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Meeting 10 Finnish-German: beautiful view over tampere from Moro sky bar

Yesterday afternoon our small group had its last meeting. Originally, we wanted to go to the Näsinneula to do something typical for Tampere again. But unfortunately it opens frist on 8 May and we decided to go to Moro sky bar instead.

I hadn’t been there before, so the view over Tampere really flashed me. From above, you get a completely different feeling for the proportions of a city and where things are. For example, I was very surprised how close Lapinkaari (where I live) is to the train station as the crow flies, while Lapinkaari by the lake gives you the feeling of being at the other end of the city. For me, many new connections were made from above where something is located, so I am very glad to have been there once. After we ordered our cocoa and tea, Jasmin explained some basic things about ordering, such as the word “mukaan” for “to go” or the different sizes of a drink (medium-sized = keskikokoinen, small = pieni and big = iso).

Our conversations afterwards were, as always, varied. For example, we talked about work in the summer and also about the bachelor’s thesis in comparison to Finland and Germany. I found it very interesting that, according to Jasmin, the bachelor’s thesis in Finland only consists of literature research and interviews and surveys only come up in the master’s thesis. In Germany, on the other hand, it is quite normal to conduct surveys in the bachelor’s thesis, but it also happens that only literature research is conducted or the bachelor’s thesis is written in a company. Accordingly, the difficulty of the bachelor’s and master’s theses is not so different in Germany, but it is in Finland. We also talked about how different the job opportunities are for a person studying social work in Germany and Finland, since that is what Jasmin is studying. In this context wie also discussed the topic of care and the Youth Welfare Office, which is responsible for supporting families in Germany, but also for foster childs and adoption. Another topic we discussed was the topic of dentists, the costs of dentistry and how different the systems are in this area in Germany and Finland.

After our stay in the bar, we took a short detour together to Lidl and then said goodbye. Jasmin gave us a farewell cake with lingonberries (=puolukka) and wrote us a card, which I was very happy about and I find it very sad that our ten meetings are now over. In this sense, Each One Teach One fully met my expectations. I learned basic terms and concepts for food (like apple = omena, street = katu, sun = aurinko), cooked, baked and tasted typical Finnish things (korvapuusti, makaronilaatikko, munkki, etc.), saw a lot in Tampere (Pispala, Moro Sky Bar, Näsinpusito, etc.), listened to Finnish music, learned a lot about the cultures, reflected more on my own language and above all had a lot of fun! I hope to meet Jasmin and Chiara more often in my life, as I think we had a really great time together!

9th meeting =)

Last Thursday we had our 9th meeting at Moro sky bar. It was my first time there. The tower was quite high and good. We ordered some drinks and overlooked a nice view. As usual, we studied Finnish and Korean. I think Finnish would easier than English for Koreans because Korean is grammatically more similar to Finnish than English.

After that, we talked a little bit like about differences between Finland and Korea such as teaching style in school, weather and so on. It was good.

We are going to meet at the pre-Christmas party in TAMK next time and That will be our 10th meeting and probably our last meeting. Time flies! See you guys there!

Chatting in Moro Sky Bar

On Thursday we had our ninth meeting at Moro Sky Bar.  The tower is quite high so the views are nice also. We hadn’t talked about preparing material to teach and just to be sure I prepared a little bit to teach, which went like it did previous times. We have our own style in studying and teaching that we all know, so it is easy to teach and learn in our group.

I don’t really remember many Korean words yet and my skills in writing Korean are a bit lacking too, but you can’t learn a new language in a short period of time (especially if you don’t have much time to review and go through what you have learned). All in all this is a good basis for me to continue learning Korean.

After studying a bit we talked about differences between Korea and Finland. We talked for example about the weather, how dark it is and how there is not much of snow like one could expect when coming to Finland. It was good to just relax and chat and enjoy each others company.

Next time will be our last time at the pre-Christmas party and I will try to think of something good to bring there. See you there!

2/ Moro Sky Bar

Few days after, the second meeting took place in the more sky bar. In this amazing place, we try a popular game in Germany : “Rummikub”. I know that this game existed in France too but it’s not a game that young people play. The idea of this meeting was to have fun with a game that not everyone already knows but also learn some vocabulary.

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During this meeting we learn principaly german words :

Number                                                                  Color
1 Eins                                                                        Rouge Rot
2 Zwei                                                                       Black Schwarz
3 Drei                                                                        Blue Blau
4 Vier                                                                        Yellow Gelb
5 Fünf
6 Sechs
7 Sieben
8 Acht
9 Neun
10 Zehn
11 Elf
12 Zwölf
13 Dreizehn

I really liked this meeting because we focused on one culture so we can learn more. But we are, each member, in erasmus in a country that we didn’t know before so we discover new place together and drink coffee as a real Finnish !

I really like our meeting because everything is natural, I mean that we learn but not in a School way : boring where you just have to listen. No, we share together our culture and our feeling in a new country. And of course, we want to learn some vocabulary and compare the pronunciation etc.

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