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Learn English in Chicago

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My favorite topics

Les sujets dont j’aime beaucoup parler sont l’art, la danse classique...

My language exchange partner is

Je ne sais pas vraiment car je suis vraiment ouverte à tous.

My learning goals

C’est juste une passion que j’ai maintenant et qui me pousse à apprendre les mots et phrases dans une autre langue que la mienne à laquelle j’ai un fort intérêt.

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Ideal language community partner

People who like to have fun, travelling, sport...

My learning goals

Learn some language, make some friends

My favorite topics

Traveling, sports, technology

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My learning goals

To be with the right channel...

My favorite topics

Like talking about adventure and movies and vacation conversation how it was interesting

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Hummmmm I believe such is life and life is very short., as long as he got good heart and caring God fearing person

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My favorite topics

Food, filmmaking, k-dramas, languages, cultures, musi...

Perfect language exchange partner

Someone serious about languages only

My learning goals

Having more courage to just speak/write

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I want a conversation partner who is

Passionate people who'd love to have a stimulating chat. Especially...

My learning goals

Improve my language skills, while helping others.

My favorite topics

I enjoy writing poems and short stories. Other hobbies: music, science, learning other cultures, politics.

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My learning goals

I would like to learn a new language and make a frien...

My favorite topics

I enjoy talking about architecture, video games, travel/cultures, anime, and honestly anything!

My language exchange partner is

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 :)

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My favorite topics

Exploring the World and Learning Languages! ✈️, Political Science...

Ideal language community partner

Someone who loves the world, loves exploring, and someone who is open to all kinds of new people and experiences

My learning goals

Hope to learn more of the other languages I'm learning, and would love to help others with their English and French!

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Ideal conversation exchange 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

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My learning goals

Meet some interesting ppl and get to know different culture...

My favorite topics

Dogs and fashion

Perfect language exchange partner

Open minded and interesting people

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My favorite topics

I like talking about food, music, art, biology, sociology, and...

I want a conversation partner who is

Someone who is patient lol

My learning goals

Natural pronunciation, conversational fluency, vocabulary expansion

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My language exchange partner is

Understanding, I will make alot of mistakes so bear with me...

My learning goals

I wish to be fluent in both. My partner is mexican and they soeak spanish so I wish to be able to converse with them. They soeak english as well but more comfortably speak spanish. Also I'm travelling to italy next year and want to be abl to navigate.

My favorite topics

Sports, movies, music, anything really I jusy t need practice.

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My learning goals

Improve grammar and vocabular...

My favorite topics

Videogames, politics, economics, music, film, technology

Ideal language community partner

Sense of humor, likes learning

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Have fun, engaging conversations

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My favorite topics

School, psychology, philosophy, books, music, food, culture,...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

My perfect Tandem partner will share interest in topics that I am interested in.

My learning goals

Learn more vocabulary and also learn more about other cultures.

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Perfect language exchange partner

Motivated to learn, strives to improv...

My learning goals

Speak with natives with ease

My favorite topics

Politics, travel, music, culture

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My learning goals

Improve my language skills and meet some amazing peopl...

My favorite topics

Travel, food, bicycling, piano.... INSTAGRAM: Verabriseis ❣️

I want a conversation partner who is

Funny, patient, and friendly

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My favorite topics

looking for someone to talk with regularly. Above all I like...

My language exchange partner is

Im looking for someone to do audio messages regularly! Je suis à la recherche de quelqu’un avec qui je peux parler régulièrement ! ¡Quiero compartir algunos mensajes de audio con frecuencia!

My learning goals

Fluency! Holding a conversation, humor and colloquial language

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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!"

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Ideal language community partner

Interesting, quick witted, sincer...

My learning goals

Meet new people and learn

My favorite topics

Travel, books, science fiction, art, fashion

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My learning goals

I want to be able to speak Spanish with native speakers just...

My favorite topics

Biking, Music, urban gardening, The Sims, Sim City, movies, Netflix, and culture.

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Someone from a different country who wants to make friends.

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My favorite topics

Storytelling, video games, culture, travelin...

Perfect language exchange partner

Somebody willing to share their personal stories or talk about social issues with lots of sass! (Well maybe... up to you.)

My learning goals

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

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Anybody who's humble and open to new experiences....

My learning goals

Basic conversation in French

My favorite topics

movies, music, books, sports, football, travel

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My learning goals

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

My favorite topics

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

My language exchange partner is

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.)

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Swiming, jogging, reading, working out and meeting new people....

Ideal language community partner

People interested in improving their English and Spanish skills, I really wanna know more about their cultures and life stories, open minded, fun and kind people

My learning goals

Improve my language skills

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Ideal conversation exchange partner

The perfect tandem buddy would be willing to converse with me...

My learning goals

I want to be more comfortable with speaking with someone and being understood with my thoughts.

My favorite topics

I love discussion about music, food, and travel.

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Develop my basic language skills and hopefully meet like-minded...

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English and live in Chicago! I love discovering music and films to help me with my languages. My my recent project was to listen to music by each Spanish-speaking country. So let me know if you have a favorite to share!

Perfect language exchange partner

Preferably someone with similar interests but most importantly open-minded, friendly and passionate about learning and meeting new people

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Science, engineering, medicine, technology, politics, ethics,...

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Someone who is patient and understands that it takes time and continuous feedback to learn a language. Someone who is energetic, optimistic, and interesting. Overall, I hope we both share excitement for learning languages together!

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.

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

My learning goals

To be intermediate to fluent

My favorite topics

Movies, music , travel ,arts

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I want to learn as much as possible...

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Psychology,social justice, writing, reading, working with kids, learning about different cultures and languages, travel, poetry, & teaching

Ideal language community partner

Open minded insightful and funny people ☺️IG:ioanafantaa

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Anything related to Japan excites me! I am trying to expand my...

Ideal conversation exchange partner

Friendly, open to talk about anything, patient with my Japanese

My learning goals

I want to pass the N1 test and can have meaningful conversation in Japanese. ペラペラになりたい!

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Patient, open minded, and curious...

My learning goals

Learn enough to get by if needed

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I enjoy discussing travel.

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My learning goals

Build strong relationships and practice languages. I'm looking...

My favorite topics

Film 映画, animationアニメーション, drawingドローイング, photography撮影, music音楽, video gamesビディオゲーム

I want a conversation partner who is

Replies regularly, similar interests, helpful. We can share our favorite things, our daily life, our troubles, and talk about meaningful things.

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

Tandem is the world's largest language exchange app. There are currently 735 English speakers in Chicago 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 Chicago?

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

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

You can also find a English Tandem partner in <a href=/learn/english/nashville />Nashville, <a href=/learn/english/palm-bay />Palm Bay, and <a href=/learn/english/beaumont />Beaumont.

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.