More than 2 weeks of my German classes have passed and I want to share my experience and the overall history of studying the language.
I started learning German at my previous university in Russia as a second foreign language. In order to obtain the opportunity to attend the course free of charge I needed to be ranked among the top 10 best students out of our faculty rating. During the first year I tried to achieve this goal and at the third semester I became one of new German learners. The language was liked by me from the first word that our teacher pronounced. The vocabulary seemed to be similar to English in some ways and reading rules appeared quite easy for me. Throughout the studies we reached B1 level and then I continued learning grammar on my own. Despite the fact that rules can be memorized at home and practiced with exercises the break in speaking affected my progress and led to the gap between the passive knowledge and the ability to use it orally.
Master degree in Vienna gave me the opportunity to continue German studies and my friends advised me DeutschAkademie as the school combining fair prices and good quality. Following their positive reviews I found out that the school provides such advantages as flexible time schedule, different types of courses and groups in account of students’ knowledge and problem areas and opportunities to visit external events such as Stammtisch. That is the reason why I have started the course there and I’ve never regretted my decision. The best things I have experienced so far at DeutschAkademie are the friendly atmosphere, language learning in complex, thematic division which helps to focus on particular vocabulary and the teacher’s help in any incomprehensible aspect.
German is not only important for my everyday life but is also crucial for professional and personal development and these reasons motivate me to study harder. I would like to continue studying at DeutschAkademie during next holidays to finish B2 level of this complicated but at the same time beautiful language.