Topic: News (107 articles)

German

10 Online Games To Boost Your German Learning (Text, Strategy, Adventures)

Playing video games can be a fun way to learn German (or any language, for that matter), but the problem is that most games designed specifically for learners are utterly boring, so learners will often be better off to just play games designed for…

published on April 15, 2016, by

German

How To Use A German Keyboard On Your iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows PC

Have you ever struggled with German spelling? Don’t worry, we all have, even for native Germans the many rules and reforms can quickly turn correct spelling into a guessing game. But as with everything, practice makes perfect, or as we…

published on March 23, 2016, by

German

7 German TV Series To Make You Laugh And Learn The Language In No Time

Tired of struggling with irregular verbs and breaking your head over declension rules? Why not put your textbook aside for a while and watch some German TV series? Even if you don’t understand everything at first, you’ll be surprised how much…

published on July 31, 2014, by

Hacks & Tutorials

Best Ebook Reader Apps With Word Translation For iPad and iPhone (iOS)

Ebooks and ereading technology is everywhere these days. According to this survey, a whopping 86% “of the top 2,500 genre fiction bestsellers” sold on Amazon in 2013 were ebooks. In other words, ebooks are doing great, whether on iPad and Phone ebook apps or dedicated…

published on April 28, 2014, by

German

9 Things You Should Know About Cologne’s Carnival

1. In Cologne, Silliness Is Serious Business At the end of February, from Thursday* until Ash Wednesday, the city of Cologne is in an exceptional state. Carnival (in German Karneval) has been celebrated in Cologne since medieval times and is…

published on February 27, 2014, by

Indie Publishing

Turn Your Research Paper Into A Book: 5 Reasons To Self-Publish Your Work

Recently, I stumbled over an old research paper I had written in university. The term paper (a short treatise on classical perceptions of melancholy as a disease of the “four temperaments”) had survived on a backup copy of my website,…

published on November 13, 2013, by

Language Learning

Learn a Language With Music: Boost Your Memory & Connect The Dots

Have you ever tried to learn a language by listening to music? Here are some tips and tricks how to get the most out of learning a language with music. Why Learn a Language With Music? Music influences us in…

published on October 3, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

10 People, 5 Continents: One Book

When I first quit my day-job three years ago to work full-time on the Internet, there was a sense of being on my own.  I did know a few people from online teaching platforms which were encouraging communal activity on…

published on July 25, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

Who Wants To Write A Book With Us?

There’s something magical about making books. Thanks to the advent of independent or self-publishing, the process has become a lot easier and more accessible. About one month ago I thought about how to share this exciting experience with more people….

published on July 2, 2013, by

Hebrew

Happy Hanukkah To All Our Readers!

Today is the first day of Hanukkah and we wish you a hearty Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday). Since Hanukkah is not just the Festival of Lights but also a season of miracles, we will shake a few surprises out of our sleeves…

published on December 8, 2012, by

News

Online Learning as a Coping Strategy In Times Of Conflict

We usually tend to think of learning as a means to an end, i.e. learning medicine to become a doctor, etc. But in some areas of the world, learning has a very different function in addition to that. One of…

published on November 20, 2012, by

Hacks & Tutorials

Watch Hulu, Netflix From Anywhere in The World

Watching movies can be a great way to learn languages. One of the most convenient ways to watch English and foreign language movies are on-demand streaming services like Hulu or Netflix. Unfortunately though, Hulu and Netflix (and others) can only…

published on November 12, 2012, by