Listen: Going to school in Switzerland: for kids and adults
"Jay, and I am still on street and we've got an amazing show for you jam packed with lots of things and a special surprise at the end actually. But we're doing a bit of a focus on school today and I'll tell you, why do you want to know why? Yes. I was your idea. So. You? No, we would have to rethink. So basically I went back to school in Saturday. Oh, yeah. I know that. Now getting school is probably a little bit of an overstatement, but basically an eight weeks time, I'll be taking my see one toke German exam. Oh, that's exciting. You probably the only person I know he would say that to that you have done on the other exams already in German hunt you? Yes. That's true. What what made you might? Why do you do that? I mean it or question. I also asked myself down five to nine on Saturday morning. Basically I'm doing an exam preparation course for the next eight weeks. And then I'll take the c one exam sort of towards the end of October. Why am I doing it? Yeah, I don't know because I didn't actually need it, but basically I've been studying German for months months and years and years. And I came to the end of my see one course which is meager at club. Shoot. I should say of schools are available of course, and then I thought, you know what? I'm gonna take that exam. Great. I think it's a great idea. I mean, then you have also goal in mind. Yeah, because things really got switched up a gear. We could say. The sort of St. one course I was doing. It was quite fun. You get to talk people in the group. He kind of chat about current topics and things, but this exam preparation courses. Kind of like the language equivalent of German boot camp, basic loca. Okay. At the beginning she said everybody introduce yourself and if you've got any questions asked them now because you won't have another chance. Sounds fun avenue question and I went to. It seems now. Well, anyway, so you posted in our Facebook group, Switzerland for English speakers? Exactly. Yeah. You posted there that you are going to the course you one and if anyone has any experience with it, but it ended up that. Some one or two people had a question about the be one. Be one exam. I so yes, exactly. So there was Rica again. Yeah, our favorite, our biggest fan, we can say that. Group and the Facebook groups are. Thank you very much so mice. When we see a comment from anyone or post. Recast. I would love to know how the b one was basically, as you may already know in the you took the token thumbs, maybe gutter a slightly different, but I think that they run along the same principles this parts reading, writing, listening and speaking basically, and what happens is on exam day you sort of they run them at various different places like language centers, kind of all over the country and Switzerland anyway, also, and other countries as well. And you go to sort of the center where you've paid your money registered to do the exam. You meet a bunch of strangers. Normally, I guess in a suiting someone you've done a course with and then you just go into in my case, it was quite move them. They give it so proud. And then you just kind of practicing the things that you've probably already done in your course should be familiar if you haven't done. Of course, of course, I'd say, look it up online before and you're just kind of filling in your answers on answer sheet. Everything is timed and then through. Out, you have kind of small breaks in between the separate pots Bundy sort of interesting part, which is quite surprising to me, and I'm glad that I know now before I d my seat one was the speaking of the test. And for this they pay you up with someone else. He's taking the exam. Oh, I see. And you have to go into the rim together and they kind of lay a sort of card of information face down the table, and you have a few minutes to read it and kind of prepare your aunts. And then basically, I think for the b one, you talk about what's on your car today. Have a person. Okay. And then that person has to ask you questions about your sort of present and there is a exterminator in the room? Yes. Most importantly, does person in the corner watching. Okay. It's just very weird because you have to have this kind of fake conversation with someone you diagnose and you're a little bit kind of stress than say, some maybe Steve two things to even drew and look help holiday. I mean, how do they judge? How do they judge. I don't know the exact details, but I think the b one level anyway, they just want you to be able to talk about a topic that you don't know about in advance. Okay. I think that's the kind of important thing to bear in mind"