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East Melbourne Language Centre: Making a movie

“That’s a warp!” I was told that’s what people say when they finish a movie or a big project, and that’s what we just did! But, honestly, until we were able to say this, it has been a long journey… It all started with the German Cinema Melbourne. The German Film Festival, that we, as the German Language Centre, support, is a great opportunity for people in Melbourne to have a closer look at the variety of German Movies. And of course, for everyone who wants to learn German and take German classes in Melbourne, this is a perfect way ...
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German Cinema Melbourne

A dark room, a huge screen, comfortable seats, rising tension, delicious popcorn and an amazing movie, who doesn’t love the cinema?! I do love it and even more if the movies have been handpicked German specialties, to provide an insight into the current German cinematic, cultural and societal landscape. Can anybody guess what I am talking about? Exactly the German Cinema Melbourne! After we were able to enjoy the German Film Festival for years, the German Cinema Melbourne now continues this wonderful tradition. They offer a snapshot of different genres, by screening ten new films (all produced in 2016/2017) and ...
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Awful German Language

The other day I came across this book called “The Awful German Language” by Mark Twain. As I had just been contemplating to start learning German in Melbourne,  I started reading it and could not put the book down any more. Twain, hilariously documented his laborious relationship with German in this essay He spent time in Germany and Switzerland where he grappled with the language to then deliver a lecture in Vienna titled "Die Schrecken der deutschen Sprache”, translating to “The Horrors of the German Language”. The comedic take on German and its difficulties is not to be taken as ...
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German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian and Russian at the East Melbourne Language Centre

What happens when language teachers from different backgrounds come together in Melbourne for a training course. First there was a great session about phonetics in German by Maria. She is not only a German teacher for our language classes she also teaches at Monash Uni, she also trains for the Frisbee world championships to compete for Australia. WOW. Watch this space!! Afterwards we had some food and some drinks to celebrate Marlies’ 20 years of teaching German at the East Melbourne Language teacher. So many years of pure dedication, so much expertise, so much laugher! We love you…Cheers to the ...
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Language Course Melbourne

What is the easiest language to learn for an English speakers? Many students want to enrol into a language course in Melbourne but can’t decide which language to learn. I have been asked many times “What is the easiest language to learn for an English speaker?” and expect to get one clear answer to this question. They hope to get an answer such as Spanish, French or German is the easiest language to learn. But I had to disappoint them as it depends on lots of different factors. So instead of giving you one answer to this question, I want ...
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