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City/Town: Zürich
Event Type: Coffee/Chat
Meeting Point: Stall 6, Gessnerallee 8, 8001 Zürich

Let's meet for some conversation in German.
All levels welcome, some german practice is an advantage.
We will have at least one native german/swiss german speaker.


PLEASE TRY TO SUBSCRIBE BY TUESDAY AS WE HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE PLACE.

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6.30PM.

Location:
Stall 6
Gessnerallee 8
8001 Zürich

5 minutes walk from Zürich Central Station.


https://www.stall6.ch/programm/detai...-stall-6-4598/
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As the event is again not showing in 'upcoming events' I have to bump it here.
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As the German Converation Group is working very well and is running smooth I was thinking about having a small group within the group for SWISS GERMAN CONVERSATION.

This means max. 4 to 5 people. Decide what school book to use. Working through the book on wednesdays with my help.

If you are interested let me know.
I'd be really interested in this. What are the options, as far as books go?

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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

Hopp hopp, for some reason the event is not showing on the calendar on the front page!!!
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I'd be really interested in this. What are the options, are far as books go?

So would I
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So would I
+1 (depending on work, though)
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I'd be really interested in this. What are the options, are far as books go?
The best would be this one:

http://www.schweizer-deutsch.ch/Zuer...ttel.21.0.html

Costs CHF 75.-- including Schlüssel (Vocabulary, Solutions) and 2 Audio CDs
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

I'd pass for the time being, until my German reaches a better level. However, if I happen to bump into you while I am venturing outside for a Raucherpause, I'll try and see if I can understand something
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The best would be this one:

http://www.schweizer-deutsch.ch/Zuer...ttel.21.0.html

Costs CHF 75.-- including Schlüssel (Vocabulary, Solutions) and 2 Audio CDs
The book looks good, and it has lots of pictures!!!! Me likes the look of this book!
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

Me likes the sound of this too. Never got past lesson 5 of the Pimsleur SG course

My German has improved (thankfully) in my time here, and I can perhaps pick out more SG, but my level is still pretty nonexistent.

I'll subscribe to this thread to see if this starts up
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

This conversation group seems very good for me. I'm trying to learn German but conversation is missing. I'm going to attend as soon as I'll be in Switzerland
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is it too late to sign up?
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is it too late to sign up?
Not at all. Late signups, or indeed non-signups, are becoming more and more fashionable. Of course it's best to sign up as early as you can so we can reserve a big enough table, but you're more than welcome to come along and shoehorn yourself in.
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Today first beer/drink for any US Americans showing up is paid by the prof. Happy 4th of July!
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

I have a question about the German Conversation Meetings (not just this particular meeting)...

I know that this isn't a huge issue however I was just wondering if there are often or any younger people attending this group? I just turned 20 and I think I would attend if I knew that there were people around my age because I would feel much more comfortable knowing that there are others similar to me who moved here quite young and have little working experience, and all the other inexperience that comes with being quite young and very new to Switzerland. I know this group is about German learning, but for me it would also be about meeting new people and working on a similar goal together (which is learning German).

Thanks in advance
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I have a question about the German Conversation Meetings (not just this particular meeting)...

I know that this isn't a huge issue however I was just wondering if there are often or any younger people attending this group? I just turned 20 and I think I would attend if I knew that there were people around my age because I would feel much more comfortable knowing that there are others similar to me who moved here quite young and have little working experience, and all the other inexperience that comes with being quite young and very new to Switzerland. I know this group is about German learning, but for me it would also be about meeting new people and working on a similar goal together (which is learning German).

Thanks in advance
I'm 32 if that still fits the scale... this week I'm moving, but I'll try to be there later (20-21-ish) - not sure how many will come.
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I just turned 20 and I think I would attend if I knew that there were people around my age because I would feel much more comfortable knowing that there are others similar to me
Age is just a state of mind.

That said, depending on the day you will find also quite some people who are a bit 'younger' from the counting rounds-around-the-sun perspective.

I hazard to say that the age distribution though is anything from 20 - 45 on average with a heavy bump around the 30s.

Just join, check if you like it, and if not, you hop on to another bar. Easy

Note that quite a few folks join later thus depending on when you come it might be livelier or not.
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Age is just a state of mind.

That said, depending on the day you will find also quite some people who are a bit 'younger' from the counting rounds-around-the-sun perspective.

I hazard to say that the age distribution though is anything from 20 - 45 on average with a heavy bump around the 30s.

Just join, check if you like it, and if not, you hop on to another bar. Easy

Note that quite a few folks join later thus depending on when you come it might be livelier or not.
Well, hello sir, welcome back!!!

Rebecca, don't worry, whatever our age, some of us still act like they are 15 again (not me, of course) Just stop by and see for yourself if you like it!
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Well, hello sir, welcome back!!!
'back' is not entirely back, just spend a bit more than month in the US and now for the comings bits quite swamped with work and late-night conf calls, US folks wake up when we go out, thus I'll have to miss out on the fun
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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

If you average most people's real age with their effective German-speaker age, it's probably in the late teens, so we're a generally young bunch. Not to mention the reinvigorating effects of learning German grammar.

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Re: German Conversation Group Zürich

@Paul_G - when are your working hours? (i.e., are you sure your browser is not still set for the US, as this is from 18:30-20:30? )
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