Andrew Shaw’© 2018

Life in the part time study lane.

Your Study Buddy’s General Guide To The Module.

Liebe Alle!


TMA03 is just around the corner in a couple of weeks and due for submission by the 12th April. Your task on this occasion is to post a short introductory audio recording about yourself in German to be posted on the meet-up website.


As everyone will be aware, some people may find talking about themselves easier than others. However, do read through and include all the points that should be included as these really do help guide you through. Try not to veer away from those subjects as your time, between two and three minutes may well overrun and not count towards your final mark.


Once you have an idea on how you would like to describe yourself, practice saying it out loud. Standing up in front of a mirror can help your confidence and your dialogue grow helping your diaphragm produce a more natural sound.


TIP Smiling while you’re recording can be heard in the final cut. Just think about how many times you’ve been on the phone to someone and how many times you can hear that person smiling whilst they’re talking 😊


The fun spot may sound daft but it was a trick I was introduced to around this time last year. When we speak we can sometimes sound as if we’re monatomic. A single droning sound can irritate a listener faster than running away from the bogey man. Once you have an idea of what you’re going to say, try finding a favourite tune to sing it along to. Yes, I know. when that idea was put to me I had the very same thought all the readers have now - what? Eventually, when I did give it a try, I found my timing and intonation of the voice improved dramatically. How? Try to find your favourite three-minute song and give it a go. What’s the worse that can happen – you end up laughing 😊


Frohe Ostern.


Andy