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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