The Tandem Delft Project is based on several similar projects set up by Universities and Associations like AEGEE all around the world. The reason for founding Tandem Delft was our observation that a lot of Dutch students go abroad; a lot of exchange students come to Delft and except for some weekly lessons they almost never had the chance to study the desired languages in order to be able to study in a foreign country and mix with local society properly. Studying a language just from paper and books is almost never enough. In addition, budget cuts forced the TU Delft to stop offering student-affordable langauge courses. This makes it almost impossible for them to study (let alone practise!) a language without paying for an expensive commercial course.
This is the reason that we set up this project; joining is completely free of charge; but support in the shape of feedback is always much appreciated!