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9 Ways To Immerse Yourself in German at Home

Travelling to a country where your target language is spoken is a great way to practice and to immerse yourself in the language. However when it’s not possible to travel to Germany, there are plenty of ways to bring the German language to your home. Immersing yourself in the language is a fantastic way to…

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German Language as a Path to Understanding the Mind

Those seeking to gain knowledge about the human mind and spirituality, might think of learning an extra language like ancient Greek, or Sanskrit. Here we will present the view that they should also consider learning German. The German language can be a gateway to accessing the works of some really important thinkers. Sure these texts can…

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The Pareto Law Applied To Language Learning

Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule. This law was coined by mathematician Vilfredo Pareto. The concept is simple: in anything you do, 20% of your efforts will yield 80% of the results. What is this 20% in language learning? What should you focus your efforts on to get 80% of the results with…

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5 Books ESL Learners Ignore at Their Own Peril

If you want to improve your English, the books on this list will contribute to your growth as an ESL learner. The best part? The books are actually interesting and you’ll improve your knowledge of English literature in the process. I’m asking you to read one of them. Just one Do it 🙂 1. The…

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Why We Learn, Write and Speak Hebrew Today

“I believe German will be our principal language.” What would you think if heard these words from a Jew today? It was 123 years ago when Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, considered it impossible for Jews to revive the Hebrew language and speak it in everyday life. He hoped that German could substitute this…

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6 Common Greek Idiomatic Phrases Or Expressions

Daily, Greeks use idiomatic phrases or expressions and you may be surprised when you hear them for the first time. If you literally translate them they do not make much sense! Weird, right? Now, you are thinking… if they don’t make any sense why do Greeks use them and how did they come to be….

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Some German Traditions That Seem Weird to Foreigners

One thing about moving to or visiting a new country is that often the culture and customs are different. This means that when communicating with say, a person from Germany, responses and reactions may not be quite what you might expect. Conversely, how you approach others may be perceived as strange and not in keeping…

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What Netflix Treasure ‘Dark’ Shows About German Success In America

Have you see Dark? If you have, then you’ll already know how brilliant it is. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for? Watch it today and give your eyes a real treat. Whatever your answer, Dark isn’t only a great show — it’s the latest example of German success in America. Germany has…

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Cultural Concepts – Why Language Sometimes Isn’t Enough

German is the primary language of over 100 million people. There are plenty of good reasons for translating English into German and vice-versa. As a major global financial center, and with the largest economy in Europe, Germany’s need for translation of websites, video content, legal documents, and more is enormous. At least 83 million internet…

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Debunked: Myths Involving the German Language

Every language has myths surrounding it, and German is no exception. Some of the more popular myths being German is hard, unpredictable, and angry, everyone speaks English in Germany anyways, or some are as silly as to claim that Germans cannot pronounce the word “Squirrel”. We are going to go over these myths and talk…

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3 Lessons on How to Learn & Speak Advanced English

My family emigrated from India to the US in January of 1995 when I was 8 years old. To successfully transition into American life, we all had to learn and speak English fast. In India, I went to an English-medium school, which is basically a school that uses English to teach all subjects. While I…