Happy birthday „Silent Night“! The world’s most sung Christmas carol is 200 years old

On 24th December 1818, Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber sang Silent Night in Oberndorf near Salzburg for the first time. The poem was written by Mohr, a young pastor from Salzburg, and the melody was composed by the teacher and organist Gruber from Upper Austria.

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European Forum Alpbach

Since 1945 this European conference takes place every year in the village Alpbach in the Tyrolean mountains in Austria. It is a meeting of participants from all over the world who discuss current socio-political issues and try to find interdisciplinary solutions. Among the participants there are experts in science, economy, culture and politics as well as pupils and students.

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The Ever Changing Face of Business English – New Learning Trends and Technologies

In an ever changing globalised world, it is no wonder that the way we learn and teach would also need to adapt or, in this case, be upgraded. It has become considerably more practical to learn a language for business purposes than ever before. Technology, for instance, has been the “muscle” behind this gain, bringing the content of a business school class to the palm of your hand, that is, your smartphone.

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Heroes of Ice – Germany’s Winter Wonders

Two years after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the torch had been lit once again for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This year’s spectacle brought together over 90 teams from around the world, including the debut of Ecuador, Malaysia, and Nigeria. It featured a total of 15 sports and more than 100 events from Feb 8 through Feb 25.

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