This category is all about Switzerland language, Swiss dialects and languages in Switzerland – from Swiss French to Swiss German and Swiss Italian, as well as the Romansh language. There are languages guides for Swiss German, reviews of German language schools and advice on learning a Swiss national language.

Story Teller Event, Vitznauerhof

Story Teller - When was the last time you told a story?

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While growing up, we used to eat dinner together as a family. We would talk about the happenings of the day, a tradition that is getting lost. Story Teller...

How to break into acting with a Swiss German accent, according to Christian Schäfer

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This is the story of someone who hit the RESET button and moved abroad, just to pursue a dream. Christian Martin Schäfer is a Swiss born actor...
Children learning a foreign language

How children learn a foreign language while living abroad

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Before we moved to Switzerland, my biggest worries were about our children. How will they handle a foreign language? Read about our experience...
Swiss Standard German

16 Ways Swiss German is different than Standard German

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The German speaking Swiss have a complicated relationship with their language. To show this, here are 15 unique words in Swiss Standard German...
Romansh - RhB Train

The seven flavors of the Romansh language

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Graubünden happens to be the only officially sanctioned, trilingual state in which the Romansh language holds the official status. You would think that...
ICONSPEAK - New Language invented in Switzerland

ICONSPEAK is a New Language Invented in Switzerland

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Have you ever felt completely hopeless in a foreign country, not understanding a single word? ICONSPEAK is a new language...
Lernzentrum Horgen

What makes a language school immersive? Lernzentrum Turner may have the answer.

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Switzerland is a linguist's delight. The variations in languages complement the diversity in this tiny...
Swiss French - Cornet

Here's what you need to know about the Swiss French language

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Even if you have studied French for years, you might be puzzled by how the Swiss French language differs from what they speak in France. Take a cornet...
Swiss Language - Lausanne

Mind your Language - My Quest to Learning German

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It took me two years to realise how to converse with the Swiss "Leute" - be it in the German or French speaking regions. Learning German...