"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself" Chinese Proverb

Dienstag, 18. Februar 2014 - 13:45 Uhr

Ich freue mich über Interessenten an dem Stammtisch im wunderbaren Humboldt1 in Köln und bitte ich Sie daher mir eine kurze Nachricht bezüglich Ihrer Teilnahme zu schicken. So klappt es organisatorisch immer am besten!

Viele Grüße und bis bald.


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Weather Conditions in Business Spotlight!

Sonntag, 26. Januar 2014 - 12:07 Uhr

As the weather seems to have played more tricks on us lately than ever - see the US bif freeze vs. the German mild winter -  I think this article I wrote can help you brush up on some weather vocabulary at the right time. More in the "English for..." section in Business Spotlight 1/2014



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Montag, 11. November 2013 - 13:28 Uhr

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Mittwoch, 06. November 2013 - 13:30 Uhr

World-Connected macht mit bei der Ausstellung in LANXESS Arena am Mittwoch, 13. November 2013!


Tips for learning a language...

  • Read books in the target language.
  • Better yet, read comics and magazines. (They're more colloquial and easier to incorporate into your weekly routine.)
  • Buy music that's sung in it; play it while you're doing other things.
  • Read websites and participate in newsgroups that use it.
  • Play language tapes in your car. If you have none, make some for yourself.
  • Hang out in the neighborhood where they speak it.
  • Try it out with anyone you know who speaks it. If necessary, go make new friends.
  • Seek out opportunities to work using the language.
  • Babysit a child, or hire a sitter, who speaks the language.
  • Take notes in your classes or at meetings in the language.

“My German friend looked horrified when I told him to ‘break a leg’ before an important exam!” 

(R. Chande)

“My grandmother once said to my dad in the car, ‘This place ‘Ausfahrt’ must be HUGE- we've been driving past it for ages!" (Ausfahrt is in fact the German word for “motorway exit”).

 (A.J. Booth)

“My English friend meets her Mexican boyfriend’s parents for the first time and the first words that she utters are ‘estoy embarazada’ which she thought translated to ‘I’m embarrassed’ (for not speaking more Spanish)” when really it means ‘I’m pregnant’”.

(M. Dubois)“A friend of my former German teacher's car was stolen, and when asked where he'd parked it, he said "It was on a street called Einbahnstrasse!"

(A.J. Booth)

Think English!

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