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Monday, February 6, 2017

TandemPlus Class-to-Class Exchanges Spring 2017

This semester, we once again have many U of M students conversing online with students in Mexico, Spain, France, and Germany as part of their coursework.

The TandemPlus program is especially happy to welcome two new French 1003 instructors to class-to-class exchanges: Agnes Schaffauser and Ben Obernolte. They join Marina Calas, a French 3014 instructor who participated last semester, in an exchange with the Université Lyon in France.

In Spanish, we have four instructors teaching ten sections of Spanish 1003. Edward Eiffler and Angela Carlson-Lombardi, who were new to the program last semester, are currently partnered with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. Long-time enthusiast, Andy Wiesinger, is working with teachers and students at Universidad Tecnológica El Retoño in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Pablo Viedma keeps our long-standing partnership with Universidad de Sevilla in Spain alive.

Our partnership with the Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg, Germany in 2011. Over the years, students in German 1003, 3011, and 3501 have discussed travel, educational systems, politics, sustainability and more with their counterparts in Germany. Classes participating this semester include Beth Kautz’s German 1003 class and Charlotte Melin’s advanced-level course on contemporary Germany.

Are you curious about how these exchanges work? If so, reach out to one of the participating instructors or contact Beth Kautz at kautz001@umn.edu or TandemPlus at tandem@umn.edu.

It’s never too early to begin planning a class-to-class exchange for Fall 2017!

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