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We Are Hiring: Project Manager and Creator


What We Do

At UNUmondo our mission is to help people who move to Switzerland feel at home. We do this by coaching them in German and Swiss German outside the classroom in real life situations. We match customers and coaches based on same interests and matching personalities to make sure they feel comfortable, have fun and only learn what's relevant for them.

What we offer is fun, it ...

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Making Language Social Again – Stepping Out of The Classroom


With the global spread of technology across the world, we have moving away from our cultural roots as a social being.

And with the advent of social media, we are losing touch with what social really means.

Whereas 30+ years ago, social meant being with other humans ‘in real life’… today’s millennials consider time spent on Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram as ‘being social’.

There are many benefits to this ...

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A Few Useful Pronunciation Tips for German Language Beginners


Here are a some observations about German language pronunciation that I’m surprised are not standard teachings for anyone new to the language.

I’m going to add a little disclaimer here: this is from my perspective, with my ears and the particular accents that I’ve heard. Some of these might not sound the same for everyone, and because of different accents and dialects they will sound differently sometimes ...

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Our Most Comprehensive List of German and Swiss German Learning Resouces


To really improve fast it is super important to have as much German or Swiss German in your daily life as possible.

This means a lot of input and a lot of output (two vital aspects of the UNUmondo Golden Formula for language learning). 

In this document you find all sorts of language input as well as resources on specific topics to understand better what’s going on in Switzerland ...

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Swinglish – English Words Interpreted by the Swiss


The Swiss have a very fluid attitude towards language, probably developed from having 4 national languages and (considered by some) an unofficial 5th… English.

Everyone here grew up not only with a knowledge of different languages, but also with a knowledge and acceptance of multiple dialects of the same language. They might have grown up with Zurich German but their mother speaks Basel German and their Grandfather might speak Bern ...

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