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

M.O.I.N.! is a joint project between the Graduate Center and Department of Continuing Education
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 thing for you!

A personal tandem partnership offers many advantages: You can learn the relaxed approach to a foreign language in everyday situations. Practice to listen, understand and speak as well as expand your foreign language skills.

The M.O.I.N. Project 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. An international and multicultural group of doctoral students from numerous countries across the globe live in Kiel and contribute in a very special way to making foreign cultures and their languages come alive.

Within the scope of the M.O.I.N. project and due to common interests and joint activities friendships can and have developed. This especially can help provide foreign doctoral students with an easier start in Kiel. The M.O.I.N. project does not merely offer language learning but also offers the opportunity to make the city of Kiel and the Kiel university a place where you not only work but also live and feel at home.

“The project is great for PhD students who want to establish new contacts and learn the language.”, says Ehsan Biniyaz. You can find his and Barah Mhrezs experience reports 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 gladly talk about their encounters with the M.O.I.N. project. In addition, further events are organized, such as casual get-togethers and movie-nights. The dates will be announced here in advance.

The next event: More information will follow.


If you are interested in participating or have any further questions do not hesitate to contact hiwi-tandem@uv.uni-kiel.de.

Project manager:

Tanja Zehmke / Stabstelle Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung

Sabine Milde / Graduate Center