Cuba: First Impressions

As humans, it’s common for us to explore different cultures and discover new ways of living. How one person prepares coffee in the morning, might be totally different to someone else living on the other side of the Earth. Cuba, for example, with its controversial past, is a poa of interest. But this controversial past…

Live Online Learning – The Future of Education

There’s a war going on: It’s the war on scheduling. Often times, your lifestyle is its own unique battleground. You’re constantly on the defensive against time, you’re only ally is quick wits and a bit of luck, which in itself won’t work without you. Your weapons include a calendar, your laptop and planning skills. But…

Interkulturelles Versagen und Du: ein Konzept? Ich hoffe mal nicht!

Wenn Du schon mal in einem Land warst, dessen Kultur der Deutschen nicht sonderlich ähnlich ist, bist du vielleicht auch schon mal in einige Fettnäpfchen oder unbeholfene Situationen getreten/gestolpert. Meistens wird dann darüber gelacht und quasi sofort wieder vergessen. Schließlich bist Du ein Ausländer – das ist deine Entschuldigung. Und das funktioniert eigentlich auch ganz…

Intercultural Failure and You: a concept? certainly don’t hope so

If you’ve ever been to a country that’s not likely to have a similar culture as yours, you might have tripped into a few awkward or embarrassing situations here and there. Usually, these situations tend to be laughed away. You’re a foreigner – that’s your excuse. And most of the time that works. However, sometimes…

10 questions for Katharina Müller

I have been learning English intensively for… about 2 ½ months. I am learning English because… my daughter’s fiancé is English and I realised that my English skills from school have become a little rusty. I want to improve them so that we can have a nice conversation more easily. Besides that, I like travelling…

10 Fragen an Katharina Müller

Ich lerne Englisch intensiv seit… ungefähr 2 ½ Monaten. Ich lerne Englisch, weil… der Verlobte meiner Schwiegertochter Engländer ist und ich feststellen musste, dass mein Schulenglisch etwas eingerostet ist. Um eine bessere Kommunikation zu haben, wollte ich meine Kenntnisse etwas auffrischen. Davon abgesehen reise ich gerne in ferne Länder, wo Englisch die einzige Möglichkeit ist,…

Living in Hamburg during G20

It is that time of the year, where world leaders gather together and discuss about the series of accusations the state has put upon them. Of course, the main highlights are Turkey’s Erdogan, Russia’s main man; Putin and America’s Donald Trump. Although these men feel safe and sound inside their gold-laden palace, shaking hands with…

Why People Develop Better in Co-Working Spaces

It’s not your ordinary day at the office, especially when you’re working alongside 5 other firms that have absolutely no business with what you’re doing. In a study conducted by officevibe.com, they found out that 40% of freelancers, temps and sole proprietorships make up the co-working space population. So what’s the big fuss about? Firstly,…

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…

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…