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Christmas Party at the East Melbourne Language Centre

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” The snow is falling, there is a fire in the fireplace which warms the house, the family is sitting on the couch, drinking hot chocolate and decorating the Christmas tree.  That’s Christmas for me. With minus 5 degrees and a real Christmas tree, that was chop...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...