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08.01.2014 to 30.12.2014 18:30 to 20:30
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City/Town: Zürich
Event Type: Coffee/Chat
Meeting Point: Stall 6, Gessnerallee 8, 8001 Zürich

Let's meet for some conversation in German.
All levels welcome, some german practice is an advantage.
We will have at least one native german/swiss german speaker.
Bring pen and paper.

PLEASE TRY TO SUBSCRIBE BY TUESDAY AS WE HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE PLACE.

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6.30PM.

Location:
Stall 6
Gessnerallee 8
8001 Zürich

5 minutes walk from Zürich Central Station.
Please RSVP and you will get some more contact information.
Usually we stay at the far right corner after the bar.

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I've been meaning to attend this for quite a while now, but it's the first time I'm going to be able to make it. Looking forward to it
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Regarding the meeting on February 2nd we will try to read an interview and have a discussion about it.
Here's the article:

http://www.goethe.de/z/jetzt/dejzus80/dejzus80.htm

It is an interview with the founder of "The Body Shop", Anita Roddick.
I will have copies of the article to give out.

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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

Hello to all members of the Conversation Group.
I need your help.

Last time we had at least some structure with the text.
My question:
Shall we go on like this?
Some feedback would help, what could be done better?
Does anybody wish to have a topic discussed? Let me know.

I for sure know that I have to be better prepared when bringing a text to the group (at least translate the keywords in english).

Thanks for your help
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For tomorrow, Feb9th,I selected following article:

ITALIENISCH FÜR ANFÄNGER
Renate Mann, 24, studiert Landschaftsplanung an der
Technischen Universität München-Weihenstephan. Sie verbrachte ein halbes Jahr in Rom.

"Ich hatte das Gefühl, meine Wurzeln kappen zu müssen, weg von zu Hause. Nach Rom. Dort habe ich etwas ganz anderes studiert: Geisteswissenschaften. Ein schönes Gefühl, ich unter hunderten von Geisteswissenschaftlern, an der Sapienza. Die Uni ist so riesig, dass an den Wegweisern dort eigentlich Kilometerangaben stehen müssten. Und die Großstadt - der totale Schock. Wegen einer Mensakarte musste ich bis ins Finanzministerium.
Kelheim, wo ich herkomme, kommt mir im Vergleich vor wie ein Spielzeugland. In der ersten Vorlesung ,Wittgenstein und Ästhetik' habe ich einen Spanier kennen gelernt. Eigentlich wollte ich ja in die italienische Kultur eintauchen - habe dann aber kapiert, dass das nur bis zu einem bestimmten Punkt geht. Gewohnt habe ich zuerst bei einem Ehepaar, in einem Sechs-Quadratmeter-Zimmer. Die Frau hat sich schon aufgeregt, wenn Fingerabdrücke auf dem Kühlschrank waren. Na ja, ich habe mich mit ihr gezofft - und hinterher ging's mir besser. Ich habe das gebraucht, allein zurechtzukommen. Und ich habe mich verliebt. In Juan, den Spanier aus der ersten Vorlesung."
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

The topic for the next meeting, February 16th, is:

Food from your homeland !!!

So prepare yourself (or not). The topic will be discussed the first hour, afterwards we return to freestyle.
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Going for the first time. Looking forward to meeting some of you and sharpening up my German!
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I am coming for the first time too, it looks very interesting this meeting :-D
a good way to know people and improve my bad german
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a good way to know people and improve my bad german
No need too improve bad german. We try to improve the good german...
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

Hello, I would love to come although it might be slightly late(7-ish) since I have to wait for my wife to come back from work first. Is there in the area carpark?
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Hi, the location is right above the Parkhaus Gessnerallee:

http://www.parkhausgessnerallee.ch/php/index.php

Take the Exit "Theater" and you will be right in front of Stall 6.

Please RSVP so I have an idea about the number of people attending.
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Hello, I would love to come although it might be slightly late(7-ish) since I have to wait for my wife to come back from work first. Is there in the area carpark?

Yes, there's one close to the Stall 6, on the left side of the road after 200mt. It's an underground parking space which is quite expensive. Honestly I had no chance to check for other parking space at the moment, but I'm confident there will be some near there.
I usually prefer that one because I left late from work or home, so no chance to go round and round to look for something else.
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

what is rspv, and how do i do it?
Anyway it is going to be just me
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RSVP:

You can do that in the grey section of this thread. Just click yes and submit. Your name will appear in the list above. But as long as I know that you are coming that's ok. Guess you have all information you need to get there.

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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

Thanks everybody for another nice meeting yesterday evening.

The Topic for the next meeting (February 23) is: Hobbies. Tell us what you do with your spare time.

And please try to RSVP till Tuesday around midday. We had around 16 people yesterday and I would like to reserve the tables beforehand to make sure we have enough space for everybody.
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Thanks everybody for another nice meeting yesterday evening.

The Topic for the next meeting (February 23) is: Hobbies. Tell us what you do with your spare time.

And please try to RSVP till Tuesday around midday. We had around 16 people yesterday and I would like to reserve the tables beforehand to make sure we have enough space for everybody.

Is this meeting only on Wednesday?
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Is this meeting only on Wednesday?
Hi vvv,

yes, only wednesdays.
But you are free to organize a Conversation Group on EF, maybe there is some demand for it.

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Hi,

I'd like to drop-by and see if I am holding back the group. My first lesson starts on the 8th March, probably 1-2 weeks after that? The location is somewhat near my workplace, so it is convenient.

Thanks for organizing this event.
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I'd like to drop-by and see if I am holding back the group. My first lesson starts on the 8th March, probably 1-2 weeks after that? The location is somewhat near my workplace, so it is convenient.

Thanks for organizing this event.
Hi Yves,
we really don't care about the level of German you speak. It's always better if you have at least some conversation skills. Just pass by, the group is very welcoming and normally we stay a bit longer or go to a nearby bar.

We will have a topic for the first hour, so people can prepare a bit.

See you soon
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If you organize meetings during the weekend I could be interested ...
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