The tandem programme is extremely helpful if you want to practise your German. Your tandem partner is a German student or a citizen from Nürtingen who is interested in learning your mother tongue. That way, you can practise German with a native speaker and help your partner, at the same time, to learn your language.
The way you set up your tandem is open. You can sit down with books and study with your tandem partner, but you can also just go to a café and practise talking. The two of you decide this together. Of course, you can also just meet for free-time activities, watch movies together, give each other advice about travelling and sightseeing in your countries, and a lot more.
Although a tandem is usually based on a language exchange, it is also possible to arrange a one-way tandem. This happens when nobody can be found who wants to learn your language, or if you have no interest or need to learn German. Either way, the international office will try to find a suitable tandem partner for you as quickly as possible.
The tandem programme is open for everybody, no matter what age or social background. Young, middle-aged or old people are all invited to take part. This way, it is an ideal chance for you to get to know people from various groups within society and to find out more about the people living here.
If you want to participate, please fill out the registration form (as provided under "Downloads), print and sign it and send it back to Andrea Heissler. Don’t forget to specify your language skills. If you have any special wishes, please let us know.