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5 (personal) stages of learning German

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5 stages of learning German. Which apply to you? (Photo: public domain)

Pulling your hair out yet?

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German language school opens in Reudnitz

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On location in Reudnitz with Sprachschule Paroli German language school. (Photo: Henk Otte)

The lessons are surrounded by a variety of excursions to events such as concerts, exhibitions, screenings and readings.

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Meeting ‘Antarah at Die Villa

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We all know how it can feel to be a slave to a language or its grammar. With a bit of practice at Die Villa Sprachenabend, you can put this right, and help other people along their way at the same time. Who knows - maybe you will follow in ‘Antarah’s great footsteps and write poetry about your culture; become an ambassador for your country and your people. Or maybe you will stumble across the love of your life. https://leipglo.com

“In Die Villa I have learned Slovak and a few words of Esperanto; I have practised Arabic; and I feel like I am well on the way to finally mastering French slang.”

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6 tips to learn German faster

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StoryPlanet provides some tips on how to make learning German less complicated and more fun, and shares info on its ongoing crowdfunding campaign for developing a new learning tool.

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Great career vs great adventure

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I thought about how much time I spend in the office, and how much time I spend on the computer when I am not. While I was on the trail, what I saw before my eyes seemed so much more real than what I saw back at home. I yearned to feel alive, and at that very time and place, I did.

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Rubies the Size of Peas

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The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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