A Saturday Trek at Schwarzwald

A Saturday Trek at Schwarzwald

The Schwarzwald (English: Black Forest) located in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the south-western state of Germany, is a name constantly repeated by travel and nature enthusiasts. Even by food lovers, who love to occasionally enjoy a Black Forest cake. The onset of warmer days from May to August/September is a welcome call for Trekkers in Germany. While having never really trekked in the past myself, the ad I spotted accidentally in the local newspaper (benefits of reading German) sparked a thought to sign up for one. The ad spoke of a local club organizing a one-day Trek starting at Durmersheim, a town located 8-10 kms south-west of Karlsruhe, and invited even non-members to join if interested. Couple of weeks later, we were all boarded on the local train (called 'Murgtalbahn' informally, meaning the train that runs in the valley of the river Murg. Hint: Geographical features and City/town names are very closely linked). In a group of 30 odd people, I was the only Indian and perhaps the youngest at 26 years of age,...
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TIPS for your Internship and Thesis

TIPS for your Internship and Thesis

Once you get your  admission for Masters in Germany and reach here you will have to get started searching for  your internships and thesis. Things you must know before we get started : Companies will never approach you in Germany. You will have to go company's website and check in their career portal and apply. But the positive thing is , they will respond to your application. When you're looking for internship there are two types of internship one is voluntary internship (In German Freiwillig praktikum) and the other is compulsory internship (In German Pflichtpraktikum).Compulsory internship  is part of your course work. Most of the masters programs have only voluntary internship. Your German Langauage Certificate does not matter :You do not need to show any proof that you have done A1 or A2 level etc. But make sure while writing a Resume and cover letter , write it with the German knowledge you possess. My experiences and some tips: First select the field in which...
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Learning German in Germany

Learning German in Germany

German classes in Germany   Shortly after arriving in Esslingen in September 2016, I signed up for a B2 level German class at the Hochschule Esslingen. I had earlier finished my B2.1 level at The Languedge and wanted to further advance my German language skills. The course was arranged by the Hochschule free of charge with a private instructor. Course fee and structure Unpaid courses are not common in Germany, since taking up a course outside at a Sprachschule (Language Institute) usually costs 180-220 Euros/course (average) with around 50-60 learning units (All classes in Germany are mentioned as number of Learning Units (UE), each UE being 45 minutes). Few private tutors also offer classes that are charged on an hourly basis. Another important point to bear in mind is, unlike in India, courses in Germany are not structured as A1, A2, etc. Instead each level is split into 2 courses and this means an A1 level comprises of a course in A1.1 and then an...
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Germany – For the car freak in me!

Germany – For the car freak in me!

Tracing my path from SRM to TechnischeHochschule Ingolstadt   It all started in the second year at SRM when we were given a choice to choose foreign languages for the next two semesters. Being a student of Mechanical department, it was but natural that the first choice of language would be German. However due to limited availability, I could not take up the subject and instead ended up learning a different language (it is always advantageous to know more languages). My main aim for choosing Mechanical was the exuberant auto maniac inside me who wanted to learn intrinsically about automobiles. During my third year of engineering, I interacted with many erudite people from several auto industries as well as seniors abroad and everyone had only one thing to say – “Germany is THE destination for car freaks! The technology and design in the automobile field is unmatched”. After receiving so many positive responses towards Germany, I started my own research for different courses...
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Testimonial  – Get more than you pay for

Testimonial – Get more than you pay for

Hello All, I am Gayathri, a practicing doctor of Homeopathy. I have chosen to learn German - The source language of Homoeopathy, in order to decipher lots of texts regarding the subject in the source language itself.  Besides this, I love learning new languages. I have been with LANGUEDGE for past 8 months.I have done 2 intermediate levels with The Languedge.It helped me in developing confidence about the language.I  got oppurtunities to interact with students of various levels,which supported me in improving the oral communication and to overcome my initial hesitation. I feel I have got a better hold in German because of LANGUEDGE. With regard to the the classroom,it is with proper lighting and ventilation.The seating arrangements are also good and comfortable. Several displays hang in the classroom walls,which provide various important information about the language and keep you enganged.Enough handouts are given to workout and to practice at home. The tutor finds the weakest area or the part where a student is unable...
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