Getting Started with Studying Abroad

Dear readers, I would like to discuss “studying abroad” for American college students. Studying abroad is a rich experience to undergo during your college years. The first time abroad is life- changing. You see yourself and your native culture with different eyes. You get to experience everyday life of those who live thousands of miles awayContinue reading “Getting Started with Studying Abroad”

How I learned German (A Bilingual Text)

This is a text I originally wrote in German and translated into English. It’s about how I learned German (before I began my year-long study abroad here).

New language, new life

For instance, the beginning of your foreign language-learning journey is similar to the first time you hear a beautiful song where you are first captivated by the overall sound; then, you develop the ability to slowly pick out words, next grasp a gist of the meaning, and then, finally, the philosophical richness of the language.

Was ist Deutsch? (What is German?)

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, Heute versuchen wir die Frage “Was ist Deutsch?” zu beantworten. (Today we will try to answer the question “What is German?”). We will cover historical information as well as modern thoughts from several people–including myself. The magazine “Deutsch perfekt” put together an interesting article on the topic (September 2017) that IContinue reading “Was ist Deutsch? (What is German?)”