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Old 04.02.2010, 15:16
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German Conversation Group

Hi all,

I just moved to Zürich (near Wipkingen) about two weeks ago and I want to have some practice speaking German. I took four semesters of German in college and I've been to Switzerland several times; I'd say (read: guess) my level is somewhere between A2 and B1, but closer to the latter.

The frustrating thing here--and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has experienced this--is that it feels impossible to practice speaking high German here. Everyone wants to speak Swiss German or English!

I saw some older posts for conversation groups, but I don't know what has happened with that. So what I'm proposing is:

If there are other German learners out there who want a chance to practice, let's start up a conversation group and meet a few times a week. If there are any native speakers who would like to help the group, that would be fantastic. If there are native German speakers who would like practice in English, we could do some kind of exchange. Is there any interest out there for such a group?
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Old 04.02.2010, 22:59
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi there, some friends and i are having a weekly appointment to practice german. We meet for about one or two hours, usually in a cafeteria or a quiet restaurant in the city. You are welcome to join, i might organise an official event here in the EF soon.
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hello,
I am interested in speaking German and also getting to know some new people. I only really get to speak English at work, and would love to practice my German. Im A2 level
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi All,

I am also interested. I have just completed A2 level.
I will also join.

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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi, I'm a native German speaker (high-german, not Swiss-German), and always keen on practicing English (though I speak it at work, but basically not with native English speakers). So tell me a time and a nice location and I will be glad to join. Preferrably on Tuesdays or Wednsdays...
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Old 16.02.2010, 23:11
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Re: German Conversation Group

Id like to practise/learn German too, I did up to B1 course before but have also been self studying here...im learning a new verb a day
would like to meet some new people who share the same enthusiam for learning the language and to practise speaking..im only free on weekends though
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Old 17.02.2010, 13:57
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Re: German Conversation Group

We're meeting today at 6pm in Imagine, HB. Please have a look in the Social Events section and RSVP if want to attend. See You!

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Re: German Conversation Group

Ahh, well, we're meeting today at 6pm. We haven't planned any meeting for weekends but there are some members interested on those days as well. I'll keep you posted if we decide to move the event to a weekend day.

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Id like to practise/learn German too, I did up to B1 course before but have also been self studying here...im learning a new verb a day
would like to meet some new people who share the same enthusiam for learning the language and to practise speaking..im only free on weekends though
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Re: German Conversation Group

I am also interested so if someone strats up a group preferably during the day I would love to join. I am happy to host it at my place in Kusnacht.
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Old 17.02.2010, 23:51
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ohhh, i got it! My husband just changed the TMT something.... At least i was early
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Re: German Conversation Group

I'm in Bern, but would love to attend something during the day, even if I have to take the train to Zurich. I'm an A1, not quite an A2. In fact, since I have to travel, I'd really want it to be during the daytime.
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi Edot, i attend to a conversation/practice on Tuesdays at 10am in Zurich, you can join us if you want. PM me to send you the details.

QUOTE=edot;711369]I'm in Bern, but would love to attend something during the day, even if I have to take the train to Zurich. I'm an A1, not quite an A2. In fact, since I have to travel, I'd really want it to be during the daytime.[/QUOTE]
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Re: German Conversation Group

When is the next meeting? I would like to join too.
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi Muimui, check out the Social events here on the EF, the next one will be on Wednesday at 6pm, at the Bar Corazon. Please RSVP and, see you there!

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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi there , I am presently at level A1 , can i join in the conversation german meetings too, thanks in advance , can u please let me know the details, i am in Zurich
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi Everybody,

I came across this thread today and was regreting that why didnt I find it earlier.I would be glad to join the group.Please let me know when and where the next meeting is planned.

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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi miss_bean, please check the Social Events section of this forum and on the wednesday plan you will find " german conversation/practice" that's us. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hi there, please check the Social Events section of this forum, and on the wednesday plan you will find " german conversation/practice" that's us. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Can send me a PM if want more details.
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I came across this thread today and was regreting that why didnt I find it earlier.I would be glad to join the group.Please let me know when and where the next meeting is planned.

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Re: German Conversation Group

Next meeting will take place at the Kunsthaus, Wednesday March 24.
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Re: German Conversation Group

Hello guys,
So what's up with this German conversation group in Zürich? I'm really interested in it, but I didn't see it on the EF calendar. Are you still doing it?
Thank for your reply,

Cheers,

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