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  1. You need or want to learn German and don't know where to begin? You've already started learning German but you have no clue, no idea of the grammar or you are totally confused? You've already been attending classes, but you don't understand the explanations and can't follow, or you are shy and afraid to speak, or you feel lost in a big group? You have no idea of (English) grammar anyway and feel a slight dizziness when someone talks about "verbs", "subordinated clauses" or "conjugation"? You've heard weird and intimidating things about the "awful"* German language (* Mark Twain) - endless numbers of articles, cases, monster words and you are scared? Or you're already quite advanced but you want to get rid of that annoying accent or these little mistakes, once and for all? Don't worry. There are answers to all this - there's light at the end of the tunnel. Sure, nobody says that German is particularly easy or that you can learn it within 3 days. You have to be patient and put some effort, indeed. But there are no hopeless cases. Especially for anglophone natives or proficient speakers of English, German will appear very close and related, especially regarding vocabulary and tense structure, therefore it's the most logic thing to learn German. German is structured, logic, analytic, consists of many bits you can put together like a puzzle, sometimes surprising, funny, precise, poetic . . . GERMAN IS LEARNABLE!!! I'm using a special method, a macro-micro-structural approach in order to achieve that students understand grammar easier, quicker and more thoroughly. Most of the time I'm giving one to one lessons, but also small group lessons for up to 3 students are possible if you have the same language level. Lessons are given at my place in Prenzlauer Berg. I can teach in ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH and PORTUGUESE. You're coming to Berlin for a limited time - alone, as a couple, two or three friends - and want to not just do sight-seeing but also learn basic communication and get a "cultural coaching" at the same time? I can tailor a small crash course or "workshop" for you. I can also organize weekend courses for people who don't dispose of any time on weekdays. Also, I offer intensive "Taster Courses" of 8 to 12 lessons that should be taken within a shorter periodin order to give you an idea of how I teach while at the same time giving you a basic overview of German grammar and some basic conversational skills. If you're interested and want to know my website, Facebook page, LinkedIn profile with references, details about my method, the prices, the open time slots or when to have a trial lesson, please send me a mail to cosmopoliflor@gmx.de.  
  2. Hi folks, I am writing a report about a possible Brexit and how it could affect british expats. What do you think about this? Did any of you ever consider applying for German citizenship? Susanne
  3. After extensive searching through "German themes", it seems that the majority of postings related to Brexit and German citizenship focus on the procedure and timing of the application process--I have not found any postings that reveal how successful applicants feel after they have been granted German citizenship. With this in mind, I have created a thread to address this topic (apologies if one exists already--please move this there). To explain something about myself, I was born, raised and educated in the UK and worked there for a number of years before moving to the continent where I have since worked in seven EU member states over a period spanning more than two decades. Along the way, I married (a German) and started a family (outside of Germany). As the holder of a British EU passport, I felt quite European and the thought of applying for citizenship in those seven EU countries never crossed my mind. This all changed with Brexit when I recognized the advantages of German citizenship over permanent residency and thus completed the application process, successfully. Having recently received my Staatsangehörigkeitsurkunde should I feel that is somehow more than the result of having successfully completed a necessary formality?  
  4. So here goes another red tape marathon.   anyone got a clear answer for the following questions?   - What’s the difference between personal name (Eigenname) and forename(s) - “Vorname”?
  5. Hello Everyone, I have a question about B1 Certificate for Citizenship in Germany. i am planning to do the b1 TELC exam soon,,,can i use the certificate after 4 years? or at the time of using it,  it should be no longer than two years? because if it needs to be no longer than two years i would not take the exam now,,,i do it in a couple of years.   Thanks in advance!
  6. Has anyone recently applied for einburgerung at Burgeramt Pankow ? How long did it take to get Termin there, and how long did the process take. Currently it shows appointments only until 21. November, (all booked). Can anybody share their experience?
  7. Good morning,   I have been looking through TT for a while, using the search functionality, but have been unable to find the exact answer I am looking for. I moved to Germany for work, but shortly after arriving, I met a German man (now fiance). I am here on a work permit which is tied to my employer and valid for 3 years. Employed full time, unbefrisstet.   We are getting married in Denmark next month, but that doesn't have much to do with my question. My question here is: 1. Do I have to register my marriage in my home country first and change my last name before registering it in Germany? Or can I do Germany first cause home country might take longer. Then just go back to Germany to change the last name?   Next question: 2. Do I have to change anything concerning my visa? All the post I'm seeing is people coming here to get married, not coming here for work and unexpectedly finding their person here. I don't need an integration course or an A1 certificate now, right? I've been living and working here for 18 months and only speak German in my job.   3. Then, if I were to get citizenship, do I first need to get niederlassungserlaubnis before I can think about citizenship? Because the way I understand it it's 3 years of which 2 years you've been married, to get it. But I would still have a normal Aufenthaltstitel (probably valid for 5 years as it will be my second Aufenthaltstitel) at this point.   I know those are many thoughts in one post, but if anyone can help a gal out, it would be much appreciated. I love planning and already budgetting and planning my time to get my B1 certificate and all that jazz. Was just unsure about the above.   Thanks in advance.
  8. A little pre-text: I was born in "City A", but my parents registered me in "City B" because that was their permanent residence at that time. Now my birth certificate can only be issue from local body of "City B". When I was a baby they moved back to "City A" and due to some reasons all my other documents (school certificate, national ID card, passport) has the place of birth as "City A". So basically, - My birth is registered in "City B" - All other documents has place of birth as "City A"   My problem: I see that in Germany "place of birth" has some kind of significance. I need to apply for "Einbürgerung" (Citizenship by naturalization), can this become a hurdle in that?