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Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween Posted by on Oct 31, 2011

The 31 October is very well known throughout the USA because it is Halloween – one of the most important holidays in the USA. The 31 October is also a holiday in Germany but unlike Americans we Germans celebrate, first of all, the Reformationstag (Reformation Day), which is a Protestant holiday. According to tradition, the…

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Wie man Deutsch lernt!? – How to learn German!? (Part III) Posted by on Oct 28, 2011

Here is, for now, the third and last part on language learning tips. In two of my previous posts I already talked about the importance of learning vocabulary, the positive influence of ignoring your native language when learning a second language, the ambiguity of linguistic entries, the lengthy acquisition process, and the importance of instructed…

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Discussion: Occupy Wall Street Posted by on Oct 21, 2011

I know we had this just two days before… But it happened that Sandra and I prepared an article with the same topic at exactly the same time. She was a bit faster in publishing it 🙂 I just thought about deleting mine, but as I research more and more, the topic really seems to…

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Wie man Deutsch lernt!? – How to learn German!? (Part II) Posted by on Oct 18, 2011

In my second last post I began to write about language learning tips, which I will now carry on.   4. Be realistic Learning a second language takes time. So, don’t put yourself under pressure to become a fluent speaker of German within a couple of weeks. Fast second language learning is just not possible…

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German movies: 23 – Nichts ist so wie es scheint Posted by on Oct 17, 2011

Welcome back to another German movie that I want to introduce to you. This one might be not as bekannt (famous) as „Das Boot“, but nevertheless it is one of my favourite ones from Germany. It is called „23 – Nichts ist so wie es scheint“ and it could be translated as „23 – Nothing…

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Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? – Why? Posted by on Oct 14, 2011

Wer? Wie? Was?Der! Die! Das!Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? Wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm! Tausend tolle Sachen, die gibt es überall zu sehen. Manchmal muss man fragen, um sie zu verstehen! Who? How? What?This! That! This!Why? Why? Why? Who doesn’t ask, remains dumb! Thousands of great things can be seen everywhere. Sometime you have to ask…

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Der Lebenslauf – curriculum vitae Posted by on Oct 8, 2011

Maybe some of you might be in the situation to make an application for a job in Germany. Therefore I thought on helping you a little. So what does an application look like in Germany? Well, the answer is not that simple. It totally depends on the branch of trade you´re working for and, of…

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