learn languages travel

Learn Spanish in Chicago

Learn to actually speak Spanish by making friends with native speakers

Spanish FlagSpanish
down arrow

Chicago

down arrow
Miguel

Miguel

Chicago

references1

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

Emoji Flag

Emoji

English Flag

English

LEARNS

French Flag

French

German Flag

German

Polish Flag

Polish

My favorite topics

I enjoy writing poems and short stories. Other hobbies: music,...

My language exchange partner is

Passionate people who'd love to have a stimulating chat. Especially anyone with interest in learning more about spanish :)

My learning goals

Improve my language skills, while helping others.

Fafe

Fafe

Chicago

references1

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

English Flag

English

Emoji Flag

Emoji

LEARNS

German Flag

German

Dutch Flag

Dutch

Finnish Flag

Finnish

Ideal language community partner

I'd love to talk to someone who loves to travel, interested in...

My learning goals

Practice different languages and learn about other cultures.

My favorite topics

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

Arina

Arina

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Romanian Flag

Romanian

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Chinese (Traditional) Flag

Chinese (Traditional)

Korean Flag

Korean

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

My learning goals

Having more courage to just speak/writ...

My favorite topics

Food, filmmaking, k-dramas, languages, cultures, music

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone serious about languages only

Members Count Background
Spanish Flag

Find more than

735

Spanish speakers in Chicago

Anjelica

Anjelica

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Tagalog, Filipino Flag

Tagalog, Filipino

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Korean Flag

Korean

Italian Flag

Italian

Japanese Flag

Japanese

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about architecture, video games, travel/cultures,...

Perfect language exchange partner

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 :)

My learning goals

I would like to learn a new language and make a friend

Diego

Diego

Chicago

references5

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Korean Flag

Korean

French Flag

French

German Flag

German

I want a conversation partner who is

Somebody willing to share their personal stories or talk about...

My learning goals

I really just want to learn about people's experiences in or outside their culture. Language is a good bonus, though!

My favorite topics

Storytelling, video games, culture, traveling

Dani

Dani

Chicago

references5

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

English Flag

English

Italian Flag

Italian

Norwegian Flag

Norwegian

My learning goals

I want to take my knowledge of English to the next level...

My favorite topics

Neuroscience, meditation, philosophy, productivity, books, the Universe, sports, series, movies

My language exchange partner is

Someone patient, talkative and motivated to learn and have fun!

Speaking is the fastest way to fluency

Practice listening, improve your pronunciation, and learn to speak a foreign language with native speakers – no matter where you are.

Apple App Store BadgeGoogle Play Store Badge
Practice speaking language fluent
Kanorha

Kanorha

Chicago

references3

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

English Flag

English

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

Italian Flag

Italian

My favorite topics

Movies, Dance, travel, sport...

Ideal language community partner

Someone fun to have a nice conversation

My learning goals

Learn French, German and also improve my English

Whitney

Whitney

Chicago

references1

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Korean Flag

Korean

Japanese Flag

Japanese

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Can keep up a diverse conversation and not disappea...

My learning goals

To be intermediate to fluent

My favorite topics

Movies, music , travel ,arts

Jessica

Jessica

Chicago

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

English Flag

English

LEARNS

French Flag

French

Italian Flag

Italian

German Flag

German

My learning goals

Being able to understand the language and to express myself in...

My favorite topics

Travels, movies, coffee, beach, emotionally talk. I'd really like to meet people and friends from all over the world.

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who also speaks in English so we can understand each other and learn our primary languages so it can be easier to communicate. I'm not asking to respond right away, I can't do it either.

Connect with learners around the world

Value Community

Join a global community

Value Learn

Learn what matters to you

Value Conversation

Have fun, engaging conversations

Paola

Paola

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Arabic Flag

Arabic

American Sign Language Flag

American Sign Language

French Flag

French

My favorite topics

I enjoy discussing travel...

I want a conversation partner who is

Patient, open minded, and curious.

My learning goals

Learn enough to get by if needed

Camelia

Camelia

Chicago

references1

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

German Flag

German

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

Korean Flag

Korean

My language exchange partner is

Open-minded people, here to learn and build friendships...

My learning goals

Comfortable conversational level

My favorite topics

Sports Lifestyle Design Art Health Food Politics

Kiran

Kiran

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

Telugu Flag

Telugu

LEARNS

French Flag

French

My learning goals

Speak with natives with eas...

My favorite topics

Politics, travel, music, culture

Ideal language community partner

Motivated to learn, strives to improve

Jun

Jun uses Tandem to improve his English speaking and listening skills.

5 stars

"One of the reasons I’ve struggled to stay engaged in practicing languages is a lack of being able to talk to native speakers, so this app is a lifesaver."

Kyungmi

Kyungmi

Chicago

NEW

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Korean Flag

Korean

Japanese Flag

Japanese

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

My favorite topics

K pop, music, I like to draw,sing,play piano and guitar. I'm...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Anyone I can get along with hehe. Um specifically koreans, Japanese, Chinese, any other type of asians. Um anyone else in this world because there are many different races but that actually doesnt make us different:)

My learning goals

I have a huge list of goals to achieve so I'll just put etc. It will take way to long hehe. But I want to learn at least 10 languages. I already know 2

Joe

Joe

Chicago

references3

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Italian Flag

Italian

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

Arabic Flag

Arabic

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone who is patient and understands that it takes time and...

My learning goals

I want to improve my grasp on fluency in foreign languages, specifically with using nuanced, regular language as well as a formal understanding of grammar and vocabulary. I want to speak as people do on a daily basis, as well as understand.

My favorite topics

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

Norma

Norma

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

French Flag

French

Italian Flag

Italian

My learning goals

how to do business with people all over the world...

My favorite topics

Art, Business, Philosophy, Entrepreneurs

I want a conversation partner who is

a creative individual who is passionate, resourceful and ambitious.

Josie

Josie

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Arabic Flag

Arabic

Italian Flag

Italian

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

My favorite topics

Culture, politics, science, education, conservation, travel....

My language exchange partner is

Likes the outdoors, the arts, owns their own business, self-starter, looking for advice or to share experiences.

My learning goals

Keep up Spanish and learn new languages! Italian,Portuguese, Arabic, mandarin. Not necessarily in that order. Or anything else! I’m open.

Felipe

Felipe

Chicago

references13

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

German Flag

German

English Flag

English

Norwegian Flag

Norwegian

Ideal language community partner

Simpática y cult...

My learning goals

Prácticas dia a dia

My favorite topics

Practicar English y hablar de viajes

Kevin

Kevin

Chicago

references23

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

Vietnamese Flag

Vietnamese

Thai Flag

Thai

My learning goals

I just want to have meaningful conversation...

My favorite topics

Anything

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Anyone who's open minded, laid back, and has cool style~

You may know us from…
Mashable accolade
Accolade tech-crunch
Accolade life-hacker
Accolade evening-standard
Accolade insider
Accolade best-of-app-store-grey
Accolade best-of-play-store-grey
lis

lis

Chicago

NEW

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

Korean Flag

Korean

Japanese Flag

Japanese

My favorite topics

I like to play video games and I like to edit ☺...

Perfect language exchange partner

I want to feel comfortable with my tandem partner, I want them to feel comfortable around me ^.^ I want to be friends but also help me learn about the culture we are currently trying to help me become fluent in (sorry if I didn’t make sense.)

My learning goals

to learn the language well and speak and write properly in those languages

Alex

Alex

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

French Flag

French

Korean Flag

Korean

American Sign Language Flag

American Sign Language

I want a conversation partner who is

I want to be friends with people of different cultures! Someone...

My learning goals

I would love to be able to talk casually in languages other than my native ones and be able to express myself easily about day to day things. I wish to travel around the world and make friends in different countries. ㅇㅅㅇ

My favorite topics

Life, cultures, learning new languages, music, arts, entertainment, and also dogs ....I love dogs :3

David

David

Chicago

references1

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

German Flag

German

English Flag

English

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

My learning goals

Dominio y desenvolvimiento en un idioma extranjer...

My favorite topics

Leer, walking, fotografía, finanzas, videojuegos, musica

My language exchange partner is

Optimista, abierta

suji

suji

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

German Flag

German

Korean Flag

Korean

Japanese Flag

Japanese

My favorite topics

Makeup, fashion, cartoon, anime, music, games, Pokémon, drawin...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is interested in teaching me things about their culture! If people do cultural dances, that’d be great too!

My learning goals

Learn more colloquial language and make friends! I also want to learn about different points of view.

Amaury

Amaury

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

German Flag

German

Italian Flag

Italian

Russian Flag

Russian

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Humble, real friend, and doesn't take advantage of you...

My learning goals

How to make international friends.

My favorite topics

Sex, ideas, and Future

Shaina

Shaina

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

French Flag

French

Korean Flag

Korean

My learning goals

I want to be able to practice the language I am learning...

My favorite topics

Books, languages, movies, history, culture, and food. I love volleyball, racquetball, baking, cooking, and traveling!

Perfect language exchange partner

Similar interests to mine because the conversation can keep flowing.

Esperanza

Esperanza

Chicago

NEW

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional) Flag

Chinese (Traditional)

Korean Flag

Korean

My favorite topics

Music, poems, singin...

I want a conversation partner who is

Anyone is fine honestly I like making new friends

My learning goals

I want to get better at speaking chinese

Xochitl

Xochitl

Chicago

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

English Flag

English

LEARNS

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

Turkish Flag

Turkish

Korean Flag

Korean

My language exchange partner is

I'd like to talk to people that can help me with my Korean and...

My learning goals

Un nivel de fluidez con el que pueda mantener un conversación del día a día sin problema.

My favorite topics

I like to watch movies, dramas, listen to music and learn new things all the time.

Ricardo

Ricardo

Chicago

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

English Flag

English

LEARNS

French Flag

French

Russian Flag

Russian

Italian Flag

Italian

My learning goals

Speak as many languages as I ca...

My favorite topics

History, soccer, art, photography, video, movies, tv series

Ideal language community partner

Patient, cool and completely open

Micheal

Micheal

Chicago

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

Chinese (Simplified) Flag

Chinese (Simplified)

LEARNS

Italian Flag

Italian

Chinese (Cantonese) Flag

Cantonese

Russian Flag

Russian

My favorite topics

Lif...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Christian friends

My learning goals

Making the kingdom of God

Raquel

Raquel

Chicago

SPEAKS

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

French Flag

French

English Flag

English

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

Perfect language exchange partner

Una persona interesada en aprender un nuevo idioma y cultura,...

My learning goals

Hablar un nuevo idioma al menos lo básico para viajar a cualquier parte del mundo y no tener problemas con el lenguaje.

My favorite topics

Aprender idiomas, administrar mi negocio, viajar y compartir momentos inolvidables con mis seres queridos.

Darwin Gustavo Ruiz

Darwin Gustavo Ruiz

Chicago

references6

SPEAKS

English Flag

English

Spanish Flag

Spanish

LEARNS

French Flag

French

Portuguese Flag

Portuguese

German Flag

German

My learning goals

Practice and perfect the language. Make some friends...

My favorite topics

Music, movies, travel, sports, photography, games, professional development, mentoring.

I want a conversation partner who is

Smart and funny 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 Spanish speakers in Chicago looking to learn Spanish 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 Spanish language exchange in Chicago?

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

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

You can also find a Spanish Tandem partner in Tacoma, Newark, and Greensboro.

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.