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Studierendenhaus (SH), Room 2/220
Tel +49 (0)234 32 23818
Office hours during the semester:
by appointment

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

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

Language Café

The language café will also take place in the winter semester 2021/2022 in cooperation with Café Lingua of the University Duisburg-Essen. It will start on 18.10.2021 - every Monday 7 pm-9 pm online via Zoom. All information about the language café can be found here.

Situation in the Winter Semester 2021/2022

In the winter semester 2021/2022, we ask you to choose the format of your tandem sessions (in terms of an attendance and/or distance learning format), taking into account the Covid19-regulations at the Ruhr-University Bochum. With this online form you can register for a tandem partnership. Please do not forget to tick the appropriate box.

NEW: Cooperation with Royal Holloway University London

In the winter semester 2021/2022 we will start a programme for RUB tandem learners with German as native language and English as the target language, partnering with students from Royal Holloway University London. The registration will take place from 20 September via the online form. The introductory event will take place on Thursday, 14 October, at 7 pm (in Bochum) / 6 pm (in London). We will send the zoom link to the event to all tandem pairs by email.

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