German

Hitler’s Birthplace to Become Immigrant Language Center

home of hitler
In an interesting turn of events, the Austrian guesthouse where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 is likely to become a language center for immigrants it has been reported. The future of the building in Braunau am Inn has been debated for decades, drawing concern that if neglected, the site could become a shrine for neo-Nazis. Until last year, the structure...

Call for More German in Europe

German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative coalition is calling for an increase in the use of German in Europe in its campaign program. If the conservative members are re-elected in September, they will push for the language to be treated on a par with English and French in the European Union (EU). “We will push for a further strengthening of the...

Study German at Goethe Institute

  The Goethe Institute is the culture institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. As such, it promotes the study of the German language as well as the cultural understanding between Germany and other countries. From visual arts to literature, from television and radio to theater and dance, the Goethe Institute runs the gamut in its promotion of the culture...

Going Deutsch

Deutsch Map of Germany with the decoration of the national flag.
Kate Sommers-Dawes explores destinations in which to learn the language of Goethe Spreading from Germany throughout Austria, Switzerland, and beyond to become the most widely spoken language in Europe and the second most commonly spoken language in Eastern Europe (after Russian), the German language has become prominent in business, publishing, and research. Germany, which possesses one of the world’s largest economies...

STUDY ABROAD: Germany

Historic town of Berchtesgaden with Watzmann mountain, Bavaria, Germany
John le Carré is not the only proponent of learning German. Harald Braun and Kurt Gamerschlag share the benefits of learning the language of Goethe in its homeland. “There are many reasons to learn German in Bonn, or Germany in general. I’ll name three for any prospective student...

Free German Classes in Mosques

Germany has continuously been in the news for their practices of welcoming Syrian refugees and offering various programs to teach refugees German. The country has added another method of distribution with a new program that turns 30 mosques across Germany into language schools for refugees. In Berlin, classes are held twice a week in the Dar Assalam mosque. The...