Finally ready to give Mandarin a go? Want to order at your favourite restaurant with more confidence? Interested in sharing your language skills, wishing more people knew more than just bonjour or hola? Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced learner or a native speaker, the USU Language Exchange Program is open to anyone interested in languages.
Sign up to meet people from different cultural backgrounds and swap languages in a relaxed setting in your free time. It’s fun, flexible and FREE, so making multilingual friends has never been easier!
"This is exactly the activity I have been looking for. I'm really excited to meet more friends who are also fans of languages."
"Thanks for giving me this opportunity to know more about other cultures."
If you have any questions, please contact

Sign-ups are now closed for Semester 1 Language Exchange, stay tuned for Semester 2 applications. 


How does Language Exchange work?

In Language Exchange, we attempt to pair you with a buddy who is a native speaker of a language of your choice and/or who wants to learn a language that you are a native speaker of. 
Once we’ve found you a match, we’ll provide more details to get you started. From there, you and your buddy can contact each other to arrange sessions in a way that suits both. You’re welcome to bring along your own language-learning resources, but please know there are no compulsory formal classes, materials or homework involved in this program!

You can also see our USU Language Exchange Welcome Booklet HERE for some topic suggestions and activity pages for you and your buddy.

How does language matching work?
Our Language Exchange system assigns buddies considering all your native or fluent languages and language preferences in order. If you have said you are happy to learn any language, this is also taken into consideration.
Who can join Language Exchange?
The Program is open to USU members, both domestic and international students are encouraged to get involved.

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