Why Polina und Dita like the German courses at the ActiLingua Academy and what their favourite Austrian dishes are, can be read here in their profiles.
What are your names?
Dita and Polina.
Where are you from?
From Czech Republic and Russia.
How long have you been studying German?
For five years we both learn German now.
Why did you choose ActiLingua?
Polina: I wanted to find a school where you can learn German in a group and which also helps you to find an accommodation. Dita: I read a lot of good reviews and Vienna has always been my dream city.
What do you especially like about ActiLingua?
Polina: The speed of learning and the teachers. Dita: The positive attitude and the energy of the teachers. I really like how they structure the German lessons.
Why did you choose Vienna?
Polina: I like the culture, the history as well as the Austrian mountains. Dita: Who doesn’t want to be in the most liveable city in the world.
What do you like most about Vienna?
Polina: The restaurants and the architecture. Dita: The coffeehouses in the historical centre, where the Austrians have brunch on Sundays and the beautiful parks of Vienna.
Where are your favourite places in Vienna?
Polina: The “Mariahilfer Straße” for sure. Dita: The “Museumsquartier” because there is a special atmosphere you have to be part of one time.
What is a must-do in Vienna?
Polina: The Austrian National Library and going to a Viennese ball during the ball season. Dita: One should enjoy a walk through the first district of Vienna and in winter have a hot punch or a mulled wine.
What do you have to eat or drink in Vienna?
Polina: Potato salad. Dita: Marillenpalatschinken (EN: pancakes filled with apricot jam) and a “Wiener Melange” (EN: Viennese type of coffee).
How many “Schnitzel“ have you eaten already?
Polina: 20. Dita: Only one, we have enough of them in Czech Republic 🙂
What is typically Austrian?
Polina: “Sturm”, that is a drink and the colours red-white-red. Dita: “Knödel” (EN: dumplings) and friendly people.
What is your favourite German word?
Polina: Sehenswürdigkeiten (EN: sights) Dita: Schönheit (EN: beauty)
What is your summary about Vienna?
Polina: Vienna ist very cultural. Dita: Vienna is international and a beautiful city. It is the best place to live.