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Living language

Features, interviews, podcasts and a monthly blog exploring how learning a new language opens up worlds of possibilities, changes your outlook - and boosts your brain! Life is more interesting in more than one language. Find out more here...

Word Worlds

Colloquy Series Word Worlds © Pip Adam


Colloquy is a 4-episode podcast series which explores how other languages enlarge New Zealand literature written in English. We speak with New Zealand writers, publishers and readers about the role of “world words” in their work and the New Zealand literature they love.

Dave with bike at German rail station © Dave Lowe

Interview with travelling scientist Dr Dave Lowe

In the Goethe on Air Show 28 Dr Dave Lowe talks about opening windows on the world and winning part of a Nobel prize

Tuning In

Meininger Staatstheater © Imogen Thirlwall

Behind the Scenes

Over the past six months, I’ve had the pleasure of auditioning in Germany and Austria for agents, project work, an opera studio, and several full-time roles with opera houses. From singing in a tiny carpeted room to the mainstage of an opera house, auditions come in all shapes and sizes

Home Economics Poster © Katie Rochow

Behind the Scenes

Even though Wellington claims to have more cafés, bars and restaurants per capita than New York City, a good deal of its thriving (nightlife) culture takes place “behind the scenes”


Frankfurt panorama at night © Cayla Fitzpatrick

International Arrivals

High school student Cayla Fitzpatrick lands at Frankfurt airport on a three-week PASCH scholarship and finds bright lights, fresh snow and a friendly green vegetable

Frankfurt skyscraper © Todor Cvetanov

The Big City

High school student Todor Cvetanov finds new sights – and sounds – in the metropolis of Frankfurt on a three-week PASCH scholarship

Language Tandem Breakfast © Carolyn Wu

Talking in Tandem

Neuroscientist Carolyn Wu gets into the “green range” during her post-doc research at Bielefeld University – with the help of a bicycle and a good German breakfast