Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Do you need a TEFL certificate to teach English in Germany?

Kate Jordan has the answers you’re looking for.

The Irish Berliner’s book is out!

Get your hands on a copy of Abandoned Berlin here.

Have you ever heard of Frühjahrsmüdigkeit?

It’s a German thing.  Liv Hambrett explains it here.

Raising bi-lingual kids as a non-native speaker

Is it possible?  Yes.

“When I first met the German man who would become my husband at Mary Ryan’s Hostel in Galway, Ireland, I was distinctly disinterested in the German language and culture.  At the time, my image of Germany was still tainted with discussions of the Second World War, the Holocaust and Hitler.

“Now, fourteen years later, it is difficult for me to separate that which is German within me from that which is American.  The two are deeply intertwined, and together they define who I am.  Therefore, I am surprised when someone asks me how I can raise my children in German.  “Isn’t it obvious,” I wonder?” Read the rest of the article on Multilingual Living.

A short guide to German slang

I love this list explaining German idioms with a comparison to their English versions.  This is what I love about learning langauges.

Read the list here.