Preparing for TestDaF

28/08/2017 - 08:05 - 3 Comments by Raquel Thoesen | united_states_of_america flag

In June 2017 I took TestDaF as a grand finale to my 10 months living in Germany with a Fulbright grant teaching English at a gymnasium. I surprisingly passed with straight 5s across the board, so I thought I’d share some of my study techniques and experiences in preparing for the German proficiency exam. What […]


Preparations – Shopping

21/08/2017 - 15:01 - 4 Comments by | china flag


With just a few weeks left till my flight, I have started to make a list of things that I would be taking with me – most of which I need to shop for, and a lot of which I will probably not have space in my suitcase for. It will be my very first […]


Typisch Deutsch

14/08/2017 - 22:38 - 0 Comments by | united_kingdom flag

On the second week of my summer course, each student had to give a speech on a topic they considered ‘Typisch Deutsch’. I chose to speak about refugees, which I associate to some extent with Germany. Some of the other topics people chose included data protection, multiple generation houses, bio supermarkets and perhaps surprising for […]

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