So we’re back from the Easter Holidays, what meant 4 days of free time here in Germany – great! Normally, this is time for the family to gather around the table and see each other, talking about what happened since Christmas… right? But what can a foreigner do in a mostly unknown town for 4 days? Of course – exploring it!
Besides bringing a little of Easter feeling to the WG (mostly by eating things that you usually do this time of the year), we took a trip to Potsdam, to see how different it is from Berlin.. well, it completely is! Compared to Berlin’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, it’s like a small village, with one main street of shops and restaurants, and a disturbing amount of palaces.. in fact, you can’t really find an avarage house there, only villas and really expensive-looking buildings. If you are deeper interested, you can fin some photos here:
Back to the DeutschAkademie, on the first day after holidays like this it’s always hard to concentrate. As you can see on the photo, everyone just waited for the brake to get out to the air..
Luckily, Anne (our teacher) could manage the situation, and by the second part of the class it ended in a great teamwork on creating a story with sentences following eachother – each of them in Praeteritum, as it was today’s grammatic theme.
The fact that we learn grammar, do interesting speaking excercises and games, read and analyse stories, listen to recordings etc. results in 3 hours that pass by so fast, that you never get bored, and always return home with the feeling of „knowing more, than yesterday“.
Hopefully, I’ll know more tomorrow as well – until then, good bye!