Let's say you're a young artist. And you're headed to Berlin in spring. You plan on fully immersing yourself in local culture once you get there -- you're going to get a studio, mingle at pubs and learn about your neighborhood. But you'd like a boost on the art scene. You want to get culturally & conversationally fluent! [more inside]
Is it acceptable, in the name of practicality, to ignore gender while speaking German? [more inside]
Can you suggest any German language, German originated, modern novel series for light reading? [more inside]
Is there a website or computer program that uses spaced repetition to help users build language vocabulary, and (perhaps more importantly) is completely free? I used to use smart.fm to help me learn German, but stopped when it became non-free. Now my knowledge of German words is almost as stingy as I am. [more inside]
I'm looking for good intermediate-level German novels. In German, that is. [more inside]
I really enjoy Arts and Letters Daily and Political Theory Daily Review. Are there any german equivalents?