13.02.2024

LANGUAGE TANDEMS

There are many platforms which offer language exchange in Berlin, but a lot of them are more interested in selling their commercial services than actually connecting people. We’d like to help you find your way through the jungle of organizations and companies – so here’s our list for anyone who’s looking for a tandem partner or for language exchange events to improve their speaking skills.

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13.02.2024

Top 5 Grammar Websites

Love it or hate it: Our good old German Grammar!
To make Grammar practice less painful – we have summarized our top 5 Grammar Websites for you.
Give it a try and check out the following website. For some of you, the links might be long awaited help!
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12.02.2024

ANIMATION FILM TIP: XANH (ARD MEDIATHEK)

Some of you are maybe interested in German history and wondered about the Vietnamese community in Germany. The reasons and implications of the North Vietnamese migration are quite well-known for people in the East and many of you might have read something about it.

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11.02.2024

Graphic novels are for reading, too! (part 1)

Gone are the days when graphic novels were for kids only. They bring us a wonderful combination of visual art and text which might be just what you need if long texts in German intimidate or bore you. Ignite your passion for reading in German with the help of illustrations.

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02.02.2024

What our teachers are reading: Hanno

Hanno has been taking part in a book club for more than a year now. The book club which meets once per week currently discusses „M√§nnerphantasien“ (male phantasies) by German cultural theorist and writer Klaus Theweleit. The book is quite long and not always easy to digest, but highly recommended for everyone who wants to dig a little bit deeper into German culture, parting from a feminist perspective.

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26.01.2024

Vu’s queer book tip: Die Mitte der Welt

This time, we’d like to go way back:
While most of the books and podcast tips we share are up-to-date or the latest releases, we thought we’d travel back in time – for the nostalgia. Let’s take you back to the nineties and talk about this gem among the young adult books – and no, not everything was trashy back then. ūüôā
Find out more about Vu’s reading tip.

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26.01.2024

What to read – „The World of Yesterday“

Our teacher Robert has gone to great lengths to write an informed and informative book review for our students. In this article, he introduces you to the book „Yesterday’s World,“ an autobiographical work by the well-known Austrian author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942).
If you want to learn more about German-language literature of the early 20th century, it is impossible to avoid this author and his work.

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22.01.2024

Non-binary German TV Show: Becoming Charlie

Who would have thought – a TV show¬†on German television that¬†is about a¬†non-binary teenager? This time, we’d like to draw your attention to „Becoming Charlie“.¬†Laura watched it, loved it and would like to encourage you to give it a try. ¬†ūüĆą

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