What alternatives do I have if I still have not found a tandem partner?
We match tandem partners throughout the semester. Generally, we are able to match 70-80% of all applicants. Therefore, we would like to ask you to be patient if it takes a bit longer to match you with someone.
If we are unable to find you a suitable partner, you can get in touch with native speakers of your target language by other means:
Sprachcafé der Sprach- und Kulturbörse
The Language café at the TU Berlin hosts occasional events dealing with a variety of topics. Information about dates and locations are on the website.
Language Meet-ups (Sprachen-Stammtische)
Internationaler Club at the Freie Universität Berlin
The International Club hosts various meet-ups for different languages, as well as an international meeting. Current dates and announcements are available on their website or Facebook page.
English Meeting "Connect"
Connect is a meeting opportunity hosted by the English Speakers Cultural Club Berlin e.V. and takes place once a week. In winter, the meeting is held in “The Lir” bar, and in summer in various beer gardens.
Rencontre franco-allemande - German-French Meet-up
This blog publishes the meeting dates for the German-French meet-ups. The group meets weekly, but each time in a different bar. Everyone is welcome.
Berlin accueil - conversation en français
Once a month, for German speaking people who wish to practice French.
Impro-match Liber - Matchs d'improvisation franco-allemands
Matchs of theater improvisation in German and French. Every third Sunday in the month..
Emilia-Romagna in Berlin
The association Emilia-Romagna in Berlin hosts a meet-up on the first Friday of each month for members and non-members.
Se habla espan͂ol
The language portal Spanish in Berlin hosts regular meet-ups in Berlin
The German-Spanish meet-up Intercambiando meets regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays in different bars within Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.
Intercambio español aleman Berlin
Intercambio español alemán is organised over the internet and meets occasionally.
New meeting dates are updated regularly on the forum page of the website Meet-Korea.de.
Facebook group for the German-Russian meetings in Berlin.
Other Tandem programmes
Connects you with speakers that are interested in a tandem of 62 different languages with the possibility of an e-mail tandem-partnership.
Technische Universität Berlin
Virtual tandem-exchange. All entries are erased after 4 weeks.
Tandem-exchange from the Seagull Project: Tandem per E-Mail, Skype, and Chat
Germany-wide platform to find tandem-partners.
World-wide tandem platform.