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FAQs

Q: Can anyone join the Tandem program?

A: No, Tandem is open only to students studying at the University of Bern and members of the University staff. Participants also need to have reached at least language level A2 in their target language before they may join.

Q: How long will I have to wait for a suitable Tandem partner?

A: If you have an unusual language pair, it may not be possible to find a Tandem partner. We don't actively seek a Tandem match for you.

Q: Do we have to meet face-to-face?

A: Tandem learning can also be conducted via email or chat lines. Just arrange the preferred method of communication with your Tandem partner.

Q: It isn't working out with my Tandem partner. Can I change?

A: We recognize that there may be instances where you want to change your partner. Just email us and we will see what we can do.