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Berlin – where history becomes alive

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am 16. Dezembro 2019

Sara, 11. Dezember 2019

Berlin… what an electric city. I had learned a great deal about the dark chapters of its history in school but never thought I would be moving there. In parts of Berlin, one can still see the bullet holes and the aftermath of the wars. Parts of the wall that divided berlin for 30 years are still there, covered with colours for people to see. There are war memorials, museums, galleries and parks, all commemorating Berlin’s history. In what city can you walk through a park where a death strip used to be? (Mauer Park). In what city can you party to techno music, in a 27-year-old underground nightclub that served as a protest against violence with a mix of confusion and euphoria, all that to celebrate freedom? (Tresor).

A crazy thing I learned about Berlin was the abundance of parks and greenery in the city. There are so many green spaces in the city, ranging from small to gigantic parks for people to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Berlin is rated among the greenest cities in Europe. Tiergarten is a 210 hectares inner city park, located in the middle of the city. Templehof Feld is a former airport that is now a 355 hectares open space park, welcoming people to relax, bike, skate, walk their dogs. It is the largest inner-city open space in the world and is absolutely stunning. You can also visit Mauer Park on Sundays and enjoy good music, walk around the flea market and get yourself some yummy food. Being a public park, its name translates to “Wall Park” referring to the former part of the Berlin wall and the death strip. The park is located at the former west and east border.

There is always something happening in the city, from art events, to nightclub parties, there is something for every taste. The only downside is that berlin is so big that it always takes minimum 30 minutes to get from point A to point B. However, the public transport system is straight forward, most of the time reliable, it is safe and affordable. It also runs all night long on the weekends making it easier to go out and have a good time without worrying about how to get home. Berlin is full of life and possibilities, it never ceases to surprise you.

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Reasons for the best German classes in Berlin!

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am

Sara, 09. Dezember 2019

Since Berlin is an expat friendly city with a melting pot of cultures and languages, I didn’t find it difficult to settle there at the beginning even though I didn’t know the language. I was able to get my groceries, order coffee, pass by the bank, register for classes etc. However, things started to change when I started facing technical issues like contacting customer service for my internet problems, changing my cell phone plan, receiving paperwork to fill in… because Berlin has a very bureaucratic system, everything you do requires paperwork, receiving letters and taking appointments. Google translate does the trick for basic things but the more complicated it gets, the harder it is to keep up. With time, I started facing more everyday issues and knew I would always need to depend on a friend if I did not learn the language for myself.

As I was looking for the best German classes in Berlin, a friend recommended Deutsch Akademie. She had taken courses there the year before and seemed very pleased with the results. Comparing it to my other options, I found that the location was great (in the centre of Berlin, with connections to every part of the city), the classes were small (10 people maximum) allowing for great individual focus from the teacher, and the classes were very affordable. The Akademie also offered different timings and different intensities for each class. This was a good aspect as I could choose what fit my schedule best. I decided to go with the intensive course: 3 hours a day, 4 days a week because I wanted to finish fast and I had time in the morning. From Hallo, Wie geht es dir, to Entchuldigung, posters on the street caught my attention and I tried to understand and remember the words. Little did I know, 5 months later I would be in level B1 able to initiate small talk in German!

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My first day in German class at Alexanderplatz!

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Berlin, am

Sara, 05. Dezember 2019

I woke up, had a quick little breakfast and was on my way to my first German class ever. That was back in July when the sun was shining and Berlin was sunny. I really miss it now that it’s cold! Arriving to Alexanderplatz, I spotted the famous Fernsehenturm and started looking for the building where a new chapter of my life was about to begin. As I made my way to class, I kept thinking to myself: “What am I doing here?”, “am I really going to learn German? German?? oh well, here we go”…  It felt so surreal to be standing in the middle of Alexanderplatz that day. I had come from Lebanon a month before and still hadn’t processed it. That day, it hit me. I was in Berlin, I was about to start learning German to live in Berlin. wow. I felt extremely overwhelmed. In 5 minutes, I was going to enter a room with people I had never met, and I was about to learn a language I would have never thought I’d be learning.

I got to class and spotted multiple people already at their seats. They all had the same hesitant look as me, awkwardly exchanging smiles and nods. The teacher entered the class and presented herself. Then it was the students’ turn; we were all coming from different countries and coming for entirely different reasons. I was so impressed with the diversity of the students. Some students were in their early 20s, moved to Berlin to learn the language. Some were in their 30s working or married and had relocated to this city for professional or personal reasons. What startled me the most, was that each student came from a different country and spoke a different language (Spanish, Arabic, French, Hindu, Italian, Polish…). It was amazing to see such a diverse group of people coming together on this day to learn a language and become a part of this new city. It made me feel like I belonged. 

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My new German course in Berlin

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am 03. Dezembro 2019

Sara, 03. Dezember 2019

My name is Sara and I am 24 years old. I come from Lebanon, a small country on the Mediterranean Sea known for its beauty and history. Lebanon is a little treasure lost in the middle of chaos that never ceases to surprise. Leaving Lebanon in 2013, I pursued my studies in Montreal, Canada and moved back home after graduating. I started working in an advertising company in Beirut and two years later, I decided it was time for a change.

I packed my bags and moved to Berlin in June to attend a 6 months graphic design workshop. Why did I choose Berlin? I can’t quite put my finger on it. I can’t express why I took that plunge in a city that I barely knew. Today, 5 months later, I still can’t answer that question. All I can say is that Berlin is an endlessly fascinating city and from what I’ve observed so far, people in Berlin know how to live. They enjoy their life the way it is, they live in the moment. Ask me again in a year and I might have a better answer.

The first few weeks in Berlin were a little tough as I needed to fill in papers, do my Anmeldung, go to the Bürgeramt and to the Ausländerbehörde… so many German words that I could not pronounce. Nowhere in the world did I have to fill in so much paperwork, show up in places at 5 am to get an appointment and check my mailbox everyday hoping to get the documents I needed. Once the worst was over, I was ready to start my life in this unpredictable city and now my new German course in Berlin.

 

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Akkusativ, Dativ & prepositions in the best German classes in Berlin

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am 05. Novembro 2019

Fernanda, 30. Oktober 2019

 

Hello everybody!

I know that German is tough. To be honest I thought I didn’t need German, especially here in Berlin; after all, you can easily survive with English.

Now that I finished A2 with the best German classes in Berlin, I’m happy that I’ve never given up!

German grammar can make you crazy, with all the Dativ/Akkusativ, prepositions, etc. I remembered that I even considered making one of those funny T-shirts saying that. But the truth is that now I feel much better.

I can communicate with everyone, have a conversation and express my opinion. My relationship with Germans friends improved a 100% and for sure will help me also in my professional life. When a German sees you trying they are helpful and thank you for doing that. So my advice is: don’t give up! You’re not alone in this journey and it will get better.

 

Liebe grüβe ☺

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DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am

Fernanda, 29. Oktober 2019

 

Olá a todos.

Internet tem sido uma ferramenta e tanto nessa jornada de aprender alemão. No site da Deutsch Akademie tem curso online onde é possível treinar gramática (www.deutschakademie.de/online-deutschkurs/). Fora isso, use os aplicativos! Nós usamos o livro Menschen no A2 e eles disponibilizam o um aplicativo para escutar os diversos áudios, ótimo para escutar quando se está indo para o curso ou até mesmo em casa. Outra dica são aplicativos de verbos e artigos, como o DerDieDas e Leo. Sempre quando estou estudando tiro a dúvida com eles. Vale a pena!

 

Liebe grüβe ☺

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O resumo de gramática do melhor curso de alemão em Berlim

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am 30. Outubro 2019

Fernanda, 28. Oktober 2019

 

Olá a todos 

Deixa eu apresentar o novo melhor amigo de vocês!

Eu confesso que peguei um destes resumos quando me inscrevi na Deutsch Akademie e pensei que provavelmente nem usaria. Tolinha… Depois de tanto uso, um deles fica na parede da cozinha para me fazer companhia no café da manhã e o outro com meus livros. Esse resumo me ajuda a lembrar quando e como usar as preposições e a tabela dos artigos tem me ajudado bastante com a declinação de artigos.  Em algum ponto do meu aprendizado pensei que nunca saberia quando é dativ ou akkusativ. Ainda bem que as coisas mudaram! 

Liebe Grüße 🙂

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Go Trabbi Go!

DeutschAkademie
Berlin, am

Fernanda,  25. October 2019

Hello everybody!

 You probably saw one of these cars circulating over Berlin. The Trabant car was produced by East Germany and became one of its symbols until today. The interesting of this car is the material used to make the body, duroplast (a mixture of plastic, resin and fiberglass). At the time people from the East had to wait around 10 years to have a car, because only a limited number of cars were produced per year. If you have a valid drivers license, you can have the experience to drive one, there is several agencies that rent this car for a day for you to have a tour around Berlin. I did and was very nice. My only tip is to avoid this tour in winter. They don’t have heat system!

Liebe grüβe ☺

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