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Tandem language learning
is a method of language learning based on mutual language exchange
Tandem language learning is a method of language learning based on mutual language exchange between tandem partners...
between tandem partners (ideally each learner is a native speaker in the language the proponent wants to learn). Many language school
A language school is a school where one studies a foreign language. Classes at a language school are usually geared towards, but not limited to, communicative competence in a foreign language...
s in the world, organised as TANDEM International, as well as many universities, are working with this method.
An e-mail based variant is called eTandem
Several series of tandem handbooks have been published in many languages as a result of the European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...
Lingua: An International Review of General Linguistics is a peer-reviewed academic journal of general linguistics that was established in 1949 and is published by Elsevier. Its current editor-in-chief is Johan Rooryck ....
project "International E-Mail Tandem Network" (1994-1996)
- Open and Distance Learning project "Telematics for Autonomous and Intercultural Tandem Learning" (1996-1999).
- LINGUA-D project "Tandem Language Learning Partnerships for Schools" (1998-2000)