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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
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  1. Anyone else suffering intense sinus congestion right now? I’ve been getting it every time I lie down for a couple of weeks now, but last night it got worse and gave me splitting headaches.   Is a Frankfurt special? Ever since I moved here I’ve had a selection of wonderful illnesses that I’d never experienced before in my life, this is just the latest.   Earlier this year there was this grungy half-flu that was just the worst because it wasn’t bad enough to stop me going to work. Guess I need to get more German about taking sick leave ;-)
  2.   If it's the same form letter that's doing the rounds over on FB, the link to get the forms to apply for a res perm in the meantime is here:[_id_inhalt]=58105
  3. Did B2 for citizenship - worth doing C1 or C2 now?

      For sure I'm learning a lot of colloquialisms but I'm convinced my grammar and literary vocabulary is sliding slowly down...
  4. Did B2 for citizenship - worth doing C1 or C2 now?

    @NativeFraulein@swimmer any recommended flavour of certificate? I couldn't see a telc study book for C1 and C2 on Amazon, only Goethe and DSH.   Maybe the higher certs are not so popular?
  5. Brexit Stammtisch - 25th of February

      What's the forum for stressed TTers again? Oh, wait, being on TT too much is part of the problem...
  6. Brexit Stammtisch - 25th of February

      Yeah, I think that's a wee tiny bit too much.
  7. Due to popular demand, there will be another British in Germany Stammtisch occurring in Frankfurt on the 25th of February! No RSVP necessary. Come along for a chance to gather and discuss the Brexit developments. We look forward to seeing you there!   More details:
  8. Father and kid playdates in Frankfurt?

    Hey @FreddySW@shaunydub@Petro6golf@kaffeemitmilch did you guys work anything out? Want to PM me your numbers and start a whatsapp group?!
  9. Hi there beautiful and intelligent TTers.   I got my German telc B2 certificate last year for the good old naturalization process.   Now I'm wondering about doing C2 just to keep my fluent but rusting German from rusting any further, and in case it's handy for work / qualifications later.   Anyone round these parts done that? Does anyone care if I can prove I am fluent in German to C2 level? Ever been asked for that in order to get a job?   How about C1? Worth bothering or just jump straight to C2? I studied at a German uni so I think I can handle the study now the pressure is off (got my DE PP).
  10. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      Yup, that's exactly what I did.   B2 is not a huge leap if you studied German / went to a German university. I passed the test with only minimal test practice, no extra study.
  11. why are school trips so expensive in germany?

      I guess this kind of thing made sense back in the 50s / 60s when there were jobs and most kids came from proletarian families struggling to get through the month.   Now we float on a sea of tax surplus in DE it doesn't make sense to have mandatory holidays in school time (unless they're trying to hint at the DE ideal of maxing out your vacation every year like a UK maxxes out their credit) ;-)
  12. why are school trips so expensive in germany?

      Yeah, stick it to the man!
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      What a weird coincidence that so far in UK history female PMs are the ones that get landed with pushing through massively unpopular and destructive plans.   Thank goodness we left sexism behind decades ago, eh?
  14. why are school trips so expensive in germany?

      Costs are not an issue (I assume they're not a huge issue for anyone at this particular school) but I'd be happy to pay my share even if our kid doesn't go.
  15. why are school trips so expensive in germany?

      I don't want to pull out randomly, but rather give plenty of notice and valid reasons.   The issue is more that it's mandatory for *everyone*