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Hello!

I'm new in Solothurn, the town within the canton itself! (Anyone else find that rather annoying to explain all the time?!)

Well okay, I'm not completely new... I've been here a month but got off to a bit of a bad start. But I've found a new apartment and am ready for a fresh start!

I'm 22 and have a job teaching English at a secondary school I do have a fair bit of free time, so would love to get to know people in the area and go on hikes and whatnot, perhaps join a book club or something ... Anyone out there with the same interests?

Looking forward to this new start in Switzerland
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(Oh and I'm called Becky btw! haha!)
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Hi Becky and welcome to Switzerland!
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Re: New in Solothurn

Welcome Becky, hope you enjoy Solothurn, it's a nice little town.
Out of interest, is it a state school? If so, how did you get in? I have some extremely well-qualified English-speaker teacher friends who have found it nigh on impossible to teach English is Swiss state schools, unless they have Swiss-approved M.Ed. qualifications. Which is a real shame, considering the poor standard of English taught in Swiss secondary schools (ask my English-speaking daughters ).
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Welcome to Switzerland! I've been working here for two months so far and it is a beautiful place - hope you enjoy your stay. Where in England are you from?
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Hello PaddyG!
I'm working as a ELA (English Language Assistant) - so not a fully qualified teacher. Sorry I didn't clarify that! But it is a state schoool - Kantonsschule. I got into this via the British Council, which works with the CH Stiftung and their Sprachassistenzprogramm. Shame that your daughters' school had a poor English department - Where I am now, there is 19 English teachers on our team and they all seem to be pretty good
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Hi Durfain,

I'm from Twickenham in London. (Think Rugby World Cup!)
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I'm from Twickenham in London. (Think Rugby World Cup!)


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Hi I am from New Zealand also think Rugby World cup, commiseration to the English they did a great job of hosting. Maybe next time in 2019 things will be different. An English All Black final would be great. Being in the final with Australia in any sport is always bad news for us Kiwis.
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Excuse me, but did you write "there is 19 English teachers on our team?"
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Sorry but my Kiwi English doesn't understand the question
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I reckon you now have a quorum for a regular coffee morning on Saturdays...
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