As a learner of German, you may have seen memes, such as this: Or perhaps the lyrics from the German version of Sesame Street: Der, die, das (the, the, the) Wieso, weshalb, warum (why, why, why) Wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm (if you don't ask, you'll stay stupid) Despite the fact that there are serious … Continue reading Wieso, weshalb & warum: Interrogative Adverbs in German (and English)
Currently, there is a plethora of online resources for teaching German as a second language and one is absolutely spoilt for choice. Thus, I have created this post, in which I will evaluate five useful learning apps, including an assessment of which cognitive skills from Bloom's revised taxonomy they engage (Köksal & Ulum, 2018; Bloom … Continue reading An Evaluation of Five Useful Learning Apps for Teachers of German
Who are they: Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. is a surprising large burger chain from Queensland with 19 locations across Australia. The Burger(s): I ordered the Double ($16) from the Rundle Street store here in Adelaide. This burger comes as a double with two rather dry and slightly rubbery griddled patties cooked well done. The … Continue reading Betty’s Burgers
I'm back in Adelaide now, and what is better than examining and reviewing the ever-evolving burger landscape of my hometown in order the find the best burgers Adelaide has to offer. Since modern burger eateries offer a plethora of different styles of burgers, and it would be unfair to compare beef burgers with chicken burgers … Continue reading The Burgers of Adelaide
Who are they: Nordburger is a relatively small South Australian burger chain with three locations. The Burger(s): I ordered the Royale ($10.90) from the Frewville store. This burger comes as a double with two juicy perfectly-browned griddle-smashed patties cooked medium with an adequate amount of seasoning. A basic soft toasted sesame seed bun accompanies the … Continue reading Nordburger
My last week of school was an idle one: English oral exams were underway so basically half of my classes were cancelled, and most of teachers in the English faculty were occupied with tedious supervising tasks. On Wednesday (29 May) I had my last lesson alone with an unruly class of year 6s. Afterwards, before … Continue reading The End of the Assistantship
Here are my new theories based on the new material in the season 2 teasers/trailers so far. When I refer to 1920/1953/1986/2019/2052, I'm referring to them as timelines not specific points in time, in order to include events in those respective timelines that happen in 1921/1954/1987/2020/2053 and so on and so forth. 1. Young Jonas … Continue reading Predictions for Dark Season 2
I recently spent a weekend in London since I was advised to leave Germany and reenter on a different visa. It wasn't a particularly enjoyable trip, but I made the most of it by examining the burgers of London. Here are my reviews of a few of the major burger chains I discovered.
The Free State of Thuringia (Thüringen) is a former GDR state in central Germany, known as the "green heart" of Germany since it's covered with dense forest, is definitely not the most popular part of this country. I'd guess that most international visitors to Thuringia visit the former site of the Buchenwald concentration camp or are literature mavens who want to see Goethe and Schiller's Weimar. Sadly, this state is also infamous as a center of Neo-Nazi activity.
It's been a while since my last blog post as not much transpired before the Easter holidays. One week there was an intense storm and the school was struck by lightning which caused some damage to the water pipes, so school was closed down for two days. During the last week of school my mum … Continue reading Journey to the South (feat. Mummabear)