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How to improve your German speaking skills


8 Tips for improving your german speaking skills both on- and offline

Reading time: 4 minutesIn this post, we will present four offline and four online options which will help you to improve your German.The many possibilities of the digital world1. Online courses This is probably the most convenient option because you can take online courses from all around the world. When using a smartphone, you can even lear...
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Austria vs. Germany


10 : 5 – The ultimate country comparison

Who performs better in this comparison? From a geographical point of view, we are neighbours and we also speak the same language but the question is: Which country has more to offer? The Austrians who love to complain or the cold German personalities? From weather to leisure, the mentality and even the culinary aspects – for this comparison, we too...
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5 interesting facts about the German language


Learn here what you didn't know about the german language

Reading time: 3 minutes Learn German with your ActiLingua teacher wherever you are and enjoy having a part of Vienna with you. These courses are held online by a native speaker teacher. You can find more information about our Live Online Courses.5 things you didn't know about the German language... How many people speak German? What is the mean...
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Learn German with these 15 tips


How to accelerate your learning progress

Reading time: 5 minutes Learn German with your ActiLingua teacher wherever you are and enjoy having a part of Vienna with you. These courses are held online by a native speaker teacher. You can find more information about our Live Online Courses. Are you asking yourself: How long does it take to learn German? What’s the best, easiest and fastest...
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What do Austrians eat for breakfast?


A typical austrian breakfast

Reading time: 3 minutes Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. That’s because an ample breakfast provides you with energy for your day and even helps you studying! We made a little summary on what an Austrian breakfast looks like.Breakfast habits Austrians like having breakfast but they are not very demanding. Especially ...
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Austria vs. Switzerland – A country comparison


What distinguishes the two neighbours

Reading time: 5 minuesAre there any differences? Both countries are located in the centre of Europe, have stunning mountain landscapes and everyone wears “Lederhosen” and “Dirndl”. Is that really the case? Keep on reading to find out what Austria and Switzerland have in common and in which categories they differ from each other. What is the diffe...
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Vienna vs. Munich – A city comparison


Why life is better in Vienna

Reading time: 6 minutesAgain and again someone tries to compare these two European capitals. Which city offers the better quality of life? Where do the more friendly people live and which cuisine promises the better taste? This is where opinions differ. While some argue that there are hardly any differences between Vienna and Munich, we are going...
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Vienna vs. Berlin – A city comparison


Why life is better in Vienna

Reading time: 6 minutes Regarding the cityscape, mentality, culture, cuisine, fun factor and quality of living - which city has more to offer? Why Vienna remains ahead in almost every category and why also the Germans commend us, can be read here in our comparison.Location – Where is the weather Vienna is the capital of Austria with the coordina...
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How to casually memorize new vocabulary


Make learning vocabulary more enjoyable

Reading time: 3 minutesLearning a new language is fun – except for learning vocabulary by heart. There are always some words you can’t remember. But from now on you will not struggle with those anymore! We are going to show you a way of casually learning new vocab quick and easy!   Preparation Is your desk the only place you are studying your v...
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Carnival in Vienna means jesters’ licences for all!


Cheerfulness, costumes and parades

Reading time: 4 minutesShrill carnival costumes, colourful parades and eating “Krapfen” – The carnival season in Vienna is linked to many traditions. On “Faschingsdienstag”, this season reaches its peak.What is Fasching? Carnival or “Fasching” is the best chance to get to know the crazy side of Austrian culture. Fasching is the time befor...
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5 marvellous Christmas markets in Vienna


Experience a magical Christmas world

Reading time: 4 minutes The cold November days usher in one of our favourite leisure activities: visiting Christmas markets. Whether chic and loud or small and contemplative, there is one for every taste. The scent of punch and mulled wine lingers over the markets and competes with doughnuts and gingerbread. At this time of the year, Vienna's squar...
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How Austria celebrates Christmas


How Austria celebrates Christmas

Christmas is a time full of customs and traditions making it one of the most wonderful seasons of the year. We’ll introduce you to our most common Austrian Christmas traditions. 1. Advent wreath & Advent calendar When the first Sunday of Advent comes around there’s an Advent wreath in nearly every Austrian home. Originally, there were 24 candles p...
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Austrian New Year’s Customs


Find out how Austria rings in the new year

New Year is almost here! Sparkling wine or champagne are put on ice, fireworks are provided – but there are so many other customs in Austria to welcome the New Year. Here are four of the most common ones: 1. Guten Rutsch & Prosit Neujahr There are two sayings in Austria that basically mean the same but mustn’t be confused: one is used in the old ye...
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10 Reasons for Vienna


These 10 reasons will convince you to learn German in Vienna!

Learn German with your ActiLingua teacher wherever you are and enjoy having a part of Vienna with you. These courses are held online by a native speaker teacher. You can find more information about our Live Online Courses. Vienna is popular amongst cosmopolites worldwide. We have summarized 10 of the most compelling arguments to make you schedule...
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ActiLingua welcomes Damon from DamonandJo!


Find out what the Travel Youtuber was up to in Vienna

More Student Reports The ActiLingua Academy was extremely happy to welcome Damon, a young travel vlogger, in the beautiful city of Vienna. On the Youtube channel “DamonandJo”, Damon makes quality content about travelling, languages and exploring different cultures. Along with his friend Jo, Damon inspires over one million subscribers to explore new...
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Discover the Viennese Carnival!


What makes the Viennese carnival so unique?

Tons of laughter and jovial fun are a huge part of the carnival season in Vienna. Fun costumes and delicious food are also a major part of the Viennese carnival. In this blog post, you will find out what makes the carnival season in Vienna a one of a kind experience!1. Carnival parades The Viennese carnival is synonymous with colorful costumes, c...
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University Preparation at ActiLingua


Want to study in Austria? Then keep reading!

Our university preparation program is especially targeted at high school graduates who want to study at an Austrian university while refining their German skills. We also give you the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized language certificate. Furthermore, our team of ActiLingua university experts advise you on the right choice of uni...
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Is Standard German spoken in Austria?


Find out why Austria is the best place to learn German!

Every language has its own wide array of dialects. Some dialects are said to sound more rural and some rather urban. But in most languages, a prevalent variation is always referred to as the “standard”. A language’s standard variation is generally a very clear and accurate representation of said language. Whilst in some countries, the national lang...
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Private tuition at ActiLingua


For everyone looking for one-on-one German lessons

Next to the extensive group course offer, ActiLingua also offers private tuition! ActiLingua’s one-on-one sessions are perfect for anyone, looking to master the German language intensively and at their own pace. The private German sessions create a personal environment, wherein the ActiLingua Academy teachers can cater to their students’ specific n...
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Holiday Courses at the ActiLingua Academy!


Come to Vienna and learn German this summer!

Did you know that ActiLingua also offers holiday courses? The ActiLingua holiday courses are ideal for young people from 16 to 19 who want to spend their holidays in Vienna. At ActiLingua, you will experience a memorable summer whilst taking German language lessons during the holidays!  The holiday courses take place at the ActiLingua Dependance. L...
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Learn German and experience music in Vienna


5 reasons to visit the world capital of music in 2020

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven would have celebrated his 250th birthday in 2020. That is a good reason for Austria to honour the exceptionally talented artist. Vienna was not only the location of most of his premieres, but also the place of his creativity. Therefore 2020 in Vienna will be full of musical highlights you don’t want to miss out on. Th...
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Sightseeing: 7 places you have to visit in Vienna


There is a lot to see in Vienna. But depending on how much time you have, whether it is one or more days, you will have to adjust your schedule. Yet the most important sights you cannot miss. We have made a list of the seven must-see places in Vienna. No matter how much time you have, for a real Vienna experience you will need to go there. 1. Schön...
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Online German Course with ActiLingua


Learn German with your ActiLingua teacher wherever you are and enjoy having a part of Vienna with you. These courses are held online by a native speaker teacher. You can find more information about our Live Online Courses. We give you a taste of learning German online: German is not the easiest language.If you are not currently attending one of A...
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3 summer activities to learn German and have fun


Learning German during summer break can be annoying sometimes, because we all want to enjoy the summer holidays. In Vienna, you can do everything at once. You can visit your ActiLingua Holiday Course and have the best summer of all time in this magical city. The following 3 summer activities will help you work on your German skills while having fun...
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How would you describe ActiLingua to a friend?


Top class international language school.Robert, United Kingdom Eine perfekte Gelegenheit Deutsch zu lernen und Wien zu erforschen! Die Schule ist sehr zentral gelegen. Der öffentliche Verkehr ist auch gut. Hajnalka, Hungary It's a good school for learning German: Good location. Comfortable classrooms. Friendly teachers. Few students per classe...
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Once you took your German classes, was there anything that surprised you in a positive way?


The whole experience was positive.Robert, United Kingdom Es war sehr gut mit jungen Leuten zusammen zu lernen. Darüber hinaus waren die Lehrer sehr hilfsbereit, geduldig, nett, und gut informiert. Sie haben mit Lust und Laune unterrichtet. Danke! Hajnalka, Hungary I would like to highlight some points about the ActiLingua teacher I had classes ...
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