Topic: Language Learning (96 articles)

German

10 Strange German Laws (Fact vs. Fiction)

Germany is well-known for being a country with a million different laws, rules and regulations about everything from signing forms to building houses. There are many blogs and news-outlets online that talk about any number of “crazy German laws”, some of…

published on October 22, 2015, by

German

How To Use A German-English Dictionary with Kindle Cloud Reader

As a language instructor and author of language learning textbooks, I’ve always found the Kindle’s built-in dictionary a great tool to make reading foreign language texts more fluid and frictionless. Whether it’s on your Kindle ereader, on your iPhone or…

published on September 27, 2015, by

Interviews

Kirsty: “It’s important for trainers and course providers to gain credibility by building an online presence”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

published on September 21, 2015, by

Guest Posts

How to Create Your Own Mission Statement as an Online Teacher

If you are already reading this article or felt a tingle of recognition or awareness upon spotting the blog title, then you already know that teaching is not a job, it’s a mission. You’ll be doing it every day for…

published on September 17, 2015, by

German

How Well Do You Know German Culture? Test Your Knowledge With This Quiz!

Hello, German learners and Germanophiles! Do you have what it takes to nail all the answers to our little German culture quiz? Here are 10 questions from the world of German food, drinks and the esoteric arts of “Mülltrennung” (recycling)….

published on September 2, 2015, by

Guest Posts

Tips and Tools for ESL Students: How to Master the Art of Essay Writing

Casual English language learners are not much interested in academic writing. They only need to master conversational tone, so advanced written forms are way out of their league. However, if you are a serious learner, who wants to use English…

published on August 25, 2015, by

Guest Posts

Creativity And New Technologies In The Foreign Language Classroom: A Practical Case

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” – Socrates In his book Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative Sir Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of developing original ideas that have…

published on August 4, 2015, by

German

A FREE Fantasy Adventure For German Learners In Your Web-Browser

If you’ve been following our Twitter or Facebook updates, perhaps you’ve heard that the third and final part of the Aschkalon fantasy adventure for German learners is now finally available as paperback edition. Now that all three parts are available as electronic…

published on July 29, 2015, by

Interviews

Laura: “It’s essential for schools and teachers to offer something unique”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

published on July 17, 2015, by

German

3 Quick Ways To Get Into German Dialects

German is a language spoken by over 100 million people in the world, but did you know that Hochdeutsch is only one out of hundreds of dialects? Our country might be small, but its fractured history has led to the…

published on July 13, 2015, by

Guest Posts

8 Simple & Effective Strategies For Introvert Language Learners

Talking about being an introvert is a hip subject this moment in time. What made it so? Maybe it was the popularity Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Maybe it was…

published on July 9, 2015, by

German

12 German Cartoon Series For German Learners (Not just for Kids!)

One of the best ways to learn a language, after having acquired some basics, is to immerse oneself in authentic materials, such as short stories, comics, movies or cartoons. While many cartoons on German television are dubbed versions of American…

published on July 6, 2015, by