Tandem is an interactive language learning system very widespread in Europe. In practice, Tandem is a
casual conversation between people who speak different native languages, in which each person teaches in an unconventional way the peculiarities, slang and everyday expressions of their language and at the same time learn from their partners. For a good conversation, the level of the language you want to practice should be at least intermediate, as Tandem is not a theoretical language class, but a practical and casual exercise. The meetings can be placed anywhere the participants agree, in a study room or even in a bar, for example, and the time for the meetings will depend on the participants availability. There is no minimum number of meeting. We just suggest that the meetings happen weekly and last for at least one hour each.
As iPoli is responsible for the maintenance of Poli’s international relationship network, it is its function
to support in the internationalization of Poli students, what is the purpose of Tandem. As the number of foreign students in Poli is relatively small compared to the number of Brazilian students, the project still cannot cover all the students, but iPoli is working hard to achieve the best results. For Tandem, iPoli has the support of CFI, which is our main collaborator in this project.
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