What I Think About German Course?

Hey everyone! How are you doing? All good? I hope so!

First, I want to say sorry I don’t write in German more often on my blogs, it’s just that I feel better when I consentrate on one language 🙂

So, today, what do I think about German course? Well, this is very simple answer but I will expend it a little. I think it is very important and very useful.

If you are now in a doubt weather to take a course or not, don’t. I really think you should do it. And I’ll explain: you are in Germany, maybe in Berlin, as I am, and here everything is first of all in German and then, maybe, in English or another language.

Its right that Berlin feels multi-cultural city and almost always you will use other language too, but in my opinion you have to learn German. It’s gonna be easier for you for the rest of your stay here:)

So hey! Get up! Get yourself together go to the closest DeutschAkademie office and sign up to the level for you! :))

 

have a a great day! ANd thank you for reading 😉

Tal

Long German Words…

Hello!

So, what is all about in German, when you have these long words?! Let me tell you….
In my opinion, it’s not that hard. Maybe if you have a little difficulty with languages or you find German hard then it might also be a bit heavy.
The point is very simple, in German, they just combine as many words as they want (yes, they can invent new long words) in order to make something make sense.
For example, I want to say „table lamp” I should say „Tischlampe” Tisch is Table and Lampe is lamp (here, you can even see the similarity of German to English) and the only thing is I should combine those words together to make it a German word with meaning 🙂

On this lesson Rudi, our teacher gave us a very extreme example of combined words. Take a look at this word:

Have any idea what does it mean?! Actually me niether.. haha I totally forgot. But it is actually one company’s name! Yes, yes, a real company’s name. Cool ha?!
haha.. and so it goes like this.
The only thing you should do is to find the single words, you already know, inside this long word to make it make sense to you 🙂
It’s not so hard it is really ok! You just need some practice. Everybody can learn German! and also can you!

So far I very much enjoy my classes in DeutschAkademie, every lesson makes me better in German which is so important when you live here.

 

Good luck!

 

Tal.

Fotos vom Kulturprogramm im November

Liebe Teilnehmer,

letzten Freitag war unser Kulturprogramm im Naturkundemuseum. Alle waren ganz aufgeregt und wissbegierig. Ein großes Dankeschön an das Naturkundemuseum für die informative Führung.

Wie versprochen, haben wir für euch Bilder um Anzuschauen.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

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Museumsinsel- Recommendation Blog

Hello everyone!

Today I’d like to recommend one of the most popular and important places to visit while in Berlin – Museumsinsel – the Museums Island. DON’T MISS OUT!
The Museum Island is located in Berlin Mitte (center) right along the Spree river and it is very easy to get to.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the amount of big museums on the island and their architectural importance of the island’s structure.
The Mueumsinsel is only walking distance away from Alexanderplatz, Hackscher Markt, the Beliner Dom, DDR Museum, cafe’s and restaurants.

Which museums can you find in the museumsinsel?

  • The Altes Museum (Old Museum) that was built in 1830!
  • The Neues Museum (New Museum) it was built in 1859, and got destroyed in World War II.
  • The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery).
  • The Pergamon Museum
  • The Humboldt Forum

Tickets:
You can either buy single ticket to each of the museums around 6-7E I think… Or you can buy one ticket for all Museumsinsel that costs 18E.
Now, if you tend to visit more than one museum I would suggest you to go early and buy the 18 Euro ticket that includes all museums. In my opinion and from my personal experience, it’s better this way. But remember these are big museums so calculate well before you buy the all inclusive ticket.

Personal recommendation:  Pergamon Museum! (on the picture)

Don’t miss out Museumsinsel! I’m sure you’ll love it!

Enjoy and till next time,

Tal.

Fotos vom Stammtisch im November

Liebe Teilnehmer,

es war ein entspannter und unterhaltsamer Stammtisch mit euch. Anbei haben wir für euch noch paar Bilder von gestern.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

#DeutschAkademie #Stammtisch #DeutschLernen #MitSpaßzumErfolg #Berlin #Wittenbergplatz #CaféBerio

 

Kulturprogramm im November

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 17. November gehen wir im Rahmen des Kulturprogramms ins Naturkundemuseum. Die Tour dauert ca. 90 Minuten und findet auf Deutsch statt. Während der Führung werden wir uns die 10 Highlights des Museums anschauen.
Wie immer gibt es eine begrenzte Teilnehmeranzahl, deshalb empfehlen wir eine frühe Anmeldung in unserem Büro😊 Der Treffpunkt ist um 15 Uhr an der DeutschAkademie Alexanderstr. 9, Haus des Lehrers.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

#DeutschAkademie #Berlin #Kulturprogramm #DeutschLernen #MitSpaßzumErfolg #Naturkundemuseum

 

Stammtisch im November

 

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 09. November findet wieder unser monatlicher Stammtisch statt. Los geht es ab 20 Uhr, dieses Mal im Café Berio. Bringt gerne eure Freunde und Familie mit auf etwas Leckeres zu Essen und zu Trinken. Wir freuen uns auf euch.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

#DeutschAkademie #Stammtisch #DeutschLernen #MitSpaßzumErfolg #Berlin #Wittenbergplatz #CaféBerio

 

 

Ganz Kurz in German

Hello everyone, how are you doing? I’m doing just fine!

Today, I want to teach you some basics in German, like how the people greet each other here and how to ask how are you and say good bye.

So, the usual greeting when people are meeting goes like this: „Hallo, wie geht es dir?” or: „Hallo, wie geht’s dir?” or even „Hallo, wie geht’s?” that means: „Hallo, how is it going with you? or simply „Hallo, What’s up?”.
The answer to that question goes like: „Danke, mir geht es gut, und dir?” or „Danke, gut, und dir?” which means:„Thank you, I am doing fine, and you?” or „Thank you, good, and you?”
(BTW „greeting” called „Gruss” in German 🙂 )

I have to say that this doesn’t mean anything important, it is just the greeting part and unless you or the other person don’t ask more or say more after that don’t expect for more. Usually after that part the conversation can go on or stop.


(During the lesson. Studying…)

So, if you had the conversation part, now it’s time to say goodbye. The German people have many ways to say goodbye.
The most common word in Tschuss! its basically means bye! Here in Berlin the people use Ciao! like the Italian Ciao!
If you will see each other again you should say „auf wiedersehen” that means „to see us again”. If you are going to see this person soon on a specific day you should say, for example: „bis Montag” that means „till Monday”.
When the German people say goodbye they pronouns it long and they raise their voices, it’s almost like they sing.

Ok, so we are almost done, but let’s make sure you know all the important words (like in every language):
Hi- Hallo!
Bye- Tschuss!
Thank you- Danke dir!
You’re welcome- Bitte!
Excuse me- Etschuldigung! (or sorry)

Ok, Thank you for reading my blog! I Hope I could help and that you enjoyed reading!
See you next time!

Tschuss!!

Tal

Colors of October in Berlin

Hello!

When I came to Berlin at the end of August, I heard that this summer was wet and rainy unlike a typical summer here. September was pretty nice here. At the beginning it was warm and sunny and later began to be a bit colder.

At mid October the fall arrived and the colors in the street has started to change. The leaves changing their colors the sun sets early… but there were like 2 weeks of beautiful weather and sun!

I love this time of the year, the colores of autumn or spring and i’d like to share with you the view from my class in DeutschAkademie school from just few days ago where you can see Alexanderplatz and the TV tower of Berlin:

And with these beautiful colors I say goodbye and till the next time 🙂

 

Tal

Last day

So  today was the last day for our A1.1 class. I’m going to miss waking up at the crack of dawn and rushing out to get to class on time, jokes. Who I’m definitely going to miss is our Teacher, Kirima, she’s just so awesome. She’s really knowledgeable, friend and fun. I really hope I get her for A1.2 in December, I’m  planning to call and email Deutsch Akademie constantly until I get her as my teacher, sorry DA but I don’t think I could survive such an intense course without a familiar friendly face (December packs 4 weeks of lessons into 3 weeks).

I’m going to miss my classmates too, everyone is so sweet. One of our classmates even brought cake as a farewell gift to the class, we got to pick unicorn or mini-mouse plates, so sweet right?

We laughed so much, I really had a lot of fun today in class. We were given a choice of ending the lesson with some textbook exercises, reading or playing that German game we played last week. Yup, we opted for the game. We learnt some handy German sentences to use whilst playing, e.g. „Du bist Tran” (your turn) and „Ich bin die Beste!” (I’m the best, feminine).

My experience at Deutsch Akademie for A1.1 has been really positive. I’ve learnt an incredible amount. Looking forward to A1.2 (with Kirima, I hope).