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Old 06.08.2008, 17:21
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English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi everyone,

I'd like to teach German or French or Swiss German in exchange for English to native English-speaking people. We could meet in Zurich once or twice a week. Hope to hear from some interested people soon. I've been teaching German and French for seven years; I know what I'm talking about.
Cheers,
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Old 13.08.2008, 17:43
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

I'd like to exchange English for German. It's a great idea that we could have fun at the same time. Where can we meet?

See you,
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk and Stardust,

I am also interested in learning German and trading for English. Maybe we could start a small group? Or if not, than asterisk are you willing to meet with me for private tutoring and if so, what is your price?
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi all. I am Sarah from Malta. Just arrived in Vevey last week. I am a native english speaker as malta is a bilingual island. I would like to learn german... (even though it would make more sense to learn french now that im here...but anyway i have some basics and can understand to some extent. i dont have time to meet for lesson exchange but we could do it via skype or msn if anyone is interested.
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Old 15.08.2008, 17:17
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Megan,
How good is your German? What would you like to focus on (grammar, conversation,....)? I'm fairly good at English, but I'd like to improve my conversational skills. Are you a native English speaker? Where are you from? As I'm on business in Zurich, we could meet there and exchange German for English and have some fun at the same time.

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Old 15.08.2008, 17:28
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

The meeting was great. I didn't know that learning could be such fun as the language courses I attended were so boring. I liked Rapperswil, and I'm looking forward to seeing you next time.

Cheers,
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hello,
I am also interested in learning German (and/or Swiss German)....I have taken one class and have been studying on my own, so I'm not exactly a beginner, but I have a long way to go. I would be interested in forming a language exchange, either one-on-one or as a group like some others have suggested. Please let me know how you would like to proceed.

Thanks!!

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to teach German or French or Swiss German in exchange for English to native English-speaking people. We could meet in Zurich once or twice a week. Hope to hear from some interested people soon. I've been teaching German and French for seven years; I know what I'm talking about.
Cheers,
Asterisk
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Old 19.08.2008, 16:50
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Boinker,

Send a private message with your e-mail address to me so that we can arrange a meeting and find out whether we can work together.

See you,
Asterisk
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Old 19.08.2008, 17:20
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

I can already understand some Swiss German words. I love Züridütsch; I think the dialect is so sweet, and the jokes were so funny.

See you,
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Old 21.08.2008, 17:20
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Stardust,

'Hä' in Swiss German has nothing to do with laughter, it simply means 'I beg your pardon'. It is as simple as that, and the word is commonly used. 'Hähähä' would refer to laughter.
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

'Mir händ Mais gha' means that they were quarrelling; it's quite different from High German. I'd never have guessed the meaning. Thanks for your useful help.

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Old 10.09.2008, 17:12
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Stardust,

You have already improved a great deal;keep on practising. When learning a foreign language, it is important to make a good beginning, but it is also important to have some fun. By being able to speak both German and Swiss German, you can enhance your cultural knowledge, and the Swiss like people who are educated.

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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

What books do you recommend reading? Could you give some useful advice, please?

Hope to see you soon.
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

Unfortunately, I have to go back to the UK. It was great that we met, and thanks for helping me with my German. I hope to be back soon. I love Switzerland.

Take care,
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi

I am a native English speaker. I do speak another language which has helped a lot with German vocab...I do however need to practise, improve and learn! I would be keen to do the German-English exchange...

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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to teach German or French or Swiss German in exchange for English to native English-speaking people. We could meet in Zurich once or twice a week. Hope to hear from some interested people soon. I've been teaching German and French for seven years; I know what I'm talking about.
Cheers,
Asterisk
Hi Asterisk,

Are you still looking for language exchange. I'd love to learn to speak Swiss/German to integrate with the Swiss more, and I'd be happy to help with some real English. I have plenty of time on my hands so if you want to explore the possibilities send me a pm.

Cheers

PG
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Old 29.10.2008, 19:32
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Stardust,

I love your sense of humour; we had some real fun and learnt a lot. I hope you will be back soon.

Regards,

Asterisk
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

I am desperately wanting to improve my conversation in German...are you still wanting to learn more English? I am a teacher at an International School and am English.

Cheers,

Becky
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

Hi Asterisk,

I'd be really keen to work on my German or Swiss German - did you still want to do a language exchange? I'm a native English speaker moving over in January.

Thanks, Becky
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Re: English-German or French or Swiss German Tandem exchange (Zurich)

I'm Swiss and talk English to my children (4 & & years). I could help you with German, if you or better YOUR KIDS talk English to my children.
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