Café Lingua and Tandem
The Café Lingua-events will be organised adhering to the COVID-19 safety instructions. Only attend if you are symptom-free, please!
Time: Wednesdays 17 - 19. First meeting 16.9. 2020 and the last meeting 16.12.2020.
Place: Restaurant NapaIt is also possible to earn credits from Café Lingua. Visit the Café and always keep your Café Lingua passport with you. In the end of the semester, write a 1-page long report, where you will discuss and reflect on your time in Café Lingua. You can talk about, for example, your language learning experiences in Café Lingua, some of the activities that you took part in and how well they worked for you, as well as how you are planning to brush up your language skills in future. Our contact teacher for Café Lingua is Kari-Pekka Kallunki. Send your report and a picture of the passport to him by e-mail. You can also leave them to our mail box in Koneenkatu, just near the stairs (T2).
Get a native speaking pair and learn languages together!
Tandem is a study exchange programme in which students work together in pairs (or occasionally trios), each participant being a native speaker of his/her partner's target language; thus both can share information about their own language and culture. The other language should always be Finnish.
To have the chance to get to know the target language and culture under the guidance of a native speaker, as well as improve oral communication. In exchange, the native speaker can share information about his/her own culture and way of life.
To use both languages equally so as to offer both language speakers practice in the target language.
To increase contacts between Finnish and foreign students.
To help foreign students adapt to life in Finland and provide the Finnish students with the opportunity to have cross-cultural contacts.
- meetings with the Tandem partner ca. 30 hrs (e.g. 15 times)
- independent work and preparation ca. 12 hrs
- writing the journal ca. 6 hrs
- writing the final report ca. 6 hrs
- contact the teacher of the target language and inform her/him that you are willing to start tandem.
- after you have found a partner your task is to set learning outcomes (what do you want to learn) together and make a study plan for your tandem programme
- arrange a meeting with your tutor to discuss your plans and how to proceed
- meet each other 1–2 times a week (on a regular basis, about 2 hours /meeting); total amount of meetings is 14–15 times
- prepare the meetings in advance
- study both languages and cultures effectively and equally
- make notes after each meeting in a journal
- arrange a meeting with your tutor if needed
- all the participants write a final report in which you evaluate your learning
- arrange a final meeting with your tutor to discuss the learning outcomes
- bring the final report to the final meeting
- on Each one teach one -web site of the University of Jyväskylä https://movi.jyu.fi/eoto/en/info/ideas (Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi) / University of Jyväskylä.
- on the Seagull-web site http://www.seagull-tandem.eu/ Assessment In the final meeting with the tutor, students will tell about their tandem studies and how successful they were. The tutor will give them either oral or written feedback. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. To pass the course, the student must attend meetings with a tutor and partner and complete written tasks (a course plan, journal, final report).
Contact teachers for Tandem programmes:
English: Kari-Pekka Kallunki
Italian: Jukka Käräjäoja
Japanese: Takako Karppinen
French: Cécile Rousselet-Karinen
Swedish: Liisa Niemi
German: Marja Pohjola-Effe
Finnish: Jukka Käräjäoja
Russian: Ari Hepo-aho
Other languages: Jukka Käräjäoja