Language tandems

The intercultural language partnership

  • Are you learning German or another foreign language and looking for an opportunity to use your language skills?
  • Do you want to practise your foreign language with a native speaker and teach somebody your native language?
  • Are you interested in different countries and cultures?
  • Is your proficiency level in the language you want to practise at least B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)?

Our language tandem programme gives you the opportunity to develop your language skills in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Persian, Turkish, Korean, Chinese and many other languages in one-to-one communication with a native speaker, and to gain first-hand insights into a different culture. In exchange, you'll help your tandem partner improve in your native language. Meeting up regularly and flexibly, you’ll each advance your language skills and enhance your intercultural competencies, as well as having the chance to make new friends from all over the world. A tandem partnership is completely free of charge and a lot of fun!

Come and be part of the programme!

FAQs – Language tandems

Who can take part in a language tandem?

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How does a language tandem work?

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How can I register?

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How long is my registration valid for?

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How do I demonstrate my skill level?

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I would like to participate, but my skills in the target language are not at the B1 level. Can I still sign up?

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Do I have to list German as the target language if German is not my native language?

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How long will it take for a language partner to be assigned to me?

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What should I do if my language partner cancels our meetings without rescheduling or does not reply to my messages?

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Can I have more than one language-tandem partner?

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Can I get a certificate for participating?

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Contact information

Teresa Schaubs
sprachtandems (@) haw-hamburg.de