I am at the end of my first week in Vienna and my first week of German course (A1.1) at DeutschAkademie. I must say it is much better than I thought it will be – I mean, we have a lot of fun learning German. I expected it to be much harder and I am not saying it’s not hard, just that here, at DeutschAkademie, German is actually fun to learn. Every day for the past week, I felt like time was running out so fast during courses and must say I was really excited for the next day of class.
My group, my classmates, make up a very colorful picture. In my native language, that is Romanian, I would use the word “pestrit” to describe my group. The equivalent word in German should be something like: “mannigfaltig”, not sure though if I can use the word in this context. So, the group is made up of ten people from all around the world: Kazakhstan, Albania, Kuwait, Canada, United States of America, Montenegro, Spain, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and me from Romania, all gathered here for the same purpose, to learn German, each of us for a different reason probably, but at the end with the same expected result: communication. Some of my colleagues are students, so I assume they need to learn German to continue their studies here, somebody is just visiting and somebody is looking for a job… all different situations that bring people and cultures together. It is an interesting and fun experience at the same time. This was only the first week of the course so we didn’t really get to know each other. I don’t know how long we’ll study together, but for the next month we surely will so I guess I’ll go and make some friends.
The most important person in our group is of course our teacher, without whom we wouldn’t be able to accomplish what we are here for. We have Roman, he is such crazy person, but in good way, he keeps us motivated and curious about learning new things.
Outside of language class, I’ve been walking around Vienna and enjoying the sights. I’m hoping for at least one more warm (or at least not freezing cold) weekend this year so that I can go to the Prater amusement park and go on the rides. I may get scared when I actually get there, but I won’t chicken out! 🙂