Fotos vom 2. Stammtisch im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,

es war gestern ein sehr unterhaltsamer Abend mit euch. Der Frühling kann nun endlich beginnen. Anbei haben wir noch ein paar schöne Bilder für euch.

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Fotos vom Kulturprogramm im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,
am letzten Freitag konnten wir viel über die Staatssicherheit in der SED-Diktatur lernen und welche Überwachungsmethoden an der Bevölkerung angewandt wurden. Anbei haben wir noch ein paar Erinnerungen vom Kulturprogramm.
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2. Stammtisch im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,

rechtzeitig zum Frühlingsbeginn möchten wir euch zum nächsten Stammtisch am 22. März einladen. Wir freuen uns wieder auf einen unterhaltsamen und lustigen Abend mit euch. Los geht es wieder ab 20 Uhr, dieses Mal im Café Berio.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

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Fotos vom 1. Stammtisch im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,

es war gestern ein lustiger und unterhaltsamer Abend mit euch. Bei dem Quiz habt ihr euer zeichnerisches Können gezeigt und uns sehr beeindruckt.
Zur Erinnerung haben wir für euch noch ein paar schöne Bilder zum Anschauen.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

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Kulturprogramm im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 17. März gehen wir im Rahmen unseres Kulturprogramms ins Stasimuseum nach Lichtenberg. Dabei werden wir uns genauer mit der Staatssicherheit nach dem 2. Weltkrieg befassen, bekannt unter dem Kurzwort „Stasi“.
Die Dauerausstellung „Staatssicherheit in der SED-Diktatur“ klärt über Aufbau, Entwicklung und Arbeitsweise des MfS (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit) auf.

Bitte meldet euch rechtzeitig an, es gibt nur eine begrenzte Teilnehmeranzahl.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

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1. Stammtisch im März

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 09. März findet wieder unser erster Stammtisch im März statt! Bringt gerne eure Freunde und Familie mit ins Cancún am Alexanderplatz! Los geht es ab 20 Uhr. Wir freuen uns auf einen schönen Abend gemeinsam mit euch.

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~ Der Sechszehnte: Auf Wiedersehen ~

Hallo zusammen!

So heute war der letze Tag von A 2.1. Ich fühle mich traurig weil, im März ich leider zum anderem Deutsch Akademie Platz gehen muss. ( Ach! I honestly hope that was all correct. Probably not! But that’s ok, I’m still learning.) I will no longer be going to Wittenbergplatz for the months of März and April. I will be back in Mai! :-) Honestly, this has been such a great month for me and I have to say that I am sooooooo happy and satisfied with the results. Finally I have found a Sprachschule that I actually enjoy and I’m so glad I found it online that one day in Amerika. In my class not only have I learned so much, but I’ve also made connections with people. i have become friends with people I thought I would never talk to. I have enjoyed having my instructor and am so disappointed that I have to switch locations. But a „girls gotta do what a girls gotta do“. And also, thats ok because I’m sure I will love the Alexanderplatz location just as much as I love the Wittenbergplatz one.

Luckily for you (haha just kidding) i am not able to continue writing this Wittenbergplatz blog for you all so, but at least I will write for the Alexanderplatz Blog. That will provide some consistency for me. lol Well, it has been so great writing for you and I hope to do it again in Mai. Class starts again on Monday so until then, bis bald!

This view might not look like much, but it was the view I enjoyed everyday for the past few weeks. I will miss it.

P.S. Pretty soon my Alexanderplatz Blog is about to get a little more exciting as I will be travelling quite a bit in the next two months wooh !! If you want to read any of it, visit the Alexanderplatz Blog as well!
-your friend Milan♥︎

~ Der Fünfzehnte: Sport Machen? ~

Hallo zusammen!

So! It’s finally starting to warm up! Can you believe it? I for one, am honestly so glad that I can finally see and feel the warmth of the sun again. Before I came here, I was so glad and excited to finally see snow and experience cold weather, but now that I have been here for about a onth, I think I have had enough. Of course, I will miss the falling snowflakes and the frozen over lakes that one can ice skate on, but boy, I will not miss the harsh bite of winter. Not only can I not feel my extremities, but during the winter it is so much harder to exercise.

Now I might not be the most athletic person in the world, but I do like to go outside and have a little active fun. Normally, during the warmer months, that would include swimming, playing football with my brothers, volleyball, or even just talking a long walk in the forests. But all those are basically impossible when the temperature is below 0. So, if you’re like me, and you crave physical activity without freezing your fingers off, then I recommend joining a gym. Of course, some you might be a little hesitant for whatever reason (privacy maybe? or perhaps price?), but can I just say, it is absolutely worth it. Here in Berlin there are myriad gyms to choose form depending on what your looking for. If you are a woman and you want a place to train with only other women, theres a place for you! If you want an all-inclusive gym with classes and a sauna, theres a place for you! If you want, a gym with an indoor swimming pool so you can still enjoy the water during the cold months, theres a place for you! For most gyms, all it requires for you to sign up is an EC Bank card and your passport/proof of residence. Not too shabby, eh? There’s also a bunch of different contracts and non-contracts for you to choose from, whether you want to pay monthly or yearly, etc. To make this a little easier for you, here is a nice list og awesome gyms to choose from.

I signed up with Superfit, for a yearly contract of only 20 Euros a month. They have included classes such as Zumba, Yoga, and even martial arts. When I signed up, they even gave me a free gift bag with a Flasche, towel, and Membershipcard holder. Awesome, right?

Anyways, hopefully you find a place that works just for you! Until then, bis bald!


~ Der Vierzehnte: Haustiere in Berlin ~

Hallo zusammen!

So, the other day, I was talking to another Deutsch Akademie student from America. Both of us were similar in the fact that we both have pets, but the difference is, she had to leave hers in the USA. It is not because she didn’t want to bring her pet, but merely because she didn’t know how. Of course, the process to take you pet to a foreign country is detailed and lengthy, but it is definitely possible, and a lot easier when you know what to do. Unfortunately, I know some one you have pets you had to leave back home and it may be better for you that way, but if you are absolutely and extremely attached to your pets (as I am), then this blog entry might be helpful for you. If you don’t have any pets you can skip right along, but if you’re interested, stay a while.

So where to begin, to bring a pet from another country to Deutschland has many steps that you need to follow correctly. Coming from a Western country is definitely a lot easier than coming from any other one, but all are still ok. If you’re travelling between EU countries, all you need to do is to get a Tierarzt check your pet and then get a EU pet passport! Pretty simple right? But if you’re bringing a pet from lets say, America, then the process is much different. First, you have to make sure your pets have a Microchip that is ISO compatible (an international standard), if they don’t have one, then you need to get one. Then you have to get a Rabies vaccination for your pets at least three months, but no more than six months before your travel date. (Sometimes more vaccinations are needed, depending on what country your travelling form.) Then, when that’s completed you need to make sure the vaccine worked and get a Rabies Titillation test done on your pet. When that’s all completed you can wait until ten days before your departure date to Deutschland. Within those ten days you need to go to the Tierarzt and get them to fill out a special pet Deutschland/USA Health Certificate and get it certified by your local Animal/Agriculture Department.

And even after all that is done, you have to make sure you buy your pet a plane ticket, either on board with you (a better and safer decision) or under the hold. You also have to make sure to buy an airline approved pet holder. You can buy your pet calming drops from Hyland which help you and your animal if they get scared easily or get anxiety when travelling. It’ll keep them quiet as well so you don’t have people looking at you on the plane as if you brought along a crying baby. Like I mentioned before, bringing a pet to Deutschland is a long, arduous process, but if you absolutely can’t say goodbye to your little friend, it is definitely one you should undergo. Good luck! Bis bald!

my little friend

P.S.: Deutschland is an incredible place to have a dog!


~ Der Dreizehnte: February Favorites ~

Hallo zusammen!

So this blog entry will be a little but different from others, as it will not really be me blogging about Deutsch Akademie or Berlin, but more about things that I’ve enjoyed whilst in Berlin. Since February is coming to an end, these are my February Favourites.

  • Music: The music that I’ve been recently blasting through my earphones while on the S/U-Bahn is actually from a genre that I’ve only recently started listening to: Jazz! And now I don’t mean new age Jazz. I’m talking about classic Jazz from the 20’s to the 40’s. Incredibly enough, you can listen to music that’s almost a hundred years old on that app! Now this kind of music is not for everyone but if you want to hear something different, I suggest Sidney Bechet („Petite Fleur“ is my favourite right now), Annette Henshaw, and Mildred Bailey.
  • Tv: So coming from America, where there are thousands upon thousands of programs that I can watch, to Berlin where there are only a select few provides a very big change. Honestly, I was never a huge TV watcher in the first place. Netflix has been my best buddy these past few years and luckily, Netflix DE is just as good as Netflix in USA. This last month I have been into Black Mirror, which is a great sci-fi drama series about technology, and Rick and Morty, which is an adult animated series full of crazy scientific plots and very funny weird jokes.
  • Restaurants: Ok, so as I have mentioned in a previous blog post, I came from California. Over there, there is incredible authentic Mexican food that I would eat quite often (I love Mexican food, probably mainly because part Mexican but also because it tastes great lol). Now that I’ve been here for a month, I was starting to get an itch for the familiar cuisine again, and I think I found a great place. It’s called Dolores It is an absolutely great Mexican place where you can make bowls and burritos for a great price, and there are two of them placed conveniently at Wittenbergplatz and Alexanderplatz.
  • Shopping: So, if you have been in Berlin for longer than a week, then you are obviously familiar with the big department store in the KuDamm known as KaDeWe. Although it may have great things to offer, it is definitely very expensive, and a budget-ing girl like me cannot afford to spend 100 Euros on a shirt, so… I go to Humana! Humana is a chain of Vintage and Second-Hand clothes shops located all around Berlin. You can find great deals there, all the way from 1 Euro T-Shirts to 20 Euro leather jackets! Also, you are probably familiar with Flohmärkte, but which ones? The one I went to last weekend was in Treptower on Eichenstraße. I a few great things and even saw some really cool antiques. I’ll include a picture of one that caught my eye below. Now I don’t know how fond you are of used items, but if that doesn’t bother you that much, then I strongly suggest you go check these two places out! Until next time, bis bald!

    Check this thing out!