Language Exchange at the Harvard Language Center

Language Exchange Flyer

Our Language Exchange Program provides members of the Harvard community (only)* the possibility of practicing informal conversation with a partner who speaks their target language. The purpose of the language exchange, or "tandem," is to allow partners equal time to practice their desired languages. After you sign up at, you may match with a partner who speaks your target language, and, in exchange, whose target language you speak. Be aware that the database will grow as more users sign up, and you may not find an immediate match, especially if your target language is not commonly spoken.  

Please read the terms of the Language Exchange carefully before registering. The Language Center is a source for possible matches but is not responsible for maintaining contact between prospective partners. You must agree to the terms before registering.

If you have questions about this new platform, please email us at

*All Harvard community members, including spouses and partners of faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars, as well as alumni and retired faculty and staff, are eligible to participate in the exchange. If you do not have an HUID but are a Harvard affiliate, you will need to create a Harvardkey light ( Email Mary DiSalvo at if you would like assistance.