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Old 19.11.2010, 13:50
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi everyone!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Hoch Deutsch, level B1 (part 2..!)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English. I have an English degree, plus a masters and work as a journalist. I'd like to think I'm (hopefully) quite well qualified to help someone with their language

iii) your location
Zürich.

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Films, reading, gigs (indie /rock), current affairs.

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 25, have been in Switzerland since May this year, and live here with my boyfriend. We both work in Zürich and moved here from London. I learnt German for seven years at school, and have been having lessons since i arrived here, trying to re-discover all that hidden knowledge..!. I'm quite well informed about what's going on in Switzerland because of my job. I love going to festivals, seeing traditional Swiss events, exploring the country and trying out new things and places. I'm quite flexible on meeting up, as I work different days every week - I always have weekends free but can also do days in the week.
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Old 21.11.2010, 09:32
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

1 Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I am learning German at a beginner level
2 Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak Spanish natively and know very well English since I lived 4 years in the USA
3 Your location:
I live in Bern
4 Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I love music and sports. Specially mountain biking.
5 Short introduction about yourself
I am a musician studying in Bern.
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Old 21.11.2010, 18:31
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Want to Find a Partner!!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English,
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Chinese
iii) your location
Zurich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I like traveling, swimming, hiking, watching films, cooking.
v) short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland for almost 2 months, before that I lived in Kunming, a beautiful city of China. I am a postdoc of ETH, and I want to improve my speaking English. Therefore, I am looking for a partner that she wants to learn Chinese and can also help me in oral English.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello my name is Juan, I´m 25 years old from Valladolid-Spain. I am a musician (cellist) and came to Switzerland a month ago to study in the Hoschule der Künste in Berm. I am writing afer I read your post... I was wondering if you still would like to have a Deutch-Spanish tandem. I really need to speak German in order to get my diploma.
By the way, we could also speak in English since I lived 4 years in the USA.

Thank you for your time.
Best,

Juan Mateo Revilla
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hey everyone!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German ( A2) , English ( intermediate or a little more )
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Polish
iii) your location
Aarau/Baden/Zurich ( depends on day and time )
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Films, travelling, languages, shopping, sport ( especially riding bike )
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 19 and work as an au pair. I just finished high school and start my au pair's adventure in June . First 3 months in Paris and now already 3 months here , in Switzerland. Well, I have 8 months more to improve my German ( and English) skills and hope i will do it
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Old 27.11.2010, 23:24
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I'm conversational in German but trying to perfect it, I've also taken Italian for a few semesters but have no conversational skills so I'd love to work on that too!

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English

iii) your location
United States...looking for a place to stay in Zurich as we speak, I'll be studying at the Uni Zurich as a visiting student for the spring semester

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
music, concerts, films, traveling, football (both American and "soccer")

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm a 20 year old female trying to improve my German and/or Italian before I get back over there! I'd be happy to help with English I have Skype and some other messengers if you'd like to practice!
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Old 10.12.2010, 13:13
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am learning Deutsch A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am a native English speaker and according to my family back home I am losing my Australian accent.

iii) your location
Rapperswil but happy to travel to Zurich

iv) personal interests
I enjoy traveling and am planning a trip to Africa next year. Otherwise I love a good book or film, cooking, finding a bargain at the local Brockenhaus, and walking/hiking.

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 27 and was a Psychologist back home. I've been learning Deutsch at a language school. I'm at a point where I can't learn any more grammar. Instead, I just need to practice.
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Old 10.12.2010, 21:23
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - A2 ; English - no problem with daily conversation
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Chinese
iii) your location
Basel
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Dogs, cooking, reading, movie.
v) short introduction about yourself
I moved here last year but lived in New Zealand for 6 years before. Either English or German exchange will be fine for me, as I am more keen to make friends and have good hours coffee time.


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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am trying to learn French.
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Farsi (Persian) and Arabic
iii) your location
Fribourg
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Traveling, Sking, Fitness, Swimming, ...
v) short introduction about yourself
I am a Ph.D. student at University of Fribourg, and just moved here last month. I like to find someone to exchange English or French. I speak English very good, so, it would be nice to meet also English native people to improve my English as a native.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

OK let´s try again and follow the rules

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German, B1 so early days

ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am a native English speaker and people tell me I speak proper

iii) your location
Greifensee but happy to travel to Zurich or Winterthur

iv) personal interests
I am very sporty and enjoy trying new things! Right now I am discovering Klosters after quite an adventure in the snow getting here tonight. Where is everyone, it is very empty?!

v) short introduction about yourself
I teach in an international school and want to improve my German. Before I have taught in Thailand and Italy and really enjoyed learning the local languages there. Why is German so hard???
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Old 11.12.2010, 01:44
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Conversation English, willing to improve.
German level zero, willing to learn at least the minimum to not get lost in Zurich

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Italian

iii) your location
Italy, I'll be in Zurich Feb-Jul 2011

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
movies, sports, music, board/video games, walking, just ask

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 22 by I'll turn 23 by the time I'll be in CH. I'll stay in Zurich for an internship as software engineer at Google but I'm still looking for a room/apartment.
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Old 14.12.2010, 21:19
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French. I would say that I am a beginner - though I have some skills to get me by.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English

iii) your location
Fully, near Martigny.

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I am a parent of a 4 year old so this takes up a lot of my time and love. I love to be in nature, to hike and garden. I used to bike for transportation - for many years. I love to write and be creative in various ways - including cooking, jewelry making, arts of various kinds, etc.... I love all sorts of music - salsa, samba, soul, folk. My personal style is folk - I sing and play guitar a bit, but am rusty. Movies? I like them. Sci-fi, romance, kids flicks, etc.

v) short introduction about yourself
I am currently a stay at home mom and 5 mos pregnant. My husband is Swiss French. He has been here for a bit, my son and I just recently arrived. I was a massage therapist a few years back and am wondering what work will come next - after the new babe - missing working and being social. A wee bit homesick - am from California! Not much of a snow person - though love the cheese! We are a bit out of the way - but I am open to "Skyping" with people for bits of conversation. Hopefully we will be moving in February and will have more access to a bigger population.

Looking forward to meeting some of you!
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello everyone,

So let's go!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English, intermediate

ii) language(s) you speak natively
French

iii) your location
Lausanne

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
arts, fashion, people and life!

v) short introduction about yourself
I am 33 and mom of a 3 year old, self employed as a fashion designer. I would like to improve my English and meet some funny and interesting people vs my French and more? My husband is Swiss and English Mothertongue (but we do speak French at home)

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

HC
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi,

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English - fluent

ii) language(s) you speak natively
French

iii) your location
Geneva

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Practicing sports and watching it on TV too

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 25, currently looking to get a job in the administration sector.
My English is not too bad, However I am willing to improve it and I am looking to have a coffee or a bier if possible with a native English Speaker to keep my level up.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German-begginer / Italian-begginer

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English, Slovenian and some others

iii) your location
Bern

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
classical music, opera, singer (used to sing with my band)

v) short introduction about yourself
im adi, living in bern...
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Chinese A2-B1 , and Japanese from the beginning (I have learned some before but I forgot almost everything)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
German and Swiss German

iii) your location
Basel / Arlesheim

iV) personal interests
Movies, Asian cultures, reading, music and traveling

V) short introduction about yourself
I was a High School exchange student in China (Beijing) and I am very interested in Asian cultures. I have travelled to many countries. I like meeting interesting people from different nations. I would like to find someone to practice my Chinese.

Looking forward to hear from you.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
High German ( A2)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Mandarin (I am a Chinese native), English (Spent the last 15 years in the US)
iii) your location
Wohlen, AG
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Walking, Hiking, Fitness and Travel
v) short introduction about yourself
female, have been in the CH for a year now, married, frequent business traveler. eager to improve my German language skills and can exchange for either Mandarin or English


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I'm from the United States, but am really interested in learning either German or French. I've bought Level 1 in German from Rosetta Stone and it's been working, but I definitely want to learn more. I'm moving to Geneva in March and I know French is more widely used there.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German and English
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Spanish
iii) your location
Zürich city
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Travel, walking, reading, etc
v) short introduction about yourself
I´m 29 years old, female and I live in Zürich. I want to improve my english and german cos I´m looking for a job. We can enchange language and also friendship. I´m looking forward to hearing from you soon

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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hey everyone!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Italian (A2) , Swiss German
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Hungarian (German, English and Romanian)
iii) your location
Baden/Zurich (depends)
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Travelling, Languages, Snowboarding, Geoinformatics
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 24 (female) and I study at the University of Zurich Geoinformatics. I want to learn Italian and I need to learn Swiss German. Would prefer a female tandem partner.

Thanks!
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