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Department of German Studies Language Biography Update (Name: Caiden Leavitt ) Please look at previous answers in your portfolio and reflect on any changes. Be as detailed as possible. Date: 8/28/11 - How have your ideas about German culture changed? Since I have taken German, my ideas about German culture have not necessarily changed, but they have developed. I have learned about Germany’s holidays and their school systems. I have learned about how they approach eating and dining and how their approach differs from ours here in the United States. I have even gotten to listen to some music from Germany and watch some movies, both of which have revealed to me their taste in the arts and their unique sense of humor. - How would you describe German as a language compared to when you started? German is much more challenging and nuanced than I expected it to be. It is also a much more beautiful language than
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Unformatted text preview: it is given credit for. - Describe your next objectives and plans and specify when/by the end of which time period you would like to reach the stated objectives. My main goal is to learn how to read German, because I am interested in German philosophy and literature and I would like to read German texts in the original. By the end of this semester I would like to have improved my German grammar to the extent that I would be able to read a German text with a glossary. I would also like to improve my listening and speaking skills since these are my weak points. I would love to be able to hold a normal conversation with a native speaker by the end of this year. Department of German Studies, Cornell University, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201...
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