We started to study German language few weeks ago with a nice cup of hot tea in Coffee house. It was really nice to meet a native German speaker and other students who are interested to learn German.
We introduced our selves saying Ich bin/Mein name ist… and also tried to remember some other sentences we had learn before. That way our teacher got an idea how we pronounce and what we already know. I remembered some basic sentences but not enough to have a real conversation. One goal for our study group is to improve our conversation skills so that is very good training for me.
We went through some basic verbs and how to use them. There were a lot of exceptions but some logic I could still find. So I think it is quite possible to learn those and remember which form to use.
We hoped to learn how to write a correct letter and our teacher showed us some examples. Letter should always start and end with certain phrases. Sehr Geerte Damen und Herren is good start and Mit freudlichen GrüBen is a good ending. There is a double s-letter in the middle of the last word but maybe next time I will learn where I could find it from the keyboard :).