The Six-Year Rule: Why A Job In German Academia Is Fatal For Your Teaching Career

Starting off this article there is a word of advice to anyone wishing to start their career in teaching English as a foreign language, let alone in general as a professor: German Academia is the place where teachers’ careers end- after six years, that is!  If one wishes to continue as a teacher, one has…
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Germany At 25: TÜV

Lake Crystal, Minnesota. May 7th, 2014. A 58-year old woman was travelling home in a thunder storm after a long day in the massage business, taking care of customers located away from her office in Fairmont. She was heading westbound on a major highway connecting Mankato with Windom and was just passing Lake Crystal when…
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In School In Germany: The Devil’s Advocate In The Classroom

To start off this article, let’s play a bit of Truth or Dare, looking at the three scenarios below and daring you to do the following: You have your students find a newspaper article and write a brief summary to be presented in a social studies class. One of them finds an article on the…
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State Reforms: How Many German States Should We Have?

Since 3rd October, 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany has been in existence, featuring the states of the former West Germany and those of East Germany (or better known as the German Democratic Republic). This includes the largest state, Bavaria, which is as big as the entire state of Iowa but is also the richest…
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