German self-reflections

German self-reflections - Because German seems to be a key...

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German 1E Section 1 Self-Reflections I was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. Therefore, taking German was an obvious choice for me to in high school. I took two years of German in high school: German I during freshmen year and German II during junior year. The German courses taught at my school mainly consisted of the rules, grammar, and culture of Germany. They had some oral lessons; however, the teacher mainly spoke in English. I was able to practice some of my German speaking and listening skills during this previous summer, when my family went on a trip around Europe. I was able to efficiently order meals in restaurants and ask for directions. My family not only went to Germany, but to Switzerland and Austria as well. I noticed that even in countries other than Germany, such as Austria, people generally spoke German.
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Unformatted text preview: Because German seems to be a key language not only in Europe, but around the world as well, I chose to pursue studying the language in college. In this course, I expect to hone my skills in speaking, listening, writing, and reading in German. I also expect to build more confidence with my ability to speak in German. I want to be able to speak German naturally, in a way where I dont have to refer to English translations. Obviously, this is virtually impossible to do during the first semester of German; however, this semester will allow me to be one step closer to fluency. I will go about it by participating in class, completing my homework, and thoroughly studying for tests. Expanding my resources of the German language, such as through movies and the news may help my learning of the language as well....
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