Teletandem Brasil: Foreign languages for all

I help you learn my language and you help me learn yours!

Language learning in tandem involves pairs of native or non-native
speakers of different languages working collaboratively to learn each other&#39 s language. Teletandem Brasil matches up Brazilian university students who wish to learn a foreign language, with students in other countries who are learning Portuguese.

With tandem language learning, each partner is a student for one hour, learning and practising a language from the other partner. Then they switch roles and switch languages. We do this through Skype that give us free voice and video communication plus text, so the partners can be anywhere in the world.


  • a sum of opposites, such as sociability and individualization
  • a collaborative joint endeavor with a partner aimed at learning a foreign language
  • a global balanced context within which partners’ relationships can relay roles of power
  • a context within which one can take responsibility of and socialize learning in reciprocal and autonomous ways
  • a context within which one can exercise autonomy and manage one’ s own learning process
  • a context with space for one’ s pleasurable relationship
  • a joint endeavor that consists of regular meetings extended over a specific time period.