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  1. School visa requirements

    Not that this would be the case for you, but my undergraduate is in International Studies. I had planned to go into translation, which did not happen. There wasn't much I could do with my International Studies degree at the undergraduate level. I wouldn't recommend a degree in international relations, unless you know exactly what you are aiming for. I wished I had gotten a teaching degree (in the U.S.) and then gotten work at an international school. This would have given me something concrete and likely fulltime work.  -Just some things for you to think about. 
  2. I'm guessing the Mieterverein could help. Are you a member? 
  3. Yeah, I had previous done some research, but couldn't figure out how to translate these phrases. I figured I could just explain to them what they need to know. I suppose that is also what I'll do with the phrase Secondary English. Thanks for the help.
  4. Is there anyone familiar with the U.S. education system for training teachers that would have an idea how to translate: Graduate Certificate in... endorsement in...?  This would be for a Lebenslauf.
  5. Merry Christmas to all on TT

    Merry Christmas to you, John and to everyone else with TT affiliation! 
  6. English Teaching

      I definitely would love to be back in Germany. It is just not an option yet. I just wondered if they would be able to get me a work permit, since I am a U.S. citizen and I would only move back to Germany if I was sure I'd have a job. Anyway, if you are looking for someone this year, then I do hope you'll find someone. 
  7. English Teaching

    I did see this and looked at it with much interest, but I am currently doing elder care in the U.S. and I have no idea when I might be able to come back to Germany. Anyway, I just thought I'd say that at least someone saw it-me. Would they even think about hiring someone from outside the EU?
  8.   That reminds me, when I was in Germany for my first year, I worked for a family and I was supposed to buy bread often. The family had a lot of Halbweißbrot (literally-half white bread) because I could pronounce that type of bread easily. 
  9. You're probably overthinking this, but someone may beg to differ. 
  10. What made you smile today?

    You must mean bolded. I was looking for huge chubby letters. 
  11. Experiences with racism in Germany

      Well, the "staring" that I did in Germany I would never say is staring, but that type of "staring" would definitely be called staring in the U.S. I mostly just blended in in Germany.
  12. Experiences with racism in Germany

    As an American I would say there is staring and there is staring and they are different. There are also different ways of staring at people. A few years ago when I came back to the U.S., I had to change my habits to not look at people directly in the face/eye as I had done in Berlin and other parts of Germany. That was just normal for living in Germany, but not in the U.S. 
  13. Anyone living near ...?

    Sorry I'm not in Berlin. I'd certainly do it, if I could. Maybe someone else will see this and be able to check out the phone. 
  14. I guess it will be good for me to know the rules before I intend to get insurance in Germany again. I always tried to make myself informed, so I could tell the Ausländerbehörde what they needed to give me. I'll make sure to know the necessary rules before I get insurance again. Fortunately, I never have had any problems with German insurance.  As far as things changing, my dad always said, the only things that are constant are change and God! 
  15. Hi John, Thanks for the informative answers-to Smaug's and my questions. This confirms what I thought if I came back to work in Germany-that I would have to come again before I turn 55, otherwise it might be difficult.