APPLY by September 15: The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Learn more and apply for the 2018 program!
Destination: The German Coast
The shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea make up the multi-faceted German coast. From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste.
Word of the Week: Gernegroß
Gernegroß. This German word sounds like it would be simple to define - but it's not. While it translates as "wanting to be big," it has nothing to do with one's height, weight or physical appearance.
Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.
"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.
In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, German companies last year announced 64 U.S. acquisitions, valued at $88.5 billion. Based on the recently announced expansion of many German companies and affiliates, that momentum has no sign of stopping in 2017.
A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.