Who is a tandem partnership for?
Our tandem program is for students of the Berlin universities. Besides that, non-students are welcome to participate as well if they are of age. We will do our best to find matching language partners. The only prerequisites are already existing language skills in the target language and the readiness to learn another’s language and to teach them about your own language according to their language needs.
A partnership from level A2 is recommended (you can check your level following the european frame of reference at https://www.sprachenzentrum.fu-berlin.de/en/slz/lernberatung/niveaustufen/index.html).
Also we especially recommend the program to international students to help them increase their German skills, make contacts here in Berlin, and teach their partners about their own language and culture.
We also offer tandem partnerships where neither partner has German as their first/target language. For example, if you are a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and are looking for someone to practice your Spanish, we would try to match you with a Spanish-speaking partner wanting to practice Mandarin
You can easily integrate your tandem partnership into your weekly activities. Whether you are taking a language course or simply enjoy learning new languages autonomously, the tandem programme is an ideal way to intensify or expand your language competences.