You may wonder why a student of English Philology would choose a German city as an Erasmus destination. Everyone does. My innocent answer to those musings used to be: “I chose Germany because I already know how to speak English, and I am eager to learn German too”. This eagerness came from the fact that, after taking the German course for beginners at the UGR, I went crazy for that language. Of course my experience in Germany showed me that, firstly, my English was not as functional as I thought; and secondly, that what I learnt from the A1-German course allowed me to say only things like “danke schön” at the supermarket.