The lessons are surrounded by a variety of excursions to events such as concerts, exhibitions, screenings and readings.
“In Die Villa I have learned Slovak and a few words of Esperanto; I have practised Arabic; and I feel like I am well on the way to finally mastering French slang.”
StoryPlanet provides some tips on how to make learning German less complicated and more fun, and shares info on its ongoing crowdfunding campaign for developing a new learning tool.
I thought about how much time I spend in the office, and how much time I spend on the computer when I am not. While I was on the trail, what I saw before my eyes seemed so much more real than what I saw back at home. I yearned to feel alive, and at that very time and place, I did.
The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…
Fellow journalist and blogger Débora Miranda describes how moving from Lisbon to Leipzig changed her life. Several years later, it has led her to write a book about her experiences as a European (and world) citizen since that very first step in 2006.