Organization/Elements of the Language Tandem

How do I find a language tandem partner?

You have to fill in an application form. The deadline for the mediation generally ends at the end of April (for the summer semester) and at the end of October (for the winter semester), respectively. Please note the exact dates in the upcoming semester. You will find the link to the registration here.

Note: For the registration, you will need an E-Mail address by the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. If you do not have demanded one at the ZDV, please do this as soon as possible!

How do I meet the mediated tandem partner?

After the mediation has taken place, you will all receive an E-Mail about whether there is a potential tandem partner for you. You are invited to a first meeting with your tandem partner if we have found someone for you. You two decide when your next meeting will take place and how often you want to meet. In the first official meeting the coordinator will give you useful practical advice about effective learning in a tandem in order to make progress and to enjoy it. Additionally, we schedule thematic meetings with you where we will support you and give you some tips and advice on topics you two have selected.

Presence meetings during the semester

At the first meeting, we schedule facultative meetings during the semester together where all (registered) tandem partners can take part. We agree upon topics you are interested in and provide you with material to practice the languages chosen (for example vocabulary exercises).

Language Learning Counselling

All participants of the language tandem can get advice and support – individually or in the tandem. A counselling can be useful in the subsequent cases:

  • If you do not know which aims you want to pursue;
  • If you do not know how to achieve your aims;
  • If you do not know how you can best learn from one another;
  • If you are not satisfied with your tandem.

Office hours only upon prior consultation (via E-Mail). Where? In the Conrad building, room 02- 233.

Please contact Dr. Angela Wahner for an appointment via E-Mail.