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Language Exchange

Improve a language through conversation

The Language Center organizes each semester a Language Exchange for students; it is a good chance to improve a language through talking to a Bocconi student of another nationality.

Tandem language learning - What is it?
Language Exchange, also termed "tandem language learning", is a form of autonomous language learning. It is based on a mutual exchange between 2 learners, speaking two different languages in order to learn one from the other. The language exchange held in distance via Microsoft Teams based on conversation and listening.

Who can participate in the Language Exchange?
The initiative is open to students enrolled in Bachelor, Master of Science, Integrated Master of Arts in Law programs and Specialized Master Programs, Exchange incoming students who already have at least an elementary level (A2) in the language which they would like to improve. They must be at an advanced level (C1) or mother tongue for the other exchange language.

When and how is possible to take part in the Language Exchange?
The Language Exchange is offered at the beginning of every semester. it is possible to fill in the registration form via the Language Center available on the yoU@B Student Diary, in the Language Center box, from 13 to 27 September 2021.

How will I be informed of the name and email address of my language partner?
The information regarding your language partner, will be sent by Bocconi email address.

Is there a minimum duration for the Language Exchange?
There is not but, for the effectiveness of the initiative, we recommend to schedule weekly meetings with a duration not inferior than three months.

When can I meet my partner?
You and your partner can decide autonomously when to meet online via Microsoft Teams.

Who should we contact for help/support during the Language Exchange?
You can request support from the Language Lab through the procedure Help&Contact procedure available on the yoU@B Student Diary (topic: LANGUAGES>Language Lab).

Is there a test at the end of the Language Exchange?
No, there is no test. At the end of the program each partner should fill in a feedback form.

Last modified 14/09/2021 - 09:21:18