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#2 – How to go shopping in German! – An adventure in Sokos

Language-addicts, how are you? 😀 I hope you survived your autumn break and are ready for the 2nd period! 😉

Sorry for the delay of this entry for above mentioned reasons ghehe ;D

Our second EOTO meeting was in the week before the break, I wanted do something practical and useful, so I took my students Maija and Kaisa to Sokos (always go somewhere inside now. always. so cold outside, brrr!) for practicing shopping phrases and some vocabulary for the things you can buy there.

For that I prepared a sheet with phrases to use, vocabulary and colours, you can find it here in case you’re interested:

>>> SHOPPING in German.pdf

We walked trhough the floors and talked about trying clothes on and I learned that “Sovitus” is the Finnish word for the changing room 😀 Now I can find it in every store hehe. It’s so funny that I also learn about Finnish things even though we’re supposed to be a one-way-learning group 🙂

On our way to the top floor we were talking about various products from clothes to shoes and finally we talked about lamps and decoration materials. While walking around they could ask me more questions about phrases and words which were not on the sheet.


They are pretty good in German already but need to get used to actually using some grammar and  vocabulary! 🙂 I think that’s important in every language! 8D Let’s keep talking and talking, it’s the best way to practice!

I am looking forward to next time, I think it’s going pretty well already and I even learn a little bit Finnish thanks to Kaisa and Maija, it’s so fun! ♥

See you again!

First meeting: teach French at Café Europa!

Café Europa

With my partner, Michael Ready, a Scottish guy, we decided to organize our first meeting point at Café Europa the 25th of September. I knew him before this first meeting. In fact, we have the same tutor in TAMK and we decided to do Each One Teach One together. He wants to improve his French and me my English, it is the good deal for us.

It was the first time, I saw him and I spent time with him without our tutor.  I wanted to see his level in French. We took a coffee together and I started to speak in French. We started with the basics in French to remind him because he has stopped french language two years ago. I learnt more about him, where he lives, what he likes, what he studies, why he wants to learn French, about his family, and his whole life in Edinburgh.

To continue this meeting, we moved and we went to Stockmann. I teach him word in French for the different sectors:

PoissonnerieFishmonger’s shop
BoucherieButcher’s shop
ParfumeriePerfume store
MaroquinerieLeather store
Equipement de la maison House equipment
EpicerieGrocer’s shop

Then, in each sector I taught him the words for the principal products.

It was my first time I taught French to someone. It was a good experience for me and I am exciting to meet him again. I really enjoyed to do it. Moreover, it is very interesting to speak with him because it is not only French basics. He has a good accent, he understands very well and for me it is a pleasure to have conversation with him. We decided to speak French during this one and English during the next meeting. We have planned a meeting for Friday afternoon and Saturday evening to go to the sauna.