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

Photo: Christiaan Colen [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 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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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 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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Special Olympics World Games in L.A. in July 2015 Need German Speaking Volunteers

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

Arriving from all corners of the world, 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries will take the global stage in Los Angeles this summer. The Special Olympics World Games are on from July 25 – August 2, 2015. Together with the athletes there will be 3,000 coaches arriving in Los Angeles and …

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California Germans is a blog for Germans, Austrians, Swiss and everyone else who enjoys being part of the German speaking communities in all of California.

Study Finds German To Be Fourth Most Popular Language in the World

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a lengthy 15 years of research, sociolinguistics professor Dr. Ulrich Ammon completed his study on language use around the world and found the German language to be much more popular than first believed. In terms of native speakers, German ranked tenth globally in Professor Ammon’s findings, but when it comes …

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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German Speaking German-Americans Needed for University Research Project

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

A linguistics graduate student at California State University, Fullerton is currently designing a study for his M.A. thesis that examines the speech of English-German bilinguals living in California (particularly Southern California). Tim Jewell is “looking for California Germans who speak both English and German fluently and find themselves switching back and forth between the …

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California Germans is a blog for Germans, Austrians, Swiss and everyone else who enjoys being part of the German speaking communities in all of California.

Germany’s Saarland Wants To Push French Language For Next Generation

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The southwestern German state of Saarland, which shares a border with France, is pushing to have their next generation be fully bilingual in French and German by 2043.  While German schools have pushed foreign languages as a part of the curriculum for some time now, this would be the first …

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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Wumm, Päng, Krach, Klirr, Knirsch! – German Comics Language!

By Silvia Schmid, Ph.D. on Email

Comics go back to Benjamin Franklin (1754) when he published a cartoon of a snake with a severed head.  The words “join or die” written on the snake were intended for the colonists to join what was to become the United States. The Swiss Rudolph Töpffer, the German Wilhelm Bush, …

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Denglish – Germany’s Mix of Deutsche and English

By Francine McKenna on Email

Over the last years a strange English German hybrid has eased its way into the language of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, and it has been awarded its own name, Denglish. Deutsche + English.  From Handy, cell phone, Wellness Hotel, Spa Hotel, and Street worker, a social worker, to Evergreen, something that has …

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