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(kein Betreff) [Dez. 23., 2004|01:17 pm]
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bor_mor
I want to say, that Goethe-Institut-Moscow is just а brand, name and nothing else. In all other respects it's deeply soviet. Pity...
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Neues Mitglied hier! [Nov. 19., 2004|02:56 am]
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i_expatriot
I'll type this auf Englisch as I'm still not quite fluent and I want to make sure I get my thoughts across correctly. ;)

I'm 31 years old and live in Louisville, Ky. I would like to attend a University in Germany with the eventual goal of living and working there.

A little background about me:

READ MORE HERE: I have specific Goethe Institute questions as well...Collapse )

What is the proper order of events?

Do I:

1) apply for the University/ties that I choose.. and get the Student Visa set up before arrival?

2) arrive in Germany on a tourist Visa with all the needed documents 3 months prior to classes starting and... hope for the best in terms of getting accepted/finding a place to stay etc?

I’m a little lost in the sea of information on all this. I know the process can take up to a year or more.. but it seems each source of info i find has conflicting info..

Any advice you can provide will be most appreciated.

-Thanks for your time

(PS.. my eventual goal is emmigration to Germany.. as hard as that is)
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(kein Betreff) [Aug. 26., 2004|05:37 pm]
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lovepulsematrix
Hey everyone, I was just going through some of my own interests and stumbled upon this community.

I've been thinking about attending the institut in Chicago or going to one in Germany.
I took three years of german in high school but have forgotten most of it. I really love the language and desire to be fluent. I think the best way to go about doing it is to immerse myself in the culture of a german speaking country.

For those of you who've gone overseas, how much does it cost? I really have no idea what the course costs and what the fees actually include.
There are different course lengths; which one did you do or would you recommend?

If you have any other information you'd like to share (like places you went, things you saw, people you met, etc), that'd be great, too.

Also, are there any websites or books any of you might know of that are "user friendly" for brushing up/learning german? Any personal strategies you might know of would also be of great help to me.
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eine vorstellung [Aug. 18., 2004|12:49 pm]
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divafu
zozeks idee hat mir gefallen also los gehts!  ich heiße jeanne und ich studiere philosophie (und zwar die phänomenologie heideggers und husserls) an der albert-ludwigs-universität freiburg.  ursprünglich komme ich aus new york city aber ich bin schon seit märz 2003 hier (erst mit dem austauschprogram von colgate university und jetzt mit dem fulbright stipendium).  freiburg ist aber nicht meine erste erfahrung in deutschland, denn ich war im sommer 2001 (juni-august) in dresden, um deutsch zum ersten mal am goethe-institut zu lernen.  ein jahr später (juni-august 2002) machte ich noch ein intensives deutschsprachkurs am goethe-institut in nyc.  ab september ziehe ich nach london um und ich verlasse deutschland (nach fast zwei jahre!).  ich muss ehrlich sagen, dass deutschland (besonders freiburg) mir fehlen wird und ich werde bestimmt vermissen, täglich deutsch zu reden. 

also mein leben in deutschland wird zum ende kommen aber meine geschichte hat nur wegen des goethe-instituts überhaupt angefangen!
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(kein Betreff) [Aug. 3., 2004|05:34 am]
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eurodisco
Hello all,

I'm getting antsy about my upcoming course at the Goethe Institut in late September. I was wondering if the people here could post their experiences with the Institut, particularly in Berlin (where I will be staying).

A couple questions:
Where did you stay?
How long did you stay?
Did you have previous knowledge of German?
What was the best thing you got out of your time there?


Thanks,
Veronica
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Hallo? Ist jemand da? [Jul. 16., 2004|06:38 pm]
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dryadwoman
[Aktuelle Stimmung |surprisedsurprised]

Wow...my workplace has an LJ community. How cool is that.

I'm Maedchen fuer alles and sometime tutor at the Goethe-Institut Wellington in New Zealand. I've been working there almost two years and it's the longest time I've held down a job in my life, because it's a fantastic place to work and my boss isn't a psycho!

I did our level 5 course several years ago and got my ZD(aF), and now I'm supposed to be working towards my KDS, so if anyone wants to chat about the set texts and hopefully inject some motivation into me, drop me a line!
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neu [Apr. 9., 2004|04:22 pm]
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bestentagesbuch
Hey!
Also not sure if this place is techincally active, but I just found it too. I went last year to August session 2003 in Stein, which was great fun. Going back this year, not sure when, but probably in either Berlin or Bonn also. Not a whole lot of advice to give, you don't have to bring a whole lot, but anything you specifically want to bring is probably fine. Just have an open mind and have fun, that's probably the best advice I can give.
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New [Apr. 5., 2004|06:52 pm]
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vague_illusions
[Aktuelle Stimmung |curiouscurious]
[Aktuelle Musik |"Ohne Dich" Die Aerzte]

Hey! I'm not sure if this place is active or not, but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm attending a June/July teen session at Goethe Institute in Bonn this summer (2004), just wondering if anyone might have any advice for me? what to bring? anything I should know?
Danke!
Lindsay
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Wilkommen! [Mär. 21., 2004|02:01 am]
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xiuzan
[Aktuelle Stimmung |hopefulhopeful]

I'm not sure how quickly this community will gain members, but I thought I'd start it in the hopes that someone out there who attended or has interest in the Goethe Instut would find it.

I attended in Mannheim, Germany in the fall of 1995. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had to get back to my other degree work at Georgia Southern University. I learned a lot while there, but haven't had much opportunity to practice German since returning. Needless to say, my abilities to speak German are waning. One day, I'd like to return to Germany (or another German-speaking country) to regain what I've lost, plus learn more.

Beyond the language I learned while there, I met a lot of great people from all over the world. I've only kept in touch with a few, but I'd love to find others. Of course, there are Goethe Instituts all around the world, so I'm sure there are plenty of other people who have had similar experiences. Please join the community and post about the things you learned, the places you visited, the people you met, etc.

Maybe some of us will reunite with people we knew. Maybe we'll remember a few words of German that we have forgotten. Whatever the case, hopefully this will be a fun place for those of us who have the Goethe Institut in common.
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