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2 posts, 16:02 yesterday
Hi, I started teaching freelance English in November 2017 as a side job as well as being a student. For the first two months (November and December 2017) I wasn't making much money. For these…
17 posts, 09:07 yesterday
Thanks robinson100. I talked with TK, but because I do not speak DE, they transferred one who speaks german, and this is does not seem to know much. She said they do not care. They signed, so by law…
5 posts, 23 April
Quick answer, having done this recently myself - yes. I was in 'temporary' accommodation when I moved here, registered at that address and then re-registered a month later once my permanent…
5 posts, 23 April
Hi Eta, Thanks for sharing, I also did annotate my course book with English explanation, albeit not in fancy way like yours.  gotta try it, though. Oh I will definitely take a German course,…
33 posts, 23 April
It's about time that we get another trivia night organised, perhaps even before the end of the month! How about it? Any takers? Should be fun, last time we came in second place!
5 posts, 22 April
Got back to UK last night and I have to congratulate you on your powers of prediction :-) We had a couple of days in the Harz mountains, a narrow gauge railway journey and a night at the top of…
7 posts, 21 April
No, since their fees are regulated by law, and normally people know that and that a bill will follow. For clients who do not have a business, Steuerberater have the same fee for an initial meeting…
13 posts, 20 April
Now it's my turn to say sorry for the late reply! Here is a link to the invitation for the next meeting of the international group: nebenan.de/public_feed/3... This time it exceptionally takes…
1 posts, 20 April
Season's opening party at the swimming club DSV98 in Duisburg Celebrate with us the start of a hopefully nice outdoor swimming season and grab information about everything the club offers – in…
7 posts, 20 April
Since my move I can walk to work, so I'm no longer dependent on public transport - so hadn't heard about this yet. Sorry, but I honestly don't think it's realistic to have the meetup if public…
5 posts, 20 April
If you have a facebook account look for the Braunschweig English Speakers group, or Braunschweig English Speakers Families group. My wife has met a few English speaking parents and they've arranged…
8 posts, 20 April
If you want to live a pristine life and ensure entrance to The Good Place after you turn toes up to the daisies, sure. But I make exceptions sometimes for phantom autobahn construction sites with…
2 posts, 20 April
I can't answer your question directly, but offer some advise: As a keen amateur I have been asked to do wedding photos for family members and friends when they have been on a limited budget. I…
2 posts, 20 April
Hi ExpatEmily, i've searched same information but couldn't find. Maybe this could help you potsdam.de/kategori... How old is/are your child/children? I will be happy if you can share any…
3 posts, 20 April
Thanks Cybil! You're spot on with the golden syrup being essential - I've had many a disappointment using substitutes. (This year I'm going to trial an ANZAC biscuit cheesecake to take along.) The…
23 posts, 20 April
Thanks Kato!The area seemed pretty much with aged people around and only young crowd are the school kids hopping in and off at bus stop. Südstadt : saw one but never got reply from them. With…
3 posts, 19 April
Hi everyone, I am a Masters Student of English literature at the University of Bonn.I live in Aachen.As Part of my Studies I have to complete a Praktikum of six weeks.I also have a bachelor…
10 posts, 19 April
27 Grad in the rural reach east of Cologne. Clear blue sky! Light breeze wafting magnolia scent over the tabby cat, which is lying stretched out in the shade on the terrace. Birds singing and…
2 posts, 19 April
Weststadt is one of the most popular and sought after areas, living standard is high, is has nice places as Haydn-Platz and Gutenberg-Platz, lots of cafes, bars etc. And there are no unsafe ares in…
1 posts, 19 April
There are less than 20 tickets left for tonight's show. Reserve via the e-mail address below to see the show. Welcome. Show info: Join us for the April Edition of Bonn English Comedy Nights…
2 posts, 18 April
If you are a freelancer you definitely have to file a tax return, even if your income is below the individual tax allowance. Because you are not an employee, no employer will report your earnings.
2 posts, 18 April
Hi all, i've been living in Lubeck for 6 months now, currently learning German language. Is there anyone interested to meet up? Let me know, maybe we can arrange something. I live in Konigstrasse.
1 posts, 18 April
FOKUS Sprachen & Seminare GmbH is seeking specialist business English trainers to run in-company courses: Requirements professional business and training experience an English teaching…
1 posts, 17 April
Looking for an English speaking parent and child group, for casual catch ups/coffee. Could meet up in Neutraubling at the Charlottchen - Familiencafé, on the first of July. Let me know, would be…
2 posts, 16 April
Hello, I am surprised to see myself in the same situation. I hope someone from Dresden can address this query even though after so many years have passed the situation is still the same. Best…
6 posts, 16 April
Well I was looking for something Woyton for example. What's nice about Woyton in Dusseldorf is that there are practically no hipsters, only regular, down-to-earth, affable people, but I understand…
7 posts, 15 April
Orthopedists are medical doctors (while orthopädists are ppl making prostheses and orthoses etc in Switzerland, they are not doctors but craftsmen). So generally yes, orthopedics treat foot problems…
4 posts, 15 April
@wsamir You might find some places you'd like to check out in your new town here: bad-homburg.de/le... Homburg looks like a beautiful place to live! You might also find something going on that…
1 posts, 14 April
Hello All, Some background: I recently relocated to Germany to explore new work opportunities. I took the first offer that came my way because I liked the job profile although the salary was…
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