Monthly Archives: March 2010

My fovourite evening locations

I love Saturdays…why? Because these are the days I relax and go out with my girlfriend around Vienna. After hard working week, (usually I go out from my home at 9:30 and come back around 10 in the evening) it is very important for me just to take my time, dedicate it to my girlfriend, walk around the city and of course to eat :)Obviously one of the most beautiful restaurant you can visit is the “Salm Braeu Vienna”. It is located on Rennweg 8, 1030 near the monument of soviet soldier. This place is highly recommended for Austrian food lovers. They serve very delicious sorts of beer and all types of typical Austrian Food such as: Schnitzels, kartoffel salad etc.If you are looking for the place to drink some coffee and eat some cakes, I will recommend for you the cafe chain “Aida”. It is traditional Viennese cafe-shop. Again very delicious and so expensive.I consider my self as a American food lover, so my favourite place to eat is Australian pub. The serve different kinds of burgers and different sorts of beers. Also for people who like exotic food they offer very special dishes, such as: crocodile stake, grasshoppers and burger with kangaroo. ­čÖéx_93d2f99e.jpg

That have I learnt in Deutschkurs

Three weeks of Deutsch Akademie are over, and I am able to say that I have learnt many things. For me it was very important to study grammar, and more important thing is, that I this theory is┬átaught by a professional teacher. We learnt such things as konjunktiv and past forms.In Deutsch Akademie we practice a lot of ┬áspeaking and conversations. Actually, this is very good, because im my opinion you should not only learn grammar, but you should be able to apply those knowledge in practice. Also, our teacher Julia is teaching us many new vocabulary, as she said, every lesson we should have written down at least ten new words, so by the end of the course we should be able to apply 160 new words and this is a lot, I assume.Of course just attending and participating in Deutsch Kurs is never enough. I should dedicate to your German much more than just 3 hours per day. My tip is follows: if you know anybody who knows German, talk with him ­čÖé Talk as much as you can. For example, drummer in my Band, he is from Munich and I always try to speak German with him. I know that for many people it is very hard, because you should step up from your comfort zone, it is hard, I know, but it is the fastest way to learn German ­čÖé Talk, talk and once again talk!

My favourite places in Vienna

I think that everyone knows that Vienna is one of the most beautiful city in Europe and to define my favourite places in here is really difficult. Well, I think that Vienna is my favourite place ­čÖé Recently I have discovered once again the Naschmarkt. Generally I dislike streets markets, because in Russia they make a really bad impression to you. I thought that┬áNaschmarkt┬áis just the same. I find myself there┬áby accident, I was back from my rehearsal, from the place called “T-on” it is near the┬áNaschmarkt, I was really hungry and my friend invited me to join him for a meal on┬áNaschmarkt. When I entered the┬áNaschmarkt┬áI was shocked: this market did not make any bad impression to me, on the contrary I felt very comfortable there. Atmosphere and ofcourse food there were so pleasant and nice that I immediately felt in love with┬áNaschmarkt. Strange, isn’t it? Continue reading

Der neue DeutschAkademie Newsletter ist da! Mit gratis Lese- und H├Ârprobe!

Hallo liebe Leser!

Wie (fast) jedes Monat haben wir soeben den Newsletter an alle verschickt. Diesesmal gibt es einen sch├Ânen Artikel ├╝ber leckere Torten und Kuchen.

Hier geht es zum Newsletter!

Au├čerdem haben wir ein Buch mit spannenden und lustigen Kurzgeschichten ver├Âffentlicht. Das Besondere an diesem Buch ist, dass die Geschichten in Deutsch und in Englisch sind! Dazu gibt es eine Audiodatei mit der Geschicht. Und zum ├ťben gibt es viele lehrreiche Grammatik- und Textaufgaben!

Eine Testversion findet ihr hier:

(Adobe Acrobat .pdf 11MB)

Also viel Spa├č beim Lesen und H├Âren!

Gr├╝├če

Florian

My leisure time in Vienna

I can make a statement that I am doing a lot in my spare time.First of all I am a bog fan of sports: I am playing football with my friend in park near my university.

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Also I used to do swimming professionally while I was studying in the school, but I gave up this activity for the sake of studies. However, I visit swimming pool twice a week and once I even tried doing a wake-boarding. Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing ,snow boarding and surfing techniques.

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Another hobby of mine is: music. I dedicate so much time to music, that sometimes I can even feel that I have chosen the wrong specialisation and instead of Business Administration I should study music :)Currently I am playing bass guitar in two bands: first band is called “Midnight Special”, and we are playing progressive metal there. Second group is High Journey and the style of this band could be best described as: drum’n’bass, chill out and trance.

 

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What did I learn in Deutsch Akademie?

Well, the lessons at the Deutsch Akademie are pretty intensive. We cover a lot of material during our classes. For instance, last lesson we studied two kinds of “Vergangenheit” ┬á(past tense). I found it a bit difficult because you need to know all the past forms of a verbs. For example you take the verb in the infinitive form “sein”, the present form of which would be “bin (ich)”, past form would be “war” and finally, the perfect form would be “ist gewessen”.

Do you see? It is complicated ­čÖé

Another thing I find kind very difficult is of course prepositions and articles. I think that it is true for everyone who is trying to learn German.In fact the reason I went to a Deutsch Curse and not studied by myself, is that I need someone to explain me the Grammar and of course to break my comfort zone and finally start applying theory to practice.

I hope that my German Course is going to be fruitfull and very helpful for my future carrier and studies.

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My friends in Vienna

I came to Vienna 2,5 years ago. I was 17 and for me it was very important to find some friends, and I think that I succeed. The thing is that I am studying at International Colleague, but many people have Russian roots, so obviously I have found a common language with them ­čÖé Actually I think, that it is one of the first reasons why I am not fluent in German yet.Going to Deutsch Akademie is giving you the opportunity to extend your circle of friends, meet new people and just speak German :)But communicating requires you power and you are absolutely tired after your working day and intensive German Lesson. It is a pity because I have lovely group-mates.People I communicate the most is Tina from Croatia and Yashar from Turkey. We are all living in 19 Bezirk and after German course we are going together back home. I can make a statement that Tina and Yashar are very interesting┬áinterlocutors. I hope that we will stay in touch after the course.Here is a photo of me and my friends:x_2c6dbe6a.jpg

My colleagues in Deutsch Akademie

I have very friendly and nice group-mates. There are nine people except me in our group: Mirka and Anna from Poland, Tina from Croatia, Kelly from Taiwan, Alexandra from Hungary, Yashar from Turkey, Jun from Japan, Marianna from Serbia and Renee from Australia.here you can view a photo of my group:

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Most of them are studying here in Universities/schools/colleges, but there are some people who are working here in Vienna. For instance Yashar is living in Vienna for almost 8 years. ┬áHe has family here and his children are going to kindergarden. I was a bit surprise to meet people like Yashar and Mirka (who is living here also for a quite a long time) because I thought that I will meet on this German course only students, who are here on exchange programs or who are studying in international universities. But to meet a grown up, experienced person was a bit of shock for me. I would like to say that people like Yashar and Mirka are deserving high respect, because for example my dad has neither patience neither willingness to study, and this is a pity.In my opinion one should never stop studying something new, because the more you know the broader this world seems to be for you.Never stop studying my friends ­čÖé Never!I hope that people like Yashar and Mirka could be a very good banchmark.

What motivates me to learn German?

Basically motive consist of a set of a different reasons. For me I think this reasons are: Firstly, I am a bit of ashamed, because I live in a German speaking country for almost 2 and a half years-and I am still not able to speak German. Secondly, I want to stay in here, and of course this is not possible without German. Thirdly, in my opinion if you speak only two languages-you won’t surprise anyone, in my opinion almost everyone nowadays speaks at least two languages. I think that if you want to be some kind of special you have to know as many languages as possible. Finally, new language gives you more opportunities-to experience new countries, new literature, new culture and a whole new world.I think that if you are reading this post, you either already taking German Course or you start thinking about that. I like the way I have started to learn German. I like my teacher Julia, she charming and very interactive. I think that I have recovered a lot of my German for the past two weeks, thanks to Julia. We play a lot of games, some people might think that it is a bit childish, but I think that you learn the best out of games, because when learning becoming fun, you even do not notice how you are started to speak a new language.

10 Hilfreiche Tips f├╝r Deinen Deutsch Sprachkurs!

  1. Im Sprachkurs so viel wie m├Âglich mitarbeiten. Wenn etwas unklar ist einfach den Sprachkurs-Lehrer fragen.
  2. Eine Zeitungen oder Magazine auf Deutsch lesen. So ├╝bt man nicht nur lesen, sondern lernt auch interessante Dinge kennen.
  3. Am besten ein kleines Vokabelheft anlegen und immer ├╝berall mitnehmen. Wenn man ein neues deutsches Wort kennenlernt, gleich aufschreiben. So merkt man sich das f├╝r seinen Sprachkurs.
  4. Jede Chance zum Deutsch sprechen n├╝tzen! Einfach mal Leute anreden. Das klappt vor allem in Parks oder kleinen Bars. So kann man nicht nur Deutsch sprechen ├╝ben, sondern auch neue Leute kennen lernen.
  5. Den Online Grammatik Trainer von der DeutschAkademie nutzen. Der hilft auch nach dem Sprachkurs in unserer Sprachschule!
  6. Beim Deutsch ├╝ben alle 30 Minuten eine kleine Pause machen! Wissenschaftler sagen, dass man sich dann Vokabeln viel l├Ąnger merkt.
  7. Wenn man mal im Sprachkurs m├╝de ist, einfach an die frische Luft gehen oder eine Tasse Kaffe trinken.
  8. Die Haus├╝bungen vom Sprachkurs als Chance sehen, etwas zu lernen und wiederholen! Au├čerdem ist es ein gutes Gef├╝hl, seine Haus├╝bungen abzuschlie├čen.
  9. Was besonders schnell f├╝r den Sprachkurs hilft: Filme auf Deutsch schauen, und viel deutsches TV sehen. Kleiner Tipp: Wenn man den Film schon mal auf Englisch oder einer anderen Sprache gesehen hat, versteht man den Film auf Deutsch viel leichter!
  10. Sprich auch mit deinen Kollegen aus deinem Sprachkurs in deiner Freizeit Deutsch. Das ist vielleicht anstrengender als Englisch, aber hilft beim Deutsch-Sprechen ├╝ben!

Sprachkurs bei der DeutschAkademie in Wien

Why do I take a German course?

There are obviously several reasons for that.A new language opens up a whole new world. A foreign language gives us access to another culture, and our lives take on a new dimension. The great German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: “Whoever is not acquainted with foreign languages knows nothing of his own.”I can say that learning a new language is like having a journey to another planet. New language increases your diversity, gives you opportunities to meet new people, to live in another country and to get a better job.But of course the main reason why I took a German course is because I want to stay in Austria. Why? Because I like being here, I have many friends here, good job opportunities etc.I think that it is really difficult to study language without taking any course. That is why I am taking course in Deutsch Akademie. I heard many good things about these courses from my friends and colleagues, and so far I am not disappointed at all, on the other hand this course exceeds my expectations.The advantages of Deutsch Akademie is pretty obvious: good location (10 minutes from my workplace), small groups (in my opinion it is an crucial aspect concerning language courses), high skilled and INTERACTING┬áJ┬áteachers, very pleasant and friendly atmosphere.Finally, there is a quote, which states that how many languages you know this many times you are a person. I want to wish everyone: be as many times person as you can!!!x_8a76b5dd1.jpg