“Hey, I’ve been there!” is something all of us have said or at least thought while watching a film. But sometimes films are shot in completely different places than we might expect. The Sprachcaffe team have gathered some interesting information about films that were shot near our Sprachcaffe language schools.
While people in Germany’s carnival strongholds of Cologne and Mainz argue about whether they’re supposed to shout “Alaaf” or “Helau”, carnival traditions differ even more vastly around the world.
Ice and snow dominate carnival days in chilly Canada; in Venice, Piazza San Marco turns into a catwalk for masks, while New Orleans is home to colourful parades and jazz music. Read on to discover how diversely carnival is celebrated around the world...
It's well known that the Christmas holidays are a time for sharing, and what better to share than some delicious sweet treats! After baking with your partner, family or friends, these scrumptious goodies are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed evening by the fire with Christmas music in the background. We have listed the recipes from easiest to hardest. But don’t be discouraged - the greater the challenge, the more rewarding the result!
Language trips with total immersion in the target culture are the perfect choice for someone wanting to learn a language or improve their basic skills. They also give a unique glimpse into what it means to live abroad, from a cultural and social point of view. Such language trips can also be the first step into an even bigger adventure: becoming an expat.
Auf zum Oktoberfest! Even though 7 million litres of beer are consumed every year during this well-known German ‘Beerfest’ in Munich, the event is still family-friendly, and open to everyone! Surprisingly, Oktoberfest isn’t only about celebrating beer. Children, families or anyone who do not hold beer close to their heart can still participate in the festivities. Read on to discover 8 ways to fully live the experience!
When moving to a new city or simply travelling with friends, looking for fun new adventures and out-of-the-box ideas can sometimes be hard work. One common way of meeting interesting and unique people from all over the world is to use Meetup groups. These are users-created groups which are grounded on topics ranging from language learning to extreme sports, travel groups or even knitting. Meetups are truly a great way to put yourself out there...
Living abroad does not only require learning a new language, but also adapting to a foreign culture. Each culture have its customs and traditions which can be very different- even shocking- from your own culture. In this article we are going to describe some traditions and customs from various countries which may provide you with food for thought!
As the decorations go up and plans for the holiday festivities commence we are all faced with the delightful onslaught of reds, gold and green garlands marking the beginning of yet another seasonal celebration. From the tradition of nativity cribs to the mouth-watering variety of Christmas cuisine the festive season is a time for fun, family and fabulous traditions marking a time of year where memories are made.