Bavaria, definitely one of Germany’s most charming regions, from castles to monuments, to the gorgeous landscaping Bavaria is one of the most beautiful settings for a summer language course. More than beautiful it’s also an exciting place for kids ages 10-16 to explore and improve their language abilities in French, German, or English. Looking for a productive yet fun activity for kids and teens this summer? Then check out the exciting yet safe world away from mom and dad that Augsburg has to offer. (more…)
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My adventure in learning German started in sunny Santa Barbara, California about 3 ½ years ago. It was “winter” semester (winter in Santa Barbara reaches an extreme low of 16°C), and I decided it would be interesting to learn a foreign language. I took beginning German classes until I started my study abroad program in Göttingen, Germany later that year. I had my first German language lesson on a cool summer day, and I have been hooked ever since.
Lederhosen, sausages, and Bavaria are usually what come to mind for most people outside of Germany. Just like there are stereotypes for every country, most people can appreciate that not all Germans fall into these three descriptions- well maybe if they are at Octoberfest, but that is another discussion. Another famous writer also too a crack at learning the German language and went as far as to say, “the awful German language” – thank-you Mark Twain.
Today, speaking a foreign language is as essential as your favourite tour guide book. Not only do you need a good map, your Blackberry, some “local” tips, but the most essential and convenient tool of all – language.
Fifteen years ago speaking “a little English” was impressive, today facing the rapid pace of globalisation you often need to speak English and at least one other language to be successful. Nearly every company not only operates on a national market, but internationally as well. Foreign language competence today plays a decisive role in your job market success. (more…)