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!


Tandem events

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.



Weekly Language Café at Central

Bring along your language partner or just turn up and join in the conversation! 



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!




Speed Lingua

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). 



Themed Events

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.




Find your language partner

To find a language partner to practice with, you can join the Tandem Facebook group. 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: tandem@eusa.ed.ac.uk.


If you have any further questions, contact the Tandem Committee.