You probably know what a tandem is when it comes to practicing languages. You know, getting together with someone to talk the language you intend to study and practice. It's quite common in large cities all over the world, or smaller towns that usually receive plenty of foreign students.
Make the most of the technical features of mobile phones to learn languages
But, what happens if you live somewhere where there's nobody to practice with? No worries, in that case, you can learn to talk thanks to Tandem - Language Exchange, an app for iPhone that makes the most of the communicational capacities of mobile devices to practice languages.
What this app does is connect you to other users to speak by means of other communication channels, in order to help you improve your spoken and written knowledge of the language in question, as well as you reading comprehension.
It runs on VoIP technology, so if you've got a WiFi network at hand, your phone bill won't suffer.
To be able to engage with the rest of users, you can make use of all the following functions:
- Voice calls.
- Video calls.
- Text chats.
- Audio messages.
- Photo messages.
- Spellchecking functions.
- Creation of topics to talk about interesting subjects.
The most popular languages on the app are English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French and Japanese, but there are more than 120 available.