Herzlich Willkommen bei Germanlanguage.ph !
I am R. Marqueda, RN, CNN, KSA-RN, European Nurse(B2-Passer). I would like to share on this section some of my ideas and lived experiences the time I started to learn the german language. I’d say it is difficult but when you learn it by heart "auswendig lernen" commitment and willingness to understand how it works, it is really manageable. One has to think " Kaya nga nila, kaya ko din". Everyone of us has boundless potentials with our different and unique journeys. Galing po ako nagtrabaho sa middle east from bisaya, tagalog, english and arabic to german. By God’s grace nakaya ko sya.
The purpose of writing my following tips on “ How to attain A1: NOT to be addlebrained” here is to help mostly the beginner and future learners on how to embrace and ace the german level course. I am currently working as a tutor here in Germanlanguage.ph with the very advocative owners, who continually instill wonderful opportunities for the nurses all about Germany opportunities and CARE even after their deployment or while nurses are working in Germany.
I hope that this can help you somehow and find it relatable.
We know for a fact that a foreign language like German (Deutsch) is not easy to study and one has to do the “PUSH”, to make it achievable (erreichbar). Like you, I am also an OFW, a KSA-RN, who experienced the challenge of communication barriers in foreign country; when it comes on how to deliver the appropriate responses to the patients or people. Yes, we must be culture-sensitive enough oftentimes, before we will communicate upon intervening to different kinds of patients in their own culture. We must be effective communicators, so that we can already gain the trusts of our patients and instill to them the impressions that we are quality workers. Pinoy tayo nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa, tapos kelangan nating matututo ng salitang arabic, or kung ang kausap natin ay nakakaintindi naman ng linggwaheng english,masaya na tayo dahil nakakapag-english tayo diba…ano po ba dialect ninyo?Bisaya, Ilocano, Tagalog? o kahit alinman. Yung tipong magsasalita kana sa pasyente or arabs at naglalaro yung 2-3 na linggwahe kung anong dapat mong unang sasabihin na linggwahe…hahaha, kakatuwa diba.
So, learning a foreign language is FUN!
Paano na lang kung madadagdagan ka pa ng wikang aleman “german”dba…
Dito ko po unang hinuhugot nung bago ako kumuha ng german course. Sabi ko sa sarili ko: “Natututo nga ako ng arabic kahit sa informal way, ibig sabihin during bedside care lang ako nakikipag-usap sa pasyente, how much pa kaya kung mag aaral ako ng ibang linggwahe pero in a formal way or formal class kung saan tinuturo ng passionate teacher lahat about the grammar on how to confidently express to write and speak in german.
The contents that I am presenting here is based on my own lived experiences. This is not a sequence on how I learn the german language but a combination of the processes that I went through while studying the german course up to B2 in the Philippines. I mean, I was able to achieved it from one realizations to realizations. Diba ganun naman talaga mga bagay bagay; marami po talagang pinagdadaanan…Bakit ko po ito nasabi?hehehe…dahil sguro sa mga sinasabi ko dati sa sarili ko“ kaya pala, ganito pala yun, ganyan pala, ganito” andami realizations ano. A bigger picture is: kahit pasado na ako ng b2, meron padin akong mga hindi alam na bagay2x ng A1 at A2. ah, ganun pala yun?? haha,oo ganun na nga po. Ibig ko po sabihin hindi din sya kelangan na perfect mo syang aaralin lahat dahil napakalawak po per level but do your best enough to obtain the desired knowledge to proceed a corresponding level. And after you pass the B2 Certification exam, it is easier for a learner to go back in A-level’s german past lessons. Kumbaga mani-mani nlng naks!!
Dito ko na nasabi na tama po yung naging investment ko, kaunting naipon ko sa saudi nakapag-aral ako ng german dahil alam ko at nilalaban ko na someday magiging nurse ako sa Germany (Deutschland) and that’s for long term and a chance to acquire residency there. Pero ngayon po marami na po employers na ready to shoulder the tuition fees. Saan pa po kayo, please grab the opportunity now. Join now! Para di po masayang ang oras ninyo, while waiting matapos ang work contract ninyo whether you are in the Philippines or in other countries. For more details, please read other forums hear and you will learn a lot.
Read, read, read. Start to Study, study, study. God bless po.
Sabi ng karamihan RN students na sa A1 German course pa lang, mahirap na. Totoo yan, ano po ba ang mga reasons bakit ganun?
So here are the tips that I am glad to share with you dear fellow nurses, to be able to proceed and achieving the goal of stepping into the next german level.
- A language learner has to accept first that one is a “Beginner” when studying the German language.We were all once a student, before we finally land on our dream job(s) and on this matter, I told myself that I am student for now but already a work-experienced individual. I considered this as part of my professional growth with a new way of life having a perfect chance to acquire a new knowledge, making new purpose. You will now be setting up a new goal to yourself, for your family and future in general. Then, apply commitment and dedications here.
- Studying Vocabularies.Level A1 German requires a student to memorize all as much Nouns with their respective article, verbs and adjectives that will be necessary to complete a basic sentence. Take note that all of these are NEW to you. Don’t fret, some vocabularies in german are closely related to english. So, there’s a chance getting german nouns using your english words that you encountered before. Some advise is to memorize at least 10 words everyday. But the challenge is its retention, so when you memorize, put it into application by making your own sentences everytime you already knew some grammars from the class. Then learn it by heart, so that you will bring this on the next level of german course.
- Class participation during Interactive discussions.Your tutor(s) will encourage you to create sentences from time to time. Be pro-active! Tutor is always be there to guide you and simplify things in german. Don’t hesitate to participate oftentimes, most of your classmates are also new to the foreign language.
*Frequent exposure is very important.
One has to always expose himself/herself while studying the german language. You can name all the english things that you can find at home or in public places. Translate it immediately into german and don’t forget it. You can put the german words on the wall of your room, so that you will still see it before leaving your room and after your work, you will still have it there. For daily routine, you can translate it all like what is the verb for to wake up (aufwachen), to get up (aufstehen), brushing one’s teeth (Zähneputzen), to eat breakfast (frühstücken), etc. For listening, before going to bed, listen (hören) to a slow german conversation you can download online. In this way, you are integrating and immersing it to yourself.
Students will have practice tests related to the mock exam before the scheduled final exam. This is an assessment if you are ready for the next german level. Practice them as always to facilitate familiarization during the actual mock. There are 4 Parts during a mock exam: Listening ( Hören), Reading(Lesen), Writing (Schreiben), Speaking (Sprechen). For Speaking, always encourage your classmates or close friends to practice on your available time. Speaking is also being practice during the class.
Practice makes Perfect! (Übung macht den Meister!)