Tandem Program: Learning languages as a team

[Translate to English:] ein rotes Fahrrad

The tandem program is a perfect opportunity if you:

...want to keep up or improve your language skills from school,
...would like to speak more frequently in your target language,
...are open to new cultures and
...like helping others with learning a language.


Dear international students: Please provide us with information on all the languages you speak. This way, we can find you a partner more easily.

Tandem Project: summer term 2024

We are happy to announce that the Tandem Project will continue.

Registration is possible from now on.  Feedback on your registration will be provided around the first weeks of May.

What does learning in a tandem mean?

A tandem consists of two people who support each other in language learning:

It is an open form of learning in which two people with different first languages work together to teach each other their target language.
In a language tandem, both partners benefit - both languages are equally and regularly used.
Where and how often you meet with your partner is up to you. The tandem allows you to learn at your own pace.
By joining the programme,  you get a chance to meet people from all over the world.


What do you talk about?

You are free to organize your learning as you wish. You can come up with precise goals or you can meet more casually for having ice cream.

Here are some suggestions:

Talk about your home country: What information can you share about leisure time, studies, food and drink, books and films or festivals?
Explore Erfurt together: Where are your favorite places in Erfurt? Where have you always wanted to go? Take a short trip together.
Talk about your goals: Why are you learning this language? What progress would you like to make regarding pronunciation, fluency or vocabulary?

How do I register?

Register by fillling out the registration form below. We will get in touch with you afterwards.



I have registered for a tandem but have not yet received confirmation. What should I do?

Two to three weeks after registering, you will receive confirmation of your registration by email. If you have not received this email, please send us an email to spz.tandem@uni-erfurt.de. Always use your university e-mail address when contacting us.

I have been waiting a long time for my tandem partner. What should I do?

The tandem project is based on finding a match between the participating students in terms of languages. Depending on the languages, this may take a different amount of time. We therefore ask for some patience.

Other reasons for a lack of communication from our side could be:

  • An incorrect e-mail address was submitted during the registration process. Unfortunately, we cannot contact you. Please fill out a new registration form or send us an e-mail:  spz.tandem@uni-erfurt.de
  • To complete the registration, we have asked for further information. Please check whether you have received such an e-mail from us and respond to it. Only then can we assign you a tandem partner.
  • We have already assigned you a tandem. If your tandem no longer exists, please send us an e-mail, so that we can assign you a new partner.
Give us some feedback!

Did you participate in a tandem this semester?
Let us know what went well and what we could improve!

We are happy to receive any feedback via mail - please send your feedback to spz.tandem@uni-erfurt.de

Registration for the Tandem Project of the Language Centre
Languages I am looking for

Optionally, you can specify different language preferences.
Languages I can help with

Optionally, you can specify different language options.
Data protection information for the registration form

Please note the Data protection information for the registration form (Download as a PDF).