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833 language exchange partners in Portland looking to learn languages

Gordon, 25
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
My exchange partner isSomeone who is as interested in actively speaking as in actively listening.
My learning goalsI am just here to keep up with my French.
My favorite topicsMusic, travel, and homebrewing.
Lou, 54
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
Ideal language community partnerI’d like to talk with someone who is patient, kind, funny, intelligent. I am a married gay man, so only want to communicate with open minded people who are comfortable with the LGBTQ community.
My learning goalsTo become fluent in French. I have been taking French lessons for a year but want to take it to the next level. However, my current level of French is definitely beginner so you will have to be patient with me. I would love to help someone learn English!
My favorite topicsScience, nature, current affairs, politics, music and film.
Livv, 18
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
Ideal conversation exchange partnerI like to talk with most people (: I’m more than happy to answer any English related questions if you’ll answer my French questions or teach me new phrases.
My learning goalsI’d like to learn slang and improve general skills — maybe be introduced to some films or any sort of immersion resources
My favorite topicshiking, camping, exploring, and expanding my interests are some of my hobbies. I love learning things about science, different cultures, and meeting new people
Tyler, 36
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone who is patient and willing to help me improve my Spanish
My learning goalsTo be able to speak fluently in a few years
My favorite topicsCooking, politics, music, movies and tv
Lily, 18
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsDanish
My conversation partnerI'm just tryna text occasionally. 
My learning goalsIdeally, I'd like to be semi-fluent conversationally. 
My favorite topicsI like Star Wars and horror movies. My house is Slytherin. I haven't eaten a vegetable in ten years. 
Daniele, 47
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman, Spanish, French
My exchange partner isI have no idea? Liberal, patient, kind
My learning goalsFluency for myself and my kids in Spanish. Basics in french and German
My favorite topicsArt, dance, yoga, history, politics
Taylor, 28
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My exchange partner isSomeone who is nonjudgmental of my mistakes and would like to get to know who they are practicing with.
My learning goalsTo be able to someday comfortably talk to patients and family members in Spanish.
My favorite topicsI like discussing politics, history, medicine, social sciences, justice, science, philosophy, food, news and personal stories with others.
dustin, 38
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
Ideal language community partnerSomeone who enjoys talking to random people
My learning goalsFull fluency in French
My favorite topicsMusic, TV, film, politics, current events
Benjamin, 28
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsMalagasy
Ideal conversation exchange partnerAnyone
My learning goalsTo practice
My favorite topicsAnything
Callista, 28
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Perfect language exchange partnerpatient! will correct me when i’m wrong. helps with slang/colloquialisms so I learn to speak/write more natively vs formally
My learning goalsimprove comfort level. i know a lot of the rules of spanish but get nervous speaking or interacting with others in spanish. also tenses confuse me.
My favorite topicsfood, music, tv shows
Oliver, 22
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
My conversation partnerSports fans, Funny, Open, Enjoys talking about experiences, ect.
My learning goalsI’d like to become fully fluent in Spanish.
My favorite topicsSports, Food, Politics and Culture.
Simon, 36
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsZhuang
My exchange partner isAnyone! Would love to especially chat with people who are passionate about cooking and Hong Kong Cinema!
My learning goalsI would like to be fluent in speaking Cantonese.
My favorite topicsCooking, food, industrial design, construction and making things,
Emily, 35
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, French
Ideal language community partnerArtists of all kinds, queers, cuties, sweet and curious and open-hearted folks, people with big feelings and a gajillion ideas. 🌈💅💖
My learning goalsTo beef up my non-food nouns 🙃 To generally conjugate verbs 😱 And to make new friends all over the world 😸
My favorite topicsMusic, sunlight, dance, emotions, little things from your day that you didn't tell anyone about, psychology, relationships (future therapist!)
Alec, 26
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsGerman
Ideal conversation exchange partnerSomeone who is motivated to talk and practice a lot? Whatever the topic of discussion.
My learning goalsTratar de ser fluido hablando español, and learn basic German. I can help you w/ English! (And Spanish pretty much)
My favorite topicsLife in other countries, music, art, history, current events
Mac, 32
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish, Hebrew
Perfect language exchange partnerSomeone who is excited to learn and teach a new language
My learning goalsTo practice my Spanish and Hebrew and become fluent in both.
My favorite topicsPhilosophy, movies, travel
Natasha, 27
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsWestern Frisian, Dutch
My conversation partnerKindhearted people who love music and art. But also people who don't mind dry or dark humor 🖤 I prefer long,beautiful, descriptive, paragraphs over one word messages. We can chat about anything you want. (Bonus points if you know any Frysk. 😅)
My learning goalsI want to understand Dutch before relocating ,alsjeblieft 🙏 ♥️
My favorite topicsLanguage learning / poetry / music / fitness / ballet / history /travel / art/ 和歌 / ,アニメーション / JDM/ astrology ♋🦀🌙 / astronomy 🔭✨ / YouTube / Science / Tech / Photography
Morganfield, 29
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsFrench
My exchange partner isSomeone who I geek out with in another language. Hopefully they’re from Quebec—I’d like to learn some québécois.
My learning goalsI’d like to improve my French as much as I can because I would like to move to Montréal, as it’s my favorite city in the world. Hopefully someday soon.
My favorite topicsMusic, books, films, travel, baking. Almost anything really, I just like artsy stuff.
Josh, 26
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsRomanian
Ideal language community partnerAnyone who is open to learning something new, and share life experiences
My learning goalsBe able to carry a conversation in Romanian
My favorite topicsCulture, Lifestyle, Ect.
Nico, 35
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Ideal conversation exchange partner Amable, inteligente, paciente
My learning goalsMejorar mi español.
My favorite topicsMúsica, naturaleza, gastronomía, idiomas
August, 30
Portland
SpeaksEnglish
LearnsSpanish
Perfect language exchange partnerMy ideal Tandem partner is someone who is curious, empathetic, and not afraid of criticizing my Spanish!
My learning goalsI want to develop strong spoken and written Spanish skills. My first priority is getting back to conversational fluency.
My favorite topicsI care about the environment, social justice, music, and literature! I also love talking about travel and politics.

Frequent city questions

How many people are available for language exchange in Portland?

There are 833 members in Portland on Tandem.

Which other locations in United States other than Portland are available for language exchange on Tandem?

Tandem is also available in locations such as Madison, Tuscaloosa, and Fremont.

What is Tandem and what is language exchange?

Tandem is the language learning app where millions of people teach each other. More than 500,000 people visit Tandem each month and 833 do it in Portland.