Rating Tandem - Language Exchange - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Tandem

Tandem is a popular language exchange app that lets you participate in classic language exchanges from the comfort of your iOS or Android device. Tandem is a great app for learning languages, as it lets you learn the best way possible: by having real conversations with other users who are interested in the same things you are. Tandem app is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices.

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With Tandem, you can text, talk or video chat with someone on the other side of the world. Reach fluency in 160+ languages, including Spanish, English, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and 12 different sign languages, including American Sign Language.

Is Tandem free?

The free version of Tandem offers a lot. You can definitely find a good language partner and practice a language using the app without paying anything.

How much Tandem costs?

After the free trial, Tandem costs $6.99 for one month, $3.99/month for three months, and $2.92/month for a year’s subscription. 

What we love about Tandem

The app has prominent social-networking functions, and you can “Follow” people as well as check out those who follow you. You can also write reviews about users you interacted with and can send “good vibes” their way. (This is like you telling other users, “She’s cool.”) You can also filter the people who can see your profile and choose them by characteristics like gender or age.

You’re not limited to just one picture but can upload as many as six. Punch up your profile and encourage interaction by writing about the topics you want to hear others talk about. For example, you might say, “I think hot dogs are God’s gift to humanity. What do you think?”

Remember, there’s Tinder and then there’s Tandem. One is for dating, and the other is for language learning. Before you’re accepted into the Tandem community, you’re reminded that the app should only be used for language learning, not flirting. (So if somebody rubs you the wrong way, there’s a “Block” function conveniently provided by the app’s developers.)

In addition to all those cool features, the app has a “Tutor” tab, where you can find vetted tutors of the language you want. Or, if you want to earn on the side, you can fill out a profile to become a language tutor.

Tandem is a great app for learning languages, as it lets you learn the best way possible: by having real conversations with other users who are interested in the same things you are.

How many languages do Tandem offer?

There are over 160 languages offered on Tandem.


HelloTalk is a very similar resource. It’s another language exchange app that offers a lot of functionality for free. HelloTalk doesn’t offer any tutor services but has audio lessons available for purchase in the app.

For those that are looking to practice other skills, such as learning vocabulary or improving listening comprehension, there are lots of other language learning apps out there.

App Details



Android, iPad, iPhone





Communication Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Tripod Technology

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You can download Tandem on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Tandem app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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