Do you want to meet new people, practice languages and increase your cultural knowledge whilst chatting or walking round the city? Then sign up for Tàndems URV!
- What is a tandem?
- How does it work?
- Who can take part?
- How and when do I sign up?
- Why should I do a tandem?
It is an informal way of learning languages through conversation with another person who speaks the language that you want to learn. Tandems are not, therefore, classes but rather sessions that develop freely in the manner decided by each pair of participants.
You need to sign up as a participant in Tàndems URV. The Language and Publications Service puts the participants into pairs and sends them information on how to organise their first meeting.
The pair can meet where and when they like (a minimum of one hour a week is recommended, half an hour in each language). Each pair can decide to extend the activity in any way that they like. At the end of each semester the Language Service sends each pair an evaluation questionnaire.
Anybody (URV staff and students and anyone from outside the university).
You must complete this form. You can start at any time during the academic year.
A tandem allows you to practice and improve your knowledges of another language and to get to know people from other cultures. They are an ideal complement to formal learning and can be adapted to the needs and availability of each participant.