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Learning a foreign language revealed a world I never knew existed

Learning a foreign language revealed a world I never knew existed | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Lauren Collins never needed to speak a foreign language outside of high school Spanish classes. It wasn’t until she met her French-speaking husband and moved to Switzerland that she felt the need to become bilingual. She offers her humble opinion on the value of learning a new language.
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"When you learn a language, you benefit not only yourself, but also society. Botching conjugations and brandishing your ridiculous accent, you develop empathy. You start to see that the world looks different, depending on where you stand and what you speak."

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Germany Gleefully Leads List of World’s Top Recyclers

Germany Gleefully Leads List of World’s Top Recyclers | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germans sort 65 percent of their waste into an array of color-coded bins.
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German Missions in the United Kingdom - Nikolaustag - Saint Nicholas Day

German Missions in the United Kingdom - Nikolaustag - Saint Nicholas Day | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In Germany, 6 December is known as ‘Nikolaustag’ (Saint Nicholas Day). The night before, German children anticipate an overnight visit from ‘der Nikolaus’ by scrubbing their shows and leaving them in front of their doors in the hope that the will be filled with chocolates and sweets! Naughty children are paid a visit by Knecht Ruprecht…
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Learn how to speak German like a silver screen icon

Learn how to speak German like a silver screen icon | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
We all agree that there is no other option than to learn irregular German verbs by rote. But when you want a bit of downtime from studying the language, why not learn from your big screen heroes?
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Challenge for the weekend: use some of those phrases ☺

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State College, PA - Instilling a Love for Languages -

State College, PA - Instilling a Love for Languages - | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
David Strock is a Park Forest Middle School German teacher, but for a few moments, he seems more like the host of a zany game show.
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The German Language of Fighting | FIGHTLAND

The German Language of Fighting | FIGHTLAND | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In the Middle Ages the German ‘Masters of Defence’ developed new approaches to swordsmanship and wrestling that culminated in the creation of a new language.
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Great article for anybody interested in the history of German fencing.

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The Nuremberg christmas market   | Euromaxx Videos | DW.COM | 28.11.2016

The Nuremberg christmas market   | Euromaxx Videos | DW.COM | 28.11.2016 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of the oldest and the most famous in Germany. By tradition, it opens on the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent. The opening ceremonies are led by the "Christmas Angel."
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German Missions in the United Kingdom - Advent in Germany

German Missions in the United Kingdom - Advent in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The Advent season is eagerly awaited by many Germans as they enjoy the anticipation and preparation for the celebration of Christmas in four weeks time. On the first Advent, we look at some of the traditional customs and activities of the ‘Adventszeit’ in Germany.
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How falling in love can help you learn a language

How falling in love can help you learn a language | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
When the writer Lauren Collins began learning French, she had no idea how it would change her life. Rebecca Laurence looks at the benefits and pitfalls of bilingual relationships.
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Black Friday deal on a brilliant language learning resource - Lingotastic.co.uk

Black Friday deal on a brilliant language learning resource - Lingotastic.co.uk | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
As you may know Santa is THE most multilingual person on the planet. He reads letters from children all over the world. We've a brilliant Black Friday offer
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Untranslatable German Words: Der Pantoffelheld

Untranslatable German Words: Der Pantoffelheld | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Today's untranslatable German word (a word for which there is no direct English translation) is der Pantoffelheld - the 'slipper hero'! Find out more here.
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Post-Brexit: would you apply for a German passport? | The Jewish Chronicle

Post-Brexit: would you apply for a German passport? | The Jewish Chronicle | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Can it be true? Seventy years after the scourge of Nazism which destroyed the face of Jewish Europe and changed the face of the world, we learn that the descendants of tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the most horrific era in modern history, are
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These German children's songs bring tears to my eyes

These German children's songs bring tears to my eyes | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
When I arrived in Germany eight years ago I had no idea about German songs. But then I started working in a kindergarten and discovered a treasure trove of listening pleasure.
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What do the Germans Eat for Christmas?

What do the Germans Eat for Christmas? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Those of us who celebrate Christmas often have our own favourite traditional dishes that we enjoy each year. So, how do they celebrate in Germany?
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How Google Assistant helped me learn basic German on a European vacation

How Google Assistant helped me learn basic German on a European vacation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Traveling in Austria the past two weeks was a lesson in adjusting to customs, and I don’t mean the kind that greet you at the border.
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Interesting experience. Will it encourage more people to speak a foreign language?

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7 reasons you should never date a German girl

7 reasons you should never date a German girl | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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He he :-)

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Studying foreign languages gains importance post-Brexit, survey suggests

Studying foreign languages gains importance post-Brexit, survey suggests | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Foreign language skills are more vital than ever as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, according to new research.
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How To Use The Umlaut RIGHT

How To Use The Umlaut RIGHT | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German uses the Umlaut a lot, but how do you use it? Where does it come from? How does it sound - and can you distinguish it? TEST for yourself!
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7 frosty German sayings to make you a winter wordsmith

7 frosty German sayings to make you a winter wordsmith | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
As the cold, dark days of winter descend, you shouldn't just be content with the basics like mir ist kalt. We teach you a few expressions that'll really impress your German friends!
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10 reasons to visit the Christkindlesmarkt | All media content | DW.COM | 25.11.2016

10 reasons to visit the Christkindlesmarkt | All media content | DW.COM | 25.11.2016 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Now is the time of Christmas markets. In Germany there are some 2,500 - ranging from trashy to romantic. The Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg is very traditional.
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German Missions in the United Kingdom - German Christmas Markets in UK

German Missions in the United Kingdom - German Christmas Markets in UK | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Clusters of wooden huts selling festive food and hand-made crafts are a long-standing tradition in Germany and are now firmly established as a quintessential part of the Christmas season in the United Kingdom as well. Our interactive map provides an overview of German Christmas markets taking place in the United Kingdom this year!
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Der Blaue Engel - The Label You Can't Miss

Der Blaue Engel - The Label You Can't Miss | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
There is this label that always looks back at you when you open a German government letter - what is it and what does it do? Read it here!
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9 ways living in Germany will make you a better person

9 ways living in Germany will make you a better person | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
One of the brilliant things about living abroad is that you learn skills and habits that aren't as common in your home country. Germany certainly has a few to offer.
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Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
As a Brit I was brought up with many cultural stereotypes about Germany and its people. Germans are ‘lederhosen wearing, straight talking, rule following, tidy people’ and since I initially landed
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