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My favorite topics

I like drawing, learning languages, growing vegetables/cacti,...

My language exchange partner is

People interested in fun TPRS. TPRS means: 1) telling short stories. 2) describing pictures. 3) asking and answering questions about the stories and pictures.

My learning goals

Practice listening and speaking without overthinking. Learning to understand and recognize different accents.

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Ideal language community partner

Someone who can help with or answer any questions regarding a...

My learning goals

To try and learn more languages.

My favorite topics

film & television, food, music, sports, travel

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My learning goals

To speak Portuguese fluently!...

My favorite topics

Social issues, TV shows, documentaries, cultural differences, life stories, and food. Languages are my passion!

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Funny people who are serious about learning and teaching!

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Portland

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My favorite topics

Music, Art, Dance, Books, Languages, Culture, Geography, Daily...

Perfect language exchange partner

Everyone! I enjoy chatting with all sorts of people

My learning goals

I want to practice my German conversation skills and start learning Spanish

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I want a conversation partner who is

Spirited conversation, partners willing to correct m...

My learning goals

Better my flow

My favorite topics

Questions of culture & philosophy

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My learning goals

I would love to learn to be pretty fluent for travels and being...

My favorite topics

Music, psychology, travel, metaphysics, art, fun!

My language exchange partner is

Someone who loves to have fun and be silly!

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My favorite topics

Biology, theatre, music, musical theatre, cooking, guitar, medicin...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who is passionate about what they’re talking about, can correct me when I’m wrong, and is okay with being corrected.

My learning goals

I want to be fluent in as many languages as possible. I’m looking into a career that would benefit from me knowing many languages.

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who is outgoing, funny, awkward and understanding like...

My learning goals

I just really want to improve my knowledge of these languages. I wanted to click more but the limit is three. Which I think is just silly. But I’d love to be able to have conversations and understand more.

My favorite topics

Really anything I do like talking about dream jobs and accomplishments. I love 60-80s rock music. So if you like that kind of music, that would be a good topic. I love art, I’m actually an artist and trying to get my work out there, so that’s another.

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My learning goals

To be fluent in as many languages as possibl...

My favorite topics

Language, science, math, music

Perfect language exchange partner

Interesting, passionate about learning

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Russian

My favorite topics

I can talk about pretty much anything, I’m only an expert when...

I want a conversation partner who is

Patient, encouraging, and humorous.

My learning goals

I want to communicate with some of the families in my community by speaking more comfortably in their native language as well as learn a language in general.

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Portland

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My language exchange partner is

Someone patient with me, and willing to answer not only questions...

My learning goals

To be fully fluent in Russian, and live in Russia for a few years. For German, I’d like to become at least partially fluent.

My favorite topics

Food, verbs, clothing and any fun vocabulary for russian, I know most things I just need to add to my vocabulary. For German, conversational skills please!!

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My learning goals

I want to be more comfortable in everyday, informal conversations...

My favorite topics

Music, fashion, and food!

Ideal language community partner

An upbeat, energetic person with lots to share

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My favorite topics

Sports, technology, travel, music and language learning or pretty...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone who is open minded and easy going. Someone who is respectful and embraces other cultures

My learning goals

I want to improve my language skills

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Perfect language exchange partner

-Someone who wants to talk via audio -calls! -Someone who likes...

My learning goals

Help others with their English, maintain my Spanish, improve my bad German, and meet new people (friends!). I want to practice talking and listening, not writing so much. I have a wife so I'm not looking for more, but new friends are nice!

My favorite topics

I like to discuss all the crazy things about language (I'm a linguist!). I also love books, mindfulness / meditation, music, coffee. But I'm willing to talk about anything if someone is interesting ;) I prefer to avoid politics and I'm not into sports

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My learning goals

Be conversationally fluent in French and Spanish...

My favorite topics

Learning and eating

I want a conversation partner who is

Fun, smart, and foodies

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My favorite topics

sports, science, philosophy, biology, civil engineering and musi...

My language exchange partner is

Talk about interesting topics

My learning goals

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

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Ideal language community partner

Someone who likes learning languages, and wants to talk about...

My learning goals

I want to be more fluent in languages that I'm learning as well as help other people practice their English.

My favorite topics

I like to talk about music, travel, and family.

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Thai

My learning goals

I want to be able to make conversation in my target language...

My favorite topics

Food, craft beer, aviation, science fiction, outdoor activities, and technology.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone interested in nerdy topics like video games and technology

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My favorite topics

Music, travel, books, philosophy, culture. ...

Perfect language exchange partner

Spanish speakers mostly. People who want to get deep into some subjects.

My learning goals

I want to get better at spanish

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Open-minded, not afraid to correct my writin...

My learning goals

I want to learn more specialized vocabulary, practice using complex tenses and moods, and learn more colloquialisms in Italian. I have similar goals for French and Latin but I'm a bit less advanced.

My favorite topics

Languages, science, cooking

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My learning goals

I’d love to polish my Spanish and work on my Frenc...

My favorite topics

Soccer movies tv politics

My language exchange partner is

Someone chill to talk about food with.

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Portland

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Italian

My favorite topics

Technology, travelling, sports, philosophy, understanding people,...

Ideal language community partner

I can talk with anybody who wants to share with me her/his own story. I'm a very good listener.

My learning goals

I would like to refine my english skills and my german. Also I can help you with your spanish.

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Portuguese

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone fun and open minded...

My learning goals

Want to help teach Spanish and English and maybe learn French, German, etc.

My favorite topics

Feminism, dogs, movies, tv shows, astrology

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Portland

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My learning goals

I want to be able to carry a natural conversation in Japanese...

My favorite topics

Science, writing and performing music, photography, video games, space exploration and futurology

Perfect language exchange partner

anyone with an open mind and open heart

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My favorite topics

Fashion Design, fashion styling, anime, health + wellness, photography,...

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone who is willing to help a beginner!

My learning goals

Be able to read and have conversations

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Portland

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My language exchange partner is

I want to meet people of all nationalities who are open minded,...

My learning goals

I would like to improve my language learning skills and meet new people

My favorite topics

All topics

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My favorite topics

I like to speak about philosophy and society and about nature and the world. I'm open to discuss anything really

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My learning goals

learn new ways to see the world communicate blur lines make connections express new thoughts encounter new things share new experiences grow

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Perfect language exchange partner

Anyone who can message back and forth throughout the day. 可以跟我偶爾交流訊息的人...

My learning goals

Improve my conversational Mandarin. Learn more Chinese sayings and euphemisms. Maybe help someone with their English?多學習比較口語的說法,也許幫你學英文?

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Bicycles腳踏車, piano tuning鋼琴調音, cryptocurrency加密貨幣, black tea紅茶, oolong tea烏龍茶, matcha抹茶, vegan/vegetarian cooking 素食

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My learning goals

I have many plans to visit Mexico soon, and my partner’s family...

My favorite topics

I’m a photographer and visual artist, hoping to travel to Mexico and Peru soon. I love learning, history, playing music, comedy, and all kinds of art!

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone with patience, because I am very beginner with Spanish! I’ve been trying to learn for about a year, but am hoping for someone who wants to speak both Spanish and English with me so I can learn.

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

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 159 English speakers in Portland looking to learn English 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 English language exchange in Portland?

In Portland there are 159 members ready to have a English language exchange.

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

You can also find a English Tandem partner in <a href=/learn/english/san-francisco />San Francisco, <a href=/learn/english/baltimore />Baltimore, and <a href=/learn/english/seattle />Seattle.

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 159 of them coming from Portland.