Learning Language – 5 Efficient Ways To Improve Your German Skills Faster

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If you are living in a foreign country you are able to learn the language almost automatically. But it’s not so easy to get good German language skills in a second. Even for me, I have been feeling this every single day like ‘I really need to improve my bad German quickly so I can communicate with any German in Germany!’

But if we are thinking of living in Germany a while, Getting acceptable level of German skill is a must-to-do staying in the country..

So I have developed my own ways to improve German skills efficiently. Here are The easiest 5 Ways to improve your German skills faster which are self proven personally.


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1.Speak Out Loud Even When Alone

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This may sounds strange, but don’t worry. You do not have to start with a self-talk in the tram, which is full of people. Try it when you are at home while cooking or hanging up the washing. Self-talks help you repeat what you have learned and test yourself. You can practice the pronunciation and even support thinking in the Germen language. It also can help those who do not like to talk in front of people.

2.Do Not Care Of Grammar Too Much

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The above point being said, don’t get hung up on grammar and mechanics that you don’t understand at the moment. Simply memorize the sentence and trust that later it will make sense why it was written like that.

Learning German, as with any language, takes a leap of faith. Sometimes pieces fall into place further down the road.

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Grammar can get pretty hairy and overwhelming at times for a beginning learner. Still, it may be useful to have a German speaker explain it to you, even if it doesn’t make complete sense at that moment.

Sometimes just knowing that there is a logic behind the mechanics of a sentence gives a boost of confidence.

3.Let Yourself Hear German As Much As You Can

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It’s a good idea to listen to the radio, watch TV or read newspapers every day to improve your German every second of your daily life even in commuting on the train. You will be able to memorize new words and phrases more quickly this way. If you are open-minded and stay curious, you will progress very rapidly.

4.Use Media

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Here are some suggestions what kind of media you can use in order to improve your German. For movies, series or videos you can start with subtitles in your first language. So you can slowly get used to the German language and as soon as you feel more comfortable, you can also change the subtitles into the foreign language.


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  • Movies (e.g. Netflix oder Amazon Prime – there are special offers for students available)
  • TV-Series (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Maxdome, serienstream.to)
  • Books (e.g. http://www.bookrix.de)
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Comics (e.g. http://www.mycomics.de)
  • Podcasts (e.g. Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Ted Talk)

5.Practice Over And Over Again Teaching Yourself!

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It isn’t always easy to improve German. Sitting down and learning new words and phrases can’t be avoided. Still, if you throw your back into it and constantly challenge yourself in creative ways, you’ll ultimately get rewarded.


Reference
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/how-to-improve-your-german/
https://www.actilingua.com/en/al-magazine/how-to-improve-your-german-speaking-skills/
https://www.germanskills.com/single-post/2015/04/30/My-5-Best-Practices-to-Improve-Your-German-Skills


Life In Germany – 5 Things You Must Know About Agentur für Arbeit

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To people living in Germany, I am going to share you something you might not know.
This post would be helpful to everyone related to working in the country for a while.

*Just be noted that my postings related to Germany are written in perspective of foreigner, as I am.


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If you are looking for any help to search out the right job for you for living in Germany, they may be able to help you out. And They are called Bundesagentur für Arbeit. a.k.a Agentur für Arbeit.

The Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment AgencyBA) is a German federal agency in the area of responsibility of the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs and has its headquarters in Nuremberg. Its current director is Detlef Scheele. The BA manages job centres across Germany and administers unemployment benefits.

I organized what kind of benefits you could possibly have from it as below.

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  1. For people you have been working in Germany at least for 2 years as a foreigner, you will be able to be qualified to get Arbeitslosengeld. (unemployment benefits).
    Basically, You are able to get paid around 60-70 % of your payment from previous workplace. If needed, you can also get supported for your educational part which is needed related to finding a job.

  2. For people who already have permanent residence permit (or German Citizens), you can get helped for apprenticeship and internship to build up your career step by step. Plus, you are able to get any help regarding of education as well.

  3. For people who already have permanent residence permit (or German Citizens), If you have a hard time in financial way having and raising kids, you can get helped about that.

  4. If you need information about starting new business in Germany, you can have a consulting service.

  5. About general social insurance, you can get helped regarding of health and pension insurance as well as insurance for old-age care.

Detailed information for each option can be found in the website.
I hope this information would be helpful to increase your life value in Germany.


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Getting A Job in Germany – Top 8 Useful Job Searching Platforms

Hello, I hope you have a productive day today.

Are you a skilled professional looking for a job in Germany? Or are you simply searching for student job or temporary / part-time job in Germany? Through below Top 8 job searching platforms, you will be able to be informed about job search and job vacancies.

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1.Linkedin

LinkedIn is an American business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.

It is already too popular job searching platform globally including Germany.
This Platform would be much helpful for people who already have professional experiences or a young professional, which means it would be HARD to find simple part-time or temporary jobs.

From this website, you can make many worldwide connections that you might need for your career. Also, there is some offers that you can simply apply with your data in linkedin by one click. This saves your time for applying job offers at the same time.


2.indeed

Indeed is originally an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings launched in November 2004. It is a subsidiary of Japan’s Recruit Co. Ltd. and is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas and Stamford, Connecticut with additional offices around the world.

Slightly unlikely linkedin, on the platform,there is not only job offers for professionals or a young professional, but also few simple part-time or temporary jobs.

If Some of the best job sites are traditional job boards, like Monster. Others, like Indeed.com, allow you to search through many job boards, company career sites, associations, and other sources of job postings. You can even search directly on Google to find job opportunities.


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3.Stepstone

The offer of StepStone provides one of the highest reaches within its competitive environment in Germany. StepStone is the career platform for skilled functional and executives specialists, which has selectively address truly suitable candidates in the relevant occupational areas – thus ensuring higher quality candidates, from which you benefit at all times as a StepStone customer.

If you do not speak German very well, you can set a filter for ‘English speaking jobs’.


4.Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies. Glassdoor also allows users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform. In 2018, the company was acquired by the Japanese firm, Recruit Holdings, for US$1.2 billion.

Character of Glassdoor is between Linkedin and Indeed. I would say that Image of this platform is more like Linkedid than Indeed. But what is the most distinct from others is that they provide data of average salary information of some career field on regional difference.

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5.Facebook

Facebook, this platform is not yet professional than other top ranked job searching website. Still, powerful social media has section of job searching as well. You may see job posts in your News Feed, but you can also find job posts by:

  • Clicking Jobs in the left column of News Feed. In Jobs on Facebook, you can search jobs, change your location or select an industry or job type. Click Subscribe in the right column to get notified about new job openings.
  • Going to a company’s Page to see if they have any jobs open by clicking Jobs in the left column of the Page. If there isn’t a Jobs tab, the company hasn’t posted any jobs on their Page.

6.ebay Kleinanzeige

ebay Kleinanzeige is well known as a online platform for selling and buying second hand goods. It has, however, a section to find or post a job in the website.

But you better use this platform just for simple part-time or temporary jobs. For your information, in my point of view, it would be not that helping people who would like to get full-time job with professional career.

There is a lot of job offers you may check out in service, kitchen, moving, logistics (not a desk job) and entertaining field.

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7.Jobruf

JOBRUF, the student agency, closes the gap between the need for competent staff and the enormous interdisciplinary expertise that distinguishes students at universities across Austria. So to speak, the job searching platform is basically for students studying in Germany or Austria.

Our focus is on arranging temporary help. Both private households (e.g. a domestic help, a language teacher or moving helpers) and companies (e.g. a working student, an office help or IT help) can find suitable applicants for almost all jobs via job portal.


8.Instaff

InStaff provides qualified hostesses for trade fairs, major events, and events throughout Germany. Hostesses can create a profile on the online platform, so that organizers can find them there. Unlike common agencies, InStaff eliminates the unnecessary effort of preparing offers, manually managing hostesses, and direct customer acquisition.

InStaff is searching for employees for all kinds of temporary jobs that are between 30 minutes to 3 months long. Also, you can receive well paid jobs as a hostess or host and earn between 9 to 20 EUR per hour. For students of job seekers who want to be a hostess as a job, you can get more details and job offers through the link.

For most of offers from this platform, you do not worry about language. English is totally okay to work for it. German is not a must.


I deeply hope that you defeat a job searching matter in Germany through this posting. Good luck, Everyone ! Viel Glück, Leute!


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SNAP PHOTO – FASHION OOTD – Natural Look of Grace With Nature

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“Natural Look of mine that I captured on one of usual days in Spring.

On a moment of many days I spent in Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.

I was enjoying Starbucks Frappuccino after work-out. Hm-hmm. Do not blame on me for it, like, I had to do it on a very special day under blazing sunset in cool city. 🙂 Furthermore, I was thirsty as hell and felt like sweet stuffs.

I took a Simple Leggings, Black shirt and light brown Cardigan in case of cool air right after workout. Of course, for edgy point on the look, Silver colored Sport Bag was with me.
(T-Shirt and Leggings from H&M, Cardigan from Korea, Silver Bag from Primark.)

Specially, I love this bag so much, as it is so convenient to carry m belongings and always matches my casual and sporty look perfect as a point.

It was a perfect snapshot that I was luckily able to get. Natural Look with Natural Colors in flowing waves in Main River. Especially, All the Harmonized Colors made Artistic Snapshots.

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DAILY – IDEA – How I spend time recently after new year’s day

I am spending my time like a dead man, well, I mean, doing nothing special.
Watching Netflix, spending time with my boyfriend, searching some info time to time etc.

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To be honest, I have been waiting for a result from master application.

The deadline is 15th Jan 2020, so…I think the result will be coming out no later than end of February.
Well, I cannot help it either if the result is coming out too late than I expect because I live in Germany ! HAHA TMI In overall, Processing time in Germany for everything is quite late to people like me.
I guess this is one of characters of Europe……. 🙂

In the meantime, I have been missing my family in my country so bad. If you already know it or not, I am a totally stranger and foreigner in Germany trying to get used to here completely.
But it seems to take more and more time for it, as I still need to put my HUGE effort to learn german language. Until then TOI TOI TOI!

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2019년을 보내고 2020년 새해를 맞이했어도 일상에 큰 변화는 없다.
일을 그만두고 쉬면서 즐기는 넷플릭스와 몇가지 정보 검색하는 정도?

사실 2020년 여름학기 대학언을 지원하는 결과를 기다리는 것에 대해 짜증내느라 하루 하루를 보내고 있는 것 같다. 성격이 급해서 마감일은 아직도 남은 1월 15일이지만 지원을 일찍 한터라 조금은 결과가 일찍 나오지 않을까 하는 일말의 기대를 해본다. 물론 내가 독일에서 살고 있다는 점을 간과해서는 안되겠지만!

그 와중에 가족과 한국 음식은 무지하게 그립다. 적어도 2일에 한번은 눈물이 나올 정도랄까?
독일에 사는 처절한 외국인으로서 아직도 생활이나 등등에 적응하려고 애쓴다. 그러나 독일어 마스터 부분에서라도 나는더 많은 시간이 필요할 것으로 보인다…..!