SFU Tandem

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SFU Tandem is a language exchange program, and s a new pilot project of CELLTR, SFU’s Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research.

Call for Participants

SFU Tandem Pilot – Summer 2016

Want to improve your Arabic? Your English? Your French? Your Cantonese? Or any other language? “Tandem” is a method of language learning that pairs up two people who want to learn each others’ languages. Let’s say you want to learn French and can teach Spanish, or you want to improve your English and help someone improve their Mandarin. This new program, SFU Tandem, pairs you up with someone on campus and facilitates casual language learning and conversation sessions!


No teaching experience required - just enthusiasm! Activities and support are provided by a facilitator. The program will run from the week of May 9 to the week of June 20, 2016. Partners will meet every week for a total of 7 weeks. You spend half of each meeting in each language – the one you’re learning and the one you’re teaching. This is a fully student-run program, and it’s free! It’s also great for meeting people across cultures.

If you are interested in joining SFU Tandem, complete the Registration Form at http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/241455701 by Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 pm. We will contact you the week of May 2 to inform you as to whether we were able to match you with a partner for the summer and give you session details. If we could not find you a partner this time, we’ll contact you again in the fall!


ELIGIBILITY

· SFU or FIC student (undergraduate or graduate OK)

· Basic English knowledge

· Basic level in the language you want to learn/improve (enough to say a few words, such as introduce yourself)

· Able to commit to meeting with partner 1.5 hours a week for 7 weeks, on either 11:30 am Wednesdays or 12:30 pm Fridays

The deadline for applying is Sunday, May 1 at 11:59 midnight. We have a limited number of spots available for this summer program. http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/241455701


Please contact celltr_tandem@sfu.ca if you have any additional questions.