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Language learning in the UK: 'can't, won't, don't' - Telegraph

Language learning in the UK: 'can't, won't, don't' - Telegraph | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In terms of language learning, we’re a nation of committed non-swimmers faced with a swimming pool – anxious about diving in and not convinced of the joys of taking the plunge, writes John Worne

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German court rules that men ARE allowed to stand up to urinate - but 'must expect occasional rows with housemates'

German court rules that men ARE allowed to stand up to urinate - but 'must expect occasional rows with housemates' | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
For millions of German men it is masculinity’s last domain. But for their wives, girlfriends and partners, it is often the perennial bane of their domestic lives.
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False Friends: 15 Examples How the German Language Is Trying to Kill You

False Friends: 15 Examples How the German Language Is Trying to Kill You | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
False friends are pairs of words in two languages which look or sound identical, but are wildly different in meaning. The false friends between German and English are hilarious, and in some cases, ...
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How To Learn a Language Through TED Talks - Lingholic

How To Learn a Language Through TED Talks - Lingholic | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
How can you use TED Talks to learn a foreign language? Can they be listened in foreign languages too? Find all the answers and much more in this article!

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Language-learning app Duolingo introduces program for classrooms

Language-learning app Duolingo introduces program for classrooms | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Duolingo, an app that turns the language-learning experience into a game and uses the data generated to improve itself, is headed to the classroom. If you think about it, the startup always belonged there. Users can learn English, Spanish, French and seven other languages using free Duolingo lessons, which are provided through its apps and website. Duolingo is…
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This Animated Map Shows How European Languages Evolved

This Animated Map Shows How European Languages Evolved | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
VIDEO: It all started 8,000 years ago.
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The 10 must-read German books of 2014 | Culture | DW.DE | 17.12.2014

The 10 must-read German books of 2014 | Culture | DW.DE | 17.12.2014 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German authors are by no means bestsellers in English-speaking literature markets. Only a few dozen writers are currently translated for readers in London, New York or San Francisco. Some discoveries await readers.
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How to survive the worst moments of learning a language

How to survive the worst moments of learning a language | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
From talking on the phone for the first time to using local slang and being faced with a wall of laughter, Erica Buist on how to get over some of the most painful language mistakes
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French declining at Lower Secondary School level

French declining at Lower Secondary School level | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
“But most of all, I think that it’s about Germany being more popular as a country than it was five years ago,”
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Eugen Winschel on Twitter

Eugen Winschel on Twitter | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Germans and light bulbs. We do have humour! It's just in GERMAN! pic.twitter.com/A8N1iDVnxg

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2014 in Review: Angela Merkel, person of the year

2014 in Review: Angela Merkel, person of the year | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
British newspaper The Times has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its person of the year for her “central role in preserving European stability at a […]
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Most-Used German Verbs

Most-Used German Verbs | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it

Most-Used German Verbs .


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Is Learning a Language Difficult?

Is Learning a Language Difficult? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
A general misconception exists that learning a language is difficult. I also held this view, but that changed when I started to learn Spanish. I now believe that learning a language is not difficult.

What Do We Mean by ‘Difficult’?

The truth is this, when most people say that something is ‘hard’ or ‘difficult’ what they really mean is that it’s going to take time, effort and it’s not going to...
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15 Unique Illnesses You Can Only Come Down With in German

The German language is so perfectly suited for these syndromes, coming down with them in any other language just won’t do.

1. KEVINISMUS At some point in the last couple of decades, parents in Germany started coming down with Kevinismus— a strange propensity to give their kids wholly un-German, American-sounding names like Justin, Mandy, Dennis, Cindy, and Kevin. Kids with these names tend to...
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10 German words non-Germans can't pronounce | Culture | DW.DE | 15.01.2015

10 German words non-Germans can't pronounce | Culture | DW.DE | 15.01.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
There's no doubt about it, German can be a challenge for language learners. With four cases, the grammar is tricky - but the pronunciation can also trip up those who haven't been listening to the language since birth.
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Top 10 German idioms | Culture | DW.DE | 17.02.2014

Top 10 German idioms | Culture | DW.DE | 17.02.2014 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
When it comes to German, legendary for its linguistic precision, there's often little room for interpretation. But even German sometimes strays from its literal roots, leaving some of us scratching our heads.
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What speaking two languages does to the brain - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

What speaking two languages does to the brain - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Keeping actively bilingual makes our brains more efficient at relaying information, writes Christos Pliatsikas.
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They're Going To Bury A Stretch Of German Autobahn And Cover It In Parks

They're Going To Bury A Stretch Of German Autobahn And Cover It In Parks | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Hamburg's plan to hide its highway underground and cover it with green space will reconnect a divided city.
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What will the Germans do for us? - Telegraph

What will the Germans do for us? - Telegraph | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Immigration will be top of the agenda when Angela Merkel meets Mr Cameron this week, but there’s a far more pressing issue to be addressed, says Daniel Johnson
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8 GIFs to your language learning

8 GIFs to your language learning | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
8 GIFs to your language learning - The Ultimate stages of language learning explained using GIFs
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Merkel criticizes anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in New Year's speech | News | DW.DE | 31.12.2014

Merkel criticizes anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in New Year's speech | News | DW.DE | 31.12.2014 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country will continue to accept migrants seeking refuge in Germany. In her New Year's speech to the nation, the chancellor also criticized the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA.
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Spice It Up! Five Quick and Simple Language Learning Recipes | Language News

Spice It Up! Five Quick and Simple Language Learning Recipes | Language News | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat the same meal every day, nor should you study a language the same way every day. Language blogger lingholic shares 5 language learning recipes.

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Peter Rettig's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:52 PM

Excellent recipes for keeping language learning interesting and fun! We'd add: "A game a day keeps boredom away!"

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Brad Pitt 'Keeper of the German Language' - Deutsche Welle

Brad Pitt 'Keeper of the German Language' - Deutsche Welle | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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.
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