App Tandem

Application for tandems offered by Tripod.

International (E-Mail) Tandem Network

Name for an university E-Mail project, which was financially promoted by the European Union. First used in 1994 by Helmut Brammerts at the seminar for language training research at Ruhr University in Bochum. This name was then expanded to all kinds of Internet contacts. Does not work anymore.

International Tandem Journeys

Congresses in different countries of Europe, organized by language schools or universities in cooperation with Tandem Fundazioa between 1989 and 2006. Publications on .


Programme for institutions, developed by Matorix and Tandem Fundazioa, with which potential partners sign up, and the intermediators get automatically partnership proposals which they can revise and change.


Project for the application of tandem in areas where ‚ethnic tensions‘ are used or have been used for the preparation  of (civil) war .

Tandem Agency

Agency for free-of-charge intermediation of E-Mail partnerships, which was founded at the Seminar for language training research at Ruhr University in Bochum. It was established with funds from the European Union for the ‘ International (E-Mail) Tandem Network ‘. Does not work anymore.

Tandem Community

Meeting place on the Internet for everyone who is interested in finding a tandem partner, created by the web master of ‘ TANDEM International ‘, Juan Ancosmez  . Does not work anymore.

Tandem Donostia

Generic term for the tandem projects in the Basque Donostia /San Sebastián. For a long time the coordination of the TANDEM Net, carried out by Jürgen Wolff, used to be located at the association ‘ Centro interCultural TANDEM Kulturarteko Elkartea ‘.
Based on this, the TANDEM Fundazioa was founded in 1994, whereas the cultural association was converted into the private language school, called ‘Centro de Idiomas Donostia / TANDEM San Sebastián ‘.

Tandem Foundation

English translation of the Basque name ‘TANDEM Fundazioa’.

Tandem Fundazioa

Public recognized foundation for teacher training and material development, founded by Jürgen Wolff in 1994. To establish this non-profit foundation, Jürgen Wolff donated the trade mark rights, which he held at that time. Until 2003 it was administered by the TANDEM schools and responsible for the expansion of the TANDEM Net. Later, the foundation granted licenses for the use of the tandem method and trade mark as well as specialized in the improvement of the quality of the TANDEM intermediation. Converted into the project ‘Peace-Tandem’ in 2019.

Tandem International

Association of language schools which holded a cooperation agreement with TANDEM Fundazioa, created in 2002. This association finances a web page ( ), a web master and a coordinator, in order to promote TANDEM schools courses.

Tandem Journey

Conferences organized by German universities in cooperation with Tandem Fundazioa since 2010. Publications on .

Tandem Net(work)

Term used since 1983, describing the cooperation between the associations and language schools. Within this net language exchange partners and participants for language courses were mutually mediated. There were ‘ members ‘ (= language schools) and ‘ associated/members of the scientific advisory board ‘ (= public institutions).

Tandem Server Bochum

Carried out by Helmut Brammerts and Karin Kleppin. This server rose by renaming the ‘ International (E-Mail) Tandem Network ‘ server ( uni, now only available through .

Tandem school

A non-profit or private school, which is entitled to use the trade mark ‘TANDEM’ and that (to a very different extent) realizes activities with tandem language exchange.

Tandem® trade mark

Because some tandem entities operate in that ‚free‘ economy and originally in order to prevent a commercial exploitation of the tandem principle, different  TANDEM  brands were registered in and beyond Europe. The holders are Tandem International, Peace-Tandem and Tripod.

Updated: September 30th, 2018