The social aspect of learning a language is not only important, but also incredibly fun! That’s why language exchanges and language tandems are so popular among international communities who are looking to learn and practice with others. A language exchange is a social event that brings international & local people together to share their native languages & cultures. These events are usually located at a cafe, lounge, bar or restaurant and participants mix and mingle together while exchanging vocabulary, fun phrases and cultural information in their respective languages.

There are several language exchanges in Madrid that take place all throughout the week with various formats that offer a great way for newcomers to integrate into lots of new social circles. Continue reading to discover our favourite language exchanges in Madrid!

To check out more amazing ways that you can learn Spanish during your time in Madrid, make sure to read our comprehensive guide on learning Spanish in Madrid!


Meet & Speak Language Exchange: Sharing Cultures in the Heart of Madrid


Since 2014, Meet & Speak has been the go-to event for Madrid’s young crowd to meet new people and practice new languages in Madrid’s bustling city center. The “afterwork” vibes of this language exchange makes it the perfect place to interact with a group of young people and practice Spanish (or any other language) in a comfortable social setting. The event is completely free and offers discounted drinks as well as a selection of free tapas to make the night even more enjoyable!

You’ll find Meet & Speak at the beautiful Cambridge Soho Club every Thursday during the university school year. To learn more about the event and how to sign up, click the link below.

Find a Tandem Partner in Madrid


Find a tandem partner to practice any language you would like to by joining our Language Exchange Community on Facebook and Whatsapp. Feel free to introduce yourself with a post or connect with others who have also posted about looking for a tandem partner! Bring them to Meet & Speak or have your own personal tandem. For WhatsApp, please send a message to + 34 656 190 745 saying “Language Exchange” and we will add you to the current group!

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Other Great Language Exchanges in Madrid to Check Out


Note: Due to COVID-19 many language exchanges and international gatherings have been suspended. We are regularly contacting locations around the city regarding the status of their events and will update our page accordingly.

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Leah has been living in and exploring Madrid since 2013 when she moved to the city for a simple summer abroad. She started the Citylife Blog in 2014 with the goal to share everything there is to know about her favourite place on earth!

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