In today's German lesson we will talk about Internet and TV. How has the technology changed our life? We will talk about the influence of the internet on our minds our bodies.
In general, I would say it is very positive, but there are some side effects too. We can't estimate the exact consequences. For sure, new technologies fulfill our needs of human contact, communication, advice and also knowledge. Immersing into technologies can also be treated as an escape from the reality.
What do you think about new technologies? Is it a new danger for us? Is internet the problem or human beings who misuse it? Listen to the recording and let me know in German or English what you think about it.
Job interview in German. How to prepare for the job interview in German? What do you have to keep in mind? What are the best techniques? Here are some ideas:
- your presentation must be focused (fokussiert)
- show that you have concrete goals in your life ( konkrete Ziele)
- show you have the passion (die Leidenschaft)
- show you have passion and love for details (Leidenschaft und Liebe zum Detail)
What do you think?
What is the most important things during the job interview in Germany?
Conflicts are good. It's great to have an argument (die Auseinandersetzung) It means we have to find a new solution. It means that the relationship will be deeper. Once we can figure out how to solve the problem we feel free, we feel like a newborn baby. Some people try to avoid conflicts. They think conflict avoidance (die Konfliktvermeidung) is ok. I don't think so.
Each conflict, argument sends a signal. It is important not to take it personally and simply try to find the best solution . The only way to achieve it is through the resistance ( der Widerstand), pain (der Schmerz), difficulties (die Schwierigkeiten) and anger (die Wut). Do you agree?
Question for discussion for the German lesson:
1. How do you solve conflicts in your culture?
2. Is it better to avoid the conflict of face the problems and try to solve them?
I love cycling. Cycling is my passion. My favorite place to cycle is Switzerland.
When I am cycling I feel the flow. What is flow?
Flow is being enthusiastic (die Begeisterung). Cycling in the mountains is exciting, when I think about the speed (die Geschwindigkeit) and the power (die Kraft) I think about the flow experience (Flow Erlebnis).
Flow for me is the state of enjoyment (das Vergnügen). I don't have to do anything, I do it because I love it. Flow is the state of being a champion (die Meisterschaft). Flow is working without effort, forgetting about time and goals. It is effortlessness (die Mühelosigkeit).
I wish you the same experience with learning German.
I am a teacher of German. I teach conversational German via Skype.