We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.
At a general meeting in Dresden, the German Olympic Sporting Federation (DOSB) has decided that the country will seek to host the 2024 Summer Games. Now the federation will have to decide between Berlin and Hamburg.
One of the great things about learning a new language is that you gain access to a whole new range of words that don’t exist in your mother-tongue, boiling certain concepts down to an essence. German is infamous for having a lot of words which are...
A new law should make it easier for foreigners living without a residence permit to stay in Germany – if they can provide for themselves. But, it would also be easier for authorities to deport foreign criminals.
Der deutsche Weihnachtsmarkt ist mittlerweile ein Exportschlager. Es gibt ihn in England, den USA und selbst in Japan. Aber nirgendwo ist die Auswahl größer als in der Heimat von Lebkuchen, Räuchermännchen und Glühwein.
Don't hang around with other expats too much and also try to learn the language. It is nice to know people from home, but the best way of settling is to get stuck in with the locals. If you show that you are trying to learn the language and are willing to join in with their (sometimes strange) local traditions, then you'll generally be greeted with warmth and friendliness.
How learning German in school changed my life - While our leaders fight on a national platform about why German as a language should not be taught in schools, I cannot help but think about how this very 'foreign language' changed me as a person. ...