammar and vocabular...

My favorite topics

Videogames, politics, economics, music, film, technology

I want a conversation partner who is

Sense of humor, likes learning

Ioana

Ioana

Chicago

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My favorite topics

Psychology,social justice, writing, reading, working with kids,...

My language exchange partner is

Open minded insightful and funny people ☺️IG:ioanafantaa

My learning goals

I want to learn as much as possible

Benjamin

Benjamin

Chicago

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Ideal language community partner

Replies regularly, similar interests, helpful. We can share our...

My learning goals

Build strong relationships and practice languages. I'm looking forward to your messages. よろしくお願いします!(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)

My favorite topics

Film 映画, animationアニメーション, drawingドローイング, photography撮影, music音楽, video gamesビディオゲーム

Joe

Joe

Chicago

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My learning goals

I want to improve my grasp on fluency in foreign languages, specifically...

My favorite topics

Science, engineering, medicine, technology, politics, ethics, debate, languages, culture, going out, relationships

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who is patient and understands that it takes time and continuous feedback to learn a language. Someone who is energetic, optimistic, and interesting. Overall, I hope we both share excitement for learning languages together!

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Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Chicago

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My favorite topics

School, psychology, philosophy, books, music, food, culture,...

Perfect language exchange partner

My perfect Tandem partner will share interest in topics that I am interested in.

My learning goals

Learn more vocabulary and also learn more about other cultures.

Cindy

Cindy

Chicago

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I want a conversation partner who is

Friendly, open to talk about anything, patient with my Japanese...

My learning goals

I want to pass the N1 test and can have meaningful conversation in Japanese. ペラペラになりたい!

My favorite topics

Anything related to Japan excites me! I am trying to expand my knowledge on Japan :) 日本大好き

Julia

Julia

Chicago

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My learning goals

Fluency! Holding a conversation, humor and colloquial language...

My favorite topics

looking for someone to talk with regularly. Above all I like to laugh. I like travel, rock climbing, camping and music.

My language exchange partner is

Im looking for someone to do audio messages regularly! Je suis à la recherche de quelqu’un avec qui je peux parler régulièrement ! ¡Quiero compartir algunos mensajes de audio con frecuencia!

Jonathan

Jonathan

Chicago

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Ukrainian

My favorite topics

Travel, books, science fiction, art, fashio...

Ideal language community partner

Interesting, quick witted, sincere

My learning goals

Meet new people and learn

Lauryn

Lauryn

Chicago

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

Understanding, I will make alot of mistakes so bear with me...

My learning goals

I wish to be fluent in both. My partner is mexican and they soeak spanish so I wish to be able to converse with them. They soeak english as well but more comfortably speak spanish. Also I'm travelling to italy next year and want to be abl to navigate.

My favorite topics

Sports, movies, music, anything really I jusy t need practice.

Julian

Julian

Chicago

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My learning goals

How to speak the language correctly with native speaker...

My favorite topics

Politics, culture, American football..track and field

Perfect language exchange partner

Anyone! I love to meet new people!

Kiran

Kiran

Chicago

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My favorite topics

Politics, travel, music, cultur...

I want a conversation partner who is

Motivated to learn, strives to improve

My learning goals

Speak with natives with ease

Walter

Walter

Chicago

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My language exchange partner is

Sociable y divertid...

My learning goals

Aprender ruso y francés

My favorite topics

Soy una persona a la que le gusta viajar, aprender sobre culturas, ayudar a las personas y sobre todo divertirme

Diego

Diego

Chicago

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My learning goals

I really just want to learn about people's experiences in or...

My favorite topics

Storytelling, video games, culture, traveling

Ideal language community partner

Somebody willing to share their personal stories or talk about social issues with lots of sass! (Well maybe... up to you.)

Paola

Paola

Chicago

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French

My favorite topics

I enjoy discussing travel...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Patient, open minded, and curious.

My learning goals

Learn enough to get by if needed

Vera

Vera

Chicago

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Perfect language exchange partner

Funny, patient, and friendl...

My learning goals

Improve my language skills and meet some amazing people

My favorite topics

Travel, food, bicycling, piano.... INSTAGRAM: Verabriseis ❣️

Gabriel

Gabriel

Chicago

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My learning goals

Improve my language skill...

My favorite topics

Swiming, jogging, reading, working out and meeting new people. IG. @gabe.spindler

I want a conversation partner who is

People who are interested in improving their skills with English and Spanish, also to know more about their cultures and life stories, open minded, fun and kind people

Looking for an online language exchange partner in Chicago, United States?

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 735 English speakers in Chicago 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 Chicago?

In Chicago there are 735 members ready to have a English language exchange.

Are there other locations in United States other than Chicago where I can find a English language exchange partner?

You can also find a English Tandem partner in Silver Spring, Akron, and Bronx.

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 735 of them coming from Chicago.