I know it well because I have taken the same class there three times and never passed: Hartnackschule at Motzstrasse 5. Their website is Harnackschule.com.Its a very popular language school, very busy, usually crowded but the teachers are good I think (even if I am a stupid student) and try to make the classes very interesting. What I like about it most is its not a lot of foreign diplomats and people with lots of money but those who come to Berlin to work here and make a living, friendly and like myself-just a average person. They also can assist with getting a visa for the length of time you stay to take language classes.
The prices are reasonable at usually 168.00 Euros for a first course that lasts a month, plus the cost of books 27.00 Euro, which can be used for the next 2 courses also. They have different levels of course for beginners, intermediates and advanced.
If you rather would like a school for different age groups from children to adults, different time periods and levels, and have lots of money, look to this website, one of many that offers classes and courses various locations in Germany. Language Courses Abroad, is geared more for the students university age in my opinion or if someone else is paying for your studies, many more cheap places to learn German in Berlin. The address is Motzstrasse 5, 10777 Berlin. Tele no. 030-216-4459. You can see the school from Nollendorfplatz by train or take the 106, 119, or 146 bus to get here. The wbesite is good, in english also.
The foto is from the classroom I was in every time. Yes so I flunked because I was always looking out of it. :-) I keep trying though!
Greeting someone in...
Greeting someone in Berlin
Business people in Germany tend to be formal. When greeting someone it is considered polite to rise to your feet to shake their hand. People should always be addressed by their titles until invited to do otherwise. Preface a man's last name with 'Herr', and a woman's 'Frau' or 'Fräulein' (Miss).
Take a stroll around the...
Take a stroll around the quarter of Kreuzberg, walk along the Landwehrkanal Channel, don't be scared by the drunkards at Kottbusser Tor. Walk along Oranienstrasse and get yourself some Turkish tea (Cay)and a Doner Kebab (Turkish dish originated in Berlin). Don't miss the Juedisches Museum (Jewish Museum) (Subway Station Hallesches Tor), it's both a fascinating piece of modern architecture (D. Libeskind) and a highly interesting museum!
Swiss and fashion usually do not belong to the same sentence, but Bally is an exception to the rule. The sleek and minimal designs are typical for this brand that does not make too much noise of itself. It is enough, when the wearer knows what he or she is wearing.
Bally's flagship store is located, among other fashion boutiques, on the busy shopping street Kurfürstendamm. The store follows Bally's new concept for the flagship stores, a lot of streamlined space with light materials with some brown to add warmth.
The store stocks both gentlemen's and ladies' fashions, including shoes, bags and other accessories. The price may be steep, but the quality and the design are excellent, too.
Berlin Zoo station is resonant in many people´s memories.
But it has now been replaced as the main station by a huge new glass and steel building in the north of the city.
We´ve followed the development of the new Hbf over the years and in summer ´06 took an train from NL to Berlin on the second day of its operation. It opened just in time for the World Cup.
Our views - as architecture it´s stunning. As a station we´ll reserve judgement. When we left there were still workmen putting up signage (quite important really!) and we´re not sure about the sight lines on the platforms.