Learning foreign languages in-tandem has been used by many students and professionals, since it was developed in Europe in the seventies and eighties. Foreign language learning in-tandem is based on principles of peer collaboration, autonomy, and reciprocity in which two speakers of different languages collaborate to learn the language of each other. In the present era of globalization, the development of new ICTs – Information Communication Technologies - have eliminated trans-geographical and transnational borders, providing foreign language teachers and students with new opportunities for communication and contact between languages and cultures. When these principles of collaboration and reciprocity are used in a virtual environment through the use of videoconferencing applications, this context is called teletandem.

The objective of this international meeting is to offer a context for researchers who are currently developing studies on teletandem learning to share their ideas and research progress with other colleagues, particularly (but not exclusively) those who are working with the developments of technology and foreign language learning in-tandem.

Taken from IMFLIT second edition website: