Tandem Language Programme
Language exchange has never been easier. Join us for regular Language Cafés, Speed Lingua evenings and themed events throughout the Academic year or find a language partner for your very own language exchange. Meet other students and practice languages in a fun, relaxed environment without tutors, exams or lectures. All levels welcome!
Language Café on the Weekend
The Language Café is a relaxing place where you can meet new people, share a cup of tea and try out a new language with native speakers. All of our Language Cafés are open for all languages, so come and join the conversation! Join our Tandem Facebook Group and keep checking this page for continuous updates.
Saturdays, 3 - 5pm, New Amphion, Teviot Row House*
21 September - 21 December
*Please note that the 23 November, 30 November, and 14 December will be in a different venue, TBC.
Weekly Language Café at Central
Bring along your language partner or just turn up and join in the conversation!
Wednesdays, 3 - 4pm,
18th September- 23rd October: Dining Room,Teviot
From 6th of November-18th December: Lounge Bar, Teviot
Weekly Language Café at KB
The Language Café at KB is your chance to get your language fix at King's Buildings. Like all Language Café sessions, we welcome native speakers, learners and those simply curious alike. See you there!
Fridays, 2 - 3pm, King's Buildings House, Common Room
18 September - 18 December
Meet your language partner at one of the Students' Association’s famous Speed Lingua events! Speed Lingua is a new take on traditional speed-dating (minus the dating). For more information on these events, go to our Tandem Facebook group.
Friday 20 September, 6 - 8pm, Debating Hall, Teviot
Friday 1 November, 6-8pm, Dining Room, Teviot
Friday 29 November, 6-8pm, Upper Hall, Pleasance
As well as our regular events, the Tandem Committee also holds a number of special themed events throughout the semester. Join our Facebook Group to see what's in store this semester! Like our other events, our themed events are free to attend and there's no need to sign up in advance, just come along on the day.
Wednesday 2 October, 6 - 8pm, Central Venue TBC
Thursday 13 November, 6 - 8pm, Central Venue TBC
Combined event with Global Buddies:
Thursday 21 November, 8 - 10pm, Central Venue TBC
Find your language partner
To find a language partner to practice with, you can join the Tandem Facebook group here. You’ll need to verify that you have a University of Edinburgh email address, so log in with a computer for the first time! If you're having trouble accessing the Tandem Facebook Group, make sure you've joined the University of Edinburgh community on facebook. More information about this is here.
Join the Tandem Volunteers Team for 2019/20 to lend a hand at our events and boost your CV - just ask a member of the committee at an event for more info or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any further questions, contact the Tandem Committee.