The Oktoberfest is probably one of the wildest folk festivals in Germany. But can you imagine this traditional Bavarian party being celebrated in a country as far away as China? Listen in on how Germans revel in this crazy fest and how people around the world celebrate their very own version of the Oktoberfest. Sit back, enjoy and maybe even have a nice cold German beer to get into the mood while listening!
2013 Summer: German Culture IIRSS Feed
We proudly present the “OralPod Summer Edition 2013″! Developed, recorded and edited by two classes of English majors at HHU, each 5-minute podcast introduces North American listeners to a little-known aspect of German language or culture. Get the inside scoop: from the low-down on cult TV, to invaluable explanations of German idioms – “spider thinking” ?! – to nouns you just can’t find in English!
Ever wondered what it would be like to visit Germany? Have you ever experienced the Southern lifestyle in the US? In this conversation four discuss the things they enjoyed, disliked and found surprisingly different in each other’s countries. So, if you’re headed to Germany or to the South for some Southern hospitality – this dialogue will enable you to get a glimpse of what to expect on your visit! After all, you don’t want to seem like a tourist, right?
Have you ever wondered who the Neanderthals weree and where they came from? Here you will find out more about our famous ancestors, their way of living, what they looked like and some facts about their history. We will also tell you the secret of where you can meet the Neanderthals today!
Music Festivals in Germany
Do you want to combine your summer holidays with music and entertainment? Meet new people, camp, dance and see your favorite music acts live? Then make sure to come to Germany and enjoy some of Europe’s biggest music festivals. No matter if you like metal, rock or hip-hop – the German festival culture covers every taste!
Find out right here where to go and what to do!
False Friends and Idioms
Language. It’s a tool for communication but sometimes things get lost in translation. So come and join us while we explore German idioms and false friends to hopefully open your eyes and ears to the confusing world of German and clear up some misunderstandings.
Come and Study in D’dorf!
Have you ever considered visiting another country while studying? I think you should come to Düsseldorf! Here you can find great people and many ways to spend your free time after attending classes at our friendly campus. The city of Düsseldorf is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, in the center of Europe. From here you can travel all around Europe. So why not visit Paris, London, Brussels or Amsterdam for a weekend? This podcast will give you more than one reason why you should come and study here in Düsseldorf.
There are many stereotypes about Germany and how Germans live. People from Britain Spain or other countries have certain ideas and expectations about our culture and way of living. This is the case with lead singer Allie of the punk rock band Generation I. Do you want to know what your favorite star from Britain thinks about Germany? Then tune in to our podcast and find out!
What is it about Germany that apparently scares people off? Terrible accents, exaggerated Über -punctuality, boring sights and a sports culture that is too one-sided? If these are the kinds of prejudices that are stuck on your mind as well, you simply cannot get out of listening to this podcast! Just take some time, lay back and give us a chance to change your mind!
“I Think I Spider…?!”
What deadly traps can you fall into when translating from German to English? Learn about the perils of idioms, false friends and cognates from three student experts on the topic, before you go fox devils wild…
Why is Düsseldorf Germany’s best-kept secret among foreign exchange students? Find out here, directly from two HHU students!