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The (Tortured) Soul of Wit

Sarah Archer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Sarah Archer

I like to imagine that the collected works of @NeinQuarterly will make their way into a dissertation one day, perhaps written by an earnest graduate student interested in U.S.-German cultural relations as mediated by the internet in the 2010s.

Viral Video Lampoons German Language, But What Do Linguists Say?

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

German just isn't the gentlest-sounding language -- at least not to the ears of English speakers. Just have a look and listen at the video above, whic...

Jason Linkins

The German Dictionary Has A New Fun Word

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

In some of the best possible news for Germany, that nation's daily newspaper, Die Welt, reports, "Das Wort 'Shitstorm' hat nun einen Platz im Duden." ...

Immigrants Today Learning English Much Faster Than Europeans Did

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Today's immigrants are learning English more quickly than the throngs of German-Americans who migrated to the United States more than 100 years ago, a...

Preparing the Next Generation of Humanities Scholar Teachers at Stanford

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Ruth Starkman

Stanford University's "Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Teaching in the Humanities," is training future scholars to focus on teaching in the...

The Gift of Language

John F. Schwaller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
John F. Schwaller

The study of foreign languages is simply the gift that keeps on giving. It provides a person with multiple perspectives from which to view the world. It actually strengthens the mind. It allows a person to travel to other countries, which is also a great gift.

Why Big German Words Like Vergangenbangenheit Carry Weight

Francis Levy | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Francis Levy

Big German compound words radiate authority. They're verbal weapons guaranteed to neutralize your opponent.

"You Speak German Well... for an American"

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 04.20.2012 | Education
Morgan Rotondi

The U.S. needs to re-assess its values in education. We cannot simply assume English is the "world language," or that English will indefinitely remain vital in global discourse.

Colorado Congress Of Foreign Teachers Awards Innovation Grant To Boulder Waldorf Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The dearth of emphasis on foreign languages in American schools is no secret. The American education system's seeming lack of interest in teaching se...

Schlechtes Englisch Goes Viral in Germany

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Dagan

The architecture of a German sentence is complicated and beautiful, but it doesn't always translate well. To a German-trained tongue, English pronunciation can be almost as challenging as the syntax.

Germans Campaign To Safeguard Language

The Independent | Tony Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hollywood and Hitler made it the language of on-screen baddies. Before that Mark Twain had already famously dismissed it as "awful". Now American come...