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As a new international student at UiB, you will need to complete compulsory registrations and other formalities during the first weeks of the semester.

Tandem Language Learning

Improve your language skills and get a new friend!

Who:All students (Optional)
Where:Sign up online (closed)
Deadline: To be announced
Kick-off meeting: To be announced

The Tandem language learning

The University of Bergen offers language learning based on a language exchange programme called Tandem. This is available for all international students studying at UiB, Norwegian students who plan an exchange semester abroad, foreign language students, or any UiB students who want to improve their language skills.

Two students speaking different languages

The Tandem language learning is simply based on language exchange through communication and interaction between two students speaking different languages. The Tandem partners will themselves decide where they will meet and how they will exercise their languages. Go for a walk and discuss different topics, discuss a book you’ve read, tell stories from your home country, or just have a cup of coffee! We recommend that the first session takes place in a public space. 

Contact you if we find a partner

This programme is coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs at UiB, and after the registration deadline we will go through the registration forms and look for Tandem partners that match in their preferred languages. We will contact you by email if we find a partner for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be matched with a Tandem partner – this depends on the number of applicants.