Have you ever thought about learning a new language but dropped the idea as soon as you thought about the resources? German is one of those languages that people love to learn, but many beginners have no clue as to where and how to start.
Learning German can be a daunting task, especially if you want to learn it online without any professional guidance. There are a myriad of websites. Which should you rely on? However, there are a lot of blogs who are making the job easier for German enthusiasts. If you want to learn German online for free, you should check out the following blogs.
The Cologne Cathedral is known for its skaters, who were here earlier! – at least from Matwej’s point of view. The skater takes us with him to the Cologne Cathedral square. Once the favourite spot of all skaters, a few years ago the city made it unusable for them. We meet Matwej under the Zoo Bridge, where the Aggressive Inline Skater and his friends have withdrawn to, and where he shows us the latest rails and curbs.
At the age of ten Dayan Kodua came with her parents from Ghana to Germany. She grew up in Kiel. Now she’s working as an actor and has just published her own book in which she presents successful black Germans.
To be very honest, I never ever had the money to travel. But somehow I make it work. As hard as my parents tried to teach me to save my money, keep track of my savings and checking accounts with one of them fancy adding books, it never stuck. I hated it. That’s what online banking was for. But it has never stopped me from buying that ticket and booking that hotel.
I just had to have it!
Before I moved to Europe, I was working a full-time, 40-hour, Monday-Friday job. I loved my job, I loved my spunky customers and I loved my coworkers. I saw myself settling down and spending the rest of my life working there.
This is a preview of Big Life Questions: Work or Travel?.
In Hamburg live about 1,200 homeless people. For many it is difficult to reintegrate themselves into society. But in the centre of Hamburg there is a place of solidarity: the editorial office of “Hinz&Kunzt”, one of the first German street newspapers. Over 4,000 homeless people sell the newspaper in the streets and the Underground. One of them is Klaus. In “180 Seconds Hamburg” the Austrian-born Klaus explains why “Hinz&Kunzt” means much more to him than printed paper.
Living for the holidays is something common to I and most of my friends back in the UK. Working very hard is commonplace, and after family, taking care of yourself, renovating your home, seeing your friends you don’t end up with a whole heap of free time to ‘be’.
When we arrived in Germany (and lived in hotels for three months) quiet time (1pm-3pm), shops closing at 8pm and very little being open on Sundays wasn’t a big deal, in fact it was refreshing and really relaxing, which was great considering the stress of the moves so far. However when we moved into our apartment (which came with its very own set of rules) I began to understand other expats hostile reactions to what they saw as the restrictive elements of German life.
This is a preview of Expat Life: How Germany Has Changed Me.
With its winding alleys and multi-lane roads, Brussels offers little room for bicycles. How to get to where you are going? The film director Marie Pynthe ventures a self-experiment: with a camera fastened to the handlebars of her bike, she pedals from the Royal Palace into the European Quarter. She gets caught in the crossfire of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, encounters unexpected obstacles and discovers almost paradisiacal bike havens.