TANDEM Language Schools is an association of private, independent language schools for German and Spanish. Very different schools in Germany, Spain and Chile collaborate and share experience. Each school is independent and maintains its own identity and marketing strategies. Different countries, languages and realities in close contact and all with a common goal: motivating people to learn German or Spanish and embrace other cultures.
At our schools, the learning success of our participants comes first. We use modern, communicative teaching methods to support independent learning and contact between participants. Additional cultural activities and promoting contact between students and the local region are integral parts of our work.
In addition, all TANDEM schools also arrange partnerships for our TANDEM language exchange. In this method, two people with different first languages meet and practice each other’s language. They spend half of their time together speaking in one language and the other half in the other language. This approach combines fun, learning and communication. Note: A language tandem is no substitute for a language course.
TANDEM International e.V. was founded in 2001 as a network of independent, non-profit language schools. All member schools see language learning as an opportunity to promote intercultural understanding at the same time. The creation of TANDEM International was initiated by the foundation “TANDEM Fundazioa” in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.
In 2022, the network became a German-Spanish association of schools that offer German and Spanish language courses in Germany, Spain and Chile all year round. TANDEM is open to new members if they meet national and internal quality standards. The TANDEM schools benefit from each other through constant dialogue and inter-school cooperation in marketing. Representatives from the schools meet once a year to plan joint projects.
The term TANDEM is now a protected trademark of TANDEM International e.V. in more than 15 countries.
Our language schools offer German and Spanish as foreign languages. The member schools of each language group work together at country level. The internal work of the association is coordinated by the representatives of the two language groups.