German skills

30. May 2011 - 14:00 - 6 Comments by

Comparison of TestDaF levels with general language skills levels

This week I received the results for the TestDaF I had taken in April. Unfortunately, I still couldn’t reach the grade I needed in order to study at a Master’s course. The TestDaF basically certificates three different levels: TDN 3, 4 and 5; five being the highest. To study at the Master’s courses in which […]

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Starting from somewhere

23. May 2011 - 10:47 - 0 Comments by

The page of the "Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft" course in Freie Universität website

As I said before, finding the pages of the courses that might interest me in the universities’ websites was an important step, since it helped me organize how I was going to prepare myself knowing what was necessary to be admitted at a Masters Course in Germany. One of these courses was the “Allgemeine und […]

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Find your place

18. May 2011 - 06:40 - 0 Comments by

The folder of the "Study and Research in Germany 2009" fair

Just some weeks after I had come back from Berlin I heard there was going to be a fair in the Goethe Institut São Paulo called “Study and Research in Germany 2009”. I thought it was a funny coincidence that this was going to happen precisely after I had come back, so I decided to […]

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Alemão Unterricht

11. May 2011 - 06:56 - 0 Comments by

The "Centro de Ensino de Línguas" at Unicamp

When I decided that I wanted to study in Germany I used to spend a lot of time thinking about what I could do so I could make it happen. Of all the ideas I had, I started following some that I believed would take me in that direction. I studied harder and with more […]

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October in Berlin

3. May 2011 - 07:32 - 1 Comment by

The waterfall at the Viktoriapark

I wasn’t looking for anything. The second time around in Berlin I was just happy to see the city again. I didn’t expect to come back so soon, after I had realized in 2007 that it was the city I liked most among all I had visited in Europe. I wanted to see the places […]

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In medias res

27. April 2011 - 12:00 - 2 Comments by

Sunset at Ipanema

That’s the term in literary theory for when you start telling a story by middle instead of by the beginning. I decided that I wanted to study in Germany by the end of 2009. Since then I’ve been preparing to apply for a Master’s degree there in 2012. If careful preparation and planning are German […]

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