American Thanksgiving has a rich, but controversial history. It is a Day of Mourning for Native Americans. Read on to learn more about this ‘classic’ colonial American Holiday.
Inspiration and education can come from anywhere. Here, I felt inspired by a webinar to put my complex thoughts to print.
The ins and outs of how to linguistically reproduce the sounds of native speakers is beyond me. This is why I do not and probably will not ever teach phonetics.
“Right-wing extremists perpetrated two thirds of the attacks and plots in the United States in 2019 and over 90 percent between January 1 and May 8, 2020.”
I call our home ‘The American Sector’, because it is just that – a little bubble of American culture and the English language amid an entire nation auf Deutsch!
I recently mentioned how I came back from Portland with roughly 20 pounds of books.
Having recently returned from an extensive adventure in the northwest United States that inevitably meant a trip to the always amazing Powell’s bookstore in Portland, I was careful to only return to Germany with about 20 lbs of books. I got off light. Oh, the restraint I showed!!
A funny video about what international students think about Americans.
I’ve been thinking about how Puritanical America is and how ingrained some ideas had become in me, the ‘American abroad’, and more importantly – especially because I now have a son – what of those ideas really is important and what should be let go.