How do I become a sponsor / promotion member? 
(for individuals)

Perhaps you are interested in promoter status within the Tandem Foundation. This status was created for people employed at university, adult education centres, and comparable public institutions, which do not offer language courses as such (and cannot obtain member status or a licence) but who would like to use tandem internally and in exchange projects.

Promoter status offers the following advantages:

* Use of materials without copyright restrictions of those materials developed within the Tandem network:

- Tips for tandem pairs in Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, German, Danish, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish (on paper or electronic).

- Tips for reading comprehension for  tandems for special purposes in Basque, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovenian ( e.g. paper or electronic)

* Support with diploma work, for example, and any assistance required by graduates working on a tandem-related topic.

* Orientation with the help of the research register and access to our collection of material (reference library).

* Receipt of 'Tandem News' (in electronic PDF format, printable) three times annually.

* Automatic forwarding of teacher training programmes, announcements of the International Tandem Conference (ITT) and of news items from the Tandem Network.

This does not include the right to use the registered trade mark 'TANDEM'.

In addition to these advantages, the promotion membership introduces the contact to a network of scientists and practitioners throughout more than a dozen countries, which form a large pool of experience relevant to the wide range of topics covered by the term 'language - culture - exchange'.

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The cost involved 

is a fee of € 50 per year.

Contribution of equipment (books, translations, etc.) can be taken into account. Special arrangements apply to non-EU and all developing countries.


In practice, admission normally takes place as follows:

You write us an informal letter in which you request promotion membership, letting us know which institution you work at and why TANDEM interests you (1/2 page or so). We will process the admission internally and communicate our response to you. You then transfer the relevant fee and shortly after that you will receive the requested material.

If you are not a practising tandem user, participation in a Tandem introductory course or a  self access package with tutor may be of interest to you.

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the address above.

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