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Learn English in Portland

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Asher

Asher

Portland

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English

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German

My favorite topics

I like drawing, learning languages, growing vegetables/cacti,...

My language exchange partner is

People interested in fun TPRS. TPRS means: 1) telling short stories. 2) describing pictures. 3) asking and answering questions about the stories and pictures.

My learning goals

Practice listening and speaking without overthinking. Learning to understand and recognize different accents.

Giovanni

Giovanni

Portland

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German

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Chinese (Simplified)

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is patient and willing to help. Someone that is easy...

My learning goals

I'd like to have more speaking and listening opportunities. I can study reading and writing on my own. But having a partner is necessary for speaking and listening.

My favorite topics

I enjoy discussing new movies, culture, and career paths. I also enjoy photography and travel. My instagram: gacolitti

Judy

Judy

Portland

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Korean

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Spanish

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Japanese

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French

My learning goals

To try and learn more languages...

My favorite topics

film & television, food, music, sports, travel

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who can help with or answer any questions regarding a language, such as grammar or proper usage of a word.

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English speakers in Portland

Nicole

Nicole

Portland

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English

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Cantonese

My favorite topics

Social issues, TV shows, documentaries, cultural differences,...

Perfect language exchange partner

Funny people who are serious about learning and teaching!

My learning goals

To speak Portuguese fluently!

Kaelan

Kaelan

Portland

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French

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Russian

I want a conversation partner who is

I want to meet people of all nationalities who are open minded....

My learning goals

Improve my Language skills , learn new cultures and make new friends

My favorite topics

Travel,Photography, Coffee, I like learning about new cultures, self development, global issues, series & films, architecture, books, pretty much anything

Peter

Peter

Portland

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English

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French

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Spanish

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German

My learning goals

I want to practice my German conversation skills and start learning...

My favorite topics

Music, Art, Dance, Books, Languages, Culture, Geography, Daily Life

My language exchange partner is

Everyone! I enjoy chatting with all sorts of people

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Morgan

Morgan

Portland

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Lithuanian

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Greek

My favorite topics

Questions of culture & philosoph...

Ideal language community partner

Spirited conversation, partners willing to correct me

My learning goals

Better my flow

Hannah

Hannah

Portland

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Icelandic

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American Sign Language

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who loves to have fun and be silly...

My learning goals

I would love to learn to be pretty fluent for travels and being able to connect to people on another level.

My favorite topics

Music, psychology, travel, metaphysics, art, fun!

maisy

maisy

Portland

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English

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Spanish

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German

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Danish

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American Sign Language

My learning goals

I want to be fluent in as many languages as possible. I’m looking...

My favorite topics

Biology, theatre, music, musical theatre, cooking, guitar, medicine

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who is passionate about what they’re talking about, can correct me when I’m wrong, and is okay with being corrected.

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Vanessa

Vanessa

Portland

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English

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Arabic

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Chinese (Simplified)

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American Sign Language

My favorite topics

Really anything I do like talking about dream jobs and accomplishments....

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone who is outgoing, funny, awkward and understanding like I am. Someone who can talk about all sorts of things. So if you’re nice, that’s good too. Oh and if they’re okay with sarcasm. There will probably be a lot of that.

My learning goals

I just really want to improve my knowledge of these languages. I wanted to click more but the limit is three. Which I think is just silly. But I’d love to be able to have conversations and understand more.

Drew

Drew

Portland

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Italian

My language exchange partner is

An upbeat, energetic person with lots to shar...

My learning goals

I want to be more comfortable in everyday, informal conversations.

My favorite topics

Music, fashion, and food!

Kelly

Kelly

Portland

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Bavarian

My learning goals

Being able to think in German! So pretty much I think it’s level...

My favorite topics

Hmm, let’s chat about your interests, best hiking spots, business, and just to learn from each other. I’m interested in a variety of topics!

Ideal language community partner

Someone willing to be patient and helpful in my German learning experience! Learning from actual German locals is preferred. (I’m more than happy to help with English as a native speaker!)

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."

Ryan

Ryan

Portland

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Chinese (Traditional)

My favorite topics

Bicycles腳踏車, piano tuning鋼琴調音, cryptocurrency加密貨幣, black tea紅茶,...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Anyone who can message back and forth throughout the day. 可以跟我偶爾交流訊息的人。

My learning goals

Improve my conversational Mandarin. Learn more Chinese sayings and euphemisms. Maybe help someone with their English?多學習比較口語的說法,也許幫你學英文?

Alisha

Alisha

Portland

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English

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Korean

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Spanish

Perfect language exchange partner

Funny, kind, curious, and talkative!...

My learning goals

I want to be able to converse and write well.

My favorite topics

Books, movies, philosophy, exercise, kayaking, great views, traveling, etc.

Anthony

Anthony

Portland

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English

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German

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Portuguese

My learning goals

I want to be more fluent in languages that I'm learning as well...

My favorite topics

I like to talk about music, travel, and family.

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone who likes learning languages, and wants to talk about something cool in their life. Also someone who isn't afraid to correct my grammar and accent.

Emilia

Emilia

Portland

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Portuguese

My favorite topics

Feminism, dogs, movies, tv shows, astrolog...

My language exchange partner is

Someone fun and open minded.

My learning goals

Want to help teach Spanish and English and maybe learn French, German, etc.

Aleks

Aleks

Portland

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English

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Danish

Ideal language community partner

I can help you with pronouncing words in English And Spanish...

My learning goals

Become fluent in Italian. And then Danish. Of course focus one at a time. ✋

My favorite topics

Looking for pen pals :) I like Sport/ Workingout , Gymnastics, Art, Music, Films, People, Lifestyle, Books, Relationship Advice, hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, Kayaking, cliff jumping, sky diving, photography, reading, editing, drawing, writing.

Luis

Luis

Portland

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English

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German

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Italian

My learning goals

I would like to refine my english skills and my german. Also...

My favorite topics

Technology, travelling, sports, philosophy, understanding people, learn new languages, having fun.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

I can talk with anybody who wants to share with me her/his own story. I'm a very good listener.

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Robert

Robert

Portland

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English

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Spanish

My favorite topics

Music, travel, books, philosophy, culture. ...

Perfect language exchange partner

Spanish speakers mostly. People who want to get deep into some subjects.

My learning goals

I want to get better at spanish

Hadi

Hadi

Portland

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English

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Arabic

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French

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Spanish

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Hebrew

I want a conversation partner who is

Fun, smart, and foodie...

My learning goals

Be conversationally fluent in French and Spanish

My favorite topics

Learning and eating

Hank

Hank

Portland

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English

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Spanish

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Portuguese

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Quechua

My learning goals

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My favorite topics

I like to speak about philosophy and society and about nature and the world. I'm open to discuss anything really

My language exchange partner is

Emma

Emma

Portland

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English

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French

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Italian

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Korean

My favorite topics

Languages, science, cookin...

Ideal language community partner

Open-minded, not afraid to correct my writing

My learning goals

I want to learn more specialized vocabulary, practice using complex tenses and moods, and learn more colloquialisms in Italian. I have similar goals for French and Latin but I'm a bit less advanced.

Kyle

Kyle

Portland

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English

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French

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Spanish

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German

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone chill to talk about food with...

My learning goals

I’d love to polish my Spanish and work on my French

My favorite topics

Soccer movies tv politics

Frank

Frank

Portland

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Spanish

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German

My learning goals

Help others with their English, maintain my Spanish, improve...

My favorite topics

I like to discuss all the crazy things about language (I'm a linguist!). I also love books, mindfulness / meditation, music, coffee. But I'm willing to talk about anything if someone is interesting ;) I prefer to avoid politics and I'm not into sports

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who wants to talk via audio calls! I have an illness called CFS that makes it difficult for me to read / write a lot so that's why I like calls. Please read the link below if curious: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome?jr=on

Charlie

Charlie

Portland

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My favorite topics

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I want a conversation partner who is

My learning goals

learn new ways to see the world communicate blur lines make connections express new thoughts encounter new things share new experiences grow

Anne

Anne

Portland

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English

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Spanish

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Swedish

My language exchange partner is

Interesting, passionate about learnin...

My learning goals

To be fluent in as many languages as possible

My favorite topics

Language, science, math, music

Eli

Eli

Portland

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Catalan

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German

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French

My learning goals

I want to improve my language skill...

My favorite topics

Sports, technology, travel, music and language learning or pretty much anything

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is open minded and easy going. Someone who is respectful and embraces other cultures

Chris

Chris

Portland

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Ukrainian

My favorite topics

Travel Culture Food Movie Musi...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone that enjoys traveling, learning of other cultures.

My learning goals

Learn a few other languages. Learn and experience some other cultures and places to travel. Make new international friends.

Lindsey

Lindsey

Portland

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English

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Japanese

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Italian

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Korean

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who is willing to help a beginner!...

My learning goals

Be able to read and have conversations

My favorite topics

Fashion Design, fashion styling, anime, health + wellness, photography, basic conversation to get to know people and form friendships!

Alia

Alia

Portland

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Russian

My learning goals

I want to communicate with some of the families in my community...

My favorite topics

I can talk about pretty much anything, I’m only an expert when it comes to myself or vine references. I enjoy discussing music, culture, current events, food, nature, and technology.

I want a conversation partner who is

Patient, encouraging, and humorous.

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

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 159 English speakers in Portland 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 Portland?

In Portland there are 159 members ready to have a English language exchange.

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

You can also find a English Tandem partner in Greensboro, Providence, and Tulsa.

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 159 of them coming from Portland.