Dates and places of the introductory sessions

The introductory session in the winter semester 2021/2022 will take place via Zoom. Dates will be announced shortly. Furthermore, a video guideline will be provided, which you will also receive by email as soon as we have found a tandem partner for you.


Appointments for the Tandem Language Learning Coaching

In the winter semester 2021/2022 please book an individual appointment via email to enke.spaenkuch@rub.de.



Tandem Support this Winter Semester 2021/2022

The following means of support are available for you:

  • an introductory session on Zoom (dates to be announced shortly)
  • a video guideline to introduce you to tandem learning (will be sent by mail)
  • online language coaching to plan and individualize your learning process (via Zoom)
  • counseling to solve possible problems/questions or individual issues on tandem learning (via Zoom)
  • a tandem diary which helps you planning (will be sent by mail)
  • tandem material

Tandem Language Learning Coaching

Language Learning Coaching offers structured help to reflect on your tandem language learning project. Together with your coach you will

  • discuss your motivation for choosing tandem,
  • specify your subject matter,
  • formulate a learning objective which is specific, emotionally important and thus attractive to you,
  • identify the resources that you can activate for your learning project and
  • evaluate your results at the of end of your tandem partnership.

By going through the coaching process and answering questions to reflect upon the same you will be enabled to plan and take on similar learning projects by yourself in the future.


The Coaching Sessions

Your first coaching session lasts about 60 minutes. Please schedule about 30 minutes for the final session. The coaching is obligatory if you want to receive credit points for your tandem partnership.