This post has first been published on EDUKWEST Europe.
A year ago, the first full version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek was officially launched. The DDB has been online in an open beta version since late 2012.
The objective of this digital library is to give everybody access to German cultural and scientific heritage free of charge and is part of a bigger European initiative called Europeana.
This article has first been published on Fair Languages
Last time I talked about some general numbers, precisely how many people in the world speak German and where it is an official language.
Today I would like to go into more detail and talk about some countries where speaking German might be particularly helpful either to live or to do business with.
Today I would like to share a resource site called “Make it in Germany” with you. The portal is specifically aimed at skilled professionals who are looking into the possibility of relocating to Germany and run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
That said, I find the site contains enough useful information to recommend to expats or people generally interested in learning about life and work in Germany as well.
Picture postcard of the Berliner Stadtschloss around 1913. Click here to see how it looks today.
First published on Fair Languages.
Reading how many or better put how few British students took their A levels in German this year, I thought I’d start a series of posts giving some good reasons why studying German might be useful and to do away with some popular but false stereotypes such as German is fairly complicated and difficult to learn.
This also goes along with my new podcast on Fair Languages, German Hacks, in which I share some quick and dirty strategies of how to hack the German language.
So today, let’s talk about numbers!