Last Tuesday we had our Über den Tellerrand Tandem kick-off event. Each of our participants could choose languages to learn and languages to teach.
Lucky us, that we have two software developers in our team who had developed a program to match the right persons with fitting language levels to each other.
We spoke 30 minutes in one language and then changed to the other. In our first meeting we had Arabic-German tandems, but we are looking forward to having more language tandems in the future. We were excited to see, that our tandem concept also works for people who come with no language skills at all in the language they want to learn.
Using factsheets dealing with specific topics like hobbies or living in the city – including images illustrating these topics and sentences already translated into various languages – we found a perfect start into our fruitful and funny discussions.
We will now further work on our tandem concept to improve this program and to offer you the best possible tandem experience. So if you also believe, that communication is the basis for cultural interaction and that all of us can overcome barriers by learning from each other, then please spread the word and we would love to welcome you to one of our next meetings!
Your Über den Tellerrand Tandem team