Learning Deutsch in Berlin

I have been thinking of sharing this stuff or not, but I thought may be this can do more good than not doing anything at all. As how the universal law says: Ask and you will be give, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.

Last week, I happened to attend an open house event from Goethi-Institut, Germany’s worldwide cultural and language institute. There were many guests, as they had baking sessions of the best and tasty German bread. They also held taster lessons of German language course, as well as level screening test.

I am currently learning German for the preparation of A1 exam, and you can read here what I know so far. It may be by chance that I went to the event, because they are giving away prices to the attendees. One of that is a free 2-weeks German language course in Berlin.

To win that price, they are running an instagram contest with my entry here . Whoever gets the most “likes/hearts” will be on his/her way to Germany for the said course. It is my desire to get that chance, and so I’m having this courage to share that intention here and to reach out to those who can give a minute of their time and a big heart for this photo here.

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Die Zahlen

Today, I’m sharing with you how to count in German.

Numbers are very important in any language – when you tell someone your telephone number, your house number, or your age. If you are ask of “How many …”, “How much…”, you always respond with the numbers.

Die Zahlen:

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Notes:
1. In German, numbers such as 25 or 58 start with the last number and work backwards (like five-and twenty or eight-and-fifty).
2. Numbers in German are written as one word.
3. The use of comma and decimal point are switched in writing German numbers (Like 1.345,05).

 

P.S. Dear Friends, Goethi-Institut here in Abu Dhabi is giving away free German language course in Berlin, and I have my entry here. The most likes will get that chance of studying in their main institute in Berlin. Please click here to get into my instagram entry. I appreciate your support. Thank you.

 

 

Introduction to Financial Literacy

In the month of June, i took this free online subject offered by Paul Clitheroe and Peter Mordaunt from Macquarie University, Australia through the Open2Study platform to get a head start of what financial literacy is all about. I had heard of it before. I had read books that discussed about it. Yet unfortunately, it was all forgotten.

As defined in wikipedia:

Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it (turn it into more) and how that person donates it to help others. More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.

In the next few days, i’ll be posting series of lecture notes i took from the course to make this valuable lessons accessible to me wherever, and whenever; and hopefully i can share these knowledge to anyone, then eventually together we learn to develop the skills of managing finances. This course has introduced me to a new way of looking at my finances.

This is a learning space, and i appreciate to hear from you.

Stunt Writing for Personal Growth (SWPG)

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.Helen Keller

This open online course from Canvas Network is offered by Erin Jourdan, a published writer, and author of the book “Stunt Writing 101”, in which this course is based on.

A stunt is an unusual or difficult feat of daring act requiring a great focus on SWshowing off a specific skill. Stunt Writing for Personal Growth is a process that uses writing as a tool to figure out what issues we have been circling around in our lives, and gain skills in communicating our unique story. The class includes prompts, lectures, readings, and discussions for writers of any age, at any level.

DO One thing every day that scares you. — Eleonor Roosevelt