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Archive for August, 2011

SOCIAL

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Occasionally I translate some text from English to German. This year I've been struggling with translating one certain word: SOCIAL Personally I don't believe in the social hype. What does social really mean? I'm talking about social in the context of the new Web 2.0 websites and certain products. Does it ...

Do people learn a language because of its economic value?

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

In a comment to my last article, my reader Justrecently asked a question: "Have you ever met someone who learned Chinese successfully simply because a boss told him or her so? I haven’t." While my answer is not exactly a yes, it's close. While at school I learned English and Latin as foreign ...

Only very few Germans learn Chinese

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

I just read an article about Chinese learners in Germany. The weekly magazin "Der Spiegel" seems to have some numbers. A good moment to answer the question "How many Chinese learners are there in Germany?" First, let's look at the key points of the article "Kaum ein Schüler lernt Chinesisch", which ...