What to learn a language? Be Proactive

Why immersing yourself in the language is the best way to learn There are plenty of ways to learn a language, as I found out from living 4 months in Hamburg, Germany. First and foremost, I do have to mention that my German is still not the best and I do recommend people to take…

Getting Killed by an Animal is a Badass Way to Die

WARNING: The following article was written by an amateur comedy writer who is extremely underqualified, a loner, antisocial, fuck you, has a long history of roofing himself in bars, neurotic and is therefore the perfect person for the job. Caution is advised. I was reading through some news the other day when I stumbled upon…

I ride the metro without paying for a ticket

Most of the time or perhaps maybe all the time, but hear me out. I also know that this is a blog dedicated to languages and German culture (in my mind this is related to German culture), but all jokes aside, I ride for free on the S-Bahn/U-Bahn. For those that don’t know, they are…

5 Tips For Learning a New Language

Choose the language that you are/will interested in Learning a new language will be harder when you get older, but that doesn’t mean that old people cannot learn! Once you’ve decided to learn a new language, you have to be fully committed to it. You have to practice it every single day. Therefore, if you…

Translators vs Interpreters – What does your business need?

Linguist, Iciar Gomez conducted a mini social experiment whereby she asked several people if they knew the difference between an interpreter and a translator and the results were shocking – and no, that was not a hyperbole – but also understandable. It turns out that a lot of people have a hard time distinguishing the…

The Failure of Daimler & Chrysler – and what we can learn from it

It was supposed to be the ideal merger and acquisition – two conglomerates of the car manufacturing industry combining into 1 giant engine of the automotive industry. But what looked liked an ideal partnership turned into what business experts regard to as a “fiasco”. It was the 7th of May 1998. Daimler executive Jürgen Schrempp…

How a Multi-level-marketing Group tried to Scam Me (and failed)

I was recently invited by a seemingly amiable woman I met at a networking event to her glorious “business presentation”. As it turns out, it’s really just a scam to get me to buy their overly-hyped products and work for their little scheme. In fact, most seminars are a scam. They all advertise themselves to…

interact! Join our Intercultural English Program

It has been the subject of much research; how we use the power of communication to mend walls, heal mental wounds and create long-term relationships. Studies from Berger/ Luckmann lead to their study The Social Construction of Reality where the term; Social Constructivism has come to light. Social Constructivism, in short, shows how humans develop…

Stop Giving Advice to People

Article contains strong language If you’re the kind of person that goes around giving people ‘advice’ and tips on how they should lead their life, you should have a child, kill it then kill yourself. Do you know that particular type of person, some can discretely be your friend, that constantly bombards you with their…

Living in Germany as a foreigner – According to Reddit

“Perfect, tidy, organized” are the most common words people who have never been to Germany say about Germany. Don’t get me wrong, living here I do see those qualities and I must admit that it’s a very nice place, some people have different thoughts on how they found Deutschland. Reddit user Pille1842 decided to conduct…

Being Short in Germany

“Not everyone is born equal” that could never be more true as a short person living in Germany. Statistically, Germany ranks #7 for the countries with the tallest people. It must be their Wurst or that fine German lager. Nevertheless, I’m going to leave my complaining and whining here on this post. Below you will…