The Summer 2020 application period has now ended. If you would like to participate in the Fall 2020 session, please come back on August 10th.

The latest information regarding registration can be found on our official Facebook page at

Thank you for being interested in the Tandem Program. 



No teaching experience required - just enthusiasm! Activities and support are provided by a facilitator. Partners will meet 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.


  • SFU or FIC student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • SFU faculty and staff
  • Partner/spouse of SFU student, staff or faculty
  • 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