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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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The truth about Hänsel and Gretel

The truth about Hänsel and Gretel | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
We had several inches of snow at Thanksgiving. Our house with its lit windows created a winter wonderland look – like the gingerbread house in Hänsel and Gretel. It put me in the mood to make a gin...
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Party like a German: 10 top tips - The Local

Party like a German: 10 top tips - The Local | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
It's party season, and to help you seamlessly blend into German life and culture we've put together our top ten ways you can avoid embarrassment while you're keeping out the winter chill.
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German conservatives walk back comments on foreigners speaking German at home

German conservatives walk back comments on foreigners speaking German at home | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
German conservatives have distanced themselves from statements that have caused a huge uproar. Comments released over the weekend proposed foreigne...
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Christmas

Christmas | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Christmas Traditions: Advent
The Advent tradition is a religious celebration in preparation for the arrival (or “advent”) of the Christ Child (das Christkind) on his “official” birthday, the
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German Government May Say 'Nein' To After Work Emails

German Government May Say 'Nein' To After Work Emails | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.
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Christmas post offices in Germany

Christmas post offices in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
About half a million wish lists from around the globe arrive at Germany’s Christmas post offices each year. Here are some of the special addresses.
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Weihnachtsmärkte - Vorboten des Weihnachtsfestes

Weihnachtsmärkte - Vorboten des Weihnachtsfestes | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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.
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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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My Favorite German Words

My Favorite German Words | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
My favorite seven German words, illustrated with funny GIFs. These unique words offer a window into the German mindset.
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Eddie Izzard named public language champion

Eddie Izzard named public language champion | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Guardian readers recognise the stand-up comedian’s longstanding commitment to languages
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One of Google's most useful services is about to receive amazing new features

One of Google's most useful services is about to receive amazing new features | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Frequent travelers that rely on one of Google's most useful online services to get by in different foreign countries will be happy to hear that G...
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Germany to make 2024 Olympic Bid

Germany to make 2024 Olympic Bid | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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.
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7 Untranslatable German Words

7 Untranslatable German Words | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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...
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A new chance for refugees in Germany

A new chance for refugees in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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.
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The science behind language and translation - Forum:Blog

The science behind language and translation - Forum:Blog | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain the remarkable ability of translation.

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Elena Perrouin's curator insight, December 4, 2014 4:06 AM

Interesting scientific findings revealing how interperters manage to operate sensory, motor and cognitive skills in unison. Brought up memories of my early days working as an interpreter.

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10 things you should know before celebrating Christmas in Germany - Deutsche Welle

10 things you should know before celebrating Christmas in Germany - Deutsche Welle | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Stock your pantry and keep your fire extinguisher handy. Here are 10 things you should know ahead of Christmas in Germany.
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