¿Por qué decidí estudiar alemán?

Ignacio, 19th March 2021

Como ya había contado con anterioridad, Alemania siempre fue un gran sueño mío, pero claro, con saber inglés no basta para cumplirlo. Por este motivo me propuse aprender lo más que podía del idioma y con suerte algún día poder viajar a tal destino. En un principio empecé estudiando por mi cuenta, y como todas las personas del mundo que quieren aprender un nuevo idioma y no pagar un instituto empecé con Duolingo. Pronto me di cuenta que esto no era suficiente y empecé a plantearme la posibilidad de tomar ayuda profesional, y así fue.
Particularmente no encuentro muchas cosas mas lindas que entender bien lo que el otro dice, aunque sea en otro idioma, es una satisfacción muy grande ya que tenes la posibilidad de no únicamente entender lo que dice, sino de poder analizar la forma en la que piensa, la cultura, sus principios, historia, valores, y diferencia culturales con tu propia cultura. Simplemente ir a un país y pasear sin hablar el idioma es no tener la posibilidad de vivir la experiencia a pleno, y eso es exactamente lo que quiero.
En la actualidad puedo comunicarme y entender muy bien el idioma, pero como hay mucho más que aprender y mejorar, asiste a clases en la “DeutschAkademie” donde estoy realizando grandes avances.
Saludos desde Argentina,
Nacho

“Un nuevo mundo”

Ignacio, 05th March 2021

¡Hola! ¡Buenas Tardes!

Bueno, decidir si decir buenos días, buenas tardes o buenas noches es una tarea complicada debido a las 5 horas que separan a Alemania con mi país. Me llamo Ignacio Eyzaguirre, tengo 21 años y vivo en Argentina.

Realmente soy un chico muy tranquilo con grandes sueños de vivir en Alemania. Sin dar más vueltas les cuento un poco de como comenzó mi fascinación con todo el mundo alemán: realmente no recuerdo el momento exacto en el que comencé a interesarme por Alemania, porque desde que tengo uso de razón puedo imaginarme pensando “wow qué fabuloso debe ser vivir en Alemania”, si bien veía esto como un sueño tan lejano, siempre tuve en claro que lo iba a cumplir. Poco a poco fue averiguando todo tipo de información del país, curiosidades, historia etc. Así fue que con el pasar de los años tuve la oportunidad de cumplir mi sueño, ¡Hacer un intercambio a München! Realmente la mejor experiencia de mi vida, pero las sorpresas no terminan ahí, la experiencia no solo fue satisfactoria sino que superó todo pronóstico mio. Lo soñé tanto que se volví realidad. Esto solo reafirmo mi amor por lo que considero yo “un nuevo mundo”

Saludos desde Mendoza, Nacho.

Deutschkurse in Stuttgart – German courses in Stuttgart

Liebe Teilnehmer, liebe Interessenten – liebe Stuttgarter!

Weihnachten steht vor der Tür und im Hinblick auf die aktuelle Situation ist jetzt die beste Zeit, um es sich zu Hause gemütlich zu machen. Vielleicht nutzt ihr diese Zeit, um euch mit einem online Deutschkurs weiterzubilden? Bei der DeutschAkademie könnt ihr in nur 4 Wochen Deutsch lernen und so in kurzer Zeit langfristigen Lernerfolg erzielen.

Und es gibt Neuigkeiten: Seit kurzem bieten wir auch Deutschkurse in Stuttgart an! Nutzt jetzt die Chance, um euch für einen der beliebten online Deutschkurse anzumelden. Wir hoffen, euch bald persönlich für einen Deutschkurs in Stuttgart zu treffen, sobald es die aktuelle Situation erlaubt.

Nehmt euch jetzt 5 – 15 Minuten Zeit, um online unseren kostenlosen und unverbindlichen Einstufungstest zu machen. Das Ergebnis zeigt euch euer exaktes Sprachniveau, mit dem ihr genau den online Deutschkurs findet, der zu euch passt.

Unsere Deutschkurse in Stuttgart sind sowohl als 4-wöchiger Intensivkurs (4 Tage die Woche à 3h/Tag), als auch als halbintensiver Abendkurs (über eine Dauer von 8 Wochen an 2 Abenden in der Woche) buchbar. Weitere Kursangebote findet ihr auf der Website unserer DeutschAkademie Stuttgart. Alle Kurse mit garantiertem Lernerfolg dank unserer Qualitäts- und Geld-zurück-Garantie.

Fragen zu unserem Kursprogramm? Schreibt eine E-Mail an stuttgart@deutschakademie.de. Unsere MitarbeiterInnen in Stuttgart helfen euch gerne weiter.

Viel Spaß beim Deutsch lernen!

Eure DeutschAkademie

Dear participants – dear citizens of Stuttgart!

Christmas is just around the corner and in view of the current situation, now is the best time to make yourself comfortable at home. Perhaps you will use this time to further educate yourself with an online German course? At the DeutschAkademie you can learn German in just 4 weeks and achieve long-term learning success in a short time.

And we have news: We now also offer German courses in Stuttgart! Take the chance now to register for one of the popular online German courses. We hope to meet you personally for a German course in Stuttgart as soon as the current situation allows.

Just take 5 – 15 minutes to fill out our free and non-binding online placement test. The result shows you exactly the level of your German language skills and helps you to find the online German course that suits you best.

Our German courses in Stuttgart can be booked as a 4-week intensive course (4 days a week, 3 hours a day) or as a semi-intensive evening course (over a period of 8 weeks, 2 evenings a week). You can find further course offers on the website of our DeutschAkademie Stuttgart. All courses with guaranteed learning success thanks to our quality and money-back guarantee.

Do you have questions about our course program? Feel free to write an e-mail to stuttgart@deutschakademie.de. Our staff in Stuttgart will be happy to help you.

Have fun learning German!

Your DeutschAkademie

Deutschkurse in Frankfurt – German courses in Frankfurt

Liebe Teilnehmer,

es ist uns eine Freude, euch nun auch Deutschkurse in Frankfurt anbieten zu können! 😊 Im Moment könnt ihr diese Kurse als online Deutschkurse buchen, aber sobald sich die Situation bessert, freuen wir uns darauf, euch auch persönlich in Frankfurt zu empfangen!

Wir können euch wie immer eine große Auswahl an Kursen anbieten, wie zum Beispiel unseren online Deutsch Intensivkurs, damit ihr schnell und effektiv eure Deutschkenntnisse in Frankfurt verbessern könnt. Außerdem haben wir Grammatikkurse und Konversationskurse, damit ihr euch auf bestimmte Aspekte der Sprache konzentrieren könnt. Für alle unsere Deutschkurse bieten wir euch unsere Qualitäts- und Geld-zurück-Garantie.

Macht noch heute online unseren kostenfreien und unverbindlichen Einstufungstest! Wir haben mit Sicherheit den perfekten Deutschkurs in Frankfurt für euch.

Wir freuen uns auf eure Anmeldung!

Eure DeutschAkademie

Dear participants,

it is a pleasure for us to now offer you German courses in Frankfurt! 😊 At the moment you can book these courses as online German courses, but as soon as the situation improves, we look forward to welcoming you personally in Frankfurt!

As usual, we can offer you a wide range of courses, such as our online German intensive course, so that you can quickly and effectively improve your German language skills in Frankfurt. We also have grammar courses and conversation courses if you would like to focus on specific aspects of the language. For all our German courses we offer you our quality and money-back guarantee.

Take our free and non-binding placement test online today! We are sure to have the perfect German course in Frankfurt for you.

We are looking forward to your registration!

Your DeutschAkademie



Deutsch Abendkurse in München oder online

Liebe TeilnehmerInnen,

für diejenigen, die neben ihrem Beruf oder Studium in einem weniger intensiven Rahmen ihre Deutschkenntnisse verbessern möchten, bieten wir unseren speziellen Deutschkurs am Abend an. Dieser Kurs dauert 8 Wochen und findet nur zwei Mal pro Woche statt.

So können Sie am Abend Deutsch lernen und sichtbare Fortschritte erzielen, ohne Ihre privaten Verpflichtungen zu vernachlässigen.

Mehr Informationen zu unserem Deutschkurs finden Sie hier!

Dear participants,

For those who would like to improve their German language skills in a less intensive setting in addition to their job or studies, we offer our special evening German course. This course lasts 8 weeks and takes place only twice a week.

This way you can learn German in the evening and make visible progress without neglecting your private obligations.

You can find more information about our German course here!

Top 5 Historical Places in Munich

Munich has a very interesting history. Germany has faced tough situations for several years. It, among other reasons, has made Germany a powerful country. There are a lot of places that have historical relevance, and you might not even know it.  Therefore, I have gathered information about some of them, to make sure you do not miss it next time you visit:  

  1. Altes Rathaus: The Rathaus (city hall) is the old town hall of the city. As can be inferred, it is the center of political life early in the region’s history. Nowadays, it serves as a toy museum and it held events. The Altes Rathaus is used for representative purposes today since it is such an important icon for the city of Munich.
  2. Ludwig – Maximilian – Universität: This is the second biggest University in Germany. It was founded in 1472 and its main building has been in operation since 1840. The main building is mainly used as a large auditorium where lectures and events are held.
  3. Feldherrnhalle / Odeonsplatz: The Feldherrnhalle is a hall located at the end of Odeonsplatz. It was built on behalf of King Ludwig in 1841. Ludwig wanted the Feldherrnhalle to be a monument to honor the Bavarian army. It became a worship place for the National Socialists. However, some people managed to use the Viscardigasse (street behind the hall) as a detour and avoid worshiping the party. Today, there are golden stones making a path to commemorate this silent protest.
  4. Isartor Medieval Gate: It was built between 1285 and 1347 during Ludwig of Bavaria´s kingdom. It was during a major expansion of the city. It is a symbol of the history and strength of Munich.
  5. Sendlinger-Tor: Another medieval gate of the city out of the three remaining ones. It dates to the 14th century. Its underground station remains one of the most important ones in the city and it will be modernized by 2020.

Most of these structures have been renovated since they were destroyed after WWII. If you are interested, you can find more information in Muenchen.de.

Blog submitted by Eugenia Sanchez

Caracas, Venezuela

It is normal to miss home occasionally. I have been six years out of my country, and it still happens very often.  The fact that my whole family still lives there, it is probably the main reason why. Sometimes I tend to feel homesick when I do not feel too comfortable with the weather. However, I realized that life is too short to be complaining all the time. Although it is fine to allow yourself to feel in a certain way, we should not allow it to be all the time.

My hometown is Caracas in Venezuela. It is in South America. There are three things I specifically miss the most from home: The weather, the food, and the people. Venezuela is right on the Equator. Therefore, there are just two seasons. It is either wet or dry, but it is over 20 Celsius degrees the whole year. Venezuela has every type of environment: beaches, forests, deserts, and snow. There are all spread around the country, of course. However, I definitely enjoy the beach the most. Venezuela borders the Caribbean ocean and it has beautiful beaches which you can visit all year long. Venezuela´s main dish is the Arepas. Have you heard about it? It is a type of ´´bread´´ that is cooked with cornflour, and it can be eaten with any type of filling! I love it, I still cook it sometimes and it reminds me of my childhood. People in Venezuela are very warm, they say hi with two cheek kisses and if they know you, they will hug you. Unfortunately, my country is in a good political situation right now. However, that does not stop people from caring for each other. That is one of the first things that comes to my mind when people ask me how my home is.

How To Make Arepas: Venezuela's Daily Bread Recipe – Sous Chef UK When I am feeling homesick, I call my family and I cook my favorite meal from back home. It is always a good fuel and it motivates me to keep working in my goals and to keep enjoying the amazing things that Munich has to offer.

Blog entry submitted by Eugenia Sanchez

German Course Experience

My German course is coming to an end. Therefore, I decided to dedicate a post to discuss the material used during this course. I believe that it could be helpful to know for future students what exercises we do in class and what interactive material is used through the course.

This is my first course in Deutsch Akademie. I am about to finish the level A2.1. I know, I am still very new in this. Although you might think I do not have enough experience, I can see the difference between now, and the school I was before. It has been an 8-week course, twice a week for 3 hours a day. Initially, I felt I was going to be overwhelmed between that and work. On the contrary, the time has gone extremely fast! I am glad I got to invest time in it as much as I wanted.

There are different exercises to reinforce your writing, speaking, and reading skills when you are learning a language. As of right now, my favorite exercises are in reading. For some reason, it is the area where I feel a lot more comfortable. We usually read ads or stories in the course and we analyze them while answering questions about its content. My worst area is speaking! I usually feel I have all the words I need in my head, but I cannot find how to put them together. Have that happened to you before? I have seen important progress since I started in Deutsch Akademie. We have done plenty of speaking exercises and the professor is constantly speaking in German. Therefore, we feel that we should be speaking it as well. Lastly, my writing skills are acceptable considering my level, of course. I still struggle with the right positioning of the words but, luckily, there are a variety of exercises in the books that help me with that. My favorites are the ones in which you have to organize sentences. It helps me understand exactly why the worlds should go in that order.

The best way to become better at it is by using the right tools. I am very satisfied with the number of exercises we get from the Menschen books recommended in Deutsch Akademie. I also use Deepl.com as a translator, and der-artikel.de/ to review which are the right articles for the words. You can see below what I called my German-pack of studying. And you? Which tools do you use?

Blog submitted by Eugenia Sanchez

Hiking in Zugspitze

I had the opportunity to do my first hike in August 2019. I chose, without really knowing what I was getting into, Zugspitze. Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. It is 2962 meters high and it borders with Austria. Although there are five different routes to go to the top, we chose ´´The Austrian Snow Cirque´´. The route´s starting point was at the Eisbee. The goal was to do 8 kilometers in 8 hours which was the estimated ascending time. The ascent was 2015 meters and apparently, it was just a medium to difficult difficultly.

We parked the car in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I admit that it scared me to see the top of the mountain from there. We started walking and I started doubting if I was physically capable of making it for 6 hours more. However, it was easy to get distracted by the views. They were stunning! Once we crossed the German-Austrian border, the route started to change. It started getting way more inclined. I remember feeling very tired, but I was feeling excited about ´´being´´ in Austria for the first time. There were easier parts of the route than others. After 4 hours of walking, the worst part was yet about to come. We had to overpass a big and sharp rock. I had no proper equipment -I was in running shoes while everybody else was in harness and helmets. I needed breaks every 10 minutes trying to minimize any risk.  I thought I was in big trouble. The good news is, we finally made it to our destination after 2 hours of intense climbing. We ended up doing the whole route in 7 hours.

Once you are on the top, there are a few places where you can get food and beverages. I cannot explain how good it felt to drink that hot chocolate after hiking for 7 hours. We came back in the cable car and we rest in the Eisbee. A worth and well-deserved stop before going home. Although I know it sounds intense, I highly recommend this hike if you are in Munich for a couple of months. You will not regret it.

Blog submitted by Eugenia Sanchez

German Expressions

It has been 8 months since I moved to Munich. I used to be completely ignorant of the German language. In fact, it never crossed my mind that I was going to live in Germany one day. However, life has a funny way of working out. I remember that even pronouncing U-Bahn station names was a hard task for me at the beginning. Although I am still a beginner learning the language, it has been interesting to see my progress in learning the German language and its peculiarities. I noticed that, besides the easy words you initially learn, there are some phrases and slangs that help me to be fully engaged with the language. My favorites are:

– Ich glaub’ ich spinne: The actual meaning is ´´I believe I spider´´. In English, it means ´´I believe I am going crazy´´.

Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof: If you translate word by word it means ´´ I only understand train station´´. This phrase is used if someone is not understanding anything of what is happening.

Du beleidigte Leberwurst:  It is technically translated as ´´You offended a liver sausage´´. In other words, it means that you are in a mood.

Du gehst mir auf den keks: Word by word it means something like ´´ You get on the cookies´´. But what it means is that someone is getting in your nerves (for some reason this one is my favorite).

Ich mach mir vom Acker: This expression is used when someone wants to say ´´I am getting out of here´´.

As you can read, these expressions cannot be translated word by word because they would not make sense. These types of words are called idioms, and these are just a few. Feel free to comment your favorite if it is not listed above 😊

Blog entry submitted by Eugenia Sanchez