Brief an die Gastfamilie!


Ja, das gelingt ihnen manchmal auch nicht ;-), aber in Deutsch noch weniger.



hey ichbrauche dringend hilfe denn mein brief ist zu kurz könnt ihr mir bitte helfen ?

Dear Host Family ,
My name is Sophia and I am currently 14 years old, but on the day of my departure I will be 15. I will take this letter as a chance to introduce myself to you and share information on my family and hobbies.
At first I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to stay with you.
I live with my family in a town with the lake in a small house. I live on the border of Switzerland and Austria. With a pretty garden. I have one older sister Julia (18) and one younger brother Robin (9). We don’t a domestic animal because my parents don’t want to have someone. But my brother and I want to have a dog or a cat. Because I love animals.
The relationship between my parents and me is very good. When I have a problem I try to solve this problem by myself. But when I really need help I ask my family. My parents help me solving problems as much as they can.
I help in the household too. I help my mom cooking, clean dishes, go in the supermarket with my mum and of course tidy up my room.
I have many friends, boys as well as girls. I do a lot with my friends. Because they are very important for me. We also learn together for school. I played Volleyball together with my best friend. And I have danced Hip Hop with 5 of my friends too.
I love to do sport. In particular football , hip hop and volleyball. In the winter I like to skiing.
At weekend I do something with my friends or my family. On Sunday my family and I eat a big breakfast because the other days at the week we have no time to eat breakfast together.
In my free time I meet my friends or other things like to swim, go to the cinema, go shopping and other funny things. When I have nothing to do at home I chat with my friends, listen music, read magazines or a book, watch TV or I play something with my sibling.
I am attending the 9th of the German Gymnasium which is the highest of three levels of German High School. My favorite subjects at school are sports, English and politics. I don’t like math. When I have finish the school I want to go to the university and study. I don’t know what but I want to do something with humans and don’t sit all day in an office.
I apply for AFS because I am interested to learn a new culture, a new pace, new people and speak the whole day English. And to go to school in America is so exciting for me. In this year I hope to be more confident and improve my English. But the most important thing for me is the experience.
I am already glad to meet you and to be allowed to be with you.
I hope now you have got the first impression of me. I please to hear myself from you.
Yours sincerely, Sophia


Hallo an alle!

Habe gerade meinen Brief an die Gastfamilie geschrieben und bin mir noch etwas unsicher, ob das alles so gut ist!
Bitte um Tipps, Verbesserungsvorschläge, Korrektur etc.
Wäre echt lieb wenn ihr mir helfen könntet!
Vielen Dank! :smiley:

Host Family,
you so much for being willing to participate in the exchange program
and accepting me to live with your family.
of all I would like to thank you for taking your time reading my

I will take this letter as a chance to introduce myself to you and
share information on my family and hobbies as well as thoughts on my
stay abroad with you.

My name is Anne and I’m currently 14 years old, but on the day of my
departure I will be 15.
I am living with my family in a village with about 3.000 inhabitants in
the South of Baden-Würtenberg, for me the most beautiful state of
Germany. You can come well by bus to Freiburg, that‘s a big city
where you can go shopping or visit the popular church: the Münster.
You have near the black Forest, where I like to do skiing in the winter
or you can hiking in the summer.
I am attending the 9 th grade of the German “Gymnasium”,
which is the highest of three levels of German High School. After my
graduation from High school I’d like study something having to do
with arts and technology, because I’m very interested in these two
topics and they are along with sports my favorite school subjects.
In my freetime my most important hobby is gymnastics.
I’ve been doing gymnastics for about nine years in a club now and still love it.
We usually practice twice a week and sometimes I have also a competition at the weekend.
So I would like to continue doing gymnastics at your place, but if it’s not possible, it wouldn’t be that bad,
because I’m open-minded about any other kind of sport, too. I
like many sports, because I‘m still playing Tennis and Badminton. I
like to bake and cook passionately and I play the violine for five
On a typical weekend I appreciate to sleep in. After breakfast I
prepare the lunch for my family. After that I meet my friends,
sometimes we just talk, sometimes we go to the swimming pool, or just
relax at home or I have a competition of gymnastics.
On Sunday I usually do my homeworks for the next week and relax at home.
Sometimes I go on a trip with my family and bake for the afternoon a
My relationship with my parents is in general really good, so they help
me solving problems as much as they can.
Of course we sometimes get in conflict, but that’s usually about nothing
important, so the argument is forgotten the next day.
I have three sisters, who are currently eight, twelve and sixteen years
old, and our relationship is like almost every sibling one: sometimes
they’re just annoying, sometimes we deal fairly with each other, but
we always now we love each other.
Apart from keeping my room clean I have no fixed responsibilities or chores
at home, but I often go shopping in the supermarket with my mum, at
some days cooking, empty and filling the dishwasher or clean the
Family is very important for me, so I hope and wish, that I will also a part
of your family.
I heard about the opportunity of an exchange to the U.S. for the first
time from a friend of me. She told me so much exciting and good about
the exchange year what her brother has done. I was immediately
interested in being an exchange student, because I like travelling
and getting to know different cultures. I chose the USA to be my
exchange country, because I always wanted to go there and I’m truly
looking forward to experience your way of life and especially your
school system.
I think, what I will like best in school is the various number of
activities, that can be done after school. We do not have that in
Germany, so I’m excited for the new.
Thank you for considering to host me as your exchange student - I’m very,
very looking forward to get to know you soon.


Hallo an alle.

Ich wollte fragen ob sich jemand meinen Brief durchlesen und anschließen korrigieren bzw. verbessern könnte?

Vielen lieben Dank

Dear Host family,

First of all I would like to thank you for reading my letter and spending time on getting to know me better. I hope that the following lines of my letter will give you an impression about me, my family and why I would like to spend one year in the US.

My name is XXXX, I am 15 years old and I’ll turn 16 on January 2019.

I have decided to choose AFS because a relative of mine was one year in the US and he was very contented with the program. He recommended me AFS while I was searching for an agency.

The reason why I would like to spend a year in the US is quite simple for me to answer. Since I was a little girl it was my big „american“ dream to fly to the US and spend my time there. I would like to improve my English and learn to speak fluently.
I think that living in the US will be a unique experience for me and that it will have a big influence on my life and personality. My motivation for living in the US is also quite simple. I hope that I am going to have a nice time there and that my „american“ dream will become reality.

My friends describe me as a smart, loyal, ambitious, sportive and funny person but I would like to add that I am also an open-minded person and I like to try out and explore new things that I did not know before. In general I would say that I have a good relation with my family and friends.

I would like to live in a host family because I think that it will give me another perspective to the „real“ American life and that I will be more comfortable in a warm family than living alone. I imagine that the family life in the US is going to be different then in my family here in Germany.
But I also think that the „american“ family life is going to be exciting, unique and something special for me.

In my free time I like to do many different activities. I like reading books, blogs and watching movies or series on Netflix with my friends but I also like cooking and baking. I love to try out new recipes for example american recipes, which are by the way my favorite ones.

My hobbies are doing sports and playing the piano. As I have already said I am a sportive person, which is the reason why I am going two to three times a week to a gym near our village. When I have less time and the weather is good also like to go jogging in a forest one mile behind our house. But if I have some time I like to take my camera with me and take a few pictures. At school I am also playing hockey (indoor) and badminton in our school team. Besides my sportive hobbies I like to play the piano. I have private lessons for almost 7 years and if I am done with my main pieces I love to try out new piano pieces on my own. In the US I would like to continue with my hobbies like playing the piano or doing sports but I also like to try out new things and activities like archery or singing in a choir.

In the US I will attend the 10th grade of High-School and I think that I am going to have a different school life then in Germany. The school system is going to be completely different but I am very confident that I can find my way to get it under control. I think that I am going to have new subjects, teachers and class mades but I can imagine that it is going to be very exciting and something new for me. For my future I have to say that I have no fixed plans. But after my graduation from school I would like to study medicine at a good university and become a surgeon.

While I am in the US I am sure that there are going to be some challenges for me like my new environment, my new school or new people but I am very confident that from time to time as well as with your support I will manage it.

I very much look forward to seeing you soon and thank you very much for letting me live with your family.

Kind regards.



Hallo, wäre super nett wenn mal jemand drüber lesen könnte und mir vielleicht ein par Tipps gibt :slight_smile:
Danke im Vorraus!!!

Dear host family,
my name is xxx and im 16 years old. I live in Germany in a small village with my two parents and my younger sister (13 years old). My older sister (22) and my big brother (20) already moved out to go to University a few years ago. I have a really good relationship with my family, especially with my siblings. We spend a lot of time togehter, on vacations, on the weekend or on family celebrations with the extendet family. Im a very social guy, so when I´m not spending time with my family, I use to visit friends to do something together. Usually we go swimming, playing football or do something else outside and when the weather isn´t nice we`re also enyoing some indoor games, Netflix or videogames.

When Im not busy with meeting friends I love to do sport in my freetime. I have football training twice a week and games or tournaments on weekend. Also I´m a lifeguard, because I want to help people in dangerous situations and I can work as a pool attendent at public pools during vacation and on weekends. To unlearn nothing and practice rescue techniques we have training every week and exams every year. I also was 6 years in an acrobatic gymnastic club, where I had training three to four times per week and many successfull tournament on the weekends and after I desist from this I was two years in an athletics club and also played tennis for one year at school. Shortly after I stopped with all this, I started playing football, where I am not that succesfull, but its much more fun playing with all my friends together as a team and not solo against them. That´s different in my second passion: swimming. I started to swimm in a club when I was still in kindergarden and did this until 8th grade. That was when I became a lifeguard. I also love to play tabletennis, handball, tennis and volleyball, klimbing, nordic and alpine skiing, snowboarding, canoing, hiking, biking, fishing and much more. I´m really looking forward to try new things in the United States like American Football or whatever. So if you have any special or different hobbies I will gladly want to try these.

For my career I have very big plans, because I want to study medicine and hopefully become a doctor. That´s why I take school very seriously at all and its always my first priority to finish my homeworks and learn for the exams and tests. My favourite subjects in school are PE, biology, informatics and natural sciences. I grew up in our big property in a rural region but near a big city. Because of four kids and a big extendet family, we always had a full house, what I liked, because Im, as already said, a very social guy. Also we always had two turtles and at least two rabbits and also a cat, wich has come to us five years ago. So I know how to take care of pets and would be happy if you have any kinds of pets too.
Because of our big house and a garden there are many things to do every day like cleaning the house, washing the dishes, cutting the lawn, splitting wood for the heating during winter and many more. It´s usual for me to help my parents with this work or doing it independently.
People around often say I am very creative, helpful, empathic and ambitous or describe me as a humourous, polite, sociable and confident person. Honestly, I think this describes me quite well and I would add that I am absolutly in no way narcissistic, in case of it sounds like that for you.
My family, except my dad, is religous even if we don´t go to church every sunday, but I would have no problem with this.
During my exchange I hope to gain a lot of new experiences, find new friends and get to know your culture, everyday life and spend time with you. I´m really looking forward to be a part of your family, tell you about my culture and everyday life and wearing cowboyheads every day. Just kidding :slight_smile:
Thank you very much for reading my letter and I`m really looking forward to see you soon.
Kind regards