Last week we watched a documentary from the BBC about an English couple who move to Germany to find out what living in Germany is like: Make Me A German. Justin and Bee Rowlatt, both journalists, move to Nuremberg where he takes on a job with a medium sized company (Faber-Castell) and she stays at home to be a good housewife and mother. The differences to their lives at home in England and the related problems they encounter offer great material for discussion.
I asked my students to keep a vocabulary book. The following is a list of words one of them noted down that I have copied here. It reflects the topics we talked about. In following posts I will try to bring some order into this random list and describe the contexts in which they occurred thereby summarizing our course.