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Old 13.01.2015, 15:07
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi all!!

I am currently interested in learning French (conversationally).

i) Language(s) that you are learning (or wish to learn), including level:
French A2

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English - native

iii) Your location:
Rolle

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Food, wine, travelling, skiing

v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in CH for 1 year and I would love to learn French.

I can meet up for language exchange in Geneva or Vaud on Tuesday/Thursday evenings or at the weekends!

Looking forward to hearing back from you by PM!

Becky
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Old 13.01.2015, 21:13
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there,...
i) The language I'm learning is English, my level is somewhere around B2
ii) I'm a German speaking Swiss
iii) I live in Luzern
iv) My interests amongst others are interior design, architecture and buddhism (my husband is from Tibet)
v) I visited England in 2010 and fell in love with the country and its people. Unfortunately my English is getting rusty so I'd like to practice my speaking skills with a native English speaking person (on a weekly basis would be nice), preferably in Lucerne for German in exchange.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi Tinchen,

Below is my information if you are still looking for a partner:

i) I am currently learning German at the A2 level. Would like to find someone I can practice speaking with.

ii) I am fluent in English.

iii) I am also in Zurich.

iv) Some of the things I am interested in are: cooking, music, movies, and snowboarding.

v) Looking to improve my German.

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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:
Zürich

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Meeting people

v) Short introduction about yourself
I'm looking for a language exchange or tandem partner that speaks English.
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Old 16.01.2015, 14:14
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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 German at post-beginner level.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English and Polish

iii) your location
Central Zurich (still looking for permanent home but staying in a hotel for now)

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
My career, live music, science, in-line skating

v) short introduction about yourself
Hey everyone, so I'm a native Polish but I have lived, studied and worked in my profession in the UK for 8 years. I finished Bachelor degree in Engineering at a UK university and will be preparing to study Masters in Switzerland. In the meantime I will take up work in Switzerland and for that reason I need to speed up my knowledge of German.
I studied German for one year and can say basic phrases, but I would like to have conversations with someone to pickup common speech and intonation. In return I can offer conversation in English/Polish, help with written material, grammar, technical terms, anything you need.

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Old 27.01.2015, 21:36
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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 German at post-beginner level.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Spanish, Catalan and English

iii) your location
Wetzikon

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Concerts, running, swimming, reading, F1 and MotoGP, and travelling

v) short introduction about yourself
I am Spanish but has been working for the past 6 years in Oxford. I have moved recently to Switzerland and living in Wetzikon at the moment. I am mechanical engineer and will like to learn German.

Elisabeth
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Old 27.01.2015, 21:40
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi Becky !
My name's Caroline ! I'm 23 and I'm actually student at the university of Neuchâtel. I'm currently interested in learning English and I think I have a B1-B2 level, but my speaking is very bad and my vocabulary not very rich. Would you like to meet us and speak together in our native language ?

I can take the train to Yverdon-Les-Bais or Morges and I'm free when you want each evening of the week.

If you want my phone number to contact me : [please send a PM]

Looking forward to hearing back from you ! See you soon !

Caroline

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Hi all!!

I am currently interested in learning French (conversationally).

i) Language(s) that you are learning (or wish to learn), including level:
French A2

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
English - native

iii) Your location:
Rolle

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
Food, wine, travelling, skiing

v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in CH for 1 year and I would love to learn French.

I can meet up for language exchange in Geneva or Vaud on Tuesday/Thursday evenings or at the weekends!

Looking forward to hearing back from you by PM!

Becky

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

Hey you,

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
I'm learning English, level B1/B2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Swiss german

iii) your location
Solothurn
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Sports, reading, watching movies, my dog, cooking

v) short introduction about yourself
I'm living in Solothurn and doing the "Erwachsenmatura" in Bern. Besides I'm working as a commercial employee. I would appreciate to find someone who can help me to improve my English and I would be happy to support someone in learning (Swiss)german.PS: I'm able to meet in Solothurn or in Bern.
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Old 29.01.2015, 12:38
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi!!

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

German, A2/2

ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
Spanish
Fluent English (C1)

iii) Your location:
Zürich (Höngg, but I don't mind going anywhere in Zürich ZVV110 area)

iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
films, books, tourism, animals, art, chemistry, music, countryside

v) Short introduction about yourself
I am a Spanish girl living in Zürich since July. I am following a German A2/2 course but I can hardly practise my spoken German out of it. Therefore, I am looking for a Language Exchange, either Swiss-German or Hoch Deutsch. If you are interested, please PM me!!
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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, level A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Greek and English, both native

iii) your location
Zurich, Kreis 12

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Natural history, squash/tennis, literature

v) short introduction about yourself
A Greek/English vet just moved here and interested in improving my spoken German so I can communicate with clients and students. Native in English and Greek (was brought up bilingual) but am afraid cannot help with ancient Greek!
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French, intermediate
German, post-beginner

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English, Russian

iii) your location
Neuchâtel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
mountains, sports, science, cars, playing music

v) short introduction about yourself
PhD student in physics, 25y.o.
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French for English/Spanish Tandem, Basel or Zurich

Howdy
I'm a California native, live in Basel and work in Zurich in finance.
Curiously enough my horseback riding lessons are in French (or not curiously enough, since I have them in Mulhouse, Lol).
And I would be a beginner, with a book Id like to pursue, which is great for conversation. Lived 10+ years in Madrid Spain so my Spanish is excellent.

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French
ii) language(s) you speak natively
California English
iii) your location
Basel / Zurich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Tennis, Skiing, Polo, Art
v) short introduction about yourself
see above

Looking to start immediately ;-)
Cheers
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Im from California
looking to practice Geman as well.
Cheers, Steven
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Old 10.02.2015, 19:56
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Grüezi mitenand!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (just finished A2 level)

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

iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Language learning, language teaching, travelling, scuba diving and I've recently taken up painting (but I'm not very good yet )

v) short introduction about yourself

I’ve been in Switzerland for almost a year now; just finished A2 level German classes and I feel I’m now finally at a stage where I can practise speaking without limiting the conversation to my name and country of origin
I’m an English teacher working in Zurich, so if you would like to improve your English I’d be more than happy to help (in return for a bit of patience while I try to speak German...).
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Hey there !
I am Linda from Munich Germany, and I just moved to Nyon in October, which is about 10 min by train from Geneva. I have a basic level in french and would like to improve that !

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

Hey y'all!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German (beginner, but Duolingo says I can understand 55% of German!)

ii) language(s) you speak natively

English (Technical/engineering), English (Texan)

iii) your location
Zuerich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Sports of all kinds (most recently climbing, running and snowboarding).
Cooking, cocktail making, photography.
And learning German of course!

v) short introduction about yourself
My name is David and I come from Austin, Texas in the U.S. I've only been in Zurich for a month now and will be here until the end of summer. My field of study is engineering, so I can teach you many technical English words if that's your thing. Otherwise, I can also teach you regular English and U.S slang if you're curious!

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

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

ii) language(s) you speak natively

Native Spanish and Catalan
Fluent in French and English

iii) your location
Zuerich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Outdoor sports : climbing (rock and ice), alpinism, trekking, cycling, trail running, etc
Reading almost everything that arrives to my hands
And learning German of course!

v) short introduction about yourself
I come from Barcelona and I've been in Switzerland for >10 years (Geneva and Lausanne). Now in Zurich some days per week, but moving soon definitively. Eager to learn Züritütsch !
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Old 19.02.2015, 17:38
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

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

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

iii) your location
Zerich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Movies, Cooking, reading, Travelling and everything about technology.

v) short introduction about yourself
Hi, I'm Paolo, Italian from Napoli and with my family living in Zurich since almost 5 years.
I'm looking to find a tandem partner as I've recently started some German class and I'd like to improve my communication level.
I'd like to have a stable appointment, something like 1 hour/3 times per week, via phone or Skype.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi all

My native language is Arabic
My English is fluent
I learn German as beginner ,my level about A2
I would like to prove my speech in German and I can help you learning arabic.
I look forward to hear from you

Nice regards
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
English (medium) , German (advanced)

ii) language(s) you speak natively

French

iii) your location

Geneva

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

Some of the things I'm interested in: Snowboard and racket sports (badminton & squash especially), Language learning and teaching, among others!


v) short introduction about yourself

Born and raised in Geneva, I've been in St.Gallen to study Business Administration for 4 years and in South Africa for 6 months. I'm now back to my roots in Geneva, where I'm actually working for the moment! I would like to keep improving my English and my German
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Old 26.02.2015, 01:47
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

I didn't look through all 11 pages of tandem profiles, so I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but if you live in or around Basel, the university of Basel's tandem partnership platform is surprisingly useful.

https://sprachenzentrum.unibas.ch/tandem/registration
https://sprachenzentrum.unibas.ch/tandem?lang=de

I found a spanish-to-english partner during my first year in CH and we remained friends right up until he left CH. It is a light platform (not much to divulge) yet comprehensive enough to make 1 out of 2or3 matches stick if you are serious. Or if you aren't serious, there is an option for casual -- not dating -- conversation.

So while I see the benefits of the EF tandem exchange, I wanted to mention that this service exists at UniBas (and maybe zurich, or other large uni-towns), in case you don't find your perfect match here. There is high turn-over, so for those with an in-demand native language, you are likely to find a great match within a month - particularly if you are seeking a proper German speaker.

Ohh, the ambition and motivation I once had... good-on-you for taking the language learning leap. Such valuable skills and brain exercise for those patient enough to struggle through the first half-year.
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