innes-blog-Five Famous Modern Musicians from Austria

Five Famous Modern Musicians from Austria

There is no doubt, that music is one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Austria. With Vienna, the self-titled world capital of music, and at least a dozen of internationally renowned festivals all over the country, we sure are proud of what Austrian musicians have created over the last 500+ years. In this article we will have a look at a distinguished selection of modern musicians, who are famous in Austria and beyond. Don’t forget to click the links provided to listen to some of the finest Austrian songs ever composed!

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Thomas Hinterhofer
innes-blog-So bestehen Sie die Prüfung zum ÖSD Zertifikat B2/C1

So bestehen Sie die Prüfung zum ÖSD Zertifikat B2/C1

Wofür steht die Abkürzung ÖSD? Es ist erstens die Abkürzung für Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch und zweitens für Österreich – Schweiz – Deutschland. Alle 3 Standardvarianten der deutschen Sprache sind in den ÖSD Prüfungen vertreten. ÖSD Prüfungen auf den Niveaustufen A1 bis C2 sind international anerkannt und werden nicht nur in Österreich, sondern weltweit an lizenzierten Prüfungszentren angeboten. Die Anforderungen dieser Prüfungen sind transparent, denn es handelt sich um ein standardisiertes Prüfungssystem, das sich an den Niveaustufen A1 bis C2 des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens für Sprachen (GER) sowie an den Richtlinien der Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) orientiert. Natürlich können Sie alle diese Prüfungen am INNES Institut ablegen, Termine gibt es monatlich.

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INNES Team
innes-blog-Job application in German: Useful words and phrases

Job application in German: Useful words and phrases

Imagine that you have just arrived in Vienna. You fall in love with Schnitzel, the Prater and typical Viennese cafés. Your command of German is already pretty good and your German lessons help you in intensifying your knowledge. There is just one problem: the emptiness of your pocket. So, you are thinking of applying for a job in Vienna. We from INNES are happy to provide you with some words and phrases that will increase your chances of success! 

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Thomas Hinterhofer
innes-blog- Famous Movies that will make you dream of Vienna

Famous Movies that will make you dream of Vienna

Known for its stunning architecture and world-class scenery, it won’t come as a surprise to you, that Vienna is the setting of many major feature films. No matter which genre you prefer, this article will give you an idea of the most famous movies that were shot in Vienna. So, while it’s difficult to visit Austria’s capital at the moment, just lean back on your comfy couch and enjoy these breathtaking scenes, that will make you dream of Vienna.

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Thomas Hinterhofer
innes-blog-Friends are Friends - 12 of the Funniest False Friends

Friends are Friends - 12 of the Funniest False Friends

Pop quiz time! Imagine you are going to a friend's birthday party (in the after COVID time of course) at a Viennese rooftop bar. Would you bring "ein Gift" oder "ein Geschenk"? Or, what if you want to thank your German teacher for being patient and kind, would you say they are "nett" oder "kind"?
Answers: 1) Geschenk, 2) nett
So, how’d you do?

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Elizabeth Houser
innes-blog-Useful German Words and Phrases to Survive Covid in Vienna

Useful German Words and Phrases to Survive Covid in Vienna

As you know, the whole planet is in the middle of a pandemic and each country is trying different regulations and testing systems to get through it as fast as possible. For most part of the year 2020, Austria has been fighting the virus constantly with questionable success. As this dreadful virus will continue to bother us for another couple of months and as the government of Austria just announced a new bunch of regulations, it is time to take a closer look at some of the most common Covid-related words and phrases used in Austria. On the way, you will also learn a bit of beautiful German grammar.

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Thomas Hinterhofer