I remember when I was learning German in school; we had a short and rather small teacher named Mr Warren who taught me. He was not German and I don’t think he ever actually had been to Germany. He was a teacher that rotated around lessons, an expert in none but still able enough to teach.
We also had a book called Deutch Heute that had various amusing cartoons of scenarios that a person learning German may have found themselves in. Fast forward twenty years and how times have changed. Who would have thought that we would one day b e carrying around a telephone, computer, camera, video recorder in one device that could also house your entire CD collection favourite movies as well as host Podcasts. Oh how I love the Iphone.
It is websites like The Local and Radio Sweden that are an essential part of my learning about Sweden. I love the Radio Sweden daily podcasts, it offers me an excellent way of learning about what is happening in Sweden on a day to day basis and also it delves deeper into a more political source of information which is something I love to learn about. The Local is also a great source of information but what I love about this site are the blogs. Reading peoples adventures and experiences about living and working in Sweden is a great way to pick up tips and advice first hand.
Now my blog is amongst them and I would like to thank The Local for giving me the opportunity to host a blog. Whilst I am learning this blog will no doubt evolve. That is something twenty years ago I simply could not have done.