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Hi everybody,

I'm a 18-years-old boy from Sion (Valais). I'm learning Economics & Law and (hope) will finish high school next year.

I went one month in Brighton last summer in a host-family and I definitely want to go back next year and find a work.

I'm here for two reasons. At first, I'm going to take de FCE Exam from Cambridge in one month and I'd like to meet some native English-speakers to improve my English knowledge.
I need the FCE Certificat because it'll make my job research in UK easier. The second reason is to find some help to apply for jobs in UK.

Of course, I'm here if you've got some questions about Switzerland and I hope I'll find answers to my questions too =)

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Hi,I am in Winterthur,I can speak pretty good English. Now I am preparing for CAE and IELTS ,maybe we can study together if you want!
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Re: Swiss boy

Welcome to the Forum.

The place for looking for language tandems to help improve your language skills is this Thread. Please put your info in the same form as the others and check out the other folk looking for the same thing. The idea is not simply to post and hope that some kind fairy will come and do your work for you.
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Hello and welcome to the Forum.
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Welcome, I am from Brighton Area and have a friend who is an excellent host mother.. so if you would like to go to Brighton for longer period. Just PM.
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Hi welcome to the Forum, I hope you find the info and help your looking for.
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Re: Swiss boy

18 years old noob from switzerland, follows the rules and picks up a date after his first post!

Deserves a few greenies!

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Swiss boy

Hi and Welcome to the Forum,


well, there's no shortage of English speakers here and I'm sure that there will be an equal amount of advise for what to do in the UK as well.


It's always good to have another native Swiss on the site
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Hey,

Thanks for the welcome

I'll write in the thread you gave me, Longbyt.

Gourmet, I know "Cathy" who lives in hove. It's quiet away from the city-center, but she's so lovely ! I won't forget to ask you if I find some work near Brighton ;-)
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It's always good to have another native Swiss on the site
...and especially good to have one who comes back after his first enthusiasm - "I'm Swiss and can answer your questions for you" - for which he sometimes received a nice row of thanks, has worn off. Sounds a bit cynical I know, but check out the other 999 Swiss who are members on here and see how many of them are still active.

Thanks for the offer of help. Especially the younger guys and gals on here might be glad of a few tips from someone not yet over the hill.
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Brighton is a great place to be

Not only will you pick up English but improve you drinking skills, use of slang, dancing, picking up chicks, speaking polish, Spanish and French and wearing weird shit ....
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Thanks for the offer of help. Especially the younger guys and gals on here might be glad of a few tips from someone not yet over the hill.
Oh, don't be so rude =) I didn't promise to be active, but I know a lot about CH (My BF is working for the CFF/SBB company and can't stop talking about his job ahah)
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Oh, don't be so rude =) I didn't promise to be active, but I know a lot about CH (My BF is working for the CFF/SBB company and can't stop talking about his job ahah)
Heh, yeah, Longbyt, let's not scare him, we can always discipline tomorrow...

Lovely first post, Scoopfinder! Welcome on board. Check out our social agenda, you can always hang out with English speaking EFers at different events that are going on.

Now, as an English teacher who has prepped people for Cambr. exams, you should aim for a lot more than FCE, you might need more grammar drill and inhale the books a tad faster, but it is worth it in the long run. Saves cash and you will have a better chance for a job in the UK.

Cheers and make yourself comfortable here.

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Now, as an English teacher who has prepped people for Cambr. exams, you should aim for a lot more than FCE, you might need more grammar drill and inhale the books a tad faster, but it is worth it in the long run. Saves cash and you will have a better chance for a job in the UK.
Yes, you're right. But at first I want to be sure to have a certificate, even if I can have a better one. I think I'll take the CAE at the end of the school year.
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Yes, you're right. But at first I want to be sure to have a certificate, even if I can have a better one. I think I'll take the CAE at the end of the school year.
That's great. Even if you don't, though, I am sure your school could attest A1 to at least B2 language aptitude if they run tests, as they do at UniGe (I did that with B2 French there, courses and then sat the exam, for a uni certif), I think it happens in Lausanne unives as well, etc. The school I am teaching at does it too, independently of the official Cambridge tests and students do not have to pay for those. Although, it could be in our GE and VD cantons, only.

Anyways, good luck and surround yourself with English, TV, books, folks, etc.
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I didn't promise to be active,
My mistake.

I'm not as nasty as I sometimes sound! It's just that a bit of 'haven't I heard this before?' creeps in sometimes.

Sounds as if you've found the right people to help you with your learning English anyway. Good luck.
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