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Hi dear community! I currently have an MA in linguistics and my thesis advisor has encouraged me to stay on as a PhD student and help me get funding. However, as interested as I am in…
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Change the locks but keep the old cylinder and reinstall it when you move. This will most certainly stop her from entering again while you are there. For future problems you can join the Mieterverein…
116 posts, 21:12 hrs
Wow! Must be. Must also be an example of prioritising Brits. My local Beamter told me that the quickest case he had took 6 weeks. And I was happy with my 3 months 10 days! Don't forget that…
23 posts, 20:40 hrs
Very helpful and friendly lady at the Bürgeramt told me I didn't have to do the language test as my German was clearly good enough, and I am looking good on all the other counts. The main…
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It's quite simple: It's illegal. The employer cannot prescribe unpaid leave. He can apply to the Federal Employment Agency for short-time work ("Kurzarbeit"), but then short-time compensation is…
3 posts, 19:55 hrs
A British-German family in Munich is looking for an au-pair from April 2019. Responsibilities will be taking care of a 3 year old girl, helping with a newborn baby and helping with the household. We…
10 posts, 19:49 hrs
A British-German family in Munich is looking for an au-pair from April 2019. Responsibilities will be taking care of a 3 year old girl, helping with a newborn baby and helping with the household. We…
1,285 posts, 18:51 hrs
What an awesome date. A perfect "up yours to Brexit" party. I didn't go to any Einbuergerungsfeier... I didn't really want to become German and so was happy not to have to celebrate it either...
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I mentioned my eyes and remembered they also really do not like contact lenses this week, another sign . Our local paper has just published an article basically boasting about how we have not…
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BTW: There are specific German exams for health care professionals. Such as this one; telc.net/en/candidates/l... I assume you can also get course which specialise on this. Although I have…
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That's exactly the plan, my German husband also wants to get back to regular dental visits. When I think back on it, I am really grateful that my parents spent their not so plentiful money on massive…
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The Bakers Jam - Come Improvise for Free! Monday, February 25, 2019 from 8 PM – 9:30 PM Glockenbachwerkstatt, B... 7 Come join Bake This English Improv Comedy for another Bakers Jam on stage! Both…
364 posts, 09:44 hrs
I bunged this here 'cause I couldn't find a thread just concerning Tesla. After a series of Tesla break-ins, they have released an Over-the-Air software update that includes "Sentry Mode" - an alarm…
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Historic rate of saving is thankfully different from current rate of saving , thank god salaries do increase with age/responsibilities, plus lifestyle changes (used to live between Paris and Munich…
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Hey Malcolm, sounds great. As I said I am wanting to start after Fasching assuming the weather co-opperates. South of Munich sounds fine. I was thinking later in the year of driving down to Tegernsee…
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Hi guys, I've always had a dog at home ever since I was a kid and it's driving me nuts that I had to leave my dog behind with my family after moving to Munich. And we don't want to adopt a dog…
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I can attest that Metall has the best barbecues ever with many interesting guests and wonderful sourdough bread and the best Rumtopf I ever had. She did not sit on one person's face. Not one.
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We are moving from Kansas to Konstanz. I’m considering UPackWeShip for the kind of things you are talking about. We aren’t bringing furniture. And since it’s a retirement move the cost is all on us.
3,134 posts, 20:36 yesterday
Ćevapi, crumbled and fried with chopped onion and garlic in olive oil, added some cooked small white beans, some broth and cooking water from the beans. The cooking liquid was already seasoned with…
51 posts, 19:40 yesterday
"Only goats have kids.. Pehaps the child has been taken for a long walk, tired, and doing homework, or something. Perhaps the parents have encouraged energerstic exercise outside, football or…
4 posts, 19:35 yesterday
I received one from my local LRA today too. although mine was German. So I set fire to it and danced, singing "We won the war!" They also included a leaflet with three "What if When?"…
19 posts, 18:59 yesterday
Unskilled, skilled, as excavation technician with academic education? Private sector or public service? If "helper" means no relevant training, then around 11€ (that's what universities often pay…
1 posts, 18:36 yesterday
Top Notch Comedy Club (English Stand Up Comedy) Wed 6th  March 2019     After a wicked Top Notch Comedy Club in January another great show is up for grabs with two fantatastic comedians all…
2 posts, 17:57 yesterday
wila-arbeitsmarkt.de/... Wila compiles job ads related to Umwelt und Natur from across the country and publishes them once a week, however, I don't know how many (if any) of these jobs don't…
8 posts, 17:20 yesterday
Hi All, obviously I would prefer people to post that they are registering for the curry night. So to the rest of you please sign up soooon or I will cancel the meal tonight. Paul.
83 posts, 15:32 yesterday
Many thanks for your reply. I think I am also really trying to have validated my desire to proceed further with trying to claw back some money. I am sad to read that often it is simply just not…
821 posts, 15:27 yesterday
Hello all, Our next meetup will be Wednesday, Feb 20 at 6:30. Cafe Neuhausen Blutenburgstr 106 Ubahn Mailingerstrasse Please let me know if you're planning on coming so that I can adjust the…
25 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Anyone have any updates/opinions on the quality of the Phorms Taunus school? Considering it for my bilingual sons (eng/ger) as their German is too weak for the gymnasium. Does anyone know what…
6 posts, 13:18 yesterday
I have two tickets to see the sold out concert by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Prinzregententheater on 19 / 2 / 19 ( tomorrow ) The tickets are for the front row of the Balcony. A…
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