Last night I attended the first Basel Connect (www.baselconnect.ch
) event hosted by the academia language school in Schifflaende.
This is a brilliant initiative enabling expats and locals to meet and to help each other out by speaking German/Swiss German, getting to know the town, enjoying cultural events together, matching families, or just meeting for a cup of tea.
The result for me is that I am now matched with someone from Basel, who also speaks English and who agrees to meet up regularly to help me with my German and even Swiss German!
A second meeting is taking place on Saturday 21 January
in the afternoon (please check on the website), so I thought some of you may be interested.