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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there, I'm an English-speaker looking for a German-speaker to do a tandem.

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - around B2/C1 on a good day.
French - formerly fluent but now rusty!

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English - I'm from England. Apparently I don't have a strong accent and am easy to understand.

iii) your location
I work in Oerlikon so would be happy to meet up there after work/ at lunchtime or otherwise, central Zurich is fine by me.

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Swimming, hiking, reading, travelling, cinema...

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 27 and moved over to Zurich about 5 months ago from London. I learnt some German at school and have taken a couple of intensive German courses. I'm a lawyer by background and now work in Tax & Legal over here. I work in an office where almost everybody speaks Swiss/High German as his/her first language and I am keen to be able to communicate better in German as quickly as possible!

It'd be great to meet some new people for a friendly chat over coffee. Please PM me if you're interested!

Victoria
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello Im German/English speaking person seeking for a Japanese (or other asian language) Tandem Partner.

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Japanese

ii) language(s) you speak natively
German and English

iii) your location
Basel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
cooking, drinking, sleeping, travel, movies and life itself

v) short introduction about yourself
Im a 25 year old swiss guy; living in Basel for about 2 years. Currently im trying to learn some more Japanese for future studies. I love to cook and party in my spare time, usually very outgoing and always intrested in others people culture and lifestyle and of course their language.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (A2)

ii) language(s) you speak
natively: Italian
fluently: English

iii) your location
Solothurn

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
cinema, cycling, politics..

v) short introduction about yourself
I am looking for someone that like me is learning German and would like to practice it

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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German, at B1

ii) language(s) you speak
natively: Swedish
fluently: English

iii) your location
Zug

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Climbing, skiing, mountainbiking, hiking... Outdoors basically.

v) short introduction about yourself
Swede recently moved to Zug for work. Climbs and skis as often as possible. Happy to meet new people (both expats and swiss). And yes, I can make proper swedish meatballs.
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Old 18.09.2009, 13:21
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French, good but I want to maintain it.
German, at B1

ii) language(s) you speak
natively: Spanish, Catalan
fluently: English, French

iii) your location
Zürich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Skiing, film, museum, friendly soirées...

v) short introduction about yourself
I recently moved to Zürich to start my PhD. I'd love to meet new people (swiss and expats) and practice my French or my German (even if it would be definitely harder).

Helena
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Swiss German (beginner), Mandarin (probably worse now, but could read about 1000 characters, and lived in china for a few months)

ii) language(s) you speak
natively: English
fluently: German

iii) your location
Zurich-Affoltern

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I'm a huge film buff, but I also really like traveling (can only afford one big trip a year though)

v) short introduction about yourself
German-born American who now is doing her master's in Zurich.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - I am a beginner, grammar is ok but my vocabulary is bad

ii) language(s) you speak
natively: Greek
fluently: English

iii) your location
Basel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
travelling, sports (football, tennis, basketball, swimming), films

v) short introduction about yourself
Greek (half Canadian) who spent 4 years in Scotland (for PhD studies) and 2 years in California. Now work for a pharma company in R&D. 34 years old married
Cheers
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Old 20.09.2009, 19:43
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
B1 Deutsch

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Eng

iii) your location
Volketswil and will travel to Zürich ect

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Guitar, football, snowboarding

v) short introduction about yourself
Fun loving from the north west and still looking for a decent curry here...
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there,

I am new to Lausanne and would like to improve my French via a tandem language exchange.

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French: I did have French in school (a while ago though) and took two Alliance Francaise courses to brush up before moving here. I guess my level is
around B2 (reading, understanding is very good, sleaking myself is god, writing is poor).

ii) language(s) you speak natively
My native language is German. I have also lived 6 years in the US and 6 years in The Netherlands. So my Dutch and English are pretty good, just with a slight German accent.

iii) your location
Lausanne

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
right now I would like to learn more about Lausanne and Switzerland, I like to read, travel, arts, movies, music.

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 41 and have just moved to Lausanne. I would like to practice my French in exchange for German (English or Dutch) and at the same time get to know people and the city\culture etc. I have learned Spanish in Barcelona via tandem exchanges and I think it is a fun way to learn and practice. I have time in the evenings or weekends and prefer relaxed conversational tandem exchanges.

Bis bald, see you, tot gauw, hasta pronto or a bientot.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!


i) language(s) that you are learning, including level


I´m interested to improve my english speaking. I have learnt several years but I didn´t practice it.


ii) language(s) you speak natively

Spanish from South America.

iii) your location

Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)


Sports, reading, movies, culture.

v) short introduction about yourself

I´m 31 years old and I´m studing German and English. I´m very interested to improve my English speaking.
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Old 24.09.2009, 02:35
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level

German and French, now both at the basic level, can read, write understand the basics and will manage fine asking directions, etc.

ii) language(s) you speak natively

Romanian and Russian

iii) your location

Basel

v) short introduction about yourself

I was thinking to join the conversational groups at Centerpoint, but additional conversations over a nice walk are only welcome. Besides I'll get to know better Basel and you
If you're interested in Russian, knowing the alphabet is important, so prepare for reading exercises )) I'm strict! Ja, ja! :-P
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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, have completed the A2 course and am planning to take up the next course. Would love to meet once or twice a week to swap my english for german conversation.


ii) language(s) you speak natively

I speak very goos English and Hindi (from India)

iii) your location

Zurich, 8051 Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)


Reading, music, travelling and cooking something new...

v) short introduction about yourself

I am living in Zurich for 6 yrs and am looking to converse better in German
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level

I'm learning German


ii) language(s) you speak natively

I speak Polish and English

iii) your location

Lucerne, Kanton Luzern

v) short introduction about yourself

I'm a fun and interesting person. I think that a good combination of discipline and social learning (no problem with having a joke once in a while to stave off boredom) = good language learning. Contact me if you'd like to do a German-English (or Polish) exchange.

Grüsse,
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German (currently A3 level)

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English

iii) Your location:
Zurich (on and off)

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
travel, film, music, photography, education, design, reading, food aventures and striving for the lazy perfection

v) Short introduction about yourself
I shuttle back and forth between Zurich and the Great White North. Currently, I am in Ottawa for post-graduate studies but will be in Zurich in December. I have three years of ESL teaching experience (English for academic purposes, TESOL training) which may be advantageous for you. If you don't mind a "teleteaching" tandem exchange (for now), let me know!
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English-B1
German-Zero(finding German course now)


ii) language(s) you speak natively
Chinese

iii) your location
Basel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
photography, movie, cooking(sometimes )

v) short introduction about yourself
Moved to Basel for one year.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German, seriously basic though


ii) language(s) you speak natively
English, and music...I can teach you violin/piano/theory in exchange if that seems like a better deal!

iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
photography, cinema, art, cooking, hiking, kayaking, running

v) short introduction about yourself
Been here for one month and have been abandoned by the ZHdK for not providing the promised german course.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French, studied on and off for about 10 years. I'm rusty, but it's in there. Much better at written French than verbal.


ii) language(s) you speak natively
English

iii) your location
Moving to Lausanne in January. Currently: Washington DC.

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Traveling, reading, running, psychology, children (though I don't have any)

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 27y/o from Washington DC, moving to Lausanne soon so that my husband can do his post-doc at EPFL. Currently, I work as a Child Life Specialist, helping hospitalized children cope with illness and medical experiences (www.childlife.org). I am hoping to improve my French, and I am looking forward to life in Lausanne. It would be great to meet some people on this forum!
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - Advanced, still learning
Swiss German - in progress
French - (Intermediate) searching for Tandem
Spanish - would like to learn
Persian - basic knowledge, willing to learn.

ENGLISH - I can offer my English for your French, Spanish or Persian.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Polish

iii) your location
Zürich Centre

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
sports: skiing, biking, hiking, climbing
latest technology (IT, GIS)
cinema
parties
traveling

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 25y/o from Poland. In Switzerland since 2 years: firstly studied at EPFL Lausanne and afterwards moved to Zürich where I work proffessionally.
Couch surfing or hospitality club is what I am familiar with.

Simply - send me a message to know more

cheerio,

karin
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level

Standard German - beginner A1, Swiss German - beginner, French - basic

ii) language(s) you speak natively

English

iii) your location

Zürich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)

cooking, dining, avid flea market goer

v) short introduction about yourself

Hi everyone. I moved to Zürich 5 months ago from Canada. I am American and British and spent most of my life in the U.S. I am quite keen on learning Züritüütsch and am taking a course once a week. I would also like to learn standard German for my job and take two German courses per week. Ideally, I would like to meet up with a tandem partner on Monday evenings or Sundays.
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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
currently learning French (A1), fluent in English and German
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Italian
iii) your location
Lugano
iv) personal interests
music, books, theatre
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm from Italy. Been living and working in Lugano for 6 months. Looking for English native speakers to keep practicing English and helping them with Italian/German learning through tandem conversation.
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