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Is Germany's image improving in the UK? - Deutsche Welle

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Is Germany's image improving in the UK?
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"Hitler," said one British woman walking near the Baker Street underground station in London, when asked what her first thought was upon hearing the word "Germany." "Seriously?
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'Language learning opens up new horizons' - Telegraph.co.uk

'Language learning opens up new horizons' - Telegraph.co.uk | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
It's worrying that so few pupils continue with languages, says Frances Suc-Diamond, especially when they open the door to new horizons

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Learning a language is never a waste of time - Telegraph

Learning a language is never a waste of time - Telegraph | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Whether it’s computer code or Sanskrit, our brains benefit from having to work harder
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7 reasons NOT to learn another language with your little one!

7 reasons NOT to learn another language with your little one! | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Sarah Barrett, of Lingotastic, tells us all about the terrible excuses she hears from mummies about why they can't teach a language to their little ones.
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Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
When many Americans think of Germany, images of WWII soldiers and Hitler often come to mind. But what many people don't realize is that Germany is the industrial powerhouse of Europe, and is a lead...
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One, Two, Three, Frau! Traffic lights sex change op underway in Germany

Gender equality is something being tackled everywhere from education to the workplace, and now - in Germany - on traffic lights! Our correspondent Peter Oliver looks at why 'crossing the road...
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Nine things the British don’t understand about the Germans | Conservative Home

Nine things the British don’t understand about the Germans | Conservative Home | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Cameron's inability to read Merkel's intentions is part of a much wider ignorance of German geography, history, politics, language and manners.
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From Reagan to Hasselhoff: 5 people who didn’t bring down the Berlin Wall

From Reagan to Hasselhoff: 5 people who didn’t bring down the Berlin Wall | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
From Ronald Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’ speech to David Hasselhoff’s bizarre ‘looking for freedom’ serenade, countless urban myths have sprung up about who was really responsible for the fall of the wall. Do any have any merit?
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Research shows kids learning second language matters

Research shows kids learning second language matters | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
COMPELLING research that has found the value to schoolchildren of learning more than one language will be explained in a public lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast next Tuesday.

USC lecturer in education Dr Peter Grainger will outline his work, including academic studies and anecdotal stories from his 20 years as a Japanese language teacher in high schools, at the fifth lecture in the Research@USC series from 5.30-7.30pm.

Dr Grainger will list 10 reasons why languages matter, ranging from increasing global understanding and improving employment potential to increasing self-understanding and life skills.

"People may not realise that learning a second language can also improve our first language ability, especially regarding literacy," he said.

Dr Grainger, a member of the Sunshine Coast branch of the Modern Language Teachers' Association of Queensland, said he aimed to encourage more language students to become language teachers.

He is hopeful the Queensland Government's new Global Schools initiative could revitalise the teaching of languages across the state, with its goal to have 100% of state schools offering languages from Prep by 2025.

To register for the lecture at the USC Innovation Centre Auditorium, email ed.foshee@usc.edu.au or call 5459 4529.


TOPICS:  EDUCATION, LANGUAGE, UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST

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The Berlin Wall in the cold war and now - interactive

The Berlin Wall in the cold war and now - interactive | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. The wall split the city from 1961 to 1989 and became the iconic symbol of the cold war. Sean Gallup has photographed locations around Berlin today to match with archive images of when the city was divided
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25 years on from the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we remember the day the world fell apart

25 years on from the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we remember the day the world fell apart | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
“When I ride my bicycle through the Brandenburg Gate, I still think: ‘Wow!’” On a misty October morning, in a café on a quiet, pretty square in upmarket Schöneberg, Bernhard Schlink remembers the epoch-making excitement of Berlin a quarter-century ago. He quotes Willy Brandt, the former West German chancellor who greeted the reunification of his country with the words: “What belongs together, can now grow together.” For Schlink, “I still have a feeling of joy that, in my lifetime, I have witness
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Letting a machine translate your hotel website? Think again

Letting a machine translate your hotel website? Think again | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
I recently came across two articles about how to market your hotel internationally.

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10 Ways To Find Simple German Texts and Stories For Beginners Online

10 Ways To Find Simple German Texts and Stories For Beginners Online | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Reading can be a great way to learn a language, but it’s not always easy to find texts which are both simple and interesting enough, especially for beginners. When you ask people for easy-to-read German texts, they will often recommend children stories, or...
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11 things other countries warn their citizens about in Germany The Local

11 things other countries warn their citizens about in Germany The Local | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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Languages Around the Globe: Learning Another Language Improves Your Health and Well Being

Languages Around the Globe: Learning Another Language Improves Your Health and Well Being | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning a language can have more benefits than you know. Check out this infographic to learn about how acquiring a new language can have a significant impact on your mental health and well being.
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Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes)

Alcohol Really Does Make You Better at a Foreign Language (Sometimes) | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Drunk-dialing exes, picking fights with bouncers—alcohol's tongue-loosening properties are all too familiar. But it turns out that alcohol's ability to lower your inhibitions is also good for speaking a foreign language.
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The world voted, and the best country is... Germany? - Telegraph

The world voted, and the best country is... Germany? - Telegraph | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In the latest version of the annual Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, Germany is number one - knocking the US off the top spot after five years
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17 STOCK PHOTOS THAT HELP TRANSLATE UNUSUAL GERMAN WORDS

17 STOCK PHOTOS THAT HELP TRANSLATE UNUSUAL GERMAN WORDS | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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Oh, the English language. So beautiful, yet so complicated. In English, we
have alarms that “go off,” words that are their own opposites ("dust off
the dust?"), and plenty of commonly misused words in which one little vowel
completely changes a word's meaning ("stationary" vs "stationery"). 

The German language has its own set of challenges, but, in some cases, it
really maximizes its word count. Sure, it's not the only language to have
single word translations for saying thing
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Top 10 Languages Blogs | Taisba.org

Top 10 Languages Blogs | Taisba.org | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning languages can be an extremely enjoyable experience, and for those who are doing the teaching, knowing that you are helping someone to expand their
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Learning the local language made my year abroad unforgettable

Learning the local language made my year abroad unforgettable | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Understanding German opened up a new world of under-the-radar flea markets and student nights
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Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
It’s 25 years since the fall of the Wall and Berlin is celebrating with a vast light installation of white balloons, but there are dozens of other reasons to visit this autumn
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Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips
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7 alternative careers for language graduates

7 alternative careers for language graduates | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
A language degree opens up a whole world of possibilities. And here are some alternative careers for language graduates to consider.
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Germany: Bundesländer - Map Quiz Game

Germany: Bundesländer - Map Quiz Game | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Germany: Bundesländer. Seterra is a free map quiz game that will teach you countries, cities and other geographic locations all over the world.
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As a German in the UK

As a German in the UK | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
For ages, the British have felt connected to the Germans by a cordial dislike. But now the British Museum in London is devoting a major exhibition to Anglo-German relations. That's reason enough for Euromaxx reporter Hendrik Welling in London to find out for himself what the British really think of their Teutonic cousins.
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