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Information and Advice

Intercultural and language skills are important qualifications that have an ever greater importance in professional contexts. Tandem plus is a way for you to get to know classmates from different countries and cultures, to practice foreign languages and develop intercultural skills.

Tandem plus has two parts: a language tandem and a culture tandem. Here you can quickly and easily sign up. We’d love to have you join us!

 

How does a Language Tandem work?

In a language tandem, you converse with your tandem partner in their native language, and of course with them in your native language. You improve your speaking and listening, get to know interesting people, and gain a lot of intercultural experience.

There are no fixed rules on how you should set up your tandem. You both decide together what you would like to talk about, how often and for how long you meet. We are available to give you advice and during the tandem events we can give you some tips for successful tandem learning strategies.

How does a Culture Tandem work?

What if the perfect language tandem match can’t be found? Or what if you’re planning an internship abroad or an international trip, and are more interested in intercultural exchange than language learning? A culture tandem is just the ticket! We can put you in in contact with students from different cultural backgrounds and together you can discover new worlds. Cooking, football, films – there are so many ways to share culture, to have a look into someone else’s culture and also to get a new appreciation of your own. Broaden your mind, expand your horizons, see the world from a different perspective!

Tandem Learning: Helpful links

SEAGULL is a great tandem project funded by the European Union. The course material - for beginners and advanced - is highly recommended. Lots of worksheets and suggestions on tandem activities for inspiration.
http://www.seagull-tandem.eu/

The Tandem Program offered by the International Student Office Karlsruhe helps to find a Tandem Partner.
www.sw-ka.de/en/internationales/tandem/

Buddy-Programm: Das Akademische Auslandsamt sucht immer zu Semesterbeginn Studierende mit sehr guten Deutsch- und Englischkenntnissen, die neue Incomings in der Eingangsphase unterstützen. Eine ideale Gelegenheit Studierende aus aller Welt kennenzulernen und dabei auch noch etwas Geld zu verdienen. Die Buddies werden nämlich über einen HiWi Vertrag vergütet. Interessiert? Dann wende dich an Frau Angelika Günter-Warth.