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Old 19.10.2010, 21:39
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i. Learning: German
ii. Native Language: English, nearly fluent Spanish
iii. Location: Zurich
iv. Interests: cycling, hiking, skiing, climbing, cooking, eating, traveling, teaching maths
iv. Introduction: have been in Zurich 3 years but speak embarrasingly little German; would really like to push it along while having interesting little (for now) chats!
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Old 20.10.2010, 11:35
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
French (A1), but I have good listening comprehension and can speak a bit.. have been hanging out with some Friends for some time.

But I am also really looking forward to learning any of these languages:

Farsi (I had some good reading comprehension 3 years ago.. didn't practice since then).
Dutch (worked with some Dutch guys for a long time, could understand well and have a casual conversation, now it is mostly overridden with German)
Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Hindi or Urdu (I am blank slate )

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Arabic (Standard and Egyptian dialect), I studied some Arabic linguistics for my previous job.
I am fluent in English (studied in English most of my life).
Standard German (C2).

iii) your location
Lausanne (and surroundings: Geneve, Fribourg, Montreux, ..etc.).

iv) personal interests
Reading (Fiction + Science), sports, sports, sports, Arabic calligraphy (not very good at it though).

v) short introduction about yourself
I am interning at the EPFL. More about me here.
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Old 20.10.2010, 15:52
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I am learning French level B1
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I am from the UK and speak English natively.
iii) Your location:
I work in Nyon and will soon move to St Cergue
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I love traveling, football, snowboarding & gadgets
v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland for 3 years, before that for my whole life I lived in the UK.
I work as an IT Project Manager for an American company in Nyon. I have been learning French for 2 years but unfortunately as I speak English at work I do not get the chance to practise as much as I would like.

I am looking for someone to speak French with and who would like to learn English from me. (Any Level).

If you are interested please let me know.

Thanks

Paul
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Old 22.10.2010, 14:30
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Language Exchange in Zürich

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
-Zürideutsch (from Hochdeutsch)
-Written German (for business)
-Italian (already fluentish needs fine tuning),
-Basic Communication Portuguese (project for the next few weeks)

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English (born London, neutral English accent (received pronunciation).
German (well enough for technical translations to English or offering a German communication crash course to beginners).

iii) Your location:
Zürich (4mins from a station)

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Always been interested in Languages. Have travelled in every European country, and many others. Often managed basic communication in the local language in a few days.

v) Short introduction about yourself
As well as the possible language parings described above, can offer to translate into English, or proof-read your English CV, Covering letter, Thesis, Business Plan etc. at a professional level in return for your help with my conversational skills.

Can meet in Zürich daytime or evenings at the moment. Alternatively, maybe even via Skype.

My first choice from the pairings would be Zürideutsch <-> Advanced English. Will consider other options too.

Please send me a PM if you are interested
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Old 22.10.2010, 14:46
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Hello and thanks for the initiative:

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German and the level would be A1

ii) language(s) you speak natively

Romanian but I also speak very good English

iii) your location
Fislisbach (near Baden)

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I like animals, cooking (especially deserts), enjoy trips, running, watching movies, reading books (latest is a sci-fi book by Asimov)

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 28 years old and live in a small town but very pretty with my husband.
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Hi All,

I am Mohammed Iqbal.

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German. I have an A1 level and would like to improve to advanced
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
Tamil (mother tongue- also one of the world's oldest language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_language) and English
iii) Your location:
Zurich.
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I love science, movies, travelling and reading. I am new to Europe and its my first trip out of India. Hence would like to explore culture and life here
v) Short introduction about yourself
I am from India. I came to Zurich in September and will be here for about a year initially. I am training to start my PhD
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Hello everyone,

i) I am learning French, actually, have just started. I participate in French course for the beginners.
ii) I am a native speaker of Polish but also can help with English as I`ve obtained the BA degree in English Philology ( grammar, conversations etc.)
iii) I live in Lausanne ( the outskirts of Lausanne but will be happy to meet in the city over a nice frothy coffee )
iv) I am fond of travelling, music, art, skiing and most of all reading
V)I am 24 years old girl from Poland and temporary work as an au pair to get the chance and time to pick up French which although sounds lovely, seems to be pretty challenging. I am looking forward to hearing from you people
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I am learning German at a beginner level
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak English natively
iii) Your location:
I live in Zurich
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I enjoy traveling, reading, watching films,tennis and having fun!
v) Short introduction about yourself
I moved to Zurich to start a new job, I'm 25 M born and bred in Britain
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1)Language I am learning: German - B1 and French - A2
2)Fluent English and Greek, Russian and Serbian
3)Zurich
4)Tennis, latin dances, books, movies, vine, good food
5)I have moved to Switzerland just 6 months ago. I am more than happy to learn as many languages as possible asap....Was teaching English and Russian myslef for many years in different areas. I would love to do the same here!
That's the key to the best world citizenship!
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Old 02.11.2010, 02:53
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

1) Languages that you are trying to learn :
I guess i can always improve my German, swiss German too
I need to improve my grammar and my writing skills
I also would love to learn French and Italian better
2) languages that you speak natively
Hebrew as a mother tongue, English a close second
I have taught E.S.L.
3) your location : Adliswil
4) personal interests: nature, art, dogs, literature, poetry, music , yoga, the meaning of life, spirituality, cultures and travel
5) short introduction about myself
Am currently training to be an English teacher again, with the right papers for switzerland, i think i am funny , friendly and am currently discovering
that there is life after moving to switzerland just very quiet

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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am learning English B2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am a native Russian speaker

iii) your location
Zurich city

iv) personal interests
Travel, Hand made things, Kids

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 35 y\o, married, have 2 children
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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I am learning Frech, beginner level

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
Spanish natively.
English

iii) Your location:
I live in Lausanne

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I love traveling, music, concerts, reading, movies, cooking & eating, fashion, photography, dancing, arts, walking around, relaxing and drinking coffees!

v) Short introduction about yourself
I'm form Peru. I came to Switzerland 6 months ago, before that I was studyind in Madrid for 3 years. I also lived in Argentina 4 years.
I really would like to improve my French, I need lots and lots of conversation!
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am learning German C2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am a native Finnish speaker. I also speak fluent English and Swedish.

iii) your location
Zurich city

iv) personal interests
Travelling, cooking, films, design, languages, reading, sports

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 30 years old, I have no children, I live in Zurich with my English boyfriend and still looking for a job here. Hoping to find someone to practice with and get more comfortable with speaking in German.
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Old 10.11.2010, 15:18
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1. language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (or Swiss german), currently taking a course at beginners level 3

2. language(s) you speak natively
Swedish is my mother tongue but I also speak English fluently.

3. your location
Zürich

4. personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
sports of all kinds - especially florrball, movies, family games, party, cosy evenings with friends

5. short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland since april and plan on staying. I would love to find someone to practice my german with in a nice and realxing way, but I'm also happy to find friends and nice people to hang out with. I'm very friendly and easy going so don't be shy, just write me!=)
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level:
FRENCH - pretty basic level, but only learning-by-doing (no course taken)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
GERMAN (Hochdeutsch), with English pretty high standard (family language at home)

iii) your location:
I would like to start an exchange via SKYPE only, once per week for 30min French and 30min your language, so location is irrelevant

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Family, business, music, biking

v) short introduction about yourself:
Family man living in Swiss Romande area now for 4 years, English job, want to improve local lingo
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Old 12.11.2010, 20:17
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) language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German beginner

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English

iii) your location:
SKYPE preferably once per week for an hour or less you in English me in German

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
skiing, holidays, family

v) short introduction about yourself:
Australian living in Basel with 2 kids - likes telling jokes
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am learning German C1 with a private tutor but actually my speaking level is more like B1. I seem to understand quite a bit but can´t manage to get any words out

ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am a native English speaker

iii) your location
Zurich, Schmiede Wiedikon

iv) personal interests
I work like hell during the week...but when the weekend comes, I llike going to Helskini Bar with my friends-throwing crazy shapes on the dancefloor or just staying in my pjs watching films.

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 31. A British-Chinese Architecktin and have been living + working in Zürich for nearly 3 months! Im keen to learn German so anyone who is a good match, please get in touch!
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Hi, hope I can find someone in my area (Fribourg)

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I am learning French (B2 level now) and German (beginner).
Planning to start Italian after Xmas!

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English and Portuguese

iii) Your location:
Fribourg.

iv) Personal interests
Traveling, cooking, reading, watching movies, studying, learning languages and having fun!

v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland for 3 years, before that I lived in Brazil and USA. I am a Nutritionist (Dietitian) and I am currently looking for a job after finishing my Master here and my B2 french course.
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Hope I can find someone in my area, (Zurich and Bern)

1. Languages that you are learning
I want to improve my English C1, French C1 but speaking is like B1 and Dutch B2
Since I am planning a trip to Iran in December need also to learn some Farsi!

2. Native languages
German (Germany) and Chinese (Mandarin)

3. Your location
I travel a lot between Germany/Belgium and Bern/Zurich, I have a GA for the entire Switzerland.

4. Personal interest
Travelling for sure, did a world trip in 2010, good food, high-tech (sound and images), helicopters, dancing salsa, photography, IT (quite unusual for a girl huh

5. [B]short introduction about youself]
I ve been living in Bern for 3 months now, travel often to Zurich. I work hard during the week, however the weekend I like to socialize. I would like to improve my English, French and Dutch, if you can teach me some basic Farsi that would also be great.
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Old 19.11.2010, 00:02
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Hi all,

Please read below and let me know if you are interested.

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French - Absolute beginner. I really know only the basics and then very little of it.
ii) language(s) you speak natively
My Mother tongue is Afrikaans, but I've been speaking English for most of my professional career. (10+ years)
iii) your location
Currently La Tour-de-Peilz, but soon Lausanne.
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I enjoy technology, reading about design, keeping abreast with innovation and of course there is an element of computer gaming. I am not into sport, but I can fumble my way through a conversation on it. Movies, the normal stuff (I think)
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 35. I grew up in South Africa and moved to the U.K. 8 years ago and to Switzerland 3 weeks ago. I would really like to learn French from either a native speaker or one that learned it a while ago (4+ years)

Thanks for reading!
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