Björn Bachmann

Name

Björn Bachmann

Nationality

German

Age

23

Motto / Life vision

The only thing that is constant is change (Heraclitus)

Study programme

International Studies MA

Personal profile

I am a curious person in the sense that I am convinced, that one should never stop learning. The reason why I like to travel so much is that one can only learn through being confronted with difference. I believe that languages open up access to these differences. As you learn communicate with people in their mother tongue, you get to know their cultures in a less filtered way and ultimately gain different perspectives on life.

Your student experience at Lærdansk Aarhus

Lærdansk is the most professional language school I have been to. I was amazed by the size and structure of the organization and all the voluntary activities that were offered. Overall, I enjoyed leaning Danish at Lærdansk at lot and I am glad that I could pass my experience on as Lærdansk Ambassador.

A funny experience from when you started to learn/use the Danish language

The first thing that most people learn when they come to Denmark is the word “hygge” or “hyggelig” and the way of life that goes with this concept. My experience was no exception to this. However, there is one fun additional aspect to this word: When I told my Danish flat mates that something was “uhyggelig”, I wanted to say that it was simply “not cozy”. That day, I learned that “uhyggelig” actually means “creepy”.

What’s like to be a Lærdansk Ambassador

My experience as Lærdansk Ambassador gave me a lot. Working in a truly multinational environment is an asset that I will keep for life. While planning and conducting my project, I immensely advanced my organization skills since I was able to focus on any topic and could prepare an event entirely independently. Having successfully conducted the project and having established ties between two organizations, I am proud of the work and the experience I made as Lærdansk Ambassador.

Short description of your individual project & a link to refer to it

As preparing food brings people from different backgrounds together, my idea was to organize a culinary evening with Food Maker, a Danish NGO that supports cooking with young people. With a starter, a main dish and a desert, we cooked typically Danish dishes and learned food-related vocabulary. The participants could profit from real Danes assisting them in preparing authentic Danish food and getting to know Danish language, culture and cuisine in a social environment.

See an example of my posts here.

Contact details 

E-mail: bjoern.bachmann@post.au.dk