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Learn Russian in Berkeley

Learn to actually speak Russian by making friends with native speakers

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Diana

Diana

Berkeley

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Russian

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English

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Kazakh

My favorite topics

Technology, visual design, traditional Kazakh music, learning...

My language exchange partner is

Anyone who's into talking and learning a different language, which should cover everyone here

My learning goals

I want to improve my Kazakh to the point where I am able to have a conversation with native speakers.

Денис

Денис

Berkeley

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Russian

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English

Ideal language community partner

Any people which live in English speaken countries:...

My learning goals

To increase my level of conversational English

My favorite topics

Lifestyle, politics, movies, travelling, cultural life, food, technology, video games

aimed

aimed

Berkeley

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French

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Berber

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English

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Spanish

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German

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Chinese (Simplified)

My learning goals

My goal Is to master 7 language. Actually I’m mastering 4. I...

My favorite topics

The most topic I like to discuss about it is history

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who likes to history geography literature and traveling

Qi

Qi

Berkeley

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Chinese (Simplified)

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English

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Spanish

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Russian

My favorite topics

travel, daily staff, music, news, et...

Perfect language exchange partner

Nice, educated, open to talk tons of topics.

My learning goals

English is for living and work. Other languages are maybe sometimes for travel, and new friends.

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Danniel

Danniel

Berkeley

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Chinese (Traditional)

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Japanese

I want a conversation partner who is

Friendl...

My learning goals

Learning as much as i can!

My favorite topics

Anything

Aaron

Aaron

Berkeley

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English

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French

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Portuguese

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Spanish

My learning goals

Have at least one voice call per week in French or Portuguese....

My favorite topics

Travel, culture, languages, music, history, books, podcasts, food

My language exchange partner is

Someone interested in practicing languages.

Benjamin

Benjamin

Berkeley

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English

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Cantonese

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French

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Chinese (Simplified)

My favorite topics

Running, cycling, swimming, computer science, literature, geography,...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who's interested in learning together.

My learning goals

I'd like to become proficient in Mandarin.

Dennis

Dennis

Berkeley

SPEAKS

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English

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Spanish

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French

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Japanese

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who is easy to talk t...

My learning goals

I would like to eventually be able to form sentences without having to spend long periods of time trying to translate English to another language.

My favorite topics

I enjoy discussing traveling, politics, history, pop culture, and food.

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Join a global community

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Kevin

Kevin

Berkeley

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English

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Cantonese

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Thai

My learning goals

Become fluent in Thai in one yea...

My favorite topics

Traveling food photography startup business entrepreneurship technology cooking

Perfect language exchange partner

Like-minded entrepreneur who loves traveling, learning and exploring the tech world.

易庭

易庭

Berkeley

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Chinese (Traditional)

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Chinese (Simplified)

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German

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English

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French

My favorite topics

swimming/music/travel/✍️writing/Watch series (of American, Korean,...

I want a conversation partner who is

Anyone who is good to chat with☺️

My learning goals

Pass test/Study aboard/Make friends around the world

Paris

Paris

Berkeley

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English

LEARNS

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Russian

My language exchange partner is

Someone who likes memes and is funny af...

My learning goals

Learn little things about languages I already know

My favorite topics

Humor. Random humor in any language.

Брендон

Брендон

Berkeley

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English

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Russian

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Chinese (Simplified)

My learning goals

Хочу говорить свободно...

My favorite topics

Искусство, литература, политика, математика, философия, история и глупые шутки.

Ideal language community partner

Веселые люди, которые хотят учиться. I’d also like to meet people to be silly and make jokes with in Mandarin.

Aria

Aria uses Tandem in preparation for her student exchange program.

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"​​I've been using this app for years! Before Tandem, I could barely even string a sentence together in French and now I can speak it without even thinking!"

Mohamed

Mohamed

Berkeley

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Arabic

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English

My favorite topics

Movies and cultures and travelin...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who wants to learn with me

My learning goals

I want to improve my English,and help others with Arabic

yajing

yajing

Berkeley

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Cantonese

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Chinese (Traditional)

LEARNS

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English

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Korean

Perfect language exchange partner

kind, friendly, warm-hearted, nic...

My learning goals

my vocabulary reaches -- 20,000 by this semester

My favorite topics

reading, literature, math, philosophy, cooking,travel comics(esp. one piece), sports(esp. shuttlecork, badminton, volleyball, long run) わたしは(労)ろうです。

Angel

Angel

Berkeley

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Spanish

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Swedish

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German

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American Sign Language

My learning goals

I want to improve as much as I can, and hopefully make a friend...

My favorite topics

I really like languages, and in particular I like helping people with pronunciation (I've studied Phonetics), but I also just like seeing people improve. I really like Snowboarding, Science (I used to be a tutor), and Fighting Games. I'm bilingual.

I want a conversation partner who is

I'm willing to talk with anyone! But I would much prefer to talk to someone who would be willing to talk regularly (once a month, once every 2 weeks, once a week, etc). I sometimes get really busy, so I prefer to set a block of time when we can just talk.

Sarah

Sarah

Berkeley

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English

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Spanish

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French

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American Sign Language

My favorite topics

Art, music, books, film, philosophy, linguistics, language...

My language exchange partner is

Anyone into sharing rad music/art/etc!

My learning goals

Improving my grammar

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Find more than

88

Russian speakers in Berkeley

Hallie

Hallie

Berkeley

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English

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Spanish

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Norwegian

Ideal language community partner

a good listener/compassionate and supportive person who also...

My learning goals

I want to practice speaking, improve my grammar and understanding of how to formulate sentences

My favorite topics

philosophy, feminism, books, movies, tv shows, politics

Sharmesh

Sharmesh

Berkeley

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Tamil

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Malayalam

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English

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German

My learning goals

To develop speaking in German .. To learn some diff German words...

My favorite topics

About anything, food , hobbies ,life culture , love , fun , party , musics ,sports .. I love to discuss any topics ;)

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Friendly, cool , can spend time when you are free .. Jovial and easy going ,chatter box :D

Troy

Troy

Berkeley

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English

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Thai

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Hebrew

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Chinese (Simplified)

My favorite topics

History Technology and science Global Politics Anime DIY Looks...

Perfect language exchange partner

You!

My learning goals

Thai: I want to learn more language, learn about cultural norms, traditions, and pop culture. Hebrew: It's been a long time since I've spoken Hebrew and I am very rusty. I also want to refamiliarize myself with Israeli culture

Woojin

Woojin

Berkeley

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Korean

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English

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Japanese

I want a conversation partner who is

Kin...

My learning goals

To improve my language skills

My favorite topics

Game, food, Diet

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Grace

Grace

Berkeley

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English

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Spanish

My learning goals

Speak Spanish more fluentl...

My favorite topics

Food, hobbies, animals, tv shows

My language exchange partner is

Someone who wants to have fun conversations and learn

Luca

Luca

Berkeley

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Italian

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English

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Spanish

LEARNS

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English

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Spanish

My favorite topics

Business, news, sport, world's big things, new culture...

Ideal language community partner

Fun, polite, international,

My learning goals

Improving conversation and getting new friends

YUTING

YUTING

Berkeley

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Chinese (Traditional)

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Emoji

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Chinese (Simplified)

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English

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who are patient and willing to help me...

My learning goals

Improving my spoken English

My favorite topics

Everything

Ari

Ari

Berkeley

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English

LEARNS

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Korean

My learning goals

I want to practice my fluency with Korean. I hope I can learn...

My favorite topics

I like discussing music, science, culture, and literature

Perfect language exchange partner

Not sure yet! 그냥 한국인 친구 만나면 좋겠어요! 반가워요

Camilo Marin

Camilo Marin

Berkeley

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My favorite topics

Sobre lugares, ciudades, historias, cultura,deporte me general...

I want a conversation partner who is

Pensaría alguien que me tuviera un poco de paciencia , alegre y con muy buena actitud.

My learning goals

Intentar defenderme en cualquier situación .

yang

yang

Berkeley

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Chinese (Simplified)

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English

My language exchange partner is

I hope we can keep talking like friends...

My learning goals

Improve my spoken English.

My favorite topics

Music,Movies,Travels,Geophysics...anything

Katherine

Katherine

Berkeley

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English

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Chinese (Traditional)

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Japanese

My learning goals

I would like to learn how to speak Mandarin because I am half...

My favorite topics

Music and concerts, TV shows (currently watching Game of Thrones and The Good Place), Fitness, and trying to get better at cooking!

Ideal language community partner

Preferably lives near Berkeley and wouldn’t mind meeting up over food e.g. having brunch together etc

Brian

Brian

Berkeley

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English

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Chinese (Simplified)

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Spanish

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Hindi

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Punjabi

My favorite topics

religion, social justice, math and scienc...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

ਤੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਮੋਹੀ ਤੋਹੀ ਅੰਤਰੁ ਕੈਸਾ

My learning goals

improve conversation, poetry a plus

Iso

Iso

Berkeley

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English

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French

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who wants to help me learn French and who I can help...

My learning goals

I am planning on moving to France so want to get comfortable speaking.

My favorite topics

Food, travel, anything really just love to practice!

Lauren

Lauren

Berkeley

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English

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French

My learning goals

I want to fine tune my accent and accelerate my vocabular...

My favorite topics

Culture, food, travel, environment, nature

I want a conversation partner who is

A flexible and kind native French speaker

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

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 88 Russian speakers in Berkeley looking to learn Russian 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 Russian language exchange in Berkeley?

In Berkeley there are 88 members ready to have a Russian language exchange.

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

You can also find a Russian Tandem partner in New Haven, Providence, and Chandler.

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 88 of them coming from Berkeley.