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First Meeting (CHN-GER): Burgers and Joy

5 October 2019: First meeting at “Friends and Burger” ( Hämeenkatu 17, 33200 Tampere)

           

Our group consists of one German(Felix) and two Chinese(Menglin and Man Seng). Through planning , we had decided to have our official meet-up at a particular restaurant for dinner and discussion sessions about this course “each one teach one”.

Upon arrival, we chose a place in the restaurant to settle down. Then, we went to place orders of the scrumptious burger. While waiting for the burger, we did a small introduction of ourselves in English then in German and Chinese. We discuss and chat about our experience so far in Finland, our own culture and traditions, our traditional cuisine and more. There were similarities and also differences between the language, culture and traditions between German and Chinese which makes everything much more fun and interesting to learn and know about.

Here is some basic German that I learned that day:

  • Guten Tag = Good Day
  • Auf wiedersehen = Bye
  • Mein Name ist = My name is
  • Ich bin = I am

Although it’s only the first meeting but  I think this module are precisely useful to me. This is due to the reason that it would definitely help me to improve my communication skills through all the meetings and meetup. I believe this skill is one of the most important skills that a person needed to have in today’s employ-ability market. Language are fun to learn  but I still had to put in more effort in order to fully absorb the knowledge and the basics of a whole new language.

I’m excited for the next meeting and I strongly believe that it’s going to be interesting and fun-filled.