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Jobs, Hope and La Lengua

Jobs, Hope and La Lengua

Tied snugly into her apron and Dirndl, balancing plates of Schnitzel and mugs of house-brewed beer, Estela Muñoz is a journalist disguised as a waitress, having found a job in Vienna using the English and Spanish that had gotten her nowhere at home. Luckily for her, the traditional Austrian Gasthaus has plenty of international customers. […]

German Language Courses in Vienna

With the academic year about to start, many of the city’s institutes and centres offering German language courses are beginning new programmes for those wishing to dust off their Deutsch. Sample courses for September are provided, as most centres offer options year-round, monthly and sometimes weekly. For advanced courses try the University of Vienna, The […]

“Drücken!” not “trocken!”

On one of the warmest days in May, inside a very crowded U4, I was drinking water minding my own business. All of a sudden somebody started shouting aggressively. “Trocken”, he said, which means, “dry” in English. I looked around for the person he was talking to. A man, who was holding two big bags, […]

German Proficiency For Residency

Three people have now been deported under a revised Integration Contract, for having not completed the mandatory German lessons within a five year period, according to a spokesman from the Austrian Interior Ministry in an interview with Salzburger Nachrichten in early October. In principle, the spokesman confirmed that an appeal of the deportation is possible. […]

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