Redewendung / Turn speech

How can we integrate non-germans by motivating germans to teach them more about their culture / lenguage?

Inspiration:

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart" 

Nelson Mandela

New Design Question!!!

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!

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?

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 :slight_smile:

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

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

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

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.