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20 Amazing Animal Idioms in German

20 Amazing Animal Idioms in German | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Er ist stumm wie ein Fisch - He's as silent as a post Das sind kleine Fische - that's no big deal ... ist ganz auf dem Hund! - He's in a real mess!
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When is the Oktoberfest in Munich? - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

When is the Oktoberfest in Munich? - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Whether you are a fan of the Oktoberfest or not, reading up about it will help improve your German, and that can't be bad, right?
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Are you ready for the opening of the Oktoberfest? ☺

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10 mistakes English teachers in Germany are sick of hearing

10 mistakes English teachers in Germany are sick of hearing | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Hands up if the mistakes native German speakers make in English are so ingrained in you, you’ve found yourself now and then - yikes - unwittingly saying them too.
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This article should make any German learner feel better ��

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Things That Stop Mattering When You Start Learning a Language

Things That Stop Mattering When You Start Learning a Language | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning a language is liberating. Here are a few of the things that stop mattering when you start picking up a new language.
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Revealed: The world's least stressful cities

Revealed: The world's least stressful cities | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed the world's most and least stressful cities -- and one European country dominates the top of the stress-free list
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Guess how many German cities are in the top 10!

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Practise your German with Memrise - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

Practise your German with Memrise - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In case you haven't heard of Memrise, read my blog post about the pros and cons of using this online learning tool for vocab learning.
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Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug #Struwwelpeter

Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug Written by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann in 1845 Read by Angelika Davey in 2016 ☺ For information about what I normall
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How To Learn Any Language In Record Time

How To Learn Any Language In Record Time | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
This elearning infographic founds its way into my inbox a while ago. Although I don’t necessarily agree with the statement that by following these tips and tricks you’ll be fluent in ab…
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What subjects do German school children learn?

What subjects do German school children learn? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
  Shortly after I posted Thursday’s post about school I spoke to a student about school subjects and the question came up:”What subject do German children learn?” In the four…
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Mortgages In Germany: An Introductory Guide

Mortgages In Germany: An Introductory Guide | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
There is a lot of false information out there on mortgages in Germany. For those considering staying here for the long haul, here are a few basics.
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Common German vegetables you may have never eaten before | Lifestyle | DW | 01.09.2017

Common German vegetables you may have never eaten before | Lifestyle | DW | 01.09.2017 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Navigating a German supermarket can be tricky for newcomers to the country. Germans love these tasty vegetables, but - depending on where you come from - you might not even recognize them.
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I'm a bit surprised about this article, as I bought seeds in the UK to grow my own kohlrabi, black salsify and parsley root. I've also collected plenty of wild garlic (although I do agree about the white asparagus, I can only get the green here).

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Aisha Iqbal: Learning a foreign language should be compulsory at GCSE

Aisha Iqbal: Learning a foreign language should be compulsory at GCSE | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
I have always loved learning languages.
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Totally agree!

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Duolingo's Tinycards now available on Android and Web - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

Duolingo's Tinycards now available on Android and Web - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Duolingo have launched their Tinycards on a mobile friendly website which means you can use them on any device. This is my review.
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People who speak two languages do maths differently

People who speak two languages do maths differently | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
People who speak more than one language fluently will process maths differently when they switch between languages, a new study has found. Intuition enables the brain to recognise numbers up to four. However, when calculating mathematical problems, we depend on language. This fact led researchers at the University of Luxembourg to explore just how the arithmetic skills are affected when bilingual people use different languages.
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Karen Mejia's curator insight, September 20, 3:26 PM
This article mentions that bilingual people process maths different depending of the languages the people know and use for it. An investigation showed that depending on the language bilingual people use for solving maths problems, the brain uses an special part for it. 
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15 Things to find in a German Church - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

15 Things to find in a German Church - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what the Germans call the pulpit or the church pews? This infographic shows the words of 15 things you'll find in a German church.
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German for Keep Fit Enthusiasts - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

German for Keep Fit Enthusiasts - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Do you want to keep up with your German but can't because your fitness routine takes up too much of your time? Why not combine your two passions?
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Die kleine Backstube - a new book for anybody learning German - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

Die kleine Backstube - a new book for anybody learning German - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Last week a friend told me about this forthcoming German book ‘Die kleine Backstube’. It is available on amazon as of today, Monday 15th May 2017. Amazon’s description says “The future of the Little Bakery, in the family for 100 years, is uncertain. This is a story of how a young woman follows her passion to try and make something great. It tells of her creativity, hard work [...]
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What to do when you’re the only non-native speaker in a team

What to do when you’re the only non-native speaker in a team | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Lessons I've learned from being the only non-native speaker in a team, and what you can do if you're in the same situation.
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Irregular Verb Conjugation of sprechen | Learn German Coach

Irregular Verb Conjugation of sprechen | Learn German Coach | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Conjugation and tenses of the irregular German verb 'sprechen', its various uses in the German language with examples and English translations
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Intentions for learning German - a sample lesson

Intentions for learning German This video - a sample lesson of my Future Tense online course - challenges you to talk about your intentions of learning a
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For you to think about over the weekend ;-)

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Deutsch am Donnerstag – Schule

Deutsch am Donnerstag – Schule | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
  A new school year started this week, so I thought ‘school’ would be a great topic for our ‘German on Thursday’ post. As most of you know, the Germans love to use comp…
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My First Day at School

My First Day at School | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Mein erster Schultag   This is a picture of me on my first day at school with my brand new school bag (Schultasche) and my ‘Schultüte’ (roughly translated as school cone). My schoo…
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Who else got a Schultüte on their first day at school?
It's such a great tradition!

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Raising a Truly Bilingual Child

Raising a Truly Bilingual Child | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Don’t assume that young children’s natural language abilities will lead to true grown-up language skills without a good deal of effort.
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Interesting!

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100+ Ways to Make Language Learning a Part of Your Day

100+ Ways to Make Language Learning a Part of Your Day | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a way (or an additional way) to learn a new language, here's a list of 100+ ways to do just that.
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What a great list!

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Just speaking English won’t get us very far in the world | Letters

Just speaking English won’t get us very far in the world | Letters | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Letters: Language learning is inextricably bound up with history, culture, business and economics. It is also a mental exercise that delays dementia – and many children find it fun, too. Readers’ responses to Simon Jenkins’ claim that modern language classes in schools are irrelevant
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