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LEAP - Tandem learning (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)


Learn a Language in Tandem

Please note Tandem is only open to current students of the University of Manchester.

Tandem in a nutshell


Places on the Tandem course are subject to availability, and are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. This means that when you register for the Tandem Learning course, your enrolment is placed in a queue. It is in your best interest, therefore, to make sure you complete the enrolment procedure as follows:

  1. You must complete an enrolment form to register for the course (see How to Apply).
  2. Attendance at the preliminary meeting for Tandem Learning (Tandem induction, see below) is compulsory. The meeting will be held on Friday 26 September 2014 (click here for Tandem sessions), room A113 in the Samuel Alexander building. You will be required to attend twice: first for the plenary and secondly with your language group, as follows:


For other Tandem sessions click here

If you are late for the specified language sessions or fail to attend the Tandem induction session, you risk losing your place in the queue, and may risk not being allocated a partner.

Tandem Learning: attendance and participacion

In registering for this course, you agree to work responsibly and constructively with your Tandem partner so that you are both able to complete the course and meet your course requirements.

NB Please do not register for this course unless you are prepared to fully participate and work in the Tandem partnership, as failure to do so is likely to jeopardise the success of the course for either or both partners.

If you feel that you are not ready for this level of commitment, but would still like to find a native speaker partner for conversation exchange, you should enquire about the Face to Face scheme by contacting the Language Centre reception staff.


For a detailed course description, please see below.

ULTL20011 Tandem


Contact details

Maria Kluczek, Tandem convenor,  maria.kluczek@manchester.ac.uk, tel. 306 1624, room A203 Samuel Alexander building, or

Andrés Lozoya, LEAP Administrator, room LG8.2, lower ground floor Samuel Alexander Building, email Andres.Lozoya@manchester.ac.uk, tel. 0161 275 8306.