A language exchange with a pen pal from Des Moines is an excellent way to make a friend from Des Moines, learn about its culture and improve your foreign language skills.

This type of exchange is suitable for langauge learners of all skill levels, even beginners. Because you have a common goal to help each other learn while discussing common interests, you are likely to make meaningful friendships.

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Here are 20 of our most recent Des Moines pen pals that could become your pen friends.

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Name Country
(City)
Native Language Practicing Language Description

Alex

November 30, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Chinese, Mandarin
I'm trying to learn Mandarin Chinese, from English. I also have an interest in Portuguese, Sweedish, Spanish, and Russian.

Ami

November 16, 2014
United States
(Des moines)
English
Japanese
I love to learn japanese because I love to watch anime and reading manga but also want to speak in that language. Even my name is ami, 15 years old and I want to meet new friends.

Antonio

April 7, 2015
United States
(Des moines)
English
Portuguese
My name is Anthony, I live in the U.S. and I plan to learn Portuguese, dutch and Japanese. Right now I am focusing on Portuguese because I would like to visit Brazil in the near future and see what it has to offer me and hopefully I have something to.....

Ben

March 28, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Portuguese
I am looking for a penpal to practice my Portuguese with. I'm glad to help someone practice their English in return. Idioms or other culture-specific things are cool.

Cole

July 7, 2014
United States
(des moines)
English
German
Russian
Hi, my name is Cole. I was born in Bronnitsy Russia but adopted when I was young. I am looking to teach English and German to anyone who wishes to learn. In exchange if you could help me perfect my Russian it would be much appreciated.I don't have go.....

conner

November 9, 2014
United States
(des moines)
English
Lao
I am very interested in trying to learn foreign languages

Courtney

July 10, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Spanish
¡Hola! Soy Courtney y vivo en Iowa, EE. UU. Soy maestra de español de niños y necesito alguna persona para practicar. Quiero mejorar mis habilidades de hablar, escuchar, y leer. También, me gustaría aprender 'slang' de español. ¡Gracias por la.....

HongJie

March 24, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
Chinese, Mandarin
Japanese
Hi, I'm a college student. I want to learn Japanese and I can help you with English and Chinese.

Jermaina

September 30, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
French
Spanish
Hi! My name is Jermaina, and I am 13 and my native language is English. I know very little french & spanish. I am looking for a pen-pal in France because I love French & I want to get better and learn more & I also think that talking to a person in F.....

Jessi

February 20, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Spanish
Quechua
Catalan
Portuguese
Bosnian
Hola! Soy Jessi de los EEUU, pero tengo un titulo en espanol. Quiero continuar hablando otros idiomas. Por favor mandenme mensajes! :) Hi! I'm Jessi from the United States, but I have a degree in Spanish. I want to continue speaking other languag.....

Jim

December 12, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Japanese
Konnichiwa! I am an American living in the state of Iowa who has studied Nihongo a little bit since high school, but need conversation to get better! My English skills are very strong, and I write well and can help you learn English. Also, I'd lik.....

Liz

September 29, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Spanish
Hola, me llamo Liz y yo he estudiado Espanol para el ano pasado. Todos las personas en mi clase de Espanol son muy antipatico y despuestos a comunicarse conmigo en todos menos Ingles. Yo he unido para mejorar mis hablidades de hablar. My name is L.....

Mollie

March 31, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
English
German
Hello! My name is Mollie and I am currently a college student studying Vocal Performance and Opera. I studied German for a few years in highschool and I am currently in a German class now and I am hoping to improve my ease in speaking and using corre.....

Noah

January 18, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Japanese
Hello my name is Noah. I am an American who is very interested in Japanese culture and language. I would like to video chat with someone who is versed in Japanese to immerse myself in the language. I watch lots of anime in japanese, and have studied .....

Randy

December 22, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
French
Hi everyone. I am a 47 year old professional living in the middle of the United States. I have studied French in the past and was able to build upon it while living in Paris for my studies many years ago. I've lost my conversational abilities over.....

Robert

August 12, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Chinese, Mandarin
I have been trying to learn Mandarin from tapes and books for a few years. I need to find a teacher to realy learn the language. I would like to visit, perhaps work in China in the future. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Roman

February 6, 2015
United States
(Des moines)
English
Vietnamese
I want to learn Vietnamese because I think Vietnamese is cool

Samantha

February 1, 2015
United States
(Des Moines)
English
French
Hello, I'm looking for someone to help me to improve my French. Je m'appelle Samantha. Je comprends le langue française quand c'est écrit, but only a bit and imperfectly at that. I want to learn to understand spoken French and to read it well. I'm .....

Seth

October 21, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
German
I'm 32 years old and interested in learning German. I lived in Germany briefly and would like to learn the language better so I can travel more freely in Germany.

Shara

October 3, 2014
United States
(Des Moines)
English
Spanish
Hello my name is Shara. I am 15 years old and I want to be bilingual. My native language is English. I would like to be fluent in the Spanish language as well. And I am more than will to help with teaching English.

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