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Die Grünen hybrider Kongress 2021

Hybrid courses

In the summer of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending a hybrid congress in Berlin: Die Grünen were kicking off their election campaign. The

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It’s the end of summer, we’re back home from long days in the sun and on the water, and it’s back to classes and many

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Talk at BESIG 2021 for Cornelsen

Managing your hybrid course with Cornelsen’s Basis for Business Summary This 30-minute talk aimed to give Business English trainers an overview of lessons learned in

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Now even my husband is on twitter, though he says he just wants to be left alone. Hey, Helmut, this is 2009. Noone can have it all, social networks with the latest news AND privacy. You have to choose. Are you going to be the last man standing when everyone else is running? It all depends on whether you think running crowds will wind up someplace worth being. My friend Lucy’s been twittering for ages. You haven’t decided yet whether microblogging is for you? Frankly I’m still a little unsure how to best use it, but the most interesting function is search twitter (and the most relaxing, social one is visiting people, e.g. visit me here). It’s a very fast direct messaging tool, much better than email because there’s no spam filter to block traffic. It’s good for a lot more, I’m sure. I’m still low-tech, don’t use any extra applications. Time will tell how much time it saves for every minute it costs.  Anyway: See this TED talk by Twitter founder Evan Williams, who I find looks very uncomfortable, a true geek. Chris Anderson (the man behind TED) makes an appearance at the end.


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