Project for learning new languages – while creating networks

​​It's fun to learn a new language, right? And creating networks is never wrong, is it? Now you can have both at the same time. On 1 October, the project "Tandem language" was launched, which includes doctoral students, students, and staff at universities in Europe. 

Tandem language is a project between seven European universities and colleges, including Chalmers. At present you can learn German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian or Polish. 

The idea is that you learn a language on your own with a colleague or student from another university through personal Skype meetings or similar. Tandem language offers you the opportunity to meet and learn together with somebody you would otherwise never have met and in this way create important contacts and networks. 

How do I get started? 

All you need to get started is an internet connection, a computer with a camera, and Skype. On the project's website, enter your e-mail address and press "join". Then you will receive a form that you answer. Be accurate! The more precise you can be, the easier it is to meet your needs. Then, based on your wishes, you will be matched with another participant. And then it is time to schedule a meeting – and start learning a new language!

To get the most out of the project, there are lots of tips and advice on one of the project's websites.
It is recommended that you read this before the first meeting. 

Do you want to know more? 

Page manager Published: Fri 15 Oct 2021.