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Erntedankfest in a German Village

The Fulbright program does an incredible job connecting peoples around the world. We had learned that I was to teach English to German pupils from grades 6-10 in a Comprehensive School in Neresheim, Germany.  The school served 30 surrounding towns … Continue reading

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Advent in a German Village

  Advent in Germany A time of hope, anticipation. Crisp air outdoors. Candles, lights, wreaths abound. Advent calendars to count down. Small surprises, sweets behind the tiny doors. Shouts of glee at the prizes in little hands. Smells of fir … Continue reading

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Andere Länder, andere Sitten!

During my first Fulbright year teaching in Neresheim, my support teacher, Heidi, had a pool in her yard. We arrived in Germany on a hot July day and all the neighborhood kids asked Heidi if they could go into her … Continue reading

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