Language Tandems

Are you interested in a language exchange partner? Here you'll find opportunities.

Language Exchange Programme

Would you like to improve your German and teach your own mother tongue? Or do you speak German and would like to share your knowledge and talk to international students in their native language? Do you want to learn more about another culture and tell someone about your own? Then sign up!

We from the HU Welcome Centre help you to find another student for language exchange.

Here's how it works: You'll fill out the form online and we will try to find a suitable tandem partner, depending on supply and demand. If two persons are successfully matched, the two of you will be introduced to each other briefly via e-mail. Then it’s up to you: meet up, get to know each other and let the conversation begin!

Registration for language tandems


Other opportunities for communication and language training:

  •  Tandem Partner at HU Language Centre

The Language Centre of the HU (Sprachenzentrum) offers the possibility to find a tandem partner on your own. It does not matter if you are looking for a tandem partner here in Berlin or somewhere else. Please register on the Tandem database and find a partner in one of 58 languages.

  • Language courses of the Language Centre

Students who want to take a German course during the semester can register online on the website of the Language Centre.

To do so, you will need your registration number, which you will find in your admission letter or in the "Confirmation for International Students for Programme Studies at Humboldt-Universität" (or later on your campus card). Before registering, you will be asked to take an online placement test to find a language course at your level. Students with little or no knowledge of German can choose the study-preparatory language courses at levels A1 or A2, all other students will find a wide range of courses at levels B1 to C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Please note the deadlines for registration.



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