About Tandem


Join the Tandem Network of the International Office to improve your language competence, meet new people and benefit from cultural exchange.

Tandem is an online platform with which you can learn new languages and practice your foreign language skills.

The student-centred learning method of Tandem Language Learning steadily enhances your language comprehension as well as language learning. Equally, it reinforces cultural understanding and intercultural competence.

The only requirement for a registration at the Tandem program is the possession of a student mail account with that you sign up!


All students with an email address of the approved domains are entitled to use the tandem portal.

Permitted are:

Bielefeld University

German Sport University Cologne

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Ruhr-University Bochum

RWTH Aachen University

TU Dortmund University

University of Bochum-Essen

University of Bonn

University of Cologne

University of Hagen (FU Hagen)

University of Münster (WWU)

University of Paderborn

University of Siegen

University of Witten/Herdecke 

University of Wuppertal


How does it work?

1. Enter the language you offer and those you want to practice or learn, alongside with some basic information about yourself. 

2. If there are already other users that are a match, you can contact them right away.