Congratulations to our District 5890 Global Scholar Anja Nikolova on launching a groundbreaking "Tandem Language Cafe" at Yale. The new program pilots in February 2016 and is designed to foster intercultural communication and understanding on campus through enhanced foreign language acquisition.
Open to all members of the Yale community (students, faculty and staff), it will pair participants to meet weekly for eight weeks and practice the language they seek to improve in exchange for their native language, spending half the time speaking in each language and guiding their conversations with suggested activities from the Tandem Handbook. Participants may attend either group or independent meetings and also receive guidance from the volunteer Tandem facilitators. In the first week the program received over 300 applications. Nikolova hails from Macedonia and has wasted no time spreading peace and goodwill as a Rotary Global Scholar.