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Old 27.09.2013, 22:16
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English Conversation for my husband

My husband - he is American - had a brain stroke the 2nd day after our arrival here in Switzerland and he is in need for weekly once (or if it's possible twice a week) conversational "lessons" to get a faster progress to reconstruct his mother language again.

Unfortunately we are financially not rich enough to pay a lot of money, we are looking more for an individualist, kind human being who would love to help us in this sad situation. We are living close to St.Gallen and we have no car either. Closer details about us we will let you know after some email correspondences.

We hope desperately for a great, in a social way thinking "soul" who loves to help another Expat to recover from a bad illness!

Love to hear from you soon,
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Gosh, what a difficult and stressful situation. If I lived closer i would certainly love to do it. As I don't I wish your husband a speedy recovery. Stay well in the meantime.
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Re: English Conversation for my husband

You could try getting in contact with the Anglican congregation in St Gallen: http://standrewszurich.org/Site/St._Gallen.html

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Re: English Conversation for my husband

Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear this- I cannot even begin to imagine how difficult this must have been for you all. I live on the other side of Switzerland, so can't help in any practical way- but my thoughts are with you. Dougal's B. suggestion seems like an excellent one.
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Old 30.09.2013, 11:29
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Skype and/or FaceTime could be an option, if you can't find anyone nearby.
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Re: English Conversation for my husband

Might be worth looking up if there are any English groups like the American Womans Club near to you. I believe that there are groups around St Gallen. I am sure that if you contacted one someone would help.

Wishing you lots of hugs and a speedy recovery for your husband.
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Re: English Conversation for my husband

Hi Susanne49,

I am sorry to hear about your husband's health. Unfortunately, St. gallen is too far for me but I would be happy to engage in written or e-mail correspondence with your husband to assist with cognitive and dexterity issues rendered by the stroke. I am an American as well and had a decade long career in copywriting, marketing, and public relations, so I am a strong writer. I hope this is helpful and good luck with your in-person search.
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Re: English Conversation for my husband

Hi to all,

we are still in need for a person who is willing to spend some time with my husband who is still suffering from Aphasia in 2013.

We are thinking to maybe a male person (females also welcome of course) who wants to have some conversations with Dave (my husband) maybe once or twice a week. Cool and easy chats about everything and anything - it's more about to get him new inputs, like a training for keeping his brain going and maybe to find a new friend?

This can happen here by us in Herisau/AR or somewhere else, we have now a small car and we can drive almost to anywhere, Ostschweiz region preferred! Unfortunately we can not pay a lot, we are both retired elder people but we are still believing to find a good and honest minded people and a human being with a great social heart.

If you are out there somewhere or know somebody out there somewhere, please let me know!

Thanks and God bless!

Susanne and Dave
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You could try getting in contact with the Anglican congregation in St Gallen: http://standrewszurich.org/Site/St._Gallen.html

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Could end up with an English accent...

If you were in Basel, I'd suggest conversations classes as Centerpoint. Perhaps there's something similar nearby? edit: AWC already mentioned.
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