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German Institute for the Southwest the only Accredited Goethe Testing Center in Houston

The German Institute for the Southwest (GIS) is the only fully accredited Goethe-Institut Testing Center (Goethe Prüfungszentrum) in Houston, Texas. We provide qualified language classes to teenagers and adults on all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced – that lead to the highly-recognized Goethe exams from levels A1 to C2. […]

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German Tongue Twisters or “Zungenbrecher”

What is a tongue twister? tongue-twist·er noun noun: tongue-twister; plural noun: tongue-twisters 1. a sequence of words or sounds, typically of an alliterative kind, that are difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly, as, for example, “tie twine to three tree twigs.” Was ist ein Zungenbrecher? Zun¬gen¬bre¬cher, der Wortart: Substantiv, maskulin; […]

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Wim Wenders: “Portraits Along the Road” at the MFAH

Our friends at the Museum of Fine Arts would like to invite you to the screening of Wim Wenders’ “road trilogy,” or more formally, “Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road.” This international celebration of German filmmaker Wim Wenders, features new digital restorations. First earning an international reputation as a cofounder […]

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Karneval, Fasching, Fastnacht – Whatever you Call it, it’s Party Time in Germany

It is time to celebrate in Germany – again! Karneval or Fasching– also referred to as the “Fifth Season” is about to start, leading to its high points during carnival weekend, on Rosenmontag (the Monday before Ash Wednesday), and Faschingsdienstag (Fat Tuesday) until midnight, when Lent begins with Aschermittwoch (Ash […]

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2016 Reading Discovery Program Highlights Power of Technology to Enhance the Reading Experience

COLLEGE STATION, Jan, 22, 2015 — On Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m., the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, are partnering for the second year in a row to present a unique distance learning opportunity for students […]

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