Registration

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Tandem Language Exchange program.

Registration for Fall session opens on July 19, 2021. Please register below.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at tandem@sfu.ca.

The latest information regarding registration can be found on our official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SFUxTandem.

Requirements

No teaching experience required - just enthusiasm! Activities and support are provided by a facilitator. Partners will meet online every week for a total of 8 weeks. You spend half of each meeting in each language – the one you’re learning and the one you’re teaching. This is a fully student-run program, and it’s free! It’s also great for meeting people across cultures.

Eligibility

  • SFU or FIC student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • SFU faculty and staff
  • Partner/spouse of SFU student, staff or faculty
  • Outside of SFU (see further details below)
  • Basic English knowledge
  • Basic level in the language you want to learn/improve (enough to say a few words, such as introduce yourself)
  • Able to commit to meeting with a partner 1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks

Outside of SFU

To those who have been invited to apply from outside of SFU: we especially encourage students who want to improve their English in exchange for another language that you are willing to teach. Many Tandem participants are fluent English teachers who are seeking to improve their non-English language abilities.

Participation form

SFU Tandem is a language learning program that pairs up two people who want to learn each other's languages and help facilitate language learning and conversation. This form is for applicants who would like to participate in the program. If you have any questions, please contact us at tandem@sfu.ca.

Only fill if you are an SFU student
Gender identity
If other, please fill in your gender identity here
I am a:
Where did you hear about Tandem? (check all that apply)
What is your faculty? (check all that apply)
If other, what is your area of study or research?
TEACHING: Which language are you fluent enough to communicate and teach? (Native language or a language you are highly proficient in)
Which other language are you fluent enough to communicate and teach?
LEARNING: Which language would you like to learn/improve? (your first choice)
If "other," please let us know which language you'd like to learn.
LEARNING: Which language would you like to learn/improve? (your second choice)
If "other," please let us know which language you'd like to learn.
Do you have a gender preference for your language partner?
Which sessions are you available to meet? (check all that apply)
What is your experience with Tandem?
By submitting this application, you are committed to meeting with a partner once a week (1.5 hours each session for 8 weeks from September 8 to November 8, 2021).