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Native English speakers in Dalarna

Are there any, if so, where do we meet?

soultraveler3
post 22.Oct.2009, 03:24 AM
Post #1
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 12.May.2009

Hey guys,

There are lots of posts on the local forums about english-speaking meetups in western sweden but none over here towards the east. Are there any or do we have to make the 2 hour trip to Stockholm?

I live in Avesta and we don't have any meetups, lol, think I'm the only native english speaking immigrant here actually. cool.gif

What about in the larger towns like Västerås or Borlänge?

It would be alot of fun to have a few drinks and bs with some native english speakers. biggrin.gif
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explodp
post 30.Dec.2009, 07:51 AM
Post #2
Location: Västmanland
Joined: 1.Dec.2009

@ soultraveler3,

we live in between Avesta and Sala and have been here three years. It is only now we are finding there are other English speakers around.

Checkout our website and contact us if you want to learn more.

www.francisfamilysweden.net

Cheers,

Paul
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Subterfuge
post 30.Dec.2009, 09:12 AM
Post #3
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 9.May.2009

Hi, my husband lives in Malung so I would go there occasionally. Maybe we can meet you up guys when i go there. I dont know exactly how far Avesta is from Malung. But we're still quite far from Borlänge. We are comparatively near to Mora.
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Puffin
post 30.Dec.2009, 10:30 AM
Post #4
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

Hi
We are in Dalarna - live between Hedemora and Falun
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karlajose
post 30.Dec.2009, 10:31 PM
Post #5
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 15.Sep.2008

hej, im living in borlänge...if you have time we can meet and have good conversations. maybe other locallers here just e-mail me...rojo_almita@yahoo.com
thanks...
happy new year!!!
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myshkin_
post 18.Jan.2010, 10:21 PM
Post #6
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 18.Jan.2010

Burnley (Lancashire) boy here living in Gagnef. Been here for 6 months with my Swedish girlfriend.

Would be good to get in touch with some other people on here that live in the area.

Where are you all from? How long have you been here? What do you do for work? etc.
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MachineGunGirl
post 3.Mar.2010, 07:29 AM
Post #7
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 21.Dec.2009

I'm not native english speaker, but I live in Borlänge and know a cpl guys from England living here too smile.gif

We definatelly should meet and do something to kill boredom and share experiences!!!

Hugs
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ShaunD
post 3.Mar.2010, 08:51 AM
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Joined: 25.Sep.2006

I am English and live in Långshyttan just outside of Hedemora.
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Jenniferocious
post 15.Jun.2012, 01:09 PM
Post #9
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 17.Feb.2011

Hi, I know this is a pretty old thread but I'm English (Carlisle) and have just moved to Borlänge. Did a meet-up ever happen? Would be interested in getting to know a few native English speakers also.
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dgd
post 15.Jun.2012, 09:42 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

Hedemora for part of the year, which incidentally has just (this evening) seen a contingent of Irish Travellers arrive.
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ShaunD
post 16.Jun.2012, 08:21 AM
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Joined: 25.Sep.2006

I saw a couple of English registered Ford Iveco flat bed wagons heading up to Hedemora as it happens yesterday, I had a feeling straight away that the Gypsies are going to be in town. Time to lock up everything even more secure now then ohmy.gif
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dgd
post 16.Jun.2012, 08:38 AM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2012

They're operating under a cover company called PKBYGG, who I understand have been involved in a number of other trading scams concerning driveways and tarmac. You can google the web for details of some of their other operations.
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Jenniferocious
post 17.Jun.2012, 09:47 PM
Post #13
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 17.Feb.2011

What brings you both to Sweden (if you don't mind me asking)? I've moved here with my Swedish partner. I'm really keen to integrate as quickly as possible but, while I don't have a job here, it's pretty hard. I start SFI in Säter soon so hopefully that will lead me to meet people. Any tips in the meantime?
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ShaunD
post 18.Jun.2012, 08:06 AM
Post #14
Joined: 25.Sep.2006

Hi Jennifer,

Well with me my wife is Swedish so that was one of the main reasons we moved here, plus we wanted to (and have a few years back now), start a family and Sweden is just fantastic for that with regards to daycare and parental leave etc.

We moved here in May 2006 and for the first few months I didn't know anyone, didn't speak the language, didn't have a job (I left a good job in London to come here), didn't have no friends etc. I started SFI in Hedemora in September 2006 and completed that by the end of January 2007. I then started looking for a job and landed myself á job doing 'praktik' in mine surveying at the mine in Garpenberg, this got extended to a summer job. When I had only two days left to unemployment I got offered a full time position and am now a trained up mine surveyor working 1200 metres underground everyday !

Don't listen to a lot of the crap on here when people say it will never work etc. For me things could not have been better, we have got a better life, we both have jobs, we have a wonderfull daughter, we have friends, and I have been speaking the language fluent for a few years now ! Although I still cannot stand the winters here at times, god I hate it when it's -30c out !!
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Jenniferocious
post 18.Jun.2012, 12:37 PM
Post #15
Location: Dalarna
Joined: 17.Feb.2011

Thank you, that's very comforting. At the moment, I feel a little isolated, I think once the Swedish comes then everything else will fall into place - work, friends and life in general. I'm still very confident I want to live my life here - it's a great place to build a nest and start a family. I've only experienced 2 weeks of Swedish winter in the past and, although I loved it, it will be interesting to see if I still love it 4 months in!

It sounds like you have a great life here! One last question, was the SFI enough? I've read on here stories from a lot of people who have done SFI and are still only speaking very basic Swedish. I've been studying Rosetta Stone which has helped me learns words but not so many sentences.
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