|The cheapest course books I've ever bought, and my bookbag. I'm sure the non-English speakers think English is such a weird language now. Thanks Jen, Annie, and Nicole!|
|Colleen about to blow out her candles!|
- You learn enough Deutsch in the first course to buy food at the markets, order at a restaurant, and shop in all of your favorite stores.
- It only cost 255€ for an intensive 5 week course that meets 3 hours a day. This includes a bus and train pass good for 2 hours before and after the course lets out. Sadly, they wouldn't take a VAT form (I had to try!).
- The course books cost about 8€ a piece! This is cents compared to my $200+ used science books back in college.
- You meet some pretty amazing people from around the world, and get out of your small American-military bubble!
- Walk into the Volkshochschule building and tell them you would like to take the Deutsch als Zweitsprache A1/1 - intensive course. They will more than likely give you a sheet of paper with hours on it for you to come back and assess your German knowledge with a teacher (I know it sucks to make two trips, but you can do it).
- After you show that you don't know any German words, the teacher will then say you qualify for the beginner course.
- Take your approval form to the front desk and pay (bring cash, yup this place doesn't like your fancy card either).