My boyfriend is German and speaks French very well, so I thought, if he can understand me when I speak French, then I should be able to understand him when he speaks German! After browsing the internet, I decided to take an intensive course at Alpadia in Freiburg, southern Germany, in order to live with him.
I studied Spanish for 8 years at school but the German language was totally new and foreign to me. I started the course as a beginner with the intensive and premium options and in 4 months, I made significant progress. I am now able to have a conversation in German with my boyfriend and his family, even though my learning is far from being over. I loved living in Freiburg: the small streets, the surrounding Black Forest, its dynamism and excellent nightlife make this a perfect place for a language course. Life at the school was also a rich experience. I met people of all nationalities, from Brazil, Venezuela, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Japan, etc. with whom I hope to keep in touch for a long time. I also enjoyed the activities and evenings offered by the school, which are unique opportunities to meet the other students and establish strong ties.
I am back in France now to continue my studies, but I continue learning German and I hope to go back to Germany as soon as possible. Thank you Alpadia for this beautiful experience and I wish a great stay to the next ones!”