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Panel Discussion at GTHS

on July 1st, 2021 by

WHEN: July 2nd at 5:30pm with dinner reception starting at 6:30pm
WHAT:: Panel discussion with three members of the German Parliament (SPD)
WHERE: GTHS at 507 East 10th Street, Austin, Texas 78...

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GTHS Scholarship 1st. Place Winner – Research Paper Winner

on June 1st, 2021 by

The mid-19th century was characterized by massive German emigration to Texas, searching for the promised paradise. While early Germans settled in the North and the Midwest, the land had been exhausted by the early 180...

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Texas State German Contest

on May 3rd, 2021 by

A CELEBRATION: Looking back and remembering

In this first issue of the Texas State German Contest Newsletter, it is appropriate to look back to where we started 40 years ago and remember our purpose, our goals,...

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Exploring the Past of A German Immigrant

on April 14th, 2021 by

Every year, just about a week before Christmas, my wife and I celebrate our anniversary with a little getaway. In previous years we have gone to San Antonio and New Orleans, but a similar trip did not seem appropriate...

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12 Ways to Stay Fluent After Graduation

on September 29th, 2020 by

Studying a new language is a very challenging task that requires many learning resources, hours of work, and dedication. Many people spend years in college striving to become fluent in a foreign language, which is bot...

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German Language Tips and Tricks

on March 21st, 2019 by

These Exercises will make you fit

Are you learning German and having problems with the correct pronunciation? Rebecca Rashid has some tips for you. She’s been teaching German as a f...

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Happy New Year! Ein Frohes Neues Jahr!

on December 31st, 2018 by

The French call it “Allemagne”, the Poles “Niemcy”, the Finns “Saksa” and the English “Germany”. Hardly any other country has as many names as does Germany. One reason f...

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NEW Christmas Market Layout worked wonders!

on December 10th, 2018 by

The new layout and additional space reduced wait times considerably and allowed people to spread out and enjoy the German Free School grounds.

Whereas last year we had wait times from 2-3 hours to get into the ...

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Letters to Santa?!

on November 19th, 2018 by

The tiny German village of Himmelpfort is located 60 miles north of Berlin. Although it has a population of only 500, it has one of the busiest post offices in Germany (relative to its population, at least). For the l...

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Deutsche Redewendungen

on October 18th, 2018 by

There are so many German sayings “Redewendungen” that don’t make much sense unless you grew up hearing them or you know the origin. Here is one: “Die Flinte ins Korn werfen” – aufge...

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