Two boys from Syria and Germany

Do you have friends from other countries? Watch the video to find out about two friends who come from different places.


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NAWWAR: I’m happy to be in Germany because there is no war. My name is Nawwar. I am seven years old and I live in Berlin for three months.

ALEC: I am Alec. I live in Berlin and I’m seven years old.

Nawwar and Alec became good friends at school after Alec acted as his translator. The boys attend school with students from more than 60 countries.

ALEC: It’s really interesting that he went really far. He started in Syria, travelled to Turkey, then to Greece and then to Germany.

NAWWAR: And it was a really hard journey. The most difficult part was sleeping on rocks and climbing up mountains and down mountains … up and down. And on the boat.

During the dangerous sea crossing, Nawwar imagined he was protected by friendly polar bears.

NAWWAR: We have seen friendly white bears. The best part of my journey was the white bears.

With Alec’s help, Nawwar is learning more German every day.

ALEC: He’s one of the best readers in our class. He’s made a lot of friends so far and probably will make many more friends this school year and he’s just really good in school.



Do you have a friend who comes from a different country? Do you help your friends at school? Tell us about it!

Average: 3.2 (5 votes)

Submitted by DoctorFire5 on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 23:26


Yes, I have a friend from Japan. Sometimes I help him in the Spanish class so he can have good grades and don't feel sad or disappointed about having lower grades or having problems communicating with the rest of the class.

Submitted by WickedCrystal5 on Tue, 28/06/2022 - 09:59

I wish the war in Ukraine would end :(((((((((((((

Hi WickedCrystal5smiley

Thanks for your comment. The LearnEnglish team also wish for peace.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by TopazXylophone… on Sat, 19/06/2021 - 16:27

Amazing! Germany is a nice country btw.

Submitted by AlwaysOctopusFang on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 10:47

Interesting, where could they see white bears?

Hi AlwaysOctopusFang,


Good question! I think the video says he imagined the bears. He imagined friendly bears that could protect him, because it was a very dangerous journey.


What animal would you imagine to protect you?


LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by AmethystSharkC… on Fri, 16/03/2018 - 13:06

The video was exciting, and i think they was good at english :-)

Submitted by MasterJellyfish6 on Fri, 09/02/2018 - 13:25

The video is exciting :-).

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