Tandem.MINT – Tandem Language Learning for students of Natural Sciences & Engineering

The Tandem.MINT program offers you to practice a foreign language with a native speaker – in return, you support your tandem partner in learning your native language. As a student of so-called MINT or STEM disciplines (Natural Sciences and Engineering), you are able to learn a language within an academic context, which allows you to test and train your language skills with a focus on specific academic fields. As well as improving your language skills, learning and applying technical terminology, the program promotes cultural and social exchange. It is up to you and your tandem partner to create a learning environment in which you are free to choose which skills you would like to improve and what you would like to focus on. Your learning process depends therefore on your personal aims and capabilities.

Tandem.MINT starts in the upcoming summer semester 2018 as a pilot project. All MINT-students can apply for this program until the 15th March 2018.

It is required to have the proficiency in the target language of at least level B1 (CEFR); for typologically distant languages (e.g. Chinese, Russian or Arabic level A2). German or English needs to be either the native language or the target language.

After the registration is closed, we will try to find a matching tandem partner for you. Based on regular participation throughout one semester, you will obtain a participation certificate.

More information and the registration form can be found here .

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (ELLI project - Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences).