As I commented in my video 233 days of German, I read many children’s books to help my German. The advantage of children’s books is that they have a simpler language and many illustrations that show what’s going on. My favorite books were from the collection “Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?“. That collection explains to children how the world works in simple language. Storybooks are also interesting, but sometimes vocabulary is not as important for an adult, one reason why I don’t read a lot this kind of book. Nevertheless, I decided to put here a mixture of fiction and non-fiction to please those who like both genders.
In this podcast the psychologist Monica Bulnes de Lara answers and guides her listeners. The public sends her questions via Facebook or email. The most common issues are parenting and romantic relationships. Usually, she makes two half-hour episodes per week. In a single episode she discusses several listeners’ questions. Continue reading
No matter what language you are learning, the time spent learning it is never wasted. Even if you use the language only once, on a visit to your dream country, speaking the language changes your experience. In addition, you change your view of the country and its citizens.
Parisians are snobbish and arrogant
Big lie, Parisians can be nice if you show that you are motivated to speak their language. It’s true they don’t like to be addressed in English, but if you try to speak French, even if your French is bad, they will switch to English and help you. Continue reading