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Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

Hello,

My wife and I are starting to learns swiss-german and wondered if anyone had experience with trying to live with a swiss family to help immerse oneself for 4 or 5 days. Ideally we would like to find a farm (where no one speaks english!) - we would be happy to help out and do a bit of work as well.

Unfortunately, as learning swiss-german doesnt seem to be that common we're having a bit of difficulty finding options (it may not help that we don't speak german yet and thus can't search in german on google!). We've found some options on the workaway website for example but all these options seem to be people who speak english, which is what we would like to avoid.

Any pointers much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 18.07.2016, 16:05
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

No idea how to help, but good luck!
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

Maybe that would be a start?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...itzerland.html
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

Rather obvious place to start looking.

http://farm.myswitzerland.com/on-the...690.1468681869
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

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Unfortunately, as learning swiss-german doesnt seem to be that common we're having a bit of difficulty finding options (it may not help that we don't speak german yet and thus can't search in german on google!). . . .
You can certainly find courses in Swiss-German. You'll have to use Google Translate or similar to follow these links . . .
https://www.google.ch/#q=z%C3%BCrich...deutsch+lernen

I could imagine that in order to benefit from a farm holiday for language learning, you'll have to have at least some level of understanding of the language.
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

if you use Youtube, look for
Maryangel24

who has a number of lessons/videos in Swiss German
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

What, exactly, is a mere 4-5 days working on a farm going to do for your language skills? You will learn and remember 2 or 3 words?

It takes time, patience, and a daily effort of speaking to people in German while they respond in Swiss. Over time (months) you then learn to recognise the differences and start to understand full sentences on a regular basis.

If I were you I would worry about learning High German first, then worry about Swiss when you have reached a good level.
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Re: Swiss German - Home / Farmstay

You can volunteer at Wynegg, http://www.quartierhof-wynegg.ch/
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