Clear the List: November 2015

Well hey! Am I the only one who feels like the end of this year is just racing by? No? Okay. Anyway, it’s November already so I guess it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas (I’m mostly kidding) and do all that fun beginning of the month stuff – like this blog post. 😉

Clear the List Nov 2015

October has been another busy, busy month (which is why I think it seemed to speed past) but I think I’m all settled into Vienna again and getting used to my school schedule, though those early starts are still a killer. I’m feeling really optimistic about November, but I am going to try and keep some manageable goals – and hopefully not too many of them.

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How I Keep a Language Notebook

Hi guys! So back in August I read this awesome post from Kerstin over on Fluent Language titled The Miraculous Benefits of Keeping a Language Notebook. I highly recommend you go there and have a quick read if you haven’t already.

You’re back? Good. So after I read this post, it made me think about the way in which I keep a language notebook. I’ve always kept paper notes when I study, but since February I’ve been using specific notebooks for all of my language learning, which is somewhat different to how I’ve done it in the past. When I first started this, I googled a lot of variants of the phrase ‘how to keep a language notebook’ but there’s really not a lot out there about it, and while I know that you should do whatever method works best for you, I wasn’t really sure where to start. (I do sometimes like a clear path.) So, I thought that I’d share my language notebook(s) and my process of finding one and setting it up with you today – and hopefully it’ll give you a few ideas about keeping your own! (I hope you’re all settled in for a fairly long post from here on out…)

How I Keep a Language Notebook

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GCSE German #005: Topics – Relationships (Beziehungen)

Monday’s back! Anyone else had a long day? If you’ve been at school, I feel you. It’s been a long day, for me at least!

Onto the next post in this series – and we’re back to specific topics. Like I said before, I’m generally following the AQA spec, though most of these activities are quite different to what you’d find on your exam. Hopefully though they’ll expose you to the grammar again, and maybe even some more vocab!

GCSE German 005

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GCSE German #003: Topics – Health (Gesundheit)

Happy Monday (again)! So last week there was no post due to my relocation back to Vienna, but I’m back this week and ready to go!

My plan for the next few weeks is to look at some of these GCSE topics a little more in depth – though they are, of course, quite broad. I’m hoping that I can bring together different resources that are out there on the internet that you can use to practise your German and prepare for your exams. Some of them may include vocabulary and grammar that aren’t as necessary for your exams, but they might have more practical real-life applications. As with anything in this series of posts, if you have any questions or any suggestions for anything you want to see – let me know! I’m happy to hear from you and help you if I can.

So, for this week, we’re going to talk about health!

GCSE German 003

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