Meet The Robot That Germany Hopes Will Help Refugee Children Integrate

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

More than a million refugees have made Germany their new home in the last year, and while many natives are fighting to have a majority sent back, Germany is hoping to find a way to integrate the refugees into their society, including the rollout of a new robot that is designed …

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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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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 …

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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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Learning German for Kids in Southern California

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

German Immersion Outdoor Camp – July 26 to August 1, 2015 It’s that time of the year again to start thinking about summer camps. In three more months the children will be out of school and summer vacation will have started! If you plan on having your child expand on his …

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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.

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.

Chicago Class To Offer 8 Week In-Depth Look At German History & Culture

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Chicago’s DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center is set to being an 8-week course, From Neantherdal Mann to Karl der Grosse, that will provide an in-depth look at Germany’s history through an analysis of the country’s language, wars and politics. The free course, which begins February 5, starts off with a look at how the German …

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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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Don’t Leave Out the “German” When You Study in Germany

By Eight Hours and Change on Email

Most of the students who contact us at Eight Hours and Change have some kind of background in German language studies, but a large minority are drawn by the prospect of studying tuition-free in a foreign environment. These non-German speakers tend to write me about English-taught program offerings, and I always respond …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

Not Better or Worse, Just Different

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I went back and forth with Slate’s Rebecca Schuman a few weeks ago on Twitter after reading her article about German universities. I agreed with a lot of what she had to say, and thought it was great that she was an informed perspective, rather than adding to the glut of dashed-off summaries that …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

University Profiles: the University of Siegen

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A few months ago, I was in Muenster meeting a friend, when I heard someone loudly say the word “Siegen” next to me. There was a group of young guys laughing and talking to each other, and I was a little bit surprised at what came next. “Was ist Schlimmer …

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Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

Eight Hours and Change Helps American Students Navigate Germany’s Free Tuition Options

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Lower Saxony became the last state in Germany to abolish tuition fees at their universities, the news made waves around the U.S. as it brought attention to the possibility of free education for American students. The idea sounds great, but the process isn’t as easy as some students may …

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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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