As the title imply, I'm currently looking for a serious German speaking partner.
In return, I can either be your Danish or English speaking partner (mother tongue: Danish. Second language: English) - if you are interested.
This is what I look for in a speaking partner:
- Preferably a native German (doesn't matter where you live now).
- German has to be your mother tongue.
- You have to be comfortable speaking in English.
- I need a speaking partner, not a pen-pal, so you have to be willing to actually talk with me over Skype (or whatever chat-system you prefer) once in a while (- so you have to own a microphone of some sort).
- You cannot be afraid to correct me.
- You have to be patient.
Sorry, but I'm not looking for people whose native language isn't German. In that case, it would be much easier for me to just pick up the phone and call my mother. My personal experience is that you learn more from native speakers because they don't teach you school German (for example), but actual German. You learn to listen, understand and respond properly. If I were to learn English, for instance, I wouldn't ask someone like me to be my speaking partner. Even though English is my second language and that - I guess - some would consider me to be fluent in it, I would never be able to teach anybody how to speak actual daily English. There's lots of daily expressions that I don't know because I've never lived in an English speaking country.
Here's what you might want to know about me:
- I'm Danish and live in Denmark, Aarhus (so if you happen to live nearby, face to face "sessions" are a possibility).
- As mentioned above, Danish is my first language and English is my second. Apart from that, I studied German for 4 years (from 7th to 10th grade), Spanish for 3 years in the gymnasium/high school and finally, I studied Japanese for half a year at the university. I'm passionated when it comes to learning new languages, but I'm tired of constantly having to learn new ones without ever mastering any of them.
- I'm passionated about German because, first of all, I think it's an interesting language and I like the sound of it. The German people are lovely and they have an interesting culture and history. Second of all, there're lots of German tourists in Denmark so if you can speak German that's definitely a good thing. Also, I wish to move to Berlin to work for a year or two, which will more likely happen if I can actually speak German properly from the start.
- Since I studied German for 4 years, I obviously know a little German on beforehand. But beware that it has been some years since I last studied it and back then, I wasn't very interested in learning it because it was a forced subject. I still consider myself a beginner, but at least I can tell you my name, age, birthday and where I'm from, count, etc. - in German. Also, I understand German better than I speak it. Hopefully, a speaking partner can help me change that.
- I do not depend on my future speaking partner to teach me German. I'll do that myself. I'm looking for someone I can practice speaking German with.
- At the moment, I'm available everyday throughout most of the day so finding time to Skype shouldn't be a problem.
- I'm willing to discuss pretty much anything so don't be shy. I especially like discussing movies, people and differences in culture. Or we could just talk about whatever happened at school or at work
If there's anything else you would like to know, please, ask away.
If you're interested in us becoming speaking partners or if you know someone who would be interested, just note me
Have a great day, everybody ^^!