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Old 29.05.2007, 20:36
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Re: Learning (Swiss) German in Berne

Thanks for the advice. It looks like inlingua has just the course for me.

I completely agree with you lancemaria, it makes all the difference to the experience of living in a foreign country. As an English speaker living in Denmark it is always easy to get around as everyone speaks excellent English. At the same time, you are always at one remove to society around you, always an outsider. When I lived in Spain I spoke fairly passable Spanish and it meant I could read the papers, watch TV and had much more of an idea of what was going on. Hence the enthusiasm for getting a headstart with German.

Once you have got beyond the point where it is easier for someone to speak to you in their own language than to switch to yours, you're set up...
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