Would you like to practise the language you’re learning by meeting regularly with a native speaker?
- we suggest signing up to the Tandem Learning programme on Moodle, so that you can find a language buddy to exchange your languages
- alternatively, if you don’t wish to sign up you can look among the list of students already signed up and contact them directly
- another option is to look for students learning the same language as you, should you wish to form a study group
Would you like to practise the language you're learning by meeting regularly with a native speaker?
- the Tandem Learning Programme is a great way to supplement your language learning. It is free of charge and you can benefit whatever your language level
- find a buddy to exchange Language practice! Sign up to Tandem on Moodle. (Only available to LSE members and students taking Certificate courses)
Useful tips and suggestions for tandem learning
- Once you have a tandem learning buddy it is up to you how you work together, but here are a few pointers:
- meet up regularly (Study Area of the Language Centre would be a good place!)
- plan your meetings. You can do this during your first meeting by listing your aims, needs and the topics you both want to cover
- divide the time equally between both languages
- keep a record of what you cover during each meeting
If you are uncertain of how to approach your studying:
- you can base your meetings around a course book that you are using
- you might want to concentrate on a particular topic so that you can expand your vocabulary in that area
- you could focus on different skills each time you meet (listening, speaking, writing, reading)
- you can always ask the staff at the Language Centre for advice on what to do, materials to use etc.
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