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Conversation groups for Tandem participants in English, German and Italian.

Dear Tandem participants and everyone who is interested

The Tandem office would like to inform that we have planned some interesting events for you! In addition to the "Sprachspielenachmittage" we offered every second week *conversation groups* in which you can discuss specific topics.

For the conversation groups everyone is welcome but it is useful if you have at least language skills in German and English at the A2/B1 level.

*The events will take place every Friday in turns from 3:30 to 5 pm in room 209. Different dates of the Italian conversation groups are below. You can find the events in the StudIP group “ Konversationsrunden”.* Just register and you will get a weekly reminder.

If the course TA241-1 (F2F German-English) is completed, you get 3 ECTS-points. If you attend the conversation rounds regularly (4 dates) you will receive another ECTS point for the course.


As an *overview* here are all the events as planned:


  • 05.05.2023: Conversation group: Climate crisis and sustainability (e.g. Fridays for Future)
  • 19.05.2023: Conversation group: structural racism
  • 16.06.2023: Conversation group: favorite shows (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.)
  • 30.06.2023: Conversation group: role of women in society/ feminism/ gendering in language
  • 14.07.2023: Conversation group: Leibniz University compared to other universities
  • 03.11.2023: Conversation group: favorite series (Netflix, Amazon Prime or similar) // Cultural offerings in Hannover in comparison
  • 17.11.2023: Conversation group: Leibniz Universität Hannover in comparison to other universities/student life in Germany
  • 01.12.2023: Conversation group: KI-ChatGPT and its effects
  • 15.12.2023: Conversation group: Climate crisis and sustainability (e.g. Fridays for Future) // Societal values (What is important to you in your life?)
  • 12.01.2024: Conversation group: Role of women in society/ feminism/ gendering in language and/or roles of people with a migration background




                                                                          Italian conversation groups


The topics of the conversation groups are on the one hand aligned with the program of the current Italian courses, on the other hand they are dedicated to topics and communicative situations beyond that, which can be mastered at the respective level A1 to B1. The conversation groups are led by Italian language assistants who also support the students in the semester-long Italian courses.


Italian conversation groups - level A1 (with/without tandem partner)
Thursdays, 18:00-19:30, Room 209/LLC


  • 25 May 2023: "Hello, my name is ... ": We can introduce ourselves and other people, tell about ourselves and others, e.g. why we are learning Italian. We know the basic numbers up to 100.
  • 15 June 2023: "What are you having?": We can order something to eat and drink, ask what time it is, and tell the time.
  • 29 June 2023: "What is your daily routine?": We can describe our daily routine, formulate an invitation, accept or decline."
  • 13 July 2023: "What a beautiful city!": We can describe a city, ask for and describe directions, talk about weather and seasons.


Italian conversation groups - level A2/B1 (with/without tandem partner).
Thursdays, room 209/LLC; every 18:00-19:30


  • 11 May 2023: "Travel is life": We talk about travel, vacation and our own experiences abroad.
  • 25 May 2023: "WG gesucht": We are looking for an apartment that suits us. We describe our ideal apartment. We organize an apartment tour.
  • 08 June 2023: "Take a break!": We give advice and instructions / We invite friends to do things together.  
  • 22 June 2023: "Tell me a story": We talk about books and movies / We give opinions and suggestions.
  • 06 July 2023: "A look into the future": We talk about values, dreams and future projects.



If you have any questions or problems, please make use of our office hours or send us an e-mail under!

We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Take care and stay healthy!

Best wishes
Your Tandem Team