Are you sugar?

Are you sugar? „Du bist zucker”, is what the poster says but perhaps I’m translating too literally? Well anyways, the question posed by Rewe is kind of exciting – „how much sugar do you need?”

I’m not sure what product the poster is implying, a chocolate pudding? But the concept is pretty cool. Usually the sugar levels in products are dictated for us, so Rewe’s new marketing strategy seems like a winning concept. Will check it out when I go grocery shopping next.

Also, I understand 99% of the poster. A sign that my Deutsch is definitely improving!

Beauty is in the details

I live in Prezlauer Berg and I usually walk home from school (Deutach Akademie on Panorama Strasse, Alexander Platz). I try to take different routes home so it’s interest, otherwise the 30min walk home can be a tad boring. So the other day I walked through the inner streets around Kollwitzplatz and noticed these beautiful street posts (see the below picture). They look really majestic, and I really love the Berlin Bear (Berlin City Coat of Arms) on top.

This city is full of interesting stuff hidden in full sight, all we have to do is slow down and look around.

 

Foggy Berlin

Mid week, Berlin turned mysterious. Everything was smothered in mist,  it felt like something magical could happen. The passing of time didn’t exist on that day, it was perpetually grey and misty until suddenly it was dark. I loved this day, the heavy fog made Berlin so playful (to me anyways, I’m sure it wreaked havoc for car drivers).

Deutsch for Fog is der Nebel.

The below picture is of Berlin tower being hidden by the heavy fog. Pretty awesome eh?

Our new classmate

Today we had an additional classmate, our teacher brought him along. His name is Charlie, he is very short, very hairy and very friendly. Everyone thought he was great. One problem was that he fell asleep in class a few times, we knew because we heard his snores – made us all laugh.  I hope he stays with our class. I’ve always wanted a buddy like him, so it’s super nice to hang with him even if it’s only in class.

Can you spot Charlie in the below picture?

Kulturprogramm im Januar

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 26. Januar gehen wir im Rahmen unseres Kulturprogrammes ins Stasimuseum nach Lichtenberg. Thema des Museums ist die Staatssicherheit nach dem 2. Weltkrieg, die ihr vielleicht auch schon unter dem Kurzwort „Stasi“ kennt.
Die Ausstellung „Staatssicherheit in der SED-Diktatur” informiert euch über Aufbau, Entwicklung und Arbeitsweise des MfS (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit).
Wenn ihr dabei sein möchtet, meldet euch bitte bei uns im Büro an, es gibt eine begrenzte Teilnehmeranzahl!

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

#DeutschAkademie #Kulturprogramm #Deutschlernen #MitSpaßzumErfolg #Berlin #StasiumseumLichtenberg

 

 

 

Bis bald Christmas!

So Christmas and the festivities around it have officially ended. We begin the cold, dark, and dull period before Spring. Even though I know Spring comes late here in Berlin, I’m looking for signs already! I think it’s because I know the shortest day (as in the day with the least daylight hours) went by in mid-December, so automatically my brain associates longer days with sunshine and twilight summer nights (it never truly gets dark in Summer)   >.<  bring back Summer!!

Ok, I’m pushing back my inner summer enthusiast into forced dormancy.

If you walk along the streets now, you’ll notice old Christmas trees stranded on the sidewalk. Seeing them makes me feel sad, because they are a reminder that the fun part of winter is over. You’ll notice everyone looks a bit grumpier (ha! I hear you say „Berliners always look grumpy”, true but x10 right now).  We’ll all waiting for winter to be over.

First day back!

First day in my A2.1 class. Last year I completed my A1.1 and A1.2 courses. I was undecided if I should continue onto A2.1 or give myself a break to absorb all the Deutsch we had learnt. Well I know me, I’ll start to forget the lessons and probably become too lazy to revise in my own time. So I enrolled in the next A2.1 class!

We had a 2 week break over Christmas and New Years, so I thought I’d go through the previous course books and revise. Of course I couldn’t bring my self to study in advance and hence I spent last weekend cramming. To be honest, I don’t think I absorbed my lessons so well throughout December, I think I really do need the lessons spread across 4 weeks (in December, the course is squeezed into 3 weeks).

Also, I’m optimistic about our teacher too. By having different teachers for my A1.1 and A1.2 courses, I’ve come to understand what sort of teaching style I like. I prefer the teacher to be really structured and to use the kursebook book (I’m a visual learner, when I see something written or drawn I absorb the information better).

I’ll keep you posted on how I go over the next 4 weeks 🙂

Stammtisch im Januar

Liebe Teilnehmer,

am 11. Januar treffen wir uns zum ersten Stammtisch im neuen Jahr. Wir laden euch herzlich ein gemeinsam mit uns einen tollen Abend, im Café Berio zu verbringen. Los geht es ab 20 Uhr. Wenn ihr möchtet könnt ihr auch gerne eure Freunde oder Familie mitbringen. Wir freuen uns auf euch.

Euer DeutschAkademie Team

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