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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hollyleaf___

What are the NEEDS to KNOW for living in Germany?

My ultimate goal of learning German is to go to Germany to study in college. Besides the Duolingo Tree, what's missing that I, someone that WILL go to Germany one day, need to know?

And oh yes, I know and am plenty aware I'm not done with the German Tree yet, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask in advance to have a scope of things!

Please help! I'd appreciate it a lot!

~ Hollyleaf

May 31, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

No free refills for drinks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jileha
  • 1056

Universities require a language proficiency exam at level B2-C1, which includes a lot of spoken language - something that Duolingo does not prepare you for. So try and incorporate as much listening and speaking exercises as possible right from the start.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah0741

Any advice for someone who just wants to live there, no study?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElyseGardner

Permits are tricky... I'm moving there in a few months, but I don't currently qualify for a residence permit, so I'm going to have to live out of a suitcase and spend half my time outside of the Schengen zone. It's going to be tricky! Hoping I can figure out a more permanent solution down the line... Easier if you have skills that are in high demand.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
  • 1696

Unless of course Sarah0741 (or anyone else) is from European Union ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElyseGardner

True! I was half asleep when I wrote that comment.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
  • 1696

Google search of "Germany culture info" gives tons of hits, for example: https://germanculture.com.ua

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