Ok to start...Lets just say this blog took me an extremely long time to step up. But here I am, I have navigated though the big German words and now ready.....the question is are you ready!
I have been in Germany for two weeks and have faced some major challenges. I know that the language barrier would be something I might struggle with. But it's really is amazing how much you learn in a few days when you are submersed in the culture. Granted I'm somewhat angry with my self. I feel like I have wasted 2 weeks, without much progress in my conversational German. I need to speak more! That's the only way I'm going to learn! Its amazing how excited you get when you go somewhere, use your German skills on a real German and you get what you asked for! I hope to be able to write part of this blog in German by the end of several months
But I"m living in mid northern Germany between Hanover and Berlin in a small city called Wolfenbuettel, very close to Wolfsburg where Volkswagen factory is located! It's been such a pleasure, the people are friendly and the town gorgeous. The town is inter weaved with small walking streets with cobblestones, flowers everywhere, house painted decorated traditionally. I recommend this part of Germany to everyone. The atmosphere is positive and wouldn't wish to change locations.
With two weeks behind me, I'm looking forward to actually meeting Germans. It's been international week so I have been hanging out and getting to know students from all over the world. Hungary, Mexico, China, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia...really everywhere but looking forward to meeting the locals!
Preparing for my third week when my English Conversation classes begin. I have never taught anything beside Taekwondo so I'm a little apprehensive. But after several meetings with the students, I'm also so excited. Most of them seem eager to get started and I hope we can just have some fun and talk! That's the main point for Conversational English. Until next time.....
So when in Germany.....talk as much German as you can and don't be afraid to mess up.