Do you want to learn a new language or improve one that you already know? Then the Language Tandem Programme is for you!

As part of making the international study environment an integrated part of the study environment at UCPH, the QA Board arranges a Tandem Programme every semester.

The Language Tandem Programme functions independently of the QA Programme’s mentor programme, which means that everyone can sign up to be a part of it. You do not have to be a mentor, a mentee, a student at the University of Copenhagen (or even a student at all!) to participate, so don’t hesitate to sign up !

The Language Tandem Programme is meant for students who may have picked up a language while traveling; for people who think that a given language sounds interesting; for someone who learned it in school, but has then forgotten most of it; or people who basically enjoy speaking a specific language and interacting with people face to face.

In short: if you like languages and wish to engage in an informal and casual exchange of languages, then you should sign up for the Tandem Programme.

How does it work?  

Based on your language preference, the coordinators will pair you up two and two. The coordinators will do their best to find a match for your language preference.

Note that we cannot guarantee that you will get a language partner – if there are no native speakers of your target language(s) among the signups, you will not get a partner. We will inform you about this.

The QA Board will host an information meeting on March 5 at 17.10/5.10 pm in room 15A.1.13 where you can meet your partner and get tips and tricks for starting your exchange of languages. Such information includes:

  • What conversational topics to discuss
  • Where to meet up
  • How frequently you should meet
  • Adjusting your language “levels” to one another
  • How to make sure you both benefit from exchanging languages

Feedback and awards  

Since its beginning, the Language Tandem Exchange Programme has had well over 50 participants per semester. Around a dozen languages flow between the pairs, with Chinese, Spanish, English, Danish, French, and Japanese being the more popular choices.

In June 2014, the Language Tandem Exchange Programme was awarded a grant of 10.000 DKK from Academic Books. The feedback given by participants, combined with our grant, has given us more incentive to continue to improve the experience of the Tandem Programme.

Any questions? Just drop us an email at qaprogramme@qaprogramme.dk

Note that by applying you consent to your name and email being visible to other Tandem Participants.
This is done in order for your Tandem partner to get in touch with you.

Dear everyone, application for the Spring Semester of 2020 is now closed. Check back in September, when sign-up for the Autumn Semester opens.