Germany's AfD looks to eliminate English teaching from German schools

Should German Schools Stop Teaching English?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to make an argument against the value of learning a second language, especially at a young age, but the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party believes they have a strong enough argument to stop the teaching of English in North Rhine-Westphalia elementary schools. The AfD has seen …

Sources: Die Welt

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lingotopia

Lingotopia is a Game with a New Approach to Learning Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Looking to learn German but find yourself discouraged with the current apps and tools to do it at home? Berlin game designer Tristan Dahl understands the frustration and has come up with an innovative new way to hopefully bring you one step closer to fluency with the language learning game Lingotopia. …

Sources: Lingotopia

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Language poised for EU comeback

German MPs Fight to Take Back German Language Post-Brexit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Whenever Britain follows through with their exit from the European Union (EU), now commonly known as Brexit, German and French leaders are pushing harder than ever to take back control of their homeland languages to restore its prominent use within the governing bodies of the European government. Several Berlin parliament members are now …

Sources: Express

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Alphabet Gets an Upgrade

German Alphabet Has Expanded to Ease a Hotly Debated Eszett Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While the German language has its oddities for American’s trying gain that bilingual status, one part of the German alphabet has managed to become a frustration for Germans themselves — the Eszett (ß). The future of the Eszett as been up in the air for quite some time as people …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Christian Dembowski [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German democratic kindergarten hands over power to the children

Democratic Kindergarten Gives Children Constitutional Voice

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Is it ever too early to teach children about government and the power bestowed upon citizens in a democratic society? In what is being called a first of its kind in Germany, the Dolli-Einstein-Haus school in Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein is saying “no” and opened up a democratic kindergarten to experiment with the concept, giving …

Sources: The Local

Photo: Ashton Bingham

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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FC St Pauli School View

Kindergarten’s Remarkable View Has Parents Not Wanting to Leave

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For most parents, a drop off at daycare can result in tears from their children, but at a daycare/kindergarten center in the German town of Hamburg, the typical scenario has flip-flopped as parents have become the ones not wanting to leave. Why? The Pestalozzi Foundation kindergarten is housed inside the Millerntor-Stadion — home of the FC St …

Sources: StarTribune

Photo: Pestalozzi-Stiftung Hamburg und ihre Kitas [Facebook]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Free Tuition - University of Stuttgart

Is Germany’s Free Tuition for Americans Coming to an End?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With the out of control cost of college in the United States making a continued education seem unfeasible for many, Germany’s free education for all students, whether they are local citizens or students from abroad, offered some hope to those looking to get an affordable degree. It was a deal that may …

Sources: AP

Photo: University of Stuttgart “Stadtmitte Campus: Research pavillions of the Architecture Institutes”

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Plenty of Fish Rates German Language the Sexiest of them All

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

What is the sexiest language? French? Italian? Spanish? According to a new in-house survey by online dating site Plenty of Fish (PoF), none of those top the list. German on the other hand, the language often characterized as harsh and angry, made the cut and it found itself coming out on top. …

Sources: Plenty of Fish

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Numbrr Uv Germins Hoo Can Not Reed or Rite Mite Surprize U

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

UNESCO’s International Literacy Day, which takes place September 8-9, calls attention to illiteracy rates among kids and adults around the world, and to mark the occasion, DW released a report that shows that despite having a lauded educational system, Germany’s illiteracy rate is quite concerning. Statistics show that some nine …

Sources: DW

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Book That Teaches Your Child German Through A Story

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A recent Kickstarter campaign is aiming to help children learn a new language “in the most enjoyable way possible” with a book that starts in English and gradually changes into a different language, and thanks to the support of the Goethe Insitut, the book is being made into German. Learning …

Sources: Kickstarter

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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