Hausa Language Learning in Tandem
Posted by hausaonline on Friday, October 12, 2007
One way to deepen your knowledge of Hausa is learning it in tandem. At the International Tandem Network website you can learn how Language Learning in Tandem works. In short,
Learning in tandem can be defined as a form of open learning, whereby two people with different native languages work together in pairs in order
- to learn more about one another’s character and culture.
- to help one another improve their language skills.
- to exchange additional knowledge – for example, about their professional life.
Tandem language learning takes place through authentic communication with a native speaker, who can correct the learner and also support him in his attempts to express himself. Since each partner can speak the other person’s language at least to some extent, they have more opportunities to help one another: through explanations in the foreign language, through comparisons, etc. As learning in tandem is always based on communication between members of different language communities and cultures, it also facilitates intercultural learning.
If you feel like giving tandem learning a try, you can get in contact with Hausa speakers through Polyglot.
Good luck with your Hausa learning!