I studied German for six years at secondary school from the age
of 12-18 (1982-1988). I chose to study it because I enjoy learning languages
seem to have a talent for it. After four years of learning German
I wanted to continue with my studies but no one else in my school did so
I had to transfer to a different school. Outside class I practiced my
German by listening to German language radio stations and reading German
My first visit to Germany was in 1984 when I spent a week in Darmstadt,
near Frankfurt, with some friends of my neighbours in England. Since then
I have been back to Germany once and to Austria a couple of times.
Originally I was planning to continue my studies of German at university.
Then it occurred to me that studying a more unusual language, such as
Chinese, Japanese or Arabic, might be more interesting and might enhance
my future employment prospects.
I can still understand, read and speak German fairly well, and try
to practise using it as often as I can, particularly in the polyglot
conversation group I run.
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Colours in German |
Tower of Babel in German |
German links |
My German learning experiences |
German learning materials
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