So, for our first meeting we decide to go to the most interesting and beautiful place in Tampere…Tamk! Afternoon seemed to be fine with our schedules and our free time. Our plan for todays meeting consisted of organizing our future meeting points, our plan of teaching/learning, some German history and culture, Korean alphabet and small phrases and last but not least our names in Korean Language.
I thought that we could hardly manage to find a time to meet because of our different schedules but it was much more easier. I had the chance to meet a really nice Vietnamese girl, Yen and get to know her more from these group sessions and hang out with, my already familiar from our summer school of Basics of Finnish, Eddie and Rossi.
Sooo, we thought it would be a nice idea to learn firstly some of the culture and history of Germany and the alphabet of Korean and on our next meetings continue with more phrases, verbs, grammar and adjectives.
Typical German Stereotypes:
- They love Fuβall (football)
- They love beer
- They are Direct/ Honest (they can remind us some typical Finns)
- They are (always!!) punctual (again typical Finns)
- Land of poets
- Old industrial
- Germany is known as a ”well organised chaos” country due to the huge amount of laws
- They have some strict (wired) laws e.x it’s forbidden to use a pillow in a fight because it is considered as a passive weapon!!
What is really interesting in the Korean alphabet is that a vowel can not go by it self but has to go always with a consonant so it can make sense. It is for sure a complicated and difficult language but really amazing (if you get it). Can’t wait to learn more.
Last but not least, we spontaneously decided to have a quick look in the greek alphabet and some greek phrases. Maybe another time we can discuss more about Greece.
As a conclusion i must say that, learning Korean would be difficult but in the fun way and German more interesting than i thought. But we still have time to express our feelings for the new languages.
Tschüss, (Bye in German)
에기 (Egi in Korean)