Tandem Exchanges at the UHA
NovaTris, the Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA) Centre for cross-border skills, offers all UHA students and staff the opportunity to improve their knowledge of a foreign language with a Tandem Exchange. This independent learning concept is based on the principle of mutual exchange of knowledge.
How does it work?
Tandem is a language-learning method which enables two individuals with different mother tongues to communicate and learn each other’s language. This method, which is free of charge, is based on two broad principles: independent learning and reciprocity. Each learner is responsible for their own and their linguistic partner’s learning process. They both define their requirements, set their objectives, and decide on their working methodology, while contributing their know-how and linguistic expertise in their mother tongue.
- Formation of language pairings
- Organisation of events
From a pedagogical point of view:
- Setting suitable and realistic objectives for oneself
- Self-assessment as learning progresses
- Developing ideas for appropriate activities
- Formalising one’s learning process
Who can participate?
All UHA students and staff, as well as anyone from outside who wishes to improve their knowledge and practice of one or more foreign languages. A minimum level of A2/B1 is required to begin a Tandem Exchange.
How to enrol…
For more information and advice…
- UHA Tandem eCafé
Take part in the UHA Tandem eCafé, an online meeting held once a month throughout the academic year, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Come and find out about the tandem exchange method, find a language partner, have fun and talk with each other in a foreign language.
To join in, enrol by sending an email to email@example.com including your surname and first name, your mother tongue and the language that you would like to learn (level required: A2-B1). You will then receive email confirmation of your enrolment and participation. Login details will be sent to you, also by email, the day before the meeting.Note: registrations on the day of the meeting will not be taken into account. Meeting open to all and limited to 20 people.
Meetings 2021 : 18 February, 18 March, 15 April and 20 May – 5.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m
- Individual or tandem exchange meeting
If you would like personalised assistance, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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