How do I join?
Students can earn 3 credit points/ECTS for the successful completion of all aspects of the Sprachtandem program.
1. You are a University of Oldenburg student and want to participate in the entire Tandem program
Then you have two options:
- You want credit points (3 KP/ECTS)
Come to the kick-off event to find a Tandem partner and to sign up for the program. Then you both participate in all aspects of the program.
If you are a degree-seeking student of this university and your program includes "Professionalisierung", you can earn credit points for this section. But since the exam regulations vary, find out from your academic advisor if your degree program accepts these credits for sure. Also, please note that Sprachtandem counts as one of the four free language courses that you are entitled to as a student (German language classes do not count!).
If you are an exchange student: Sprachtandem is free. Your home university most likely accepts these credit points (ECTS) as a language class, but if you want to be sure, check with your academic advisor.
- You don't want credit points
If you don't want credit points, come to the kick-off event to find a partner who also doesn't want them. Sign up as a Tandem and work on your own. This doesn't count as one of your four free courses, but you won't receive a certificate.
2. You live in the Oldenburg area and don't need a certificate for Sprachtandem
You can participate in Sprachtandem whether or not you are affiliated with the University of Oldenburg. Come to the kick-off event to find a Tandem partner and to sign up. Then you work together on your own, and at no cost.
3. You not a student at the University of Oldenburg, want to participate in all aspects of the Tandem program and receive a certificate
That's possible by signing up as a "Gasthörer" (auditor). Information is available at www.gasthoerstudium.uni-oldenburg.de.