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Not Santa! Naked German Man Rescued From Chimney

Not Santa! Naked German Man Rescued From Chimney | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
BERLIN (Reuters) - German firemen rescued a mysteriously naked man trapped in a narrow chimney in central Berlin, a spokesman said on Thursday.
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The article that changed my view … of how bilingualism can improve society | Membership | The Guardian

The article that changed my view … of how bilingualism can improve society | Membership | The Guardian | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Guardian supporter Emilio Battaglia explains how an opinion piece by Tobias Jones clarified his view of bilingualism’s power to build bridges
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15 Sincere Ways to Say Thank You and You're Welcome in German

15 Sincere Ways to Say Thank You and You're Welcome in German | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
You can never be too polite in a foreign language. Learn how to say thank you and you're welcome in German and never miss an opportunity to show gratitude!
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A review of 5 German online spellcheckers

A review of 5 German online spellcheckers | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Is there a similar grammar and spelling check site for German, similar to Grammarly? The good news is there are German sites. The bad news? Watch my video to find out how my test went!
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Warum heute ein ganz besonderer Tag für die Berliner Mauer ist

Warum heute ein ganz besonderer Tag für die Berliner Mauer ist | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
28 Jahre, 2 Monate und 27 Tage lang zerteilte das Symbol des Kalten Krieges die Stadt. Heute, am 5. Februar 2018, gibt es die Mauer so lange nicht mehr
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28 years, 2 months, 27 days, the Berlin Wall has been gone the same amount of time that it divided the city!
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5 Ways to Learn a New Language

5 Ways to Learn a New Language | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Learning a new language can happen in lots of ways today. Here are five ways you can explore new languages.
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Understanding German Business Etiquette - Tips To Ensure You Succeed

Understanding German Business Etiquette - Tips To Ensure You Succeed | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Working with Germans means you need to understand their ways when it comes to key business etiquette. We look at 5 common scenarios to ensure you're prepared.
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12 quirky ideas to learn German in February - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

12 quirky ideas to learn German in February - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for unusual idea to learn German? Here are 12 ideas just for February, based on the special days according to 'Kleiner Kalender' or 'Cute Calendar'.
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15 Denglisch Words You Won’t Understand

15 Denglisch Words You Won’t Understand | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The late 90s and early 2000s was a fairly important time for Germany. East and West were reunited after half a decade of militarised segregation, EU expansion left Germany in the centre, rather than on the edge of Europe, and in 2002 Germany adopted its new currency: the Euro. However, perhaps one of the most…
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Going to a Spa in Germany

Going to a Spa in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
What to expect at a spa in Germany and the rules of using the saunas and steam rooms with German vocabulary.
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Why language learning will be top of the corporate agenda in 2018

Why language learning will be top of the corporate agenda in 2018 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
With 2018 ahead of us, many companies are forming training and development plans designed to equip employees with the skills they need to meet this year’s business objectives. Typically, training includes a focus on leadership, coaching and negotiation, but with Brexit looming, language learning needs to make its way up the corporate agenda. UK businesses, striving for a stable foothold in a changing political climate, face growing competition and will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage if they lack language skills in their workforce. Language learning was already an integral element for international businesses, but now the UK will need to prioritise language learning as they potentially work with more international clientele and suppliers. Being able to converse with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in their language of choice will yield more fulfilling and productive conversations, and ultimately relationships. Ultimately, being able to communicate in the same language builds trust and strengthens working relationships to the benefit of both the employee - who gets more satisfaction out of the successful communication - and the company, which translates this success into results. Being able to converse with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in their language of choice will yield more fulfilling and productive conversations, and ultimately relationships. As companies initiate their 2018 training plans, it’s time for them to take a fresh look at language learning for the following five reasons: Language learning will become an integral part of a company’s corporate strategy Businesses buy and sell internationally, yet many UK companies don’t underpin global expansion plans with employee training in other languages. This can impact businesses in a range of ways. International negotiations can be hampered and team collaboration across borders can be less effective. All this can have a direct impact on building successful working relationships, securing and growing business, and operating efficiently. As an integral part of company strategy, language learning programmes can help employees more effectively engage with suppliers, customers and co-workers in their own language, resulting in more productive conversations and – in many cases – more successful outcomes. Organisations will provide a more personalised, adaptive learning experience based on learners’ proficiency and goals Every learner embarks on training from their own starting point. Some will be complete beginners, while others will have prior knowledge; some will have had no exposure to the subject, while others will be able to draw on previous experience. Companies that provide a personalised, adaptive learning experience recognise and embrace these different starting points. This makes for more efficient and effective learning because the more personalised and tailored training is to each learner, the better results that will be achieved. Highly adaptive digital-based learning can assess employees at the start of the course and assign them to an appropriate learning path. In this way, the learner has a training experience suited to them; one that capitalises on their prior training and experience and is targeted at achieving their particular goals. Virtual and blended learning will dominate language learning Today’s language training can be a very different experience to the one many remember from school. Traditional class-based learning has its benefits, but it also has some clear drawbacks when it’s the only approach adopted by business. For starters, it can be next to impossible to get learners together in the same place on a regular basis for training, especially when employees are based in offices all around the world. Face-to-face training limits class participation to employees who are geographically close, and this is often not the case. Not only that, but classroom-based learning tends to adopt a ‘one size fits all’ delivery model, with the tutor setting the pace and attendees working through a set syllabus. Click here to take the TJ survey and get three months free digital subscription to TJ plus the chance to win an Amazon Echo For these two reasons – flexibility of access and adaptability of pace and content – digital-based learning, delivered through virtual, online training and blended learning, which combines elearning with face-to-face training, will dominate the future learning agenda. Self-paced language learning will become more common as learners choose to take control of their own personal development Increasingly, employees are taking control of their own personal development and value being supported in learning at their own pace and around their existing commitments. You need training that can go with the learner. E-learning language programmes allow employees to train wherever and whenever it suits them, fitting this in around existing commitments. Training can be undertaken in the office, at home or when out at other work locations by accessing synchronised training modules on mobile devices. Targeted learning paths that adapt to individual learning styles can deliver a learning experience that progresses at a pace that suits each individual. As millennials place greater importance on experience and skills, they will continue to drive a transformation in workplace language learning Millennials understand the value of their own personal profile and portfolio of skills and experience and want to work for companies that invest in them and their ongoing development. In fact, 87% of millennials rate 'professional or career growth and development opportunities' as important to them in a job, according to Gallup. The millennial approach to work and continuing professional development is a motivation to companies to review their strategies around employee development. Understanding the outlook of millennials is central to companies’ strategies for attracting and retaining the best talent and according to PwC, 37% of millennials would like the opportunity to go on a global assignment. In today’s global – and increasingly competitive – marketplace the drive for language skills has never been more relevant. In 2018, language skills will grow in importance as part of corporate learning and development strategies and digital-based delivery will increasingly help companies achieve their language training goals. About the author Panos Kraniotis is regional director EMEA at Rosetta Stone
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Flipword - another way to practise your German - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

Flipword - another way to practise your German - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Looking for more ways to improve your German? Try Flipword! It uses a chrome widget which then helps you learn German while browsing. I show you how it works.
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Translating savings: Does the language you speak affect how you save?

Translating savings: Does the language you speak affect how you save? | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
As a country, the UK is shocking at saving money.
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5 things to know about retirement in Germany

5 things to know about retirement in Germany | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Every year, thousands of pensioners move abroad to retire in another country and Germany is no exception. These are the 5 most important things to know about retirement in Germany.
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The UK's lack of language skills could jeopardise our post-Brexit future

The UK's lack of language skills could jeopardise our post-Brexit future | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
According to the British Council, 46% of Brits claim to be “embarrassed at not being able to speak the local language” when going on holiday. But it’s not just travel for leisure where Brits are being hampered by their lack of linguistic flair; British businesses are losing out overseas as a result of their linguistic …
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German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style •

German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style • | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
You will love this soup! It is a German Green Pea Soup Cologne Style as they make it in the city of Cologne, Rhineland. Best Authentic Cologne Soup Recipe.
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10 most difficult languages to learn

The top 10 most difficult languages to learn, discover what are the hardest languages to learn for english speakers, languages like Cantonese, Finnish, Xhosa, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, German, Arabic and Japanese.
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Do you agree that German is one of the most difficult languages to learn?
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The German word 'ihr' - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

The German word 'ihr' - Angelika's German Tuition & Translation | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Is the German word 'ihr' giving you headaches? This infographic and sample sentences will help you make sense. Then you can answer the questions and make your own sentences!
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How the early learning of languages can develop social skills in children - Bambinilingo

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15 Wonderful Wisdom Quotes Straight from Germany | FluentU German

15 Wonderful Wisdom Quotes Straight from Germany | FluentU German | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
These German wisdom quotes will help you impress native speakers with your perfect language and sagely insights.
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Is Working With Germans Difficult? by The Cross Border Blog

Is Working With Germans Difficult? by The Cross Border Blog | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Working with Germans poses a challenge for both French and American professionals. Even though today’s managers are aware of cultural differences, they struggle to deal with them effectively on a daily basis.
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10 Signs You've Cracked a Language │ Languagenut

10 Signs You've Cracked a Language │ Languagenut | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Have You Mastered a Language? Find Out by Seeing If You Tick all of These Boxes. Check Back Regularly for Some More Language Learning Fun.
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Brexit risks 'major disaster' for biggest exchange programme in the world

Brexit risks 'major disaster' for biggest exchange programme in the world | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Departure from the EU's Erasmus+ programme will also hit language learning and teacher professional development, critics say
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Sayings + Expressions 15 - Die Sau!

Sayings + Expressions 15 - Die Sau! | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Pigs, and sows in particular, have special meaning in the German language. Used in a lot of idioms, we look at two of them today!
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"Lea-Knows" - Easy Flashcards - A Review

"Lea-Knows" - Easy Flashcards - A Review | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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