Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday of Firsts: Substitute Teaching

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Last Friday was a day filled with firsts. (Ahhh, alliteration.)  One of these was my first substitute teaching experience, or Vertretung, in a German classroom. For most Americans, the mere mention of substitute teaching (“subbing”) fills the head with horrible imagery. … Continue reading

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German Products 1: Leibniz Choco Sticks and EnerBio Pfanzliche Pastete

One of my favorite things about a new location is buying things.  I know that’s a weighty statement to make, and we could talk ad nauseam about the social, cultural, ethical, economic and/or political implications of such of statement.  Regardless … Continue reading

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Filia hospitalia

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Some of you may be wondering if I am still homeless.  I am happy to report that I am not.  In fact, the day after writing my first post on this blog, I heard from the school principal that a … Continue reading

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Favorite Language Mistake of the Day

A student read the following aloud today in class: “The man was taken by a taxi in New York.”

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A Note on the Name

Some of you may be wondering about this blog’s title character, Heidi Hefeweizen.  Is this some kind of strange, wheat beer-themed children’s story?  Weird alter-ego?  Nein. I moved to Blacksburg in 2006 and was lucky enough to find a job … Continue reading

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