15 October 2008 at 03:10 o'clock
Probably, my family and I will move to Switzerland. I would like to introduce by myself. My name is Alejandro Cabrera. I was born in Colombia, but Actually I am living in Orlando, Florida. I formerly was Gallaudet Students. I look forward to live in switzerland because of new life. I really need to have new friends from switzerland. If you can help me to contact deaf club or organization, Wouldn't you? I am very happy to be your new friends. We will get to know each other. I know in Switzerland has tree languages which is French, German and Italian. Force me to take German or French class which is depend on City if we will live in Gevena, it speaks French. Hopefully, I am your new friends
Discuss: Moved to Switzerland
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15 October 2008 at 07:29 o'clock
Answer 1 » RE: Moved to Switzerland
Yeah, in Geneva the folks speak French only, not German. It's worth for you to learn some French. And the LSF, la Langue Signée Française (The French Sign Language) is dominating there. Learn or die
And check out the website of SGB-FSS, they are the deaf association number one in Switzerland.
Good luck, Geneve is beautiful and the Deaf people there are cool.
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23 November 2008 at 01:56 o'clock
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23 November 2008 at 06:48 o'clock
Answer 3 » RE: Moved to Switzerland
yeah We will move to Zurich but I don't know when because my mother will seel this house. It does not easy but take our time to move there By the way, I will fly to Europe on December. Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Germany (maybe holland). I formerly was student at GU. Of course I would like to meet you somewhere. ok.
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21 December 2009 at 22:43 o'clock
Answer 4 » Preparations to move to Switzerland
As far as I am concerned, you mentioned you would be moving to Zürich instead of Geneva. That information would signify a big difference between living in a Swiss French community and the Swiss German speaking communites.
If Zürich, then welcome to the Swiss German city. It would be very helpful if you have some knowledge in a written German. You could always apply to the Swiss National Association of the Deaf ( as Michel wrote earlier- www.sgb-fss.ch enroll in a private sign language class.
Once you are settled down, may I recommend that you go to Sichtbar Gehörlose Zürich ( an umbrella organisation serving the needs for the living citizens in the Canton Zürich. Good luck.
Class of 83, Gallaudet Student
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30 January 2010 at 06:29 o'clock
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Answer 5 » Visit Switzerland
I am planning to visit Zermatt, Switzerland in the future. Any deaf community, deaf clubs, deaf events in Zermatt? Zurich? Geneva? Ticino? I would love to meeting swiss deaf people in Switzerland because I am part of Swiss in my blood. I would like to learn Swiss culture like food, drinks, etc. Where can I find information about pharmacy technician job in Switzerland?
Dank u, Virginia
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18 November 2013 at 01:43 o'clock
Answer 7 » RE: Moved to Switzerland
Hi Alejandro I just moved to Oberengstringen 4 days ago from Atlanta! I am not sure how far apart we are, I'm near Zurich. I want to learn Swiss sign language, French, and German. Yours was the second post I saw after registering here, so I'm pretty happy to know that there are other Deaf people here who will also be learning new languages too. I hope there are Deaf meetups. I'm still figuring things out. Let me know if you're in the area
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