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

Bonjour!! I am looking forward to having a tandem to practice French with me. Hopefully can chat face to face to improve my speaking and listening French and later written one.

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

French, Level A1 almost A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Cantonese/ Chinese
English

iii) your location
Geneva

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Electro-pop/indie music, watching movies, cooking, travelling, swimming, discovering new things in life

v) short introduction about yourself

I have moved to Geneva from Hong Kong since end of 2012, having a French class in Migros but still struggling to speak up in French. I am interested in chatting any topics in life, Hong Kong, cultures etc with you. Hope to have your reply soon and start exchanging our languages!
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Old 25.04.2014, 00:34
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Spanish (B1), Russian (A1)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Swiss German/German (English on near-native level: CPE/C2)

iii) your location
Basel during the week/Zurich on most weekends

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Surfing, swimming, traveling, film, psychology

v) short introduction about yourself
Very boring - Swiss born and bred (but am at least an avid traveler!). I love languages and would like to improve Spanish, which was my major in high school some 15 years ago, but while my passive knowledge is still OK, I have lost most of my speaking skills. I would also like to learn some more Russian - I took a course for a year a couple of years ago; I can still read Cyrillic, I just don't know what I'm reading And I can't converse in Russian at all anymore.
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Old 01.05.2014, 19:46
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English, Level C1

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


iii) your location
Lucerne

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
cooking, travelling, yoga,discovering new things, design

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm 33 and I live in Lucerne since 2013. I'm a Swiss Native. I really want to improve my spoken English. I'm looking for some American Native(the accent ya know...)to exchange English for German/Swiss German/French. I'm a social and openminded person and I love to meet new people! We could also meet in Zug if you want.

looking forward to hearing from you
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Old 01.05.2014, 21:58
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
english (b2)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
german

iii) your location
zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
travelling, sports, outdoor,culture

v) short introduction about yourself
hi native english speakers!! ;) would love to improve my conversation skills in english and can help you with german in exchange! would be perfect to find people around my age ;)... i`m german, female, 32y, in switzerland since 5 years and i`m looking forward to hear from you!! cheers :)
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Old 01.05.2014, 23:38
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello everyone,I am new in the country ,I am in Switzerland already for one month,and I started learning french.
My native language is Croatian.I'm looking for patient partner to help me with basic French .I'm learning it over the Skype but it would be very helpful to talk with someone face to face or on Skype :-).I'm 30 years old,married,I like basketball,theater and movies.I'm in Vevey.thanks.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I am trying to speak conversational german.. still in the beginners level
ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am portuguese but studied in an international british school till I went to college, so my english is pretty good..
iii) your location
I am currently near Affoltern but looking for a flat i Zurich (fingers crossed!!)
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Oh I have quite a few.. Photography, fashion, design, movies, tv-series, books, walking, dogs, politics..
v) short introduction about yourself
My goal is to stop saying sprechen Sie english as soon as possible..
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi All,


I have been in Switzerland for a bit of time and would love to improve my French. I speak fluently English and Russian.


Interests: reading, sport, movies etc.
Location: Lausanne.


I'll be glad to help improve your English or Russian.


All the best,
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

hi pinkbee i'm in zurich and i'm a native English speaker trying to learn german - I don't know how to contact you directly, but feel free to contact me - i'm available in the evenings on weekends.

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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
english (b2)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
german

iii) your location
zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
travelling, sports, outdoor,culture

v) short introduction about yourself
hi native english speakers!! would love to improve my conversation skills in english and can help you with german in exchange! would be perfect to find people around my age ... i`m german, female, 32y, in switzerland since 5 years and i`m looking forward to hear from you!! cheers
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Old 18.05.2014, 23:29
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I'm learning German (B2) and English (C1)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
I am Italian and i can speak Italian, English and german
iii) your location
around zurich, I live in Wädenswil
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Foreign languages, travels, discovering new countries and cities, dance, discos and drink with friends
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm chiara from Italy. I live in CH since Juli and I'm working as aupair. Id really like to move here definitely and find a good job. I hope someone can help me, ASAP with my german (and maybe with my English too)


THANKS
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German, beginner level
ii) language(s) you speak natively
Native english speaker
iii) your location
Zurich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Music, outdoors, coffee, beer, skiing, reading, TV
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm here for 7 weeks doing an internship and want to learn as much german as I can. I'm a 21 year old male from the USA and currently a student at the University of Georgia.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

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

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Italian
Fluent in English

iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Running, swimming, cooking, traveling, reading, animals

v) short introduction about yourself

In Switzerland since 5 years, recently moved to Zurich.
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Old 04.06.2014, 17:59
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hello all!

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

German B1 almost B2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Turkish
English (C2)
French (B2)
Arabic and Hebrew (B1 almost B2)

iii) your location
Baden

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Electro-pop/indie music, watching movies, travelling, discovering new things in life

v) short introduction about yourself

I am a Turkish guy in Baden for a short term project, 5 more months to go. Would be happy to help people with languages!
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Greek. Intermediate/advanced. Good comprehension for general conversation. Not so good at picking up things like the news on TV. Need practice speaking to gain fluency and confidence.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English (British)

iii) your location
Central Basel.

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Amateur astronomy, micro-brew beer, walking the dog, hobby electronics, films, books, trying to learn the Rubik's cube, DIY, cooking, learning new things, science... That kind of thing.

v) short introduction about yourself
Moving to Basel in mid-June from the US for work (microscopy, programming, neuroscience). Introduction post here
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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
ENGLISH (B2), FRENCH (B2)
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
ITALIAN
iii) Your location:
I live in Lugano - CH
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I like cooking, motorcycles, and gardening
v) Short introduction about yourself
I'm 23 years old, and not too long ago I went abroad in France and in England, in order to improve my french and my english. I got the B2 level in French and english... However, it's been a while since the last time I have spoken in those languages, and I really would like to keep practising them!

I love languages and I hope someone is interested in a language exchange.
Basically, my italian for your english or french.

Hope to hear from you soon!
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Old 20.06.2014, 19:52
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German A2
ii) language(s) you speak natively
English (Canadian)
iii) your location
Flawil, Kanton St Gallen
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Snowboarding, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Surfing, Traveling
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm a 24 year old Canadian who has recently moved to Switzerland. I'm just finishing up my A2 course at Migro Klubschule St Gallen and would love the chance to practice my German a little more! I also speak some French but its rusty.
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Old 21.06.2014, 11:38
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Looking for lanuage partners FR, DK, PL

Hi, I'm excited to be here and I think it's great if it's possible to meet people for language exchange.

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

ii) language(s) you speak natively
German
English (Cambridge Advanced)

iii) your location
Zürich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Judo

v) short introduction about yourself
29, m, interested in sports, technology, art, modern architecture. I've spent 4 years in DK to complete my PhD, now looking for language partners, especially in French, Danish or Polish (I'm swiss/polish). I guess being able to have a conversation in some language is always a good thing to have, so that's why I'm here.

Contact me if you wish to have a conversation in any of French, Danish or Polish.
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Old 21.06.2014, 21:44
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Hi Everyone! Hallo! Salut!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level:
French (A1/A2), Spanish (A2), German (B2)

ii) language you speak natively:
English, US variety (Northeast region)

iii) your location:
Lausanne

iv) personal interests:
sports (e.g. skiing, tennis, sailing), learning languages reading, traveling,

v) short introduction about yourself:
I have just moved to Lausanne to work at a local university. I'm in my 20's and like meeting and learning from other people. I taught English before and love learning languages. I learned German for a few years in high school but would like to work on my French as I'm now in a French-speaking part of Switzerland. I also speak very basic Spanish and Chinese because I worked in Spain and China for a short period. So if there is a like-minded soul who wants to learn English and teach me French, then I'm your girl! Merci beaucoup! Deutsch/Español is welcome too.

Yes, do get in touch as learning languages can be lots of fun. Look forward to your replies!
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Old 24.06.2014, 11:46
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi all,

I speak Croatian, German and English fluently. Would like to improve my French skills or my Swedish. If you are interested in a language exchange then drop me a line!

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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
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I trying to learn french, supposedly at A2 as per online tests but I'm not sure!

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English speaker.

iii) your location
Fribourg

iv) personal interests
I am a graphic designer so i love anything design, blogging (amissinswiss.com) animals, music, learning,

v) short introduction about yourself
Hi! I'm 24 years old and currently living near Fribourg, I'm struggling with which language to go for here in switzerland to get a job, I feel german would be more beneficial but I know more french so I figure I'll do french first then german after! I'm not overly brave so would prefer one on one conversation to learn french!

Have a great day!
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Hello everyone

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German A1

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Mandarin

iii) your location
Zurich/Aarau/Dubendorf

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
travel, photography (amateur), film, hiking in the mountain, cycling in the field, electronics fans, chess or board games, and cooking lol

v) short introduction about yourself
My name is Bo. I just move from Lausanne to Zurich recently and would love to meet new friends here for practicing my German. As a kinds of world citizen, I worked in China, United States, and earned doctoral degree in french part of Switzerland. I am open minded and regularly nice, sometimes a bit geek during talking about consumer electronics. :P
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