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So, what’s the deal with the long German words?

So, what’s the deal with the long German words?

Mark Twain once wrote, “Some German words are so long that they have a perspective.” He wasn’t far off the mark. German is definitely known for its ϋber-long words. Many words in the German language are formed by combining two or more words, known in English as...

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Astronomy: Lost and Found

Astronomy: Lost and Found

Astronomy is by far the oldest science. Adam and Eve certainly marked off their days by the rising and setting sun, and marked their months by the moon’s phases. They watched the star patterns come and go with the seasons. And about one hundred years ago, astronomers...

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Top 5 Tips for Fun Travel THIS Summer

Top 5 Tips for Fun Travel THIS Summer

As summer approaches, a lot of us are thinking about one thing: vacation! In making plans, French teachers like myself inevitably are thinking about traveling abroad. Maybe this is the year of your European adventure? Or, maybe you’re planning a trip to a new place in...

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Wonderful Word Wizardry – Be a Vocabulary Master!

Wonderful Word Wizardry – Be a Vocabulary Master!

An important part of most courses, regardless of the subject, is vocabulary. Whether it is a list of events in history, scientific names and processes in biology, theories and operations in algebra, a list of verbs in a foreign language, or literary elements and words...

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The Importance of Studying Mythology

The Importance of Studying Mythology

It is not uncommon for parents to be wary of teaching their children about ancient mythologies. Though it is important to guard our hearts and minds, learning about ancient civilizations is also important. This is exceptionally true of Greek mythology because the...

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The #1 Way to Enjoy Your Next Museum Visit

The #1 Way to Enjoy Your Next Museum Visit

I need to let you in on the #1 way to ensure you enjoy your next museum visit, and it has to do with LEGOs. Since we have been talking about museum visits the past few weeks, and you now have some amazing strategies to get into museums for free or cheap from my last...

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The Foodie Generation: Taking Eating Online!

The Foodie Generation: Taking Eating Online!

The Foodie Generation                 A foodie is defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary as “a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads.” This is not a new concept; for centuries people have been labeled gourmets, epicures, gastronomes, or gourmands....

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