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Hundstage Hundstage (dogs' days). It's hot. The thermometer climbs above 30 degrees C°. The sun burns hot from a blue, blue sky. The dogs remain in the shade waiting for  cooler hours. So do many of the people who live in Zurich. They may float down the river Limmat on a Gummiboot or Luftmatraze. They may go for a swim in the lake or sit quitely in the shade and enjoy a cool drink or a Gelato. Switzerland does not have many such days (or used not to have many of them). They usually occur at the end of July, beginning of August. The country is in shut down mode as it is also holiday season. Even during the Corona summer, when many are staying in Switzerland and not travelling to the sea somewhere in the world - the city of Zurich is quiet, almost like during the Corona-lock down of March and April this year. But not so at the places...
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In times of the Corona crisis…

In times of the corona crisis... ... ABC German teacher is doing everything it can to guard the health of our clients and teaching staff. In one-on-one teaching we make sure that distances are kept and hygiene rules applied at all times. If so wished by staff and/or student, our teachers will wear a face shield. And: We offer all lessons and courses also online. Contact us, if this interest you! Stay healthy and save! Your ABC German Teacher team ...
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New year, new habits

Habits vs. Resolutions We are well into the new year and maybe some of your New Year's Resolutions have already been quietly buried. This is what happens to most of us. But instead of getting frustrated with the short life of our resolutions, I suggest to focus on building new habits. Instead of making a resolution such as "Learn German", think about small steps, that may become habits - habits that will help you learn or improve your German. Habits take time to form. They require above all repetition, repetition, repetition - until you do something without even thinking much about it, until it has become routine. Our life consists of habits and routines. There are thousands of little things we do without even thinking about it. If it were otherwise we would all be exhausted before long and our brain would shut down. Habits make our life a lot easier. Habits are not always things we like doing, but we do...
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Summer in the city

Zurich is a great place to live and it is a great place to spend your summer. Why fly away when so many others do and the city quiets down a bit? There are many places to explore, the lake to swim in, open-air concerts, films, festivals to visit and more. And why not make use of the more leisurely flow of time during summer and improve on your German? Or get finally started to learn the language of the city you live in? ABC German Teacher is not only expert in teaching German to expats. Its staff also knows the city of Zurich well. Whether you prefer to learn language in a classroom or while exploring the city with your tutor - ABC German Teacher can accomodate to your schedule, your preferred learning style, and to your needs. ...
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