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German is world's fourth most popular language
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German is world's fourth most popular language

After 15 years of research and a 1,300 page book on the subject, sociolinguistics professor Dr. Ulrich Ammon found that German is surprisingly popular with language learners all over the world. READ  

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Schools: What every expat parent should ask
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Schools: What every expat parent should ask

Your child’s education is one of the most important long-term decisions you will ever make. It will not only impact your child’s university and career choice, but also your child’s friends and character. READ  

Prof rejects Indian intern over 'rape problem'
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Prof rejects Indian intern over 'rape problem'

Germany's ambassador to India stepped into a university admissions row after a professor said she wouldn't accept a male Indian student for an internship because of the country's “rape problem”. READ  

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil
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German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

A pair of endangered blue macaws of the kind made famous by the hit animated "Rio" movies arrived in Brazil from Germany on Tuesday as part of a drive to ensure the bird's survival. READ  

Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday
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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday

Teachers all over the country are expected to stike starting Monday, German education trade union GEW said, after negotiations with the wage commission of the federal states (TdL) failed to achieve results. READ  

Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes
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Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes

UPDATE: Health authorities in Berlin announced a toddler has succumbed to measles. Earlier, a school in a Berlin suburb was closed because of a pupil infected with the disease. The capital is battling its most serious outbreak since 2001. READ  

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Nine brilliant quotes about speaking German
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Nine brilliant quotes about speaking German

German gives you plenty to say, but there is also plenty to say about it, as everyone from authors to tennis champs have taught us. READ  

Leipzig must pay families denied childcare
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Leipzig must pay families denied childcare

The city of Leipzig was penalized by courts on Monday for not having enough childcare spaces available. READ  

Germany has thousands of uni spots open
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Germany has thousands of uni spots open

New research published by Spiegel on Friday shows that there are thousands of university placesa unoccupied across the country, while certain hot spots cope with too much demand. READ  

Germany must do better: schools report

Germany will fail to meet several of the goals it set six years ago to improve education levels for children and young adults by the end of 2015, a new study shows. READ  

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Phorms bilingual schools boast top-notch tech
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Phorms bilingual schools boast top-notch tech

As parents fret over children’s internet habits, a network of bilingual schools in Germany shows that putting computers in the classroom from an early age yields positive results. READ  

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Eight of the best subjects to study in Germany
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Eight of the best subjects to study in Germany

No tuition fees, more courses in English and yearly rises up global rankings - German universities are a great place for international students. But which subjects are they best at? READ  

Who's studying the most (and least) in Germany?
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Who's studying the most (and least) in Germany?

The average German student works 32.5 hours a week, according to research published on Tuesday, but there are big differences between different subjects. Which students study the most and least? READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
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Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'

Former Ivy League professor of German Eric Jarosinski has become a Twitter phenomenon developing a huge social media following thanks in no small part to saying no in German. READ  

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International School on the Rhine: a legacy

International School on the Rhine: a legacy

In an increasingly globalised world, many are beginning to opt for a globalised education. Over the last ten years the number of students interested in International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas has increased by leaps and bounds – and the International School on the Rhine shines exceptionally strong. READ  

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