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Checking the learning

So for this session I decided to test myself, I had to write a few lines in german, free topic. Obviously, I wrote something about me, cause it’s the easiest thing to remember when you learn a language:

Hallo,

Main name ist Christian und ich bin zwanzig Jahre alt. Ich wohne in Oviedo, Spanien. Ich werde bis zehn zählen: eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn.
Gut!
Ich mag Musik und ich spiele Gitarre!

Alright! That was dumb but at least I know something! 😀

The next session will be our last one, I will publish my conclusion about the whole course as well.

#4 – EOTO goes Metso!

At the request of my German students, I searched for some easier newspaper articles for them to read. We met at Metso, the town’s library, which was a new location to me! 😀 I pass Metso every day by bus but I never went there because I didn’t know it was an open library for everyone… xD

The ceiling is reaaally fancy…

I had two articles for them to chose from, one was about the Oktoberfest in Germany and another one was  a comparison between Bachelor and Master graduations in Germany.  The links are embedded, you can read through them if you’re interested 🙂 I decided to pick both of them because one shows a bit of Germany’s culture and the other one is related to us as students 😀

They decided to read through the Oktoberfest article and even though I paid attention to pick easier ones to read, there were a lot of phrases and words Kaisa and Maija didn’t know. But at least they got some useful phrases out of the article 🙂 And now I know that our texts should be of an easier level next time, trying to learn from mistakes here! 😉

We were sitting in the café, reading the newspaper article 😀 ♥

After the newspaper article we went through the books in Metso to look for German books. I recommended some books of the Slice of Life/Comedy Genre because they are about everyday life’s topics and thus, easier to understand. Or they can read Finnish books that have been translated to German because the content might be known already 🙂
Another idea that I had was to read children books because they are made for beginners 😀
If you want to learn a new language, I guess children books are always a good start! 😉 We might come back for Metso to try it out! 😀

See you next entry! ♥

Theresa ♥