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Get Linguistic! (Newbies welcome - Europe only)

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Get Linguistic! (Newbies welcome - Europe only)
Swap Coordinator:Canariangal78 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - Europe
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.75 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:November 25, 2019
Date items must be sent by:December 9, 2019
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

First let me say that the fantastic idea for this swap is not mine, but @hyperoma who hosted it in May 2007. She appears as no longer active on Swap-bot so I could not resist hosting it again with some slight changes. This is my second time hosting this swap, I did so 10 years ago too.

Seasoned swappers with rating 4.75 and above; no 1s or 3s in 2019

Newbies with full profile are very welcome!

Instead of purchasing a language textbook and sending it to someone, YOU are going to teach your (2) partners some words and phrases in a foreign language. It's much cheaper and personal that way 🙂

For those who get partnered with someone who is a native speaker of the same language as theirs, teach them some of the basics of the language you are learning or WISH to learn.

A few ideas on what to include! Greetings like 'hello', 'goodbye', 'my name is...' - Saying 'Sorry', 'Thank you', 'You're welcome', etc - Numbers – Colors - How to describe yourself (physically and personality) in a few sentences.

Handwritten only please and feel free to decorate the pages (min. 2 pages, both sides of the sheets).

Along with that please, send a small inexpensive item which has writing on the language taught OR that represents any of the countries where it is spoken.

Sender’s choice so, for instance, you might wish to send a fridge magnet, a sticker sheet with the country’s flag on it, the local brand of chocolate etc.

Make sure you check your partners’ profiles so that you do not send anything they are allergic to.

Please add in the comments below the language which is your mother tongue and those you already can write/ speak fluently so that your partner is aware of your language skills and can teach you something different.

Who knows? This swap could be the first step towards becoming fluent in a language you had never thought about! 🙂

I will check all profiles before assigning partners so needless to say NO flakers, drama llamas or non-raters are allowed in here.

Rate a 5 if you receive a handwritten language lesson of min. 2 pages + a small item related to it.

Please be patient if either of your partners lives in another country. It is called snail mail for a reason.

Have fun!

Europe only this time. I will be hosting the international version of this swap in early 2020.

Disclaimer: Picture of the two chatty brains from a website called Chatterbug.

Discussion

Canariangal78 11/10/2019 #

My mother tongue is Spanish, I resided in the UK for over a decade so I can communicate in English and I have B2 level in both Polish and Dutch. Happy to learn any other language :-)

Lady 11/10/2019 #

Great swap idea!

paperboats9 11/11/2019 #

My mother tongue is German, I am fluent (C2 level) in English and know a tiny bit of Spanish (A1 level).

Canariangal78 11/15/2019 #

@Lady - Thank you. Hope you will join us for the international version of it in early 2020.

Gefs23 11/18/2019 #

I speak hebrew and english fluently, and know a small bit of German, which I would love to learn more of.

Canariangal78 11/20/2019 #

@Gefs23 - That is a lovely combination of languages you can speak!

@paperboats9 - Aprendes español, muy bien! seguro que pronto alcanzas el nivel A2 :-)

Canariangal78 11/22/2019 #

Please note I have changed the sign in date to Monday 25 November as this weekend I won´t have Internet access in my flat due to maintenance/repairs and on Monday morning I will have it again :-) so assigning partners then. Thank you!

Canariangal78 11/25/2019 #

No button to assign partners yet as I think the website takes into account one of the time zones in the US. Should be up within the next few hours or tomorrow morning.

Canariangal78 11/25/2019 #

Partners assigned! Plenty of time to prepare a lovely swap.Enjoy it :-)

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