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Learn Japanese in Grand Rapids

Learn to actually speak Japanese by making friends with native speakers

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Nicholas

Nicholas

Grand Rapids

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English

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Emoji

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German

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Portuguese

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Italian

My favorite topics

Culture, music, food/cooking, series, politics, coffee, stories...

My language exchange partner is

Awesome people, & serious language learners. IG: npaauwe

My learning goals

Deutsche verbersserung, Español practıcar, beginner Türkçe, Farsi, & to teach English

Danielius

Danielius

Grand Rapids

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Portuguese

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German

Ideal language community partner

Super dedicated language learners with a chill attitude to lif...

My learning goals

Practice a language with a real person for 6 months

My favorite topics

Travel, sports, countries, languages, cooking, music

Sam

Sam

Grand Rapids

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Portuguese

My learning goals

I want to speak a lot, 我想说话,也想发短信,学习汉...

My favorite topics

Learning languages, soccer, travel, writing, and photography

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Cool people! And I’m gay so other gay people are fun to talk to lol 我特别想跟中国南方人聊天,因为我打算去那里活着

Kt

Kt

Grand Rapids

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English

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German

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Dutch

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Danish

My favorite topics

Reading, games (board games and video games), animals, traveling,...

Perfect language exchange partner

I’m looking for someone to chat with a little bit each day over a variety of topics! Easy going, up beat, friendly, and positive! :) ❤️

My learning goals

-My 2021 goal is to use German daily and become confident in writing and speaking German -I want to increase my vocabulary in Dutch and Danish and maybe get up to an intermediate level!

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Wren

Wren

Grand Rapids

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Spanish

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone kind and sweet, loves language, is very patient. Loves...

My learning goals

I want to become more fluent in these languages not just speaking-wise but writing-wise. I want to be able to communicate effectively and not just follow a script. I also want to gain more friends that I can converse with.

My favorite topics

Cats Books Writing Tv shows or movies Fan fiction or fandoms Life

Dallas

Dallas

Grand Rapids

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My learning goals

I would like to improve in my ability to speak Japanes...

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about anything, really. Religion, socio-political ideologies, the mechanisms of society, culture, history, etc.

My language exchange partner is

Someone who would be willing to work with me as I make mistakes, while giving helpful corrections.

Galen

Galen

Grand Rapids

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Japanese

My favorite topics

Food and cooking, Nintendo/video games, art and drawing, sewing,...

Ideal language community partner

Close to my age, has hobbies they like to talk about

My learning goals

Better pronunciation and casual conversation skills

Camille

Camille

Grand Rapids

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English

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Dothraki

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German

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French

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who loves different cultures....

My learning goals

I would like to further my language skills so I am more prepared when traveling out of the country. Learning about different cultures from around the world. I have traveled to Germany, but I spoke a lot of English while I was there.

My favorite topics

Music, politics, languages, animals, science, movies, books, life. I work at a brewery in Michigan! I have taken Russian, French, and German classes through my university, but I’m best at German.

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Mason

Mason

Grand Rapids

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Emoji

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English

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Japanese

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Spanish

My learning goals

Fluency...

My favorite topics

Arte, cartoons, música, películas, cultura, viaje. Im trying to get English teaching certification. Does anyone want free English tutoring? Please contact me if you’re interested.

Perfect language exchange partner

Funny and nice.

Alessio

Alessio

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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Chinese (Simplified)

My favorite topics

Music, traveling,learning new language...

I want a conversation partner who is

I'm an Italian living in US. Anybody who likes to practice languages.

My learning goals

Trying to learn Spanish and review my Chinese :) Currently living in US

Clara

Clara

Grand Rapids

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German

My language exchange partner is

A girl who is around my age who is willing to help me improve...

My learning goals

Improve my Mandarin Chinese language ability.

My favorite topics

I love music! (Even though I study Chinese, I love K pop, my favorite group is BTS) I play the trombone and piano. I’m also a fan of Star Wars/Star Trek.

Liz

Liz

Grand Rapids

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English

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Arabic

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French

My learning goals

Keep up fluency of french and learn more about other languages...

My favorite topics

Travel, food, art, music, history, politics

Ideal language community partner

People who are open minded, love to travel, and enjoy life

Grace

Grace uses Tandem to feel connected to the world.

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"I have never made so many friends so fast. It’s really fun having all these people to learn languages with."

Hunter

Hunter

Grand Rapids

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My favorite topics

Current events and culture, film and literature, and hobbies...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who is eager to gain new experiences through traveling, and is easy going and friendly.

My learning goals

I want to learn more colloquial german and sound less like someone who is speaking straight from a textbook. I’d like to learn more vocabulary and expand my understanding of grammar.

Amina

Amina

Grand Rapids

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Perfect language exchange partner

Funny, interesting new friends...

My learning goals

Learn the basics of korean before May

My favorite topics

Reading Art Taking pictures Dramas

Joshua

Joshua

Grand Rapids

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English

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Hindi

My learning goals

I want to improve my Chinese and Hindi...

My favorite topics

Food, Philosophy, Technology, Economics, Culture

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone who wants to be friends and learn about each others lives.

Joshua

Joshua

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

My favorite topics

Travel, food, soccer and citie...

My language exchange partner is

Someone with an interest in sports and likes travel.

My learning goals

I would like to learn to be more conversational in Spanish.

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Japanese speakers in Grand Rapids

Patrick

Patrick

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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German

Ideal language community partner

Just someone to be patient with me. I'm a slow learner...

My learning goals

Get to a basic conversational level of Spanish

My favorite topics

movies, baseball, video games

Edith

Edith

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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French

My learning goals

I want to practice my (very) basic Spanish...

My favorite topics

Food, music, dance.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who's curious and fun loving!

Tyy

Tyy

Grand Rapids

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English

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German

My favorite topics

Music, books, sex work, politics, spac...

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who is easy going, clever, and can debate without resorting to insults

My learning goals

To learn another language and hopefully make a friend or two :)

Zack

Zack

Grand Rapids

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English

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French

I want a conversation partner who is

Funny, kind,...

My learning goals

To speak fluently in another language and to meet new people

My favorite topics

Soccer/Futbol, Skiing, Funny jokes/stories, traveling

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Amar

Amar

Grand Rapids

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Bosnian

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My learning goals

I would like to have fluid conversation...

My favorite topics

Design, science, arts, and pop culture

My language exchange partner is

People who are willing to correct me when I say something wrong :)

Josh

Josh

Grand Rapids

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French

My favorite topics

Les animaux, la vie, et la musique...

Ideal language community partner

Une personne a qui je peut parler très facile.

My learning goals

Les gens.

Bennett

Bennett

Grand Rapids

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English

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

A person who knows French, learning English, enjoys talking conversationally...

My learning goals

Adequate French.

My favorite topics

French, sports, human characteristics

Hannah

Hannah

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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German

My learning goals

I am hoping to improve my grammar and speaking confidence...

My favorite topics

I love talking about language, music, culture, and books. I have broad interests and I like be discussing anything with someone who is passionate about their topic.

Perfect language exchange partner

I am looking for someone that I can communicate with regularly and who is interesting!

George

George

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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German

My favorite topics

Music, politics, histor...

I want a conversation partner who is

A funny and creative one

My learning goals

Better understanding of another language

Jacob

Jacob

Grand Rapids

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English

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Emoji

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Spanish

My language exchange partner is

Someone accepting and understanding :)...

My learning goals

I hope I can become fluent in a language someday, but until that day comes, I love to learn about culture :)

My favorite topics

I play guitar (both acoustic and bass guitar), I love playing video games, doing stuff with computers, and listening to music (and I love languages)

Eliutd

Eliutd

Grand Rapids

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English

My learning goals

Aprender inglés y practicarlo como escribirl...

My favorite topics

Ejercicio y Pitbull

Ideal language community partner

Megustaria aprender inglés y que sea con una mujer

Micah

Micah

Grand Rapids

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English

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Spanish

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German

My favorite topics

Tech, Music, Travel, Languages, Culture, Food, Books, Lord of...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Open, Intelligent, Curious, Adventurous, Likes Meeting New People, Likes Traveling

My learning goals

Practice my Spanish, as I rarely have the opportunity to practice it, learn new colloquial phrases. Practice and maintain my German

Cassandra

Cassandra

Grand Rapids

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English

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Perfect language exchange partner

Is patient with a sense of humor :...

My learning goals

To be able to converse with my Portuguese friends and with others while traveling and visiting.

My favorite topics

I enjoy learning about life, activities, food, travel etc. Really anything!

Megan

Megan

Grand Rapids

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English

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Korean

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Russian

My learning goals

increasing vocabulary, improving pronunciation, and gaining confidence...

My favorite topics

music, video games, comics, learning, social work, kpop, kdramas, history, etc.

I want a conversation partner who is

just about anyone~

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

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 38 Japanese speakers in Grand Rapids looking to learn Japanese 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 Japanese language exchange in Grand Rapids?

In Grand Rapids there are 38 members ready to have a Japanese language exchange.

Are there other locations in United States other than Grand Rapids where I can find a Japanese language exchange partner?

You can also find a Japanese Tandem partner in Louisville, Greensboro, and Parsippany-Troy Hills.

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 38 of them coming from Grand Rapids.