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

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Beginner-level German, also thinking about Dutch and Spanish

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Russian - Native
English - Fluent

iii) your location
Zurich, Hottingen

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Travelling, snowboarding, ultimate frisbee, golf, football, rugby, cricket

v) short introduction about yourself
Born in Russia, but spent 8 years in the UK: GCSEs, A-Levels, BSc, MSc. Now doing PhD in Immunology at University of Zurich. Would like to learn HochGerman and a bit of Swiss German
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Old 22.10.2009, 15:36
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German. Finished B2, about to start into C1 course but I'd like to get through it with as much help and practice as I can get. I don't have so many chances to speak it, let alone with someone who will correct minor errors.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English. But I can also provide an introduction to Irish

iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
I cook. I love to eat out. I read a bit. I hike a bit. I like TV and film whenever I get the chance.

v) short introduction about yourself
I've been in Zurich two years, and am pretty comfortable with German. Now that it's jobseeking time, I'd like to stick around German-CH. So it's time to get my German really functional, for potentially interviewing (and of course working) in this lovely language

Thanks!
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:38
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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,next week i start level A2
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak Albanian,und English
iii) Your location:
I live in Rotkreuz not far from Luzern
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
raveling, watching films, studying, fashion, photography,
v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland for almost 1 mounth,i am leraning german because i wanna go in university here in Switzerland,who want can contact me by a private mesage
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:44
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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,next week i start level A1
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak HINDI,und English
iii) Your location:
I live Close to Fribourg
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
watching films, studying
v) Short introduction about yourself
hi, My name is Singh and I am almost 1 month in switzerland. I am joining my course of level A1 in Bern migros. Who want can contact me by a private message or by Skype = soulfullofmusic

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

Hello everybody, I would like to find a German speaking partner for a language tandem Italian-German or French-German.


i) language(s) that you are learning:

German (Beginner)

ii) language(s) you speak:

Italian (mother-tongue), French (level C2), English (level C1), Spanish (conversational)

iii) your location

Carouge (Geneva)

iv) personal interests

Literature; Cinema; Philosophy; Wine; interesting People.

v) short introduction about yourself

I'm currently a student of Philosophy at the University of Geneva.
I was born in Naples and grew up in Parma (northern Italy), where I graduated in literature, ancient greek and latin (Liceo Classico..something like a grammar school). I've been studying philosophy at the University of Turin for three years before coming to Geneva to attend Master courses in analytic philosophy.
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Old 23.10.2009, 14:34
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi there,

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

German (B2 it seems)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
French
iii) your location
Zurich
iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Badminton, travelling, nice food
v) short introduction about yourself

I recently moved to Zurich from London to live with my boyfriend and I am looking to improve my German conversational skills.

I had a few tandems in the past: it's a fun way to learn a language and meet new people. So if you're interested in building up on your French and willing to correct my spoken German (the stricter, the better ) over a drink, drop me a line.

(.... I would also be happy to swap French for English)
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

[quote=Hsiang;480954]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

German mid-A1 to A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively

English
Japanese (basic to intermediate)
iii) your location

Zurich, but willing to travel a reasonable distance

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

Photography, running, music, politics, business, writing

v) short introduction about yourself

I am very motivated to improve my German and desire a tough but patient language partner to help me progress. I am a native US English speaker and have also lived in Japan for a few years. It's been about 5,6 years since using the language but I can help you learn some Japanese, if interested.

thanks and have a great day!
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Old 24.10.2009, 21:02
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

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

German mid-A1 to A2

ii) language(s) you speak natively

English
Japanese (basic to intermediate)
iii) your location

Zurich, but willing to travel a reasonable distance

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

Photography, running, music, politics, business, writing

v) short introduction about yourself

I am very motivated to improve my German and desire a tough but patient language partner to help me progress. I am a native US English speaker and have also lived in Japan for a few years. It's been about 5,6 years since using the language but I can help you learn some Japanese, if interested.

thanks and have a great day!
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Old 26.10.2009, 16:18
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
French level A2. I attend official French classes twice a week but have way too little exposure to French speaking people that will aid in improving my conversational french.

ii) language(s) you speak natively
English

iii) your location
Vaud - La cote

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Music, movies, travel, cooking

v) short introduction about yourself
I have moved from South Africa to CH with my partner in August 2008. I'm a housewife/student - just about finished with my Diploma in Hotel Management.
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Old 28.10.2009, 14:41
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - level A2 (am doing intensive course at the moment but most lessons are really focused on grammar)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Danish (yes, it's a language AND pastry - tip-top, eh?)
English (fluent)
Pre-warning: Won't be able to teach you a bit of grammar but will be able to tell you "That's just the way it is! or Sådan er det bare!"

iii) your location
Basel

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
Reading, meeting people, movies, wine and fine foods, things I didn't do before

v) short introduction about yourself
32 years old and newly wed. New in Basel and enjoying some time off while I am learning german and applying for jobs. I am a rather extrovert person and do like to talk quite a lot
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

language(s) that you are learning, including level
German - level B1 (am doing intensive course at the moment)
French - level A1/A2

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

iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc)
travelling, scuba diving, photgraphy

v) short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Zurich and taking German classes for about 8 months. I would like to take the exam for the Goethe Zertifikat B1 early next year. I really need to practice speaking more German so please send me a message if you're interested in tandem!
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Old 05.11.2009, 10:34
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
English (pre-intermediate)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
Russian

iii) your location
Geneva

iv) personal interests
Dance, music, computers, internet, friends

v) short introduction about yourself
I’m PhD student from Moscow, pass training in CERN now. I search for the person to organise a linguistic tandem Russian/English.
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Re: Find Your Tandem/Language Exchange Partner on EF!

Hi,

Learning: German: Basic

Speak natively: English, from the UK

Location: Baden

Interests: Travel, Movies, Music, Hiking, Chilling, NutrItion, Craft and Motherhood (i'm expecting my first in Feb)

Short introduction: Met my partner in NZ Jan 08, moved here in May 09, got married in Oct 09 (a month today) and expecting our first baby in Feb 10.

Would anyone be interested in a conversational German-English (and vice versa) lunch or evening event where you talk one on one with someone and then swop after 15mins? A good way to meet people and to practice languages

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

Hi there,

Learning: German (level A1 and still learning!)

Speak natively: french ; fluent in english

Location: Basel

Interests: Running, Hiking, Movies, Travel and so much more

Short introduction: moved to basel couple months ago. My lessons focus on grammar but what I need is to have conversations in german.

Let me know

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

Hi, i know it's a log shot but i really really wanna improve my french (which is really bad) in exchange for Icelandic

Learning: French: Basic A1/A2 (German level c1/c2 , swissgerman: basic)

Speak: Icelandic (natively), English (fluent) , German ("fluent")

Location: Zürich

Interests: Travel, Hiking, photgraphy, languages.. chilling and knitting (..no i'm not 90)

Short introduction:I've been here in Zürich for 3 years, just finished my M.Sc. degree at the ETH and am currently looking for a job. If someone out there is interested in learning some Icelandic but doesen't offer french/really good German/swiss German or really good English.. i'd also consider new languages

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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
currently learning English (bec vantage)
ii) language(s) you speak natively
German
iii) your location
Zurich
iv) personal interests
film, travelling, sport, etc.
v) short introduction about yourself
I'm from Austria (f/24) but at the moment I'm living and working in Zurich. I'm looking for English native speakers to keep practicing English and helping them with German learning through tandem conversation.
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i) language(s) that you are learning, including level
Italian (B1)
English B2/C1

ii)
language(s) you speak natively
French


iii) your location
Bellinzona – Ticino

iv) personal interests
Sport (Aerobic, dance, swimming, running) cooking, reading books


v) short introduction about yourself
Woman-30 years old- Chemist

I’ve been living in Switzerland (Ticino) for one and a half years. Even though I’m learning Italian, I am mostly interested in tandem with English speakers. My level used to be good when I lived in San Francisco (2006-2008) but I would need to practise again with native speakers. Of course I will also be happy to meet any new person, no matter the language we will have to use .
Juliette
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i) Language(s) that you are learning, including level:
German (very beginner)
I also learned spanish in high school and can be interested in "refreshing" my language knowledge.
and of course, it could be very interesting to improve my english level (as it will probably be my main language at work)

ii) language(s) you speak natively
French (native)


iii) your location
Zurich

iv) personal interests
Musics, movies, friends,...

v) short introduction about yourself
I moved in Zurich last month, and I am now looking for a job.
I don't know anyone here so would be happy to chat and have a drink with someone.

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

British English (advanced)

ii) language(s) you speak natively

My mother tongue is high german

iii) your location

Zurich

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

reading, photography, nature, long walks, cooking, baking, movies, writing, salsa dancing, gym

v) short introduction about yourself

I arrived in Switzerland 3 years ago. I used to teach German as a foreign language in Germany before I relocated to Switzerland. I looking for a language exchange partner who can spend 1-2 hours during week for a English/German lesson.
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Old 26.11.2009, 09:27
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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 a beginner level
ii) Language(s) you speak natively:
I speak English natively
iii) Your location:
I live in Zurich
iv) Personal interests (eg sport, film, music etc):
I like travel, reading, graphic & web design, comedy, music (artic monkeys, muse etc).
v) Short introduction about yourself
I have been living in Switzerland for almost 12 months, before that I lived in Edinburgh Scotland. I am graphic / web designer.
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