Grammar Genius

Germans love their rules and probably that’s why they made sure that their language is also full of rules. However, I think, if you speak more than one language, then Learning German becomes easier. For instance, in my case, Urdu (a language that’s a combination of Arabic and Persian) is my mother tongue and it has articles for every object (like German) so the concept of having an article makes perfect sense to me but unfortunately masculine objects in Urdu aren’t necessarily masculine in German and the other way around so It’s only half a help :)

Luckily, my teacher in A2.2 is also extremely knowledgeable and patient. She ensures that every student gets the concept before she moves on and this helps keeping all her students on one page. We call her the Grammar Genius.

So after our today’s dose of grammar, I am even more convinced that to learn German, one has to properly learn it from a teacher and by taking intensive courses till at least B1.1.

I know it sounds like too much of a work but professionals like me need this language to survive in German job market.

Fun Fact: English job market in Germany is Only 3% which means ‘‘a lot of competition“. So your best bet is to learn the language of the country you are in and learn it properly !!! Strive to be a Grammar genius yourself :)

Jaweriya

Mein Lieblingswort auf Deutsch

A2.2 is really fun! I have many reasons to back up my claim :)
Firstly, by the time one reaches this level, he/she can understand what the teacher is saying better than before. Secondly, one can make sense out of text written in books without using a translator and last but not the least, because, you learn advanced grammar with lots of new words.

Our assignment for the day was to write our favourite German word and also mention as to why we find that word so good. All my classmates came up with beautiful words from this very beautiful and rythmic language.

However, my favourite German word isn’t one of the common words. My Favourite German word is “Schadenfreude“ which is a word to refer to a feeling where someone gets a malicious joy out of someone’s misery or misfortune.

I like this word because the other 3 languages that I speak do not have any proper word to define this very common feeling. This is the most complete word in its meaning and it represent a feeling that we all feel but never admit.

Needless to say, TEACHER SHOCKED – I ROCKED!

Jaweriya

Finding my “Learner type“

So we learned today that learning process varies from a student to another student. In today’s lecture, we learned what these different types are and what they are called in German. After reading about these types, I realized that I am a communicative, a kinaesthetic, and a logical learner which was an interesting discovery for me. I realized that I find teaching method of DeutschAkademie so good because their teaching material is a perfect blend of all different types of learnings. Auditory learners can benefit from the environment itself where everyone always talks in German, Visual learners can see all these wonderful posters hanging in classrooms and in hallways, and logical learners can benefit from the daily dose of Grammar.

Check what we learned today!
Structure of Haupt- and Nebensätze (sentences) and position of verb, modal verb, and infinitive/Partizip ;)

I am already feeling more confident about my German skills.

Jaweriya

Learning German with my Friend

Today our A2.2 course started and to say the least, I was super excited. I have taken all my previous courses with DeutschAkademie and I couldn’t wait to go one step ahead with my time of speaking perfect German. I am already practising it with my Husband, who luckily speaks good German, and I am also talking to everyone out there in German. I have found Germans to be very accepting and open towards people with limited German proficiency. You can speak as bad Deutsch with Germans as you want and they still understand you (in fact they‘ll appreciate the effort). I was happy to be back because I was a bit late with my registration for this course and because seats fill up so quickly and because everyone wants to register again with DeutschAkademie, I thought I will not be able to take classes this month but fortunately, because of high demand, DeutscheAkademie started an intensive-intensive course with one extra day every week and taadaa!!! Here I am “Learning German with my Friend“.

Jaweriya

 

Hello people

So today its the last day I’m going to be talking to you.
I just wanted to say thank you for letting me share all my experiences and interesting facts I found here in Munich! To be here in Munich is an amazing experience and I hope my blogs helped you to find out new things about Munich, also I really hope that you can come to DeutschAkademie because it’s a great school with wonderful teachers, really nice staff and tons of people from around the world, all of them impatient to know you. German it’s a really complicated language but the reward you are going to get from knowing it, it’s beyond your expectations. It has all sorts of uses such for your daily life, to get to know more people, educational uses, for your career and more to learn a new language. It’s an incredible experience that will bring you a lot of satisfaction and good experiences.
Goodbye and thank you,

Valeria

Hello people

Today I want to tell you a little bit more about myself. As you know I come from Mexico and I am 19 years old, but you don´t know that I am the oldest one of three daughters. I was raised and born in Mexico and so my whole family, my mom is the youngest one of two daughters and my dad is the youngest of two sons, they got married when my mom was 26 and my dad 28. After 2 years they had me and some years after they had my little sisters that are 18 and 12 years old. So for me it has been really hard to be away of my sisters and my parents since this is the first time I’m away from home, but every day gets easier and I maintain myself busy with the school and my friends.

To be in a foreign country where everything and everyone is new for you can be hard but it’s positive, you just have to be conscious about your goals and have them really present in your daily life, for when you miss your family or friends. You remember you are doing it because of them and your personal realization.

Valeria

Hello people

Today I would like to talk about a museum I visited the other day, it is the Münchener Stadt Museum.

one day I was walking around the center of Munich and me and my friend didn’t have anything more interesting to do so when we saw this building from the distance we decided we wanted to know what it was. When we went in they told us it was the State Museum of Munich so we decided that we wanted to go in, because we thought it was really interesting to know a little bit more about about Munich. Because we are living here it’s important to know what happens in the city and why it is and was important historically. The museum has a lot of expositions some of them are temporal meaning that they are exhibit just for a short period of time. The one exhibition that I found most interesting was one called “Ehem Jüdischer Besitz” that talks about all the properties such as jewelry, high end clothes, paintings, furniture or sculptures that belonged to Jude’s and taken away by the nazis. The museum dedicates this exposition to the recovery of this objects throughout the years that preceded the Second World War, the exposition it’s really well executed it explains everything. I recommend a lot to visit this museum but especially this exposition

Valeria

Hello people

today i’m going to talk about the English gardens it’s the one of biggest parks in the city, it crosses a lot of main points into the city as well as the Isar river here you can find a lot of attractions there are a lot of places were you can eat and have a drink in the different Biergartens, also when is winter you can play is no game we have your own snowman made and four when it is summer you can swim in the river or practice surf, right now it’s one of my favorite places around the city because you can go with friends and have some drinks or just go by yourself and enjoy reading a book, for me it’s a great experience because you can have a genuine taste of German culture there are a lot of things to do, people are always playing sports such as baseball, volleyball or football, and you can always ask to join, there are also a lot of families and friends just throwing a picnic, a really good idea is to make one with your friends when it’s sunny, you can also take a walk an eat in the Chinese tower where you can find beer or traditional dishes from Germany, so take a walk in the English gardens as fast as you can,

Valeria

Hello people

Today I will like to talk with you about the five tips that in my experience you have to have in mind whenever you are learning a language but specifically German so let’s start:

One of you have to be really constant understudy meaning dad you should be able to study at home for a one or two hours every day if you really want to acquire more vocabulary correct your grammar that should be enough .

You should never skip classes because some of the topics that you were going to see in class are really important and a basis for the topics that you will see in the future.

Always do the homework every time your teacher leaves you something to do at home is for you to improve your German so always do your homework !!

Try to hang out with German people or at least to speak with them because the only way to really improve your pronunciation is to speak German with people that can correct you and tell you if you are saying something wrong.

Read books or articles into a magazine or in the newspape also listen to music and watch tv or Netflix in German, to read and listen at German things will give you fluency when you read and speak, will expand your vocabulary as well as improve your grammar.

Valeria

Hello people

Today I want to tell you about what I did in class today was the end of my month course and what we did was a simulation of the b2.2 Prüfung which for who don’t know that’s the exam you have to do to pass from level in German and I am having mine at the end of this month so this simulation helped me to realize that I have to work harder and study a lot more because even if I think that I performed well I think there are a lot of topics I need to practice more because to learn German it’s an every day work you have to be constantly aware of your surroundings  and the really motivated,

Valeria