Browsing articles tagged with " German"
Mar 5, 2011

Germans in Utah

Germans in Utah
The meetup group Germans in Salt Lake City is about to die. It was founded on February 14, 2009. In two years 28 meetups were held. For us it has been a nice opportunity to meet fellow German expats in Utah but let’s face it: There are not enough of us to keep a group running.
Relevant German meetups have 1000+ members:
The New York City German Language Meetup Group (1507)
The New York City German Culture Meetup Group (1440)
The Washington, DC German Language Meetup Group (1435)
German Netzwerk Toronto (1426)
SF German Stammtisch (1362)
The Greater Vancouver German Language Meetup Group (1068)

There is still opportunities for German language networking in Utah:
German-American Society of Utah
and the facebook group Germans in Utah.

Feb 25, 2011

Learn German and keep your brain healthy

According to the guardian “research suggests that bilingual people can hold Alzheimer’s disease at bay for longer, and that bilingual children are better at prioritising tasks and multitasking.”

Here are some benefits for our family:
– Bilingual kids learn multitasking a lot easier.
– Alzheimer symptoms will begin 5 years later.

One downside they don’t mention:
– Having to switch between languages causes headache, at least in the first few months of bilingualism!

One question remains unanswered:
The most-widely used, non-English language in American households is Spanish. How came that the Educational Attainment of Spanish native-speakers is lower than that of white monoglots?

May 3, 2008

From Germany, with love

The WZ wrote a nice farewell article in Wuppertal – now the Daily Herald says welcome.

We have arrived!