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Hi all, I hold a UK driver's license however I haven't driven for quite some time. I'm thinking of taking some refresher driving lessons in the Nuremberg area. Can you kindly suggest a few…
3 posts, 00:46 hrs
I can confirm that in the Netherlands the rule of thumb for unemployment benefits is 1 month per worked year. In the past you could get up to 5 years, which was then reduced to 3 years and now 2…
17 posts, 23:14 yesterday
I enjoyed our last DUMB meeting too, it was really international. I know what a handbag is and I also know the difference between a handbag and a purse Looking forward to the next DUMB…
1 posts, 10:38 yesterday
Hello! I moved to Germany last week and currently living in Leimen. I have a one year old baby who loves being around other children! Are there any English speaking play groups in the area that I can…
7 posts, 10:29 yesterday
Hi! I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from California and I live in Freiburg. I am in the process of passing the test as a "Heilpraktikerin im Psychotherapie" to be able to officially do…
1 posts, 10:12 yesterday
Join us on Tuesday, April 25 for a special edition of Standup Comedy Cologne with 3 top guest acts from the InternationalComedi... Tour - David Duff (IRELAND), Brian Jordan (USA), & Joe Eagan…
2 posts, 20 April
Hi Tasnim, Do you still live in Fuerstenfeldbruck? I moved here awhile ago, but am just now finding the time to start expanding a bit socially and am interested in meeting other english speakers.
68 posts, 19 April
Hi All, is this thread still active? My husband and I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks/month. I would like to meet up with English speaking folks, well, because I don't speak a word of…
2 posts, 19 April
Hi Xuxu, this post might be so old that it could be redundant now. It's worth reaching out. My husband and I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks/month and I don't speak a word of German.
2 posts, 19 April
Hello Irishgirliningermany, I will be relocating to Jena in a few weeks or month(s) and will be looking to meet up with English speaking folks. I joined your Facebook group and wondered if that was…
6 posts, 19 April
I'd also recommend something along the lines of a man with a van / van taxi. We picked up a load of stuff from one side of town (Heidelberg) and brought it home. Cost about €40 I think. A lot less…
2 posts, 19 April
Hi, I'm taking part in a 3 month, work/cultural exchange in Ulm this summer. I'll be living with a host family, working in several different internships, and traveling a lot on the weekends. This…
7 posts, 19 April
Sorry, I can't really respond to your question about tutors coming to people's homes, as I've never needed one. There are several people offering German lessons via Skype, for example this person or…
1 posts, 17 April
Hey all, relocated from America, by way of Ireland, with my Irish partner. We are learning German, but it's slow going. I work at the university. We haven't had much luck with finding things to do…
71 posts, 17 April
Are there any other English speakers still living in Augsburg on this list? My partner and I moved over from Ireland in September. We are both learning German, but it's slow going. We haven't had too…
7 posts, 17 April
I am pretty sure it has to be a 'blocked account'. I'd be realy really really really surprised if they accept a simple account statement. The alternative is you find a sponsor who is working in…
21 posts, 16 April
Threads like this make me realize I'm not built for Europe. Too much policing going around. I used to fish in North America without a license. Don't know if that was legal, but it was not a big deal.
1 posts, 16 April
Hi all, I frequent Mcfit in Völklinger St and or Neuss (but Völklinger Street is my first option). Looking for a gym buddy to join me. I visit Mcfit early in the morning around 5 am. My…
10 posts, 16 April
No, usually not (unless you actively subscribed to the "Hausarztmodell" mentioned above). But it still makes sense to get one since that way your Hausarzt will receive a report by the specialist (and…
37 posts, 15 April
Does anyone know why this stopped ? I attended a few times and had a really good time. It would be good to maybe try to get this started again possibly for Tuesday as it seems that there is some…
6 posts, 15 April
Did you consider the VHS in Erlangen? My personal experience of taking a B2 course there was very good. Our class was typically 8-10 students which I thought worked quite well. Those who…
1 posts, 15 April
Hello Everyone, I failed my driving license test 3rd time few days before, I made a mistake at right before left junction, as one bicycle rushed out at junction from blind spot, I didn't see it and…
38 posts, 14 April
Volkschule certification is valid, they are like any college in that they offer a course registered with the state and exam marking is done by state registered examiners. The certificate is then…
1 posts, 14 April
Good Friday Easter Procession 14.04.2017 Each year members of the Italian church take part in an Easter procession through Bad Cannstatt. Begin: 3.30 p.m. Location: Kurpark Bad Cannstatt…
42 posts, 13 April
Hi everyone, I'm looking to take an intensive course, but due to my availability and budget, I have the choice of AGI and VHS. The other language schools are too expensive or the dates don't work…
5 posts, 11 April
I don't know about your area though I don't believe there are many second hand furniture dealers or even antique dealers in general. Try looking on eBay Kleinanzeigen. You aren't obligated to buy…
2 posts, 11 April
Hi I trying to find place or people where I can learn German language from scratch. For money or in exchange of my knowledge of English or Russian. I was in every school but timetable is not…
4 posts, 11 April
A B1 minimum is a receipe for disaster. Students with weak language skills will flock to the programme and they will need cater to the lowest common denominator. I would advise you to choose…
22 posts, 11 April
I always preferred the reading and writing part to the speaking and understanding part. To me writing German is like doing an interesting puzzle: am I getting all the pieces in the right place?…
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