UQ Mates - Language Exchange

Learn, maintain and sustain a second language!

UQ Mates - Language Exchange has been designed to provide authentic speaking opportunities for UQ students who are interested in learning, developing or sustaining non-native languages.

Participants are able to match into pairs to help one another to improve their target languages.

If a successful match occurs it is expected that students meet for at least one hour per week for a 7-week duration and focus half their time on each language.


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Find a Language Exchange Mate...

You will experience Language Exchange as both a mentee and mentor by sharing your first language to support your partner and in turn learning theirs.

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People to meet, places to go...

Whether you're into sports, games, entertainment, art, travel, are starting over 23 or have children and want to meet like-minded students, UQ Mates is the place for you to access the social scene at UQ.

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What participants are saying...

“I highly recommend! It gave me the confidence and communication skills needed for me to feel comfortable making friends in my classes.”
- Language Exchange Participant



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