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
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
5,0 Original is a brand that just makes it into the Shit Beer Showdown at 49 cents per 500ml can. The product range all have a very minimalist and modern label design which probably appeals to younger Germans. The label boasts that the company saves on not advertising and that this is "a good pils … Continue reading 5,0 Original
Schloss is the discount beer of the Netto supermarket chain, which itself is owned by Edeka. I have to say that, of all the supermarkets in Germany I've seen, Netto is by far the shittiest. The name of the brewery is not written on the can, but after a quick search on the net, I … Continue reading Schloss
Oettinger is the biggest brewery in Germany in terms of total beer output. Headquartered in Oettingen, Bavaria, Oettinger does not advertise its products, does not involve any intermediaries and has very few employees since its brewing process is largely automated. This brewery gets quite a lot of hate in Germany (even my students make fun of it) and was once king of the cheap beers in Germany before the 29 cent discount beers started popping up in supermarkets.
Stephans Bräu is the house brand of the German "hypermarket chain", Kaufland, brewed by Feldschlößchen in Dresden.