Together with the Deutsch Happen and Deutsch Sprechen communities on Facebook we curated the Top 20 words for money in colloquial German. Continue reading The 20 Most Common German Words for Money
To make sure that we are all on the same page, let me say that certainly, most Germans speak decent or even good English and to a lesser degree other foreign languages. However, this doesn’t necessarily has an effect on their willingness to do business in another language.
I think the following quote by former German chancellor Willy Brandt still holds true to a great extend: “If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.”
The latest post on misconceptions about language learning talks about the myth that when you aren’t speaking a language, you’re not benefiting from it. Continue reading Misconceptions about Language Learning #4: If I’m not speaking it, I’m not using it
In this part of the mini series about how to apply for a job in Germany Fair Languages Guide Kirsten explains how the application picture needs to look like. Continue reading How to Apply for a Job in Germany – The Application Picture
In the second part of the mini series about how to apply for a job in Germany Kirsten explains how a cover needs to be written. Continue reading How to Apply for a Job in Germany – The Cover
In series, Fair Languages founder & German Guide Kirsten shares tips and trick on how to apply for a job in Germany. Today: what’s in a job application. Continue reading How to Apply for a Job in Germany – Introduction
Reasons to Learn German: There are some countries where speaking German might be particularly helpful either to live or to do business with. Continue reading Reasons to Learn German #2 – German is Spoken Everywhere
Reading how many or better put how few British students took their A levels in German this year, I thought I’d start a series of posts giving some good reasons why studying German might be useful and to do away with some popular but false stereotypes such as German is fairly complicated and difficult to learn.
This also goes along with my new podcast here on Fair Languages, German Hacks, in which I share some quick and dirty strategies of how to hack the German language.
So today, let’s talk about numbers!
When you think about which stations to choose when you want to train your German listening comprehension you must be aware that the broadcast systems are divided into state and private TV and radio.
Everybody living in Germany has to pay a yearly fee for possessing a television and radio. This money along with subventions from the federal government and the regions is given to the public or state TV and radio stations, so that they can concentrate on making quality programmes and don’t depend on getting a maximum of advertising like the private stations depend on.