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Old 01.05.2011, 14:28
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German beginner, A1/A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively:
English, both American and British , some Spanish

iii) your location:
Horgen, just south of Zurich (can travel)

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I love the outdoors... biking, skiing, hiking, but with 2 little ones, we are not doing as much as we used to. I also enjoy going out for dinner, nice wine (without the kids), sewing, knitting, and just getting out and being social.

v) short introduction about yourself:
We just moved to Zurich 2 months ago and I am excited to learn German and some Swiss German too. We are Americans but have just moved here after living in Australia for 3 years.
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Old 02.05.2011, 02:46
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (Basic) so far... but planning to go to language school later this summer
ii) language(s) you speak natively
English
iii) your location
Pfaeffikon, ZH
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Walking the dogs, gardening, cooking, reading, wine, coffee and going out - Not in any order of preference
v) short introduction about yourself
I am moving to Zurich in July 2011 and I don't know anyone apart from my partner, who is Swiss. I am making the brave move for a new challange and new career prospects. Lacking on the German language skills but this is all part of my challenge. Looking for like minded people to help a newbie!
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Old 05.05.2011, 11:40
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French, beginner, although I've already spent one year in Geneva learning French from time to time.
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Russian
iii) your location
Geneva
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
movies, music, books, traveling, table tennis
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm doing PhD in math in Geneva, although traveling all the time this year I didn't have actually time for a serious learning French. I would love to break the ice between me and the language.
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Old 05.05.2011, 23:15
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

1) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French, 2 years of high school but forgot most of it already
German, 2 months of self-learning
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Chinese and English
iii) your location
Baden
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
languages, cooking, science/engineering, travels,
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm a high spirited, 20-something girl and recently moved to Switzerland from Canada to pursue a graduate degree. I'm patient and dedicated. I'm available to meet up during weekends.

Bis später! A tout à l'heure!
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Old 06.05.2011, 13:09
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

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

ii) language(s) you speak natively:
English, both American and British. Fluent in German

iii) your location:
Rikon im Toesstal (near Winterthur)

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I watch lots of sport on TV, enjoy eating out and having friends round. I have a strong need-to-know that gets me researching stuff on the internet, reading newspapers and magazines (in English, German and French) and searching out good conversations.

v) short introduction about yourself:
I have lived off and on for 20 years in Switzerland. Previously I lived and worked in England, the US (New England) and the Côte d’Azur. I retired from my IT company when it was bought by another that I did not like, took my 28-year package and we bought a B&B in Scotland. But foot and mouth disease and 9/11 put paid to that, so we came back to Switzerland. I have British and Swiss passports.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English intermediate
ii) language(s) you speak natively
German and Swiss German
iii) your location
Kanton Graubünden, Chur
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Reading, meeting peoples, going out for dinner, dancing etc.
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm living with my family in the Swiss Mountains, we like to get to know new peoples from everywhere, we have enough space and time to house friends and we are interessed in many things like politics, socials, society etc.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
French - currently between Beginner and Intermediate
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English
iii) Your location:
Geneva
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I enjoy the outdoors, running, hiking, snowboarding etc. I also am a big fan of fondue and wine at bains des paquie!
v) Short introduction about yourself
Studying a masters in Geneva and am approaching the end of my time here. I am keen to improve my French before leaving, so if you want to meet, then don't hesitate to contact!

Thanks.
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Old 20.05.2011, 12:20
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Looking for Tandem/Language Exchange Partner (Couple or Family)

First some FAQ's:
i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
We are learning English at PET(Preliminary English Test)-Level. We are interested in improve our Speaking-Skills.
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak native German and my Wife speaks native Russian but she speaks also very well German. Our Baby (2010) speaks it's own language at the moment ;-).
iii) Your location:
We live in Pfäffikon SZ (20 Min from Zurich).
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
We love traveling, cinema, go to the gym and much more !
v) Short introduction about yourself
I always lived in Switzerland. My wife has lived in Switzerland since 2007, before she lived in Munich for 5 years. We have a son (2010).

We are a very easy going and open minded couple/family. We are looking for a couple/family to meet several times a month to improve our english speaking skills and to help you improve your German-Skills. As you seen above we have a small baby. So he will be also there at this events for the moment.

Interested ? We are happy to here from you ;-)

Regards
Yuliya/Patrick/Noah the kid
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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 English, intermediate level

ii) language(s) you speak natively
My tongue language Russian

iii) your location
Basel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I like biking, running, hiking, good food, movies, travelling, play and looking after children etc.

v) short introduction about yourself
I've just moved to Basel with my husband. I like to get to know new people and practice my English. I looking for somebody who enjoy walking or museums (I have some free tickets from "Welcome package"). Also I very love children, so I can help you (I have good experience)

I am happy to here from you
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Old 27.05.2011, 14:23
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

I) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German, Beginner - Very Basic.
French, Beginner - Very Basic.

II) Language(s) you speak natively:
English (American and British).

III) Your location:
Dielsdorf

IV) Personal interests:
Traveling, Sports, Reading

V) Short introduction about yourself:
I am a native English speaker from the United States. However, i grew up in England and Africa and still maintain a proper British accent and vocabulary. I would like to have conversational German/English and French/English exchanges with native German and French speakers. I am interested in all topics to discuss during each meeting. I am a Professional Corporate Trainer by trade. Drop me a message if you are interested.

Cheers!
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Old 27.05.2011, 15:01
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

I) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
French, Intermediate, maybe Advanced by some measures
I can read/follow most French, but I am especially weak when people speak in casual conversation, and need lots of work on my speaking skills

II) Language(s) you speak natively:
English. American English, sorry, but an educated American English if that helps at all

III) Your location:
Just outside of Lausanne

IV) Personal interests:
Outdoor sports - trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, etc. Also travel of course, and I love the French language even if I do struggle with it a bit, world politics, coffee

V) Short Introduction about yourself:
I am from the liberal East Coast of US, my father is a true New Yorker (Brooklyn) and my mother is from Holland. I would love to find a native French speaker to exchange conversation. I studied French in high school and university, and then have lived briefly in France as well as living here for almost one year. I have some previous teaching (university) experience, although not as a language instructor.
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Old 29.05.2011, 13:53
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

I) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:

English (B2); Italian (B2); French (A1); German (A1)


II) Language(s) you speak natively:

Spanish (From Valladolid: the place where spanish is best spoken all over the world).


III) Your location:

Richterswil (Canton of Zürich).


IV) Personal interests:

A lot of interests:

- Sports: basketball, football (soccer), tennis, etc. I play well the three first.
- Cinema: Doctor said that I have a kind of "cinefilia"
- Social Sciences: Sociology, Geoeconomy, Geopolitics, Socioeconomics, Law, Filosofy, History, etc.
- Reading.
- Languages.
- Knowing people from all over the world.
- Cooking.
- Learning.
- Teaching.
- Etc.


V) Short introduction about yourself:

I am native from Valladolid -Castilla-, Spain. I´m a 25 aged male. I came to Richterswil three weeks ago, and I´m still in a "adaptation period"

I have a lot of experience teaching spanish (language & culture) with foreigners friends: from Italy, Poland and France. The results were optimus! The method depends on the person, trying to do it as funny as possible. I like to correct, and I hope the same.

I´m polite, very responsible and delicate. If you really want to learn, you will learn. Of course this is a "quid pro quo": I´d like someone with the same idea about teaching/learning.


I work in Richterswil as "Au pair", but I have freetime, so I hope I can fix my timetable to you.

Drop me a message if you are interested.


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

I) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German B1
French B2
Italian B2
English B2

II) Language(s) you speak natively:
Spanish

III) Your location:
Thun / Bern

IV) Personal interests:
Music, sports, outdoor activities, photography, languages

V) Short Introduction about yourself:
I'm a very active person, who wants to socialize and practice languages, learn about countries and places and make friends
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Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

1. Language that you are learning:
I'm learning German in Zürich since 5 months, and next week I'm gonna start the level B2.
2. Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak Spanish and Basque.
3. Your location:
I live in Zürich.
4. Personal interests:
I'm interested in art, music, reading, watching movies, basketball and to laze around too.
5. Short introduction about yourself:
I'm 28 years old and I'm leaving in Switzerland since five months. I've studied Fine Arts, and i work mainly in the sculpture field.

I would like to find someone to improve my speaking skills, i'm not that fluent.
If anyone is interested, please contact me

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

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (beginner. took a year in college, but don't remember enough to hold a conversation. I can get a good idea of what someone is saying if written, but spoken is a weak point), High German (very beginner), Swiss German (also, very beginner)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
English, along with all those lovely regional quirks
iii) your location
Portland, Oregon, USA
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I'm a poet, writer, photographer, family researcher, web designer, love cats (have two), spend entirely too much time on Facebook, costume designer, etc... the list is kind of endless with me.
v) short introduction about yourself
Pushing 40-ish (but look 25 apparently) creative geek who's trying to learn as much as possible about the huge gaps in my family history... among other things... my brain tends to work overtime.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (B1)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Cantonese, Mandarin, English

iii) your location
Winterthur, Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Not a professional photographer, but I like Photography. Traveling, Hiking, Watching movie, Badminton, Culture

v) short introduction about yourself
Hello! I am 26, from Hong Kong and have just arrived zurich for a week with my German husband. Currently, i am looking for a job and new friends!
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English-basic, Norsk-beginner (I have no Idea :-))

ii) language(s) you speak natively
German, Italian, French

iii) your location
Zürich-Oerlikon

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
outdoor activity (hiking, climbing, skiing,...), Theater,...

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm a 23 years old student of veterinary medicine. I would like to do a practical experience in Norwey (my dream!!), that's why I have to improve my English and maybe learn some word in Norsk!! :-)

weekly meeting for a coffee or beer and German-English ev maybe Norsk (but that's not so important...) ot Italian and French whatever you need!! my priority is English!!

see you
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1) Language(s) that you are learning, including level
French intermediate

2) Language(s) you speak natively
Dutch native speaker, English fluently

3) Your location
Lausanne, Vaud

4) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
City trips, swimming, singing, gaming, friends, movies, sports events

5) Short introduction about yourself
Eva, 27 yo girl from The Netherlands, moved to Switzerland 1,5 month ago to live with my boyfriend..!
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Old 13.06.2011, 01:38
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1) Language(s) that you are learning, including level

German (advanced)

2) Language(s) you speak natively

English (fluent)-I lived and studied in the US for 5 years, Romanian (native)

3) Your location

Zurich (starting September 2011)

4) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)

film, music, sciences, travel, people in general

5) Short introduction about yourself

My name is Anca and I'm 23. I will be doing a master's in environmental engineering at ETH Zurich starting this fall. I've been studying German for a while now but I am looking to further improve my speaking/comprehension skills.

I am now in Romania and will be moving to Zurich at the beginning of September. I'm happy to Skype/meet in person for conversation.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I want to begin learning German sadly starting from the very basic's :-)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
English
iii) your location
Central Zurich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Enjoy running, gym, squash, football and alot more.
v) short introduction about yourself
I arrived in Zurich around January 2011 and it looks like i'll be staying for a few years. I'd love to learn German and a tandem partner sounds like a great idea. I was born in London but originally Greek. If anyone is interested in learning English just pm me. :-)
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