Tandem Work as a Course Component

In a win-win situation, tandem language learning is integrated into university language courses. In collaboration with international universities, tandem language learning becomes a component of university teaching for two course groups.

As part of the foreign language courses, the entire class takes part in computer-assisted language tandem sessions with the participants of a German course at the partner universities. By exchanging with native speakers, the course participants primarily develop their communicative language skills and their awareness of intercultural aspects. The tandem activities are prepared and followed up as part of the classroom teaching, they are considered a component of the teaching and are thus part of the course curriculum.

We are happy to share our experience with language teachers who are interested in implementing and introducing tandem work as part of their language course (also with regard to institutional practicability).