Tandem learning community
Language learning in tandem takes place when native speakers of two different languages work together in order to learn each other's language and develop a knowledge of the target culture and community.
Tandem learning is underpinned by principles of
- reciprocity - both partners should benefit equally from the exchange
- autonomy - each partner is responsible for their own language learning, establishing learning goals and deciding on methods and materials.
Accessing the tandem learning community:
- You must be logged onto the University of Sheffield network and Google to be able to view the MLTC Tandem Community as access is restricted to the University.
- You don’t need to be registered with the MLTC and the community is not limited to languages offered by the MLTC.
- If you are registered with the MLTC, you may find the tandem community a useful addition to your course for extra speaking practice and cultural input from a native speaker in relation to your own interests.
- The scheme is not available for University accreditation or HEAR and cannot be taken by STEM students as a substitute for the Tandem Learning modules.
- The community is intended for students to find an informal partner. The University and the MLTC take no responsibility.
If you are a member of staff or a student of the University of Sheffield, find a partner through the Google Group.
Suggestions to improve the community are welcome. Please complete the feedback form.
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