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MarieScheurer's picture

HOW CAN WE MOTIVATE GERMANS AND NON-GERMANS TO GO ON ACTIVITIES TOGETHER FOR IMPROVING THE SPEAKING OF GERMAN AND TO MAKE INTEGRATION EASIER?

#1Reasearch with Non-Germans:

-having a hard time to make German friends

-are not brave enough to start a contact

-think that the language is the biggest barrier

-bad luck with tandem partners: they are not easy to find for every language / they don´t arrive at the appointment

-high interest in small activities together with a German person to improve German and to lose fear of socialisation

-they are having a better time learning German if they live together with Germans / it´s easier to get known to eaven more Germans if you already know even one

-integration as a result of speaking German and speaking German as a result of integration / no integration as a result of not speaking German and not speaking German as a result of no integration

 

#Research with Germans:

-if they have time they would probaply spend it with a person who wants to learn German

-if they would get small gifts / rabatt / coupons they would be motivated to take foreign people to their private activities

-proposed activities would be visit of zoo, museums, city trips, sports, going outside, taking a walk, workshops etc.

 

FURTHER PLANNED STEPS / OPEN QUESTIONS:

-how can we define the group of people?

-which activities are reasonable?

-where do we catch the people?

-what motivates Germans?

-is the volenteer center / language school / a bar /etc. a good place?

Happy for comments, ideas, experience etc.!!!

Sunny regards, Marie

 

 

LET´S TRY IT OUT!

MarieScheurer's picture

What about a picknick?

everybody could bring something to ear / drink

will interaction take place:)?

When? Maybe Create a Meetup so we can push it out?

Nadia's picture

Hi Marie,

this looks interesting, I am back in Berlin on the 17th-27th and would certainly join you if you did it on any day except for the 18th when I am at an all day meeting. 

To get more people on board I suggest creating an event on the Meetups page, and we can use social media to let Berlin know about it :so more people join :)

The instructions for how to add another event to the page are at the bottom. Ask if you need help! 

We were thinking about a small group

MarieScheurer's picture

Hey Nadia,

thank you for your post!

We were wondering if it´s not probaply the right way to bring a small group of people together to provote interaction between people of dirrerent mothertounge and to prevent that groups stay together in their comfort zone. We´ll probaply do it on monday.

But I´m curious, what is your idea behind setting up a big event?

Best regards

Marie

Oh not a big event, just letting a diverse group of people know

Nadia's picture

I just thought it would be a nice way to meet new people and just hang out in a natural, uncontrived way if people can easily invite their friends...

Planned

MarieScheurer's picture

We´ll do a meeting on monday with 4 Germans and 4 people that don´t speak proper German yet.

And we are about to get in contact with the volunteer agency of Berlin to find Germans.

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