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The Local _ Götaland _ English speakers in Linköping

Posted by: young nomad 27.Feb.2010, 10:19 PM

Hello Everyone!
I am 27 year old guy working as energy engineer in Östergötland. I have been in Sweden for almost 4 years. First 2 years I spent in Sthm doing my Master. And later moved out from the capital.
It would be great to find english-speaking people here in Linköping or even Norrköping. I am liberal and open-minded and usually get along with people very well. smile.gif Please contact me here if you are interested in meeting for a fika or beer.
Good luck!

Posted by: Schomberg 28.Feb.2010, 12:43 AM

just head along to your local brit or irish pub and you'll meet people. i used live in åtvidaberg years ago and if i remember right there was one "irish" pub in linköping and another "english" called hamlet which was a pretty cool place.

Posted by: Rick Methven 28.Feb.2010, 06:36 AM

Hamlet used to be the ONLY Pub in Linköping years ago and became the hangout for the Brits who came here to work for SAAB on the 340 program. I have'nt been there for a few years, but I think it still is the Pub of choice for those Brits who stayed after the 340 program stopped. The Bishops arms down the bottom of Ågatan seems to be more popular with the younger crowd

I live outside the city in Ljungsbro and don't go pubing so often in winter, but I'll ask my son (25) if he knows where the English speakers hang out.

Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 28.Feb.2010, 09:50 AM

Sounds like a Linköping meet-up might be in order when all this trafick chaos (kaos/"cows") has subsided. Weds/Thurs are generally good for me but I can swing a Fri/Sat if given a bit of advance notice. Just set a place and time, and Iäll see what I can do.

Cheers

Posted by: young nomad 28.Feb.2010, 12:16 PM

Hej hej! Thank you all for quick responses. Linköping meet-up would be great. I am usually free in the evenings (after 6pm) during the week and of course during the weekends. But let's wait for some other replies before setting the time and place for the meet-up.

I forgot to mention that I am not from the UK or Ireland. Usually I prefer not to share my personal information including the country of origin in public discussions. But you are most welcome to send me a private message in case you want to know more about me.

Have a nice day!

Posted by: Baned 1.Mar.2010, 01:06 AM

Not trying to give you a hard time or anything, but Linköping isn't THAT small so every English speaker will be singled-out, or is it? I find it hard to attend a meet-up when there's so much secrecy about home countries. I mean, we're all foreigners here ...

Posted by: Rick Methven 1.Mar.2010, 07:27 AM

I find it difficult to spot the English speakers until I hear somebody speak, Like it is not normal for any of us to be going around ICA Maxi with a Union Jack on the top of our head or any other flag come to that.

We could start a hunt like the old Lobby Lud of the News Chronicle of 50 years ago. Spot an English speaker, go up to him and say " You are an English speaker and I claim a free beer" biggrin.gif

Posted by: young nomad 1.Mar.2010, 10:57 PM

Hej!
Sorry for the intrigue with home country... smile.gif
I think it's better if we discuss these privacy issues in some good place with good beer or maybe coffee. I guess everyone is quite busy with work and family and also the winter doesn't seem willing to give up. But it would great if you could come. I don't know how much time in advance we should plan the meet-up. But what do you say about afterwork this Friday/Saturday (March 5-6) or next week on Wednesday (March 10)?
I am more or less flexible with time and place, so please tell what suits you best.

Regards!

Posted by: Lunalover 2.Mar.2010, 04:29 PM

Probably he is a pirate from Somalia masquareding as an English speaker. I Sverige vi har inge hemlighter när det gäller att identifiera sig...så min råd är att du få vara öppet...loosen up man..We are not on Somali waters here

Posted by: Caribbean guy/Swedish Gal 2.Mar.2010, 06:50 PM

every person should be proud of their heritage..WTF

Posted by: young nomad 2.Mar.2010, 08:54 PM

Hej!

Thanx for the last two comments. It seems that you misunderstood me. When I say I prefer not to share my personal information on PUBLIC forums this concerns privacy. It is the same reason why almost everyone loggs in to this forum with his or her nickname instead of using the real name.
Openness is ability to share whatever it is with people around you, the people you meet and the people who are interested in you. But if you think that openness consists of absolute disclosure to Everyone, then you can consider me to be a closed person. I don't mind.
And by the way, I am very proud of my home country, more than you think.

I gave up with the attempt for meet-up here and this is my last post in this discussion. I would like to thank all people in this forum who responded positively and showed interest. Perhaps some day we'll meet by chance somewhere in Östergötland. You never know! smile.gif

Good luck to everyone!

Posted by: Caribbean guy/Swedish Gal 2.Mar.2010, 11:14 PM

im JAMAICAN ..and proud!!!!

if youre so proud of where you from why you so shyyy Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Posted by: Lunalover 3.Mar.2010, 01:19 AM

Good Riddance of a Pirate!! smile.gif

Posted by: Baned 7.Mar.2010, 02:04 AM

I know, right? No private info online, yet he lists his age, occupation, education, political affiliation, and where he's lived in Sweden and for how long! He might as well have just asked for a/s/l and be done with it. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: goffy86 6.Sep.2010, 07:57 PM

tjena!! after saying hello i struggle to speak swedish haha so i learned how to say jag kan prata lite svenska men inte sa bra, forstord du engleska?? haha as u might tell i am english... im 23, male, not long started my own company here in tannesfors.. but im struggling to find friends over here, its hard being the one who doesnt understand swedish and having to wait for someone to translate the crowd before i understand what everyones laughing about.. im about to enrol in swedish school but nothing beats being able to speak the lanuage u feel comftable talking, so for now im still english speaking. so im just wondering has any ppl met up or anyone willing to give it a try..? heres a bit abt me.. im chris, 23 but not for much longer lol. im from liverpool england but dont expect me to support them haha im a mighty RED (the real reds) UNITED!! on one hand im a very active person love football swimming rugby, anything that gets the heart pumping, an on the other hand im just as happy sittin by the river for 8hrs waiting for a fish to bite, going the pub for a pint or game of pool.. but il leave it at that for now as its starting to sound like a lonely hearts colum hahah but if anyone has any ideas, please repond, we'l run it up the flagpole an see who salutes smile.gif

Posted by: Rick Methven 7.Sep.2010, 06:11 AM

QUOTE (goffy86 @ 6.Sep.2010, 08:57 PM) *
tjena!! after saying hello i struggle to speak swedish haha so i learned how to say jag kan prata lite svenska men inte sa bra, forstord du engleska?? haha as u might tell i am english... im 23, male, not long started my own company here in tannesfors.. but im struggling to find friends over here, its hard being the one who doesnt understand swedish and having to wait for someone to translate the crowd before i understand what everyones laughing about.. im about to enrol in swedish school but nothing beats being able to speak the lanuage u feel comftable talking, so for now im still english speaking. so im just wondering has any ppl met up or anyone willing to give it a try..? heres a bit abt me.. im chris, 23 but not for much longer lol. im from liverpool england but dont expect me to support them haha im a mighty RED (the real reds) UNITED!! on one hand im a very active person love football swimming rugby, anything that gets the heart pumping, an on the other hand im just as happy sittin by the river for 8hrs waiting for a fish to bite, going the pub for a pint or game of pool.. but il leave it at that for now as its starting to sound like a lonely hearts colum hahah but if anyone has any ideas, please repond, we'l run it up the flagpole an see who salutes smile.gif

I was just about to say hello and welcome to another scouser, UNTIL I saw that you support Man U. There are only 2 teams for a Liverpudlian and I'm not fond of Blue at the best of times cool.gif

Posted by: goffy86 7.Sep.2010, 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 7.Sep.2010, 06:11 AM) *
I was just about to say hello and welcome to another scouser, UNTIL I saw that you support Man U. There are only 2 teams for a Liverpudlian and I'm not fond of Blue at the best of times cool.gif



haha well i cant change the way my heart feels,, i moved over to manchester when i was abt 4, and i was right around the corner from the theatre of dreams and it was then when i took an interest in footy, then a year later i moved back to liverpool and it didnt feel right to change to lpool... so thats how i became to support utd smile.gif

Posted by: Rick Methven 8.Sep.2010, 05:11 AM

QUOTE (goffy86 @ 7.Sep.2010, 07:51 PM) *
haha well i cant change the way my heart feels,, i moved over to manchester when i was abt 4, and i was right around the corner from the theatre of dreams and it was then when i took an interest in footy, then a year later i moved back to liverpool and it didnt feel right to change to lpool... so thats how i became to support utd smile.gif

Well now your are in Linköping there is only one team to support


First home match of the season 21 September against Timrå

Posted by: deaninsweden 8.Sep.2010, 09:22 AM

Fluent English speaker here. Moving to Norrkoping in two weeks and more than happy to meet up for a chat.

smile.gif

Posted by: wabasha 8.Sep.2010, 02:17 PM

welcome to Linköping! i'll have a beer. pitchers, o'learys, Mourners, Bishops, Hamlet... makes no difference to me!

Posted by: Sethandra 9.Sep.2010, 02:16 PM

A Norrköping person here, originally from the delightful Oxford. Been here for 2 years. Feel free to drop me a PM or something. smile.gif

Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 9.Sep.2010, 10:01 PM

QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 8.Sep.2010, 06:11 AM) *
Well now your are in Linköping there is only one team to support


First home match of the season 21 September against Timrå


Hockey meet-up? I'd be keen. It should be a good match too. Or at Bishops afterwards?
Bells on. PM if interested for either. But I'm not buying your tickets. tongue.gif

Posted by: Mzungu 9.Sep.2010, 10:05 PM

Haha...See 'whats there to do?' thread...

*rest my case*

Posted by: ddf 14.Sep.2010, 03:53 PM

Hey!
My name's Dan, I'm 23 years old and I'm from Evesham, England. I've just moved to Linkoping with my Swedish girlfriend. At the moment I am waiting to start Swedish lessons so I have a lot of time on my hands. I'm an easy going person who likes to have a good time and meet new people. I don't really know anyone here, so It would be nice to meet English speaking people as I don't speak Swedish yet.

Dan

Posted by: qiaozhehui 30.Sep.2010, 10:53 AM

Looks like this thread still has signs of life... Dare I ask if there is enough interest to start a Linköping/Östergötland expat meetup group?

I'm an American guy that'll be studying at LiU for the next 5 years... So, yeah, it would be nice to get to know some of the expats that are hanging around Linkööööping.

Posted by: Rick Methven 30.Sep.2010, 11:02 AM

QUOTE (qiaozhehui @ 30.Sep.2010, 11:53 AM) *
Looks like this thread still has signs of life... Dare I ask if there is enough interest to start a Linköping/Östergötland expat meetup group?

I'm an American guy that'll be studying at LiU for the next 5 years... So, yeah, it would be nice to get to know some of the expats that are hanging around Linkööööping.

I'm up for it

Posted by: TheTurnip 1.Oct.2010, 08:43 PM

Could this be a possible date for an English meet up?

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109235862471257&ref=ts

Mr. Paul Foot entertains Linköping
Wednesday 20th October
Café M (Platensgatan 5)
19.30
100:-

Posted by: Rick Methven 1.Oct.2010, 08:57 PM

QUOTE (TheTurnip @ 1.Oct.2010, 09:43 PM) *
Could this be a possible date for an English meet up?

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109235862471257&ref=ts

Mr. Paul Foot entertains Linköping
Wednesday 20th October
Café M (Platensgatan 5)
19.30
100:-

Having looked at his facebook page,...

COUNT ME OUT OF THAT ONE

a beer or more in any other bar is preferable

Posted by: Swassie 5.Oct.2010, 09:12 AM

I'm an Aussie just outside on Linköping and I'm looking for fluent bantar if you know what I mean smile.gif As good as the Swedes are I miss the flow smile.gif

Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 6.Oct.2010, 03:32 PM

I'm with Rick on that one. No Go for Paul Foot.
But keen for a dinner and a drink or 2.
Dates places etc... The 20th works for me though.
PM me if interested and maybe we can start a new topic line.

Posted by: Rick Methven 6.Oct.2010, 04:03 PM

QUOTE (Movedtoswedenandgotstuck @ 6.Oct.2010, 04:32 PM) *
I'm with Rick on that one. No Go for Paul Foot.
But keen for a dinner and a drink or 2.
Dates places etc... The 20th works for me though.
PM me if interested and maybe we can start a new topic line.

I'm up for it on the 20th.

Sent you a PM

Posted by: Rick Methven 18.Oct.2010, 09:02 AM

This Wednesday at De Klomp 7pm

all are welcome

Posted by: the italian job 16.Jan.2011, 11:57 AM

Hi all!

I'm 28 years old italian guy moved in Linkoping from Milan the last August for work, i'll be in this beautiful place until the next November. smile.gif

Some WE i go back to Italy but some others remain here, so I've wondered that it would be nice meeting other speaking english guys to go out for a beer! wink.gif

Feel free to send me PM or whatever!

Hope to see you guys!

Bye!

Posted by: LiveToDo 13.Aug.2011, 01:56 AM

Hi Everyone,

Have landed up recently in Linkoping. Looking for Swedish course on priority yet facing trouble because of long summer vacation.Sooner the better, I learn the language and get integrated with daily life.

Is there any shooting(hobby) club and trekking group in and around Linkoping.

Posted by: takoyaki 31.Aug.2011, 01:05 PM

Hi everyone!

i am going to LiU and I would like to make friends before i get in.
please contact me! smile.gif

thank you! smile.gif

Posted by: mailmail 5.May.2012, 10:54 PM

hello,
i just moved to linkoping and am wondering if there is any english speaking people out there that might want to meet up. I am from england but lived in the states for many years.

Posted by: samanthajodie 7.May.2012, 07:49 AM

Hi

I am from the UK and currently living in Norrkoping. I can meet up sometime if you would like.

Posted by: mailmail 7.May.2012, 11:32 AM

hey samantha,

would love to meet up. sent you a message on here hope you got it ok

Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 11.Jun.2012, 12:03 PM

Lots of English speakers in Linköping.
What type of social scene are you looking for?

Posted by: Miss_Abi_UK 11.Jun.2012, 03:25 PM

HELLO! I'm English laugh.gif and therefore english speaking also and shall be in Sweden (Linkoping area) as of August...yipeee!
But I would also very much like to Swedish too...what is the best and easiest route to go about this? I have heard about SFI but it hasn't been highly recommended...
I am also starting a Masters course at LIU at the end of Aug, and it would be nice to meet and speak to people who are also in the same situation :-)

Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 11.Jun.2012, 06:43 PM

I guess we could meet up for a fika some time.
If you don't know what fika is yet. You will soon enough...
Welcome to Sweden and Linköping.

Posted by: urani 12.Jun.2012, 02:32 AM

It is very great for me to learn english,
Regards,

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Posted by: Movedtoswedenandgotstuck 13.Jun.2012, 04:12 AM

QUOTE (urani @ 12.Jun.2012, 03:32 AM) *
It is very great for me to learn english,
Regards,

I am sure it would be. ?

LOLz

If you are in Östergötland...

Posted by: Lidia_46 31.Aug.2012, 06:39 PM

Hej!!
I arrived in Linköping a few weeks ago, and I would like to meet people here! I'm Lidia, a 25 years-old girl from Spain, and I'm working as au pair here for 1 year.

I hope I can meet new people! smile.gif

Posted by: comedia78 31.Jul.2013, 10:43 AM

Hi,

I just got married to an english guy from York who moved here, Norrköping, in January. He loves life here but would love to meet other english people living here. Anyone feel like a beer or fika with us in either Norrköping or Linköping?

Posted by: FlyingFraudster 1.Aug.2013, 09:28 AM

Hi!
I've recently moved to that area too. I'm originally from Nottingham.

It would be great to meet up!

Posted by: Craptastical 1.Aug.2013, 10:05 AM

I'm now living in Linköping too.

Posted by: ch900712 24.Aug.2013, 08:25 AM

Hey,

Me and my gf just moved to Linköping and we would love to meet some english speaking people as she doesn't speak swedish yet. We usually enjoy our afternoon fika at some cafe in the city centre and the occasional beer at the pub. We are both in our mid 20s.

Posted by: DamonM 21.Sep.2013, 02:30 PM

Hi All,

My name is Damon and I recently moved to Linkoping. I am from the UK and will be here until August 31st (I work for Arla).

I would really like to meet some fellow English speakers and I have a clear schedule every evening and all weekends (the woes of temporary emigration - no friends!). Please let me know if you'd like to meet for a coffee/beer/whatever else Swedes like to do!

My number is 0046 72 368 92 09

Thanks,

Damon

Posted by: Kiwi In Sweden 16.Nov.2013, 03:29 PM

Hej hej,
My boyfriend and I have moved to Linkoping from New Zealand. Very keen to meet some English speakers! I don't speak much Swedish but my boyfriend is nearly fluent from when he lived here for 3 years when he was a teenager playing hockey. We are mid 20's and keen for fika or beer/wine catch ups!

Posted by: katt1000 17.Dec.2013, 05:46 PM

Hello, I am newbie in Link

Posted by: Kuralt 18.Dec.2013, 02:38 AM

A fika or beer?You are a energy engineer,very cool,I am speaking english.I am interested in your work.

Posted by: pussgurkan 2.Jul.2014, 10:08 PM

Hi there,

Anyone interested in doing an English speaking meetup soon? I arrived in Link

Posted by: Frauen 14.Sep.2014, 06:29 PM

I'm interested in a english speaking meet up soon. I'm not here so often so that's why I'm so late in the reply.

Posted by: **JosephinE*** 18.Sep.2014, 02:43 PM

Hey! Anybody in Norrkoping ?!

Posted by: IdiotAbroad 5.Oct.2015, 06:18 PM

Hej,

I'm Nick - 26, English, born in London, lived near Brighton, sport mad, normally seen with a tea or a beer!

I have been living in my girlfriends home town of Norrk

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