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309 posts, 14:27 hrs
Hi - I have 2 questions regarding the JFK High School which I hope someone can help me with: 1) What are the class sizes from year 7 onwards? 2) The web site says the students can do the German…
1,053 posts, 12:49 hrs
Sure. To recap: - I've had one interview which led to a short (online only) job trial - but I didn't pursue any further as I had another job anyway. - I've had people email me back for an…
147 posts, 25 July
It's in the next paragraph: "Das gilt, wenn sie beispielsweise als Ferienwohnung oder für die Dauer einer Messe oder einer Kur vermietet wird, teilt der Deutsche Mieterbund (DMB) mit. Oder wenn…
7 posts, 25 July
If you don't know the language, highly recommend getting a translator to help you. The translation of the freelance tax number to the Finanzamt was 20 euro. Note that they are a translator, not an…
24 posts, 25 July
I am in need of a licensed plumber here in Berlin (Prenzlauberg/Pankow border) to repair the cold water shut off into my apartment so that the water counter can be replaced by ISTA "da…
20 posts, 24 July
Whatever your home country´s contract says: they don´t know Germany! Just imagine your insurance company dealing with the German police/locksmiths, landlords/ladies/hospita... Don´t waste your time,…
11 posts, 24 July
I have read many threads months ago before I knew exactly what I need to do now. I admit, I read more outside these forums lately. Tonight will be an opportunity for me to indulge in the archives…
2 posts, 23 July
Attention fellow Berliners! There is filmmakers workshop in Berlin organized by inbetween media production house from 25.-27.08.2017! The workshop will focus on all the stages involving a film…
10 posts, 22 July
The classic Reminds me of my countless failed attempts to make the Irish tax office line understand me saying my PPSN @2B_orNot2B many thanks for extensive info on dealing with voice selection.
8 posts, 22 July
I'll speculate anyway.  The ABH is massively understaffed and the person answering the email was probably just someone responsible for answering emails and not immigration law. Two and half…
1 posts, 22 July
We are looking for people to take part in a 1.5 hour study on either 31st, 1st, 2nd or 3rd August. We are looking for people aged 18-24 or over 50 years. The research study will take place in the…
4 posts, 22 July
Her name should actually be on the appointment confirmation because she is the only one applying for a permit (however, it shouldn't be an issue). It really depends on the application and it…
58 posts, 21 July
This week we will meet at the riverside beach bar, YAAM from 20:30. An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin. We will have the Toytown/Meetup logo on the table. Since it is a outside, it may be…
3 posts, 21 July
Hello all, I have seen threads on here about English speaking therapists, but I am specifically looking for a therapist who deals with LGBT issues, preferably male. Like most people here, I am…
19 posts, 21 July
And actually this is a new change, not sure when they introduced it. Probably trying to help with the current overload of the LABO (Berlin's AB). Indeed in former time you had to go there and get…
26 posts, 20 July
We are new to Berlin - Zehlendorf and we are trying to find a Kita for our children aged 3 and 4. We have had no luck finding one with an open place. ODD (age 4) will be attending JFK Schule in late…
4 posts, 20 July
Those items are not that expensive if you buy second hand. I just checked eBay Kleinanzeigen and you can easily find a Roemer or Maxi Cosi for 30 - 40 EUR and some other not stylish brands from 15…
4 posts, 19 July
Long answer: promietrecht.de/schaden/... Short answer: no. Try offering them 50% as a first offer and throw the word Zeitwert at them, then expect to pay around 60% (which is what it's…
3 posts, 19 July
Greetings, helpful people of Toytown! So far, so good, things have been moving relatively smoothly. And I do read a lot here, even if I don't speak much. In prepping an outfit for a coming…
14 posts, 18 July
Effectively, with EHIC, the rates are the same as locally; however, those rates are then charged towards the insurance at your home, which covers the same "set" of procedures that they cover in their…
3 posts, 18 July
BLE peripheral mode is a bluetooth related android feature, but it's both software and hardware/firmeware dependent. You likely have a new enough version of android that the software side is covered,…
1 posts, 18 July
Open Call Auditions : Rosebrook Theatre Collective is looking for new members to join its team in devising a new production based on the theories of economist Friedrich Hayek. This will include…
3 posts, 17 July
Our Softball team is looking for new players. We play Fastpitch and Slowpitch. If you are interested in to meet new people and play some ball. Than write me a mail...kai@my-sheep.de
4 posts, 16 July
Hi! i know this topic is old but I just created a similar topic just now! My daughter is 14 months now and I'm looking for a chinese playgroup, babysitter or any other ways for her to be exposed to…
29 posts, 16 July
HI! We are looking for a Chinese speaking babysitter/ or part-time nanny for our 14 month old daughter. Chinese, English, and German are spoken in the household. We want to expose her to as much…
1 posts, 16 July
Hi Everybody! We have a 14 month old daughter and are looking for a Chinese speaking babysitter or part-time nanny. We are looking for all possible ways for our daughter to be exposed to Mandarin. We…
2 posts, 16 July
An established, motivated and successful rugby club are looking to expand their capabilities with the help of Head Coach / Rugby Manager( male or female). Please respond here or contact…
3 posts, 16 July
testing is not all it's cracked up to be. The problem is that it's a wee snapshot of a single point in time that pretends to tell you something about a wildly dynamic system, and unless you get into…
4 posts, 15 July
There are a few international schools to choose from other than the two you mentioned. Check this link: businesslocationc... Also, as the laws here are very specific about education for children…
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