Coordination: Daniela Rommel
Office hours: by appointment
Aspects of the Tandem Program
Kickoff - for everyone interested in Tandem – for the summer semester: Friday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m. in the BIS Auditorium
As soon as you decide to join Tandem this semester, create a partner search in stud.ip. Note: Either both partners should want credit points or neither should want them. Therefore, indicate in your search your preference regarding credit or non-credit participation. Whether you have found a partner or not, join the kickoff at the beginning of the semester. Here the entire program is explained.
To earn credit points, attend a kickoff at the beginning of the semester, sign up for the class „20.01.100 Sprachtandem” and follow the entire program. But: You can find a Tandem partner via database and work together independently at any time.
Tandems with credit points participate in the following activities:
Weekly Tandem Meetings and Blog Entries
The core of Tandem! You meet with your partner weekly for at least 90 minutes and document your activities in a Wordpress blog in stud.ip. Each Tandem has its own blog, and occasionally you read and comment on the other Tandems' blogs.
Learning Skills Counseling
The learning skills counseling session helps you to structure your learning efficiently and to clear up any problems that may arise. Each Tandem meets with the coordinator for an online counseling session early in the semester. In addition, the coordinator is available to you whenever you feel it is necessary.
In three workshops (Friday at 4 p.m.), you share your experiences with other Tandems and get support in topics such as setting your learning goals, correcting errors in Tandem, self evaluation and other aspects of autonomous learning. Your personal interests and your individual learning style are always central in these online meetings.
To celebrate their progress, the entire group meets on the last Friday afternoon of the semester where each Tandem gives a short presentation.
Every Tandem has an online meeting with the coordinator at the end of the semester. At that time each participant evaluates their own learning progress and also their experience with the Tandem program as a whole.