I need your help with something :)

Hallo everyone,

so, recently I got contacted by the people from Lingoda. 

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Lingoda is an online language school where you can learn German, English, French and Spanish via Skype. And they asked me if I’d like to do a review on the blog.
I took a first glance at their offer and they have very reasonable pricing (in my opinion) and they can actually issue certificates, which is pretty cool, I think. But most importantly they said there would be some goodies for you guys. So I said “Sure, why not.”
But then I was thinking… I’m not learning German at the moment.  I’ve kind of plateaued. On the native plateau… hahaha… yeah, I know. My humor has plateaued too.
But seriously,  maybe I’m not the best person to do such a review. Sure, I can give you my thoughts on their service, take a few trial classes, see how everything works and how it feels to study with them. And I will do that. But the people who are REALLY qualified to review German learning material are you guys.
And that’s why I’d love you to join in.

I am looking for 2 people who’d like to take a few free trial classes at Lingoda.

Now everyone is of course like “Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I’ll take one.”
But there’s a catch:

You need to write a review about it.

And yes… the review will be posted on this blog :). It doesn’t need to be super extensive or anything. Just your thoughts and impressions.
You need Skype, a stable fairly fast internet connection and the “paper” is due end of November :).
Interested? 

Leave a comment with an answer to the following deeply philosophical question:

If the German language were an animal, which one would it be?

****** UPDATE:  wow, there are sooo many great and funny answers :D.  The two trial accounts are gone. Sorry but the decision was already hard enough  *****

You can still tell us what animal German is in your opinion though… it’s really fun to read all your comments. And if you didn’t win…. I have a cool surprise coming up soon.

Ich freu mich :). Bis dann.

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asifnadeem
asifnadeem

Dude! Du bist Echte Unternehmer! Ich bin beeindruckt!

Joy
Joy

Fun! I’m interested! I’ve wondered about Lingoda. My level is about A2. I’m also an English teacher, if that matters either way. I think German would be a monkey! fischerjoy@gmail.com

Jeremy Savor
Jeremy Savor

The German language somewhat reminds me of ants. There are a bunch of these words whizzing about with some sort of order that perhaps isn’t readily apparent. Then, a task is at hand, let’s say a word is needed to describe something, and several of these ants are strung together to link place A and B – Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.

Lina B.
Lina B.

Hi there!

German would be a platypus. Cause it’s cute, sweet, has the power to inflict pain and people who do like it can explain why, but cannot convince everyone around them why it is so cool, other than it looks rad.

Also, I’m a solid level A2, so… Yay? I used to write for a living so being able to write a review would be quite cool as well, just to get into that once more. (:

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wenn Deutsch ein Tier wäre, musst es ein Hund sein! Because it can be very beautiful, but if not tamed, is very aggressive. Also, I consider myself intermediate, kind of. Like maybe a B1 with a few grammar mistakes here and there? Also, ich wohne in Rumänien, so habe ich sehr schnell Internet :) Meine Mail ist fluturel.adrian@gmail.com.

Declan Treanor
Declan Treanor

The German language would be a Grizzly-bear. Yiu didn’t ask for a rationalisation :) My level is ~A2.

MegaMu
MegaMu

Aardvark

MegaMu
MegaMu

(B2-C1. Very probably not aimed at my level. But I wanted to answer anyway).

Naama
Naama

Definitely an elephant: an elephant never forgets, which can come in handy in remembering to pile all those “machen werden können”-s at the end of a sentence…

I’d be in! I think I’m somewhere around the A2-B1 and having to write a report sounds like a good incentive to stay focused…

Tony Green
Tony Green

I’d have to say an Elephant. Big, methodical, it makes strange sounds and has a big nose and ears….it’s definitely not grey though.

I’m B1/B2 BTW

Jonathan Hansen

German is a hamster. I’m an intermediate learner.

Franziska
Franziska

ehehe…..

MegaMu
MegaMu

And anyway I meant armadillo. Sorry.

Dan Strat
Dan Strat

Hallo, ich wurde gern hilfen (:
I am in elementary level.
dan_s_@hotmail.com.
Oh, and a black cat.

Marilia
Marilia

Hi! If you BEEF help, Count on me.

Andrew
Andrew

Hi Emanuel. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m sorry but I don’t think German would be a cat I’m afraid, it’s too stubborn. I’m going to go with an Elephant, it’s wise and logical, but requires a lot of time and age to get to grips with. Once you’ve got to grips with it, the trunk can be used to express every combindation of direction, movement, location, time and mood. However, in the end, it requires the memory of an elephant to remember the case, word order and location of verbs!

Andrew

Anonymous
Anonymous

tiger….brrrrr i:)

ntermediate level

Adam Frano
Adam Frano

If German were an animal, it would definitely be a cat.
Just imagine, walking on the path in a park and noticing something sitting next to the trail. You know what it is at the very first sight. You have heard of it before, several of your friends have it and told you various stories of how hard time it gave them, giving you honest warnings.. But when you see it there.. sitting and gazing at you in despair, wet after a heavy rain that happened just an hour ago, using the most powerful weapon ever created – the cute eyes… Then it meows, sounds not so beautiful like a song bird that dwells in France, but it is a detail, who cares. Exactly, like the stories say – It is German.. Oh, I mean.. a cat. After a short contemplation, you clearly understand the benefits that it brings – infinitive petting when feeling lonely, your crush finally accepting the invitation to your place after showing the photo of it or just simply filling the “friend gap”. (In German language it would be probably better job opportunities, immersing into German culture,..). So you decide to give it a go. However, when you bring it home, your expectations are shattered. The originally looking cute animal turns into a devious monster. It scratches you whenever you come closer, shits everywhere but to cat toilet, asks for food and runs away without touching it, destroys all the furniture including your hopes of how animals are lovely and easy to handle (German prefixes, word order, reflexive verbs and other follies that cause the mindfuck and other severe diseases). You can decide now – either give up and give it to a public shelter or try harder and persistently. You only live once and therefore you proceed. After some time you realise the scratches hurt less.. And that you actually quite start liking it. At least it kills the daily routine you lived before. And once, on a sunny day you walk in the park again and meet a group of cat owners as well as you are and you have that special feeling because you realise you understand them… (And that is exactly what you feel when you have the first decent conversation with a native.)

Adam Frano
adamfrano1@gmail.com
Niveau B2/C1

CarlosRoig
CarlosRoig

Just Bravo! If you didn’t get the free lessons, it’s a shame! I think the same as you. You don’t know why you like cats, they are assholes, they scratch, they are mean and you could have a better and easier to manage pet, but for a reason, you like them, and you get used to them. With german is the same. hahahaha

Bruno (ja, wieder da...)
Bruno (ja, wieder da...)

Das könnte ich gerne tun. Ich habe aber keine Ahnung, was mein echtes Niveau ist.

L'August H

I’m interested. German would be a flying fox (aka bat). Misunderstood as harsh and scary; but really fun and a bit fuzzy.

david

Hallo, ich bin ein Anfaenger. Ich denke Deutsch ist wie eine Kuh…stark, ….um, commonly seen yet not commonly fully understood.