M.O.I.N.! - Kiel University’s Language Partnership Program

M.O.I.N.! is a cooperation between the Graduate Center and the Continuing Professional Development Center
Kiel University’s language & cultural exchange program

You're seeking to learn a new language or improve your German skills in a relaxed atmosphere and beyond the institutional framework? Then the language exchange program M.O.I.N.! (Meeting Other Interesting New People) is just the right thing for you!

A personal tandem partnership offers many advantages: You can approach a foreign language in everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere and practice listening, understanding and speaking as well as expand your foreign language skills.

The M.O.I.N.! program wishes to build a bridge between researchers and employees from all fields of the university, as well as promote mutual understanding, cultural insight and acceptance. A group of international and multicultural doctoral students from numerous countries across the globe live in Kiel and contribute in a very special way to make foreign cultures and their languages come alive.

Within M.O.I.N.! and due to common interests, meetings and joint activities new friends can be found and friendships have developed. This can help to provide foreign doctoral researchers with an easier start in Kiel. The M.O.I.N.! programm does not only offer language learning but also offers the opportunity to make the city of Kiel and the Kiel university a place where we not only work but also live and feel at home.

“The project is great for doctoral candidiates who want to establish new contacts and learn the language.”, says Ehsan Biniyaz. You can find his and Barah Mhrezs reports on their experiences here: Interview (English).

M.O.I.N. Sprachtandem

During the regular M.O.I.N.! events we will do our very best to assist you in finding a suitable tandem partner and also give you tips and advice for further meetings. Experienced tandem partners are also very welcome at our meetings and can talk about their encounters and experiences. In addition, further events are organized, such as casual get-togethers and movie-nights. The dates will be announced here in advance.

The events for 2020 will be announced here as soon as their dates are set. Due to the Corona crisis, it will take a while till the university and public institutions in general can allow events and visitors again.

If you are interested in participating at M.O.I.N.!, please send an email to:


M.O.I.N.! Events 2019:MOIN 2019.pdf

If you are interested in participating or have any further questions do not hesitate to contact Steffen Dahlke moin@gz.uni-kiel.de

Program manager:

Dr. Sabine Milde  Graduiertenzentrum

Tanja Zehmke Continuing Professional Development Center

Jan Bensien International Center



funded from the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office DAAD