Experiencia Erasmus: Potsdam (Germany) by Flor Gutiérrez

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You may wonder why a student of English Philology would choose a German city as an Erasmus destination. Everyone does. My innocent answer to those musings used to be: “I chose Germany because I already know how to speak English, and I am eager to learn German too”. This eagerness came from the fact that, after taking the German course for beginners at the UGR, I went crazy for that language. Of course my experience in Germany showed me that, firstly, my English was not as functional as I thought; and secondly, that what I learnt from the A1-German course allowed me to say only things like “danke schön” at the supermarket.

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Traditions

Hello everyone! Today is New Year’s Eve and the year 2017 is just about to begin! I am sure most of you will follow various Spanish traditions tonight, but… Aren’t you curious about how people celebrate these special days in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland or Germany, for instance? We looked for information and asked some abroad students too, who told us about the most unique traditions … Continue reading New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Traditions

GERMANY: Knuckle / Codillo (en inglés y español)

Today’s recipe comes from another member of the team of the blog, Vanessa Roldán, student of the last year of English Studies. She thought it could be interesting to add to our list of recipes a German one which is also cooked here in Spain. Enjoy! ENGLISH: Ingredients: 1 kg pork leg. 4 tomatoes. 1 onion. 6 cloves of garlic. 1 big red pepper. 3 … Continue reading GERMANY: Knuckle / Codillo (en inglés y español)

GERMANY: Spitzbuben / Galletitas alemanas (en alemán, inglés y español)

¡Hoy traemos una receta alemana! Viene de la mano de una profesora del Departamento, Rebecca Cramer. Y nos trae unas galletitas alemanas que además nos envía en alemán, inglés y español, así que nadie tiene excusa para no intentar prepararlas… ¡Aquí teneis la receta! Spitzbuben Für den Teig: 375 g Mehl. 1 Teelöffel Backpulver. 175 g Zucker. 1 Päckchen Vanillezucker. 1 Priese Salz. 125 g … Continue reading GERMANY: Spitzbuben / Galletitas alemanas (en alemán, inglés y español)

Preview! Christmas Recipes Special / Especial recetas de Navidad

  Do you like any of these recipes? Do you know all of them? Do you need some ideas for Christmas? From December 17 and until December 24 you will find one or two of these recipes each day. A whole week of Christmas recipes from English/German-speaking countries. These recipes have been sent to us by both professors and students. And they are not the … Continue reading Preview! Christmas Recipes Special / Especial recetas de Navidad