Contact

Enke Spänkuch
Studierendenhaus (SH), Room 2/220
Tel +49 (0)234 32 23818
Office hours during the semester:
by appointment
enke.spaenkuch@rub.de


Registration for an Individual Tandem (Face-to-face)

You can register for a tandem partnership by filling out this form online. Further information you can find here.


Registration for a Group Tandem (Face-to-face)

Please see detailed information on registration procedures on the respective pages of the Group Tandem Course.


Registration for a Group e-Tandem (Distance)

Please see detailed information on registration procedures on the respective pages of the Group Tandem Course.



Members of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have had the opportunity of learning foreign languages in tandem for more than 20 years. In a foreign language learning tandem two students with different native languages work together. They help each other improve their language skills in each other’s respective native language. If a native German speaker, for example, would like to improve their Spanish skills, a Spanish or Latin-American student learning German could help them. Together they form a tandem partnership.


Different settings

There are several different forms of learning in tandem partnerships at the RUB:

  • In a face-to-face-tandem the tandem language partners individually arrange a time and day to work together or they meet each other as a part of a group. In group tandem courses up to 25 tandem language partners meet daily for two to three weeks. Group tandem courses are part of the courses regularly offered at the ZFA and are organized in cooperation with other universities.
  • The eTandem provides the opportunity to learn with learners via email (non-simultaneous communication) or via chat, messenger or Skype (simultaneous communication) - individually or in groups (group eTandem courses).

Learning in Tandem

You want to learn in a tandem partnership and want to make use of our Tandem Finding Service and support through the tandem team at the RUB. Here you find information about