Thursday, October 9, 2014

The German Language Economic Bonus: 3.8%

Read here to learn more about the calculation of a foreign language bonus for students of German, French, Spanish.  It's all about supply and demand and let's not forget the economic and production powerhouse that is the German economy!  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase - Saturday, October 11 in Japantown

For one evening only, enjoy 5 celebrated works from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in anticipation of January's (2015) 19th Annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.  Download the program here.  For more information about this showcase or the main event in January, click here





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cold War Still Hot in Berlin

In case you missed the SF Chronicle's report on Berlin and the "Ostalgie" that lingers still, click here for a quick tour through post-DDR Berlin and travel tips.
















And here is a sobering film from 1960, made by the CIA, as propaganda in the Cold War.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Words, Words, Words, German Words... from the Fall of the Wall

Here are some words you can try out in your German class and amaze your classmates:  Ossi, Wessi, Mauerspecht, Ostalgie and more.  Click here for some fun words facts and phrases relating to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  

And here is an interesting video from Deutsche Welle about the Berlin Wall and its role in history: