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Old 16.02.2012, 11:02
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Hi,

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (C2) - Swiss German (A1)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
French

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Travels, sports (tennis, sailing, hiking), salsa, books, movies, exhibitions.


v) Short introduction about yourself:
Hi, 33 y.o female, I moved to ZH 2 years ago. I lived in England, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and the French part of Switzerland. I'd like to improve my conversation level in German and learn Swiss German. I would prefer to meet with other females. I am working and and I have a a 1 y.o child. I could meet either in the evenings or on weekends or on my day off (Friday) but I would be with my child
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Old 17.02.2012, 16:26
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (beginner)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Italian (native)
English (advanced)
Spanish (advanced)
Portuguese (conversational)

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Pilates, salsa dance, books, travel

v) Short introduction about yourself:
Hi everyone, I am looking for someone to help me improve my German and I would love to teach my native language Italian or either help with Spanish or English. I am based in central Zurich so please do send me a private message if you wish to meet for a coffee/wine and have a useful language exchange.
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Old 19.02.2012, 19:51
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello,

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (A2)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Portuguese (native)
English
Spanish

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Travels, languages, books, movies, music...

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I’m Brazilian, 25 years old and living in Zurich with my boyfriend since last November. I lived before in Barcelona/Spain. I would like to improve (or start ) my conversation level in German and it would be a pleasure to teach Portuguese or either help with English or Spanish.
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Old 20.02.2012, 16:13
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (A2)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
English
Spanish

iii) My location:
Bern

iv) Personal interests:
Traveling, cooking, yoga, movies...

v) Short introduction about yourself:
Hello, I am a 27 year old Latin American searching for a tandem partner. Flexible hours.
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Old 22.02.2012, 12:28
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (C1), Italian (B1)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Russian and I am also a Russian teacher
fluently: English
iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Reading, Traveling, Photography

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I am from Moscow, Russia, am 29 and have been living in Zurich for the last two years. I am looking for a conversational tandem exchange. Your German or Italian for my Russian or English.
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Old 22.02.2012, 16:57
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello zürich people,

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

English

ii) language(s) you speak natively
German
iii) your location
Zürich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Travel, sports, music, film, TV, clubbing, etc.

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 30, male, I'm living and working in Zurich and I would like to improve my spoken English. I'm also can help somebody, to improve their German
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Old 29.02.2012, 11:14
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Tandem language learning is a method of language learning based on the mutual exchange of language between tandem/language partners. Ideally, each learner is a native speaker in the language that the other party wishes to learn. it affords a unique opportunity not only to practise a language with a native speaker, but also to get to know a local, through whom one may learn about the local culture, politics and current affairs.

In EF, we have a wide spectrum of native speakers as well as people who are learning not only 1 of the swiss official langagues, but also other languages, it seems a waste not to approach them for help with langauges. Folks who wish to engage in language exchange should post a message with the following info:

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
ii) language(s) you speak natively
iii) your location
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
v) short introduction about yourself

Do look through the posts and contact someone if the profile makes a good fit good luck!

ps: the intention of this thread is to host posts seeking language partners. If you have a burning story, opinion, question reagarding your experience, please post them, oh i dunno, maybe here
Wow! Thank you for this thread.
1. Learning Swiss German...starting from zero
2. I speak English and Spanish
3. Zurich
4. Enjoy travel, photography,hiking, cinema,
5. I enjoy adventure and travel. Spending much time here in Switzerland, will travel around after getting a handle on the language. Would enjoy sharing time with anyone else who wants to practice speaking or just get together for moral support.
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Old 29.02.2012, 12:39
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hey

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
American/Canadian (not sure, not really fluent yet)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Swiss German, German

iii) My location:
Winti, Zurich, Schaffhausen

iv) Personal interests:
Reading, Travelling, listening to American music

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I'd be happy to (try) and teach you a little Swiss German if in exchange you'd help me to sound a little more like a native speaker of English
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Old 29.02.2012, 14:11
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (A1-A2), French (B1-B2)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
English (American)

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Good books, long conversations, new places.

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I'd like to learn as much German as possible during my short stay in Zurich. I can help you with your English in return!
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Old 29.02.2012, 15:44
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hey that would be great! Will need to hear the pronunciation but slowly. When are you usually with free time?
Cheers
danke
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Old 29.02.2012, 15:45
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Hey

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
American/Canadian (not sure, not really fluent yet)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Swiss German, German

iii) My location:
Winti, Zurich, Schaffhausen

iv) Personal interests:
Reading, Travelling, listening to American music

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I'd be happy to (try) and teach you a little Swiss German if in exchange you'd help me to sound a little more like a native speaker of English
Hey that would be great! Will need to hear the pronunciation but slowly. When are you usually with free time?
Cheers
danke
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there!
I'm looking for a tandem partner in Zurich, here's my details:

i) Languages that I am learning, including level:
German (advanced)
Spanish (elementary)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Italian
iib) Language(s) I speak fluently:
English

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Languages and linguistics, books, cinema, ballet, clothes&shoes!

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I am 24 and Italian and looking for someone who will help me practicing my German and/or Spanish.
I’m not really looking for “grammar lessons” but for someone who is more or less my age and wants to have a chat over a cup of coffee or a beer. In return I can help with Italian and English, which is not my native language but I can speak quite fluently.
I live in central Zurich and can meet at weekends and some days (i.e. Mon, Wed, Fri) in the afternoon.
Pls write me a private message if you’re interested!

Laura
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Old 05.03.2012, 12:31
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I am learning German and am at B1 level (recently tested at Goethe Institut). I am looking for a native German speaker who would like to exchange German for English (I am American with University degrees and have excellent, 'no-accent' pronunciation!). I live in the Berner Oberland, so want someone if possible nearby.
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Old 05.03.2012, 12:41
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there!
Fantastic post.
I'm looking for a tandem partner in Zurich:

i) Languages that I am learning, including level:
German (beginner - had a few basic lessons)
Italian (high intermediate)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Italian
iib) Language(s) I speak fluently:
English

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Film, skiing, food and cooking, travelling.

v) Short introduction about yourself:
I am from England and looking for someone who will help me practice my German and in exchange I would love to help someone with their English.
I am really looking to improve conversationally - I want to learn High German but I am also happy to learn Swiss German and in conversation that is helpful as I generally get spoken to in Swiss German.
I live in Oerlikon Zurich and currently I am pretty flexible for meeting as I am not working for the next couple of months.

Send me a private message if you’re interested! Thank you :-)
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hello , I living in oberglatt zurich..I am chinese. I learned a little bit german in china. I came here few days ago.. but will stay here for a year. I would like to make some friends here , if u like...
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hey!

i) Language that I am learning, including level:
German (b2)

ii) Language(s) I speak natively:
Italian(mother tongue),English (business level)

iii) My location:
Zurich

iv) Personal interests:
Travelling,books, music, Sports ,


v) Short introduction about yourself:
I am IT consultant looking to improve my german and get som new friends .
I love sports,especially Basketball ,travelling and laying at the sun ;-)
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I'm arriving to Lausanne in May.


i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
I would like to learn French and German both at a beginner level

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak Greek natively. I also speak English

iii) Your location:
I'm arriving to Lausanne in May 1st, 2012.

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Traveling, reading books, arts, theater

v) Short introduction about yourself
I am from Greece and looking for someone who will help me to learn basic French or German. In exchange, I can help someone to improve their Greek or English.

Send me a PM if you are interested! Thanks
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Old 08.04.2012, 20:36
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German, basic (?)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
English
iii) your location
Bern
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
traveling, etc. (more from the person concerned - I am only posting this for her)
v) short introduction about yourself
Hi. I am posting this for my nanny (US) who is learning German. I have made great experiences with Tandem and thought I'd recommend it to her. Anyone in Bern who would like to learn English with her? Please respond to me and I'll pass her contact details on. THANKS!
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Hello ZuriG!

I'm a new member in this forum and for this reason not (yet) so familiar with using it... However, I hope that I could manage it and you will get this message...

I'm looking for someone with who I can practise English spoken conversation in particular (written would certainly be nice as well!). I actually don't know exactly my English level but I'd say it might be around first level or maybe a bit higher.

Language(s) you speak natively:
My mother tongue is Swiss German/German.

Your location
Unfortunately, I leave in Luzern (or Lucerne if you like ) which is not so close to Zürich but I wouldn't mind to drive to Zürich from time to time (if you also wouldn't mind to come over to Lucerne from time time )...

However, if this would be an option for you, we could also chat to each other via Skype.

Personal Interests
Cinema/film (action, drama, biography), reading, badminton

Short introduction about yourself
I work in an international company and therefore use English on a daily basis. However, since my conversation is mainly by email my spoken English is not as good as I'd like it would be. I'm therefore looking for someone with who I could practise some English and who doesn't mind (or better doesn't fear ) to correct me. This is actually very important for me since I otherwise might never improve my spoken English.

So if you don't mind that I'm not from Zürich I would be very pleased to start communication to each other!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best regards,
Michaela
Hi Michella,

We can chat on Skype if you want me in German, as I am learning German and my level is C2, i speak English fluently. I live in Zurich but I guess we can meet up from time to time...what do you think?
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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level: German, basic

ii) Language(s) you speak natively: English

iii) Your location: Interlaken/Dubai

iv) Personal interests :Finding unusual site seeing places, concerts, excellent coffee, Cremeschnitte, skiing, hiking, geocaching, attending Swiss local events like Jodelfests

v) Short introduction about yourself
Hi, I'm looking for a native Deutsch/SD speaker to meet up for coffee a couple of times a year when Ich bin in der Schweiz to help with my woeful Deutsch conversation skills and by email if you have time. I am TESOL trained so happy to provide English help.

- guess you can email me if that suits tx
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