German Teaching

What subjects do German school children learn?

  Shortly after I posted Thursday’s post about school I spoke to a student about school subjects and the ...

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German idioms with colours

  Yesterday I saw somebody with a black eye, which reminded me how we use idioms differently. In ...

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Learn German with FlashSticks

Last weekend I went to the Language Show  to attend some seminars, meet other language teachers and to find ...

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Persistence pays – a froggy story

  In one of this week’s lessons, I let my students listen to a story about two frogs ...

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Don’t want to speak German? But you already do!

The other day I came across a blog post about 25 German Loanwords. It’s a good list, but ...

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51 things I learned this year

2011 A few weeks ago some friends wrote blog posts about 51 things they learned this year.  I ...

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You do WHAT for a Living?

    I love listening to BBC Wiltshire  and I frequently send in text messages or phone in.  ...

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What made me become a German tutor?

Ich helfe meinem Papa beim Korrigieren von Hausaufgaben! I’m helping my dad mark homework!   As a child I ...

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A day in the life of a freelance teacher

Last week I did an exercise with a student about daily routine. She asked me (in German, of ...

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… and a thank you to the Wise Guys

EDIT 2017: Sadly, the Wise Guys have split up, but their website is still available (although won’t be ...

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