I noticed recently that a number of people have found my blog after searching for information about German vocabulary or grammar. I have written a number of blog posts about learning German, but that information is scattered throughout the blog. Here is a list of resources, more or less in order from least to most … Continue reading Resources for Learning German
It sounds funny to say that I am taking an “orientation course” after living in Germany for over a year, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. It’s the second-to-last step in my German integration. (The last step is the language exam I’m taking in February.) My Orientierungskurs started on Monday. Like my language class, it’s around four … Continue reading Getting Oriented
After taking five months of intensive German classes, I have learned thousands of words. Or perhaps I should say that I have “learned” those words. One of the problems with learning a language quickly is that it takes a while for things to settle into your head. For me, the grammar is the easy part. … Continue reading Expanding and Reinforcing my German Vocabulary with Memrise
Yesterday I took the exam for the end of my B1 German class. I’ll find out the results on Monday, but I’m 99.9% sure I passed. After this I have to take the Orientierungskurs (Orientation Course, kind of like the citizenship course in the US) and take the official Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer (German Test for Immigrants). I … Continue reading Putting my B1 German to the Test
I would say that, at this point, my German is at an intermediate level. I have most of the grammar I need to express myself in complex sentences, and I can put together a sentence correctly, only pausing to come up with the right vocabulary. But here’s the problem: My vocabulary isn’t all that big … Continue reading Where did my personality go?