Free Stanford University Online Course

An acquaintance of mine just signed up to take this free course offered by Stanford University Venture Lab.

More information at Stanford Online Venture Lab Designing a New Learning Environment.

No Online banking at Dresdner and Commerzbank at Easter Weekend 2011

Many of you might already know, the Dresdner Bank AG merged with Commerzbank a while ago. To finish the fusion successfully, all IT related programs are going to be combined during Easter Break.

Therefore, Commerzbank will deny access to online banking, cash draft and all other services from April 22 to April 25, 2011 (Good Friday till Easter Monday).

Please make sure you will have enough cash on hand during this time or for your upcoming vacation.  You will be unable to withdraw cash in Europe or abroad from April 22 to April 25.

No EC-card (debit card) use is possible during this period.

A bit more about this Notice of Technical Maintenance is on their website Commerzbank.

Life in Oberursel on Film

Once more, I ran across the new Oberursel Imagefilm, this time on vimeo in even better quality.

I know many expats in Oberursel would enjoy watching this long version (8:02 min). For the ones with less time on their hands, a short version of 2:49 min is also available.

The film features Frankfurt International School (FIS), the beautiful forest, a fest around the Marktplatz, the outdoor market, the trout farm, wandering geese, the Mountain Lodge in Camp King, the swimming pool, and offers many other interesting glimpses of life in Oberursel.

long version

short version

Remember to send this to your friends and family back home!

English Level Test EF Cambridge (EFCELT)

Für die deutschen Leser (gelesen auf XING):

Kostenloser Englisch-Einstufungstest für die Leveleinschätzung

EF Englishtown entwickelte zusammen mit der Universität Cambridge ESOL den EFCELT (EF Cambridge Englisch Level Test), der das Englischniveau anhand international anerkannten Standards einstuft. Jeder EF Student kann diesen 40-minütigen Test online absolvieren und erhält so eine detaillierte, anerkannte Einstufung des Sprachlevels, die sich nach den Kriterien des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen für Sprachen (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) richtet. Der EFCELT wurde in 18 Monaten Forschung entwickelt und an mehr als 8000 EF Studenten in 14 verschiedenen Ländern erprobt.

For the rest of the world:

English Level Test EF Cambridge (EFCELT) is a free assessment test of your English language skills provided by Englishtown.

This EFCELT test was developed by EF Englishtown and Cambridge University to assess your skills on an international standard level. To attain a detailed and recognised level assessment, every English as a Foreign Language (EF) student may take this 40-minute online test. The levels are based on the European framework of language testing (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2). EFCELT has been tested on more than 8000 EF students in 14 different countries within its 18 months of research.

To take the free online test, click on Englishtown online Cambridge student quiz

An Ideal Husband at the English Theatre Frankfurt

Being a big fan of Oscar Wilde, I took the opportunity to see the preview showing of An Ideal Husband at the English Theatre in Frankfurt.

Quoted from the theatre’s flyer:

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” In Oscar Wilde’s play, a rising politician, Sir Robert Chiltern has the ideal career, the ideal wife and the ideal social ranking. But all of his eminence is suddenly endangered when the scheming and mysterious Mrs. Cheveley threatens to blackmail him and expose a youthful act of corruption.

As the lies, blackmail and incriminating documents come to light, it becomes clear that the man thought to be perfect is in fact flawed. Now, the man with all the flaws must do something right, and the question remains: what makes an ideal husband?

An Ideal Husband, a comedy of manners, starts playing today.

For performances between 27 Feb – 6 Mar 2010, you save 25% on your ticket (prices from € 21,00).

Call 069 – 242 316 – 20 or e-mail:

online booking: english theatre

Shows are Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. /  Sunday 6:00 p.m.

This show was good! We had some good laughs and I also thought its choreography was excellent.

Start your evening in Frankfurt with a good show and you might want to visit for more information on what to do after the show.

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