Language Tandems

Tandem Models

Graphic of Tandem Models: a street sign with pavement arrows as metaphor for the free and the supervised tandem (3 CPs (credit points) possible).
Image: Paul Kruth


In the 2020/2021 Winter Semester, there will be no supervised language tandem counselling (with credit points).

However, student assistants can support students who would like to learn a language in an open language tandem (without credit points). Supervised language learning can support tandems in certain languages (e.g., English or German as a Foreign Language).

What are the differences between the tandem models?

Free TandemSupervised Tandem
  • Optional tutorial advising                 
  • Mandatory supervision by a Zessko instructor
  • Partners set learning content and intensity                                                                                                              
  • No credit points awarded                                
  • Earn 3 ungraded credit points