Aspects of the Tandem Program
At the beginning of the semester, everyone interested in Tandem meets to learn more about the program and to find a learning partner. Note: Either both partners should want credit points or neither should want them.
Weekly Tandem Meetings and Blog Entries
This is the core of Tandem work. You will meet with your language partner weekly for at least 90 minutes and document your work in a blog (12 entries total). Each Tandem has its own blog. And you can read and comment on the other Tandems' blogs.
Learning Skills Counseling / Evaluation
The learning skills counseling session helps to structure language learning efficiently and to clear up any problems that may arise. Each Tandem meets with the coordinator a for a longer counseling session at the beginning of the semester, a shorter one during the semester and an evaluation meeting at the end. The coordinator is also available to you during weekly office hours and via e-mail.
The Tandem program includes two required workshops on themes such as setting learning goals, correcting errors, self evaluation and other aspects of autonomous learning. The workshops are on Friday 12:00-2:00 p.m..
To celebrate their progress, the entire group meets on the last Friday afternoon of the semester and each Tandem gives a short presentation.