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Speaking German can be so much fun! Ordering a Bier,” asking for directions and interacting with locals, all in German, will make your travels more enjoyable and open doors to meeting new friends. GERMAN a language map” gives you exactly what you’ll need with hundreds of words and phrases at your fingertips. It’s easy to use and perfect for any situationwhether you’re celebrating Oktoberfest, enjoying a concert in Vienna, or hiking in the Swiss Alps. Take GERMAN a language map” everywhere you go and you’ll find yourself making new friends and falling in love with this culture!
Now with a new section, Phone, Mail & Internet,” you’ll have the words for laptop, tablet, SIM card and more. You won't miss a beat sharing your stories online with friends and family. Finding an internet café, free wifi, or an adapter for your mobile devices is so much easier. Make GERMAN a language map” your travel companiontake it everywhere you go and all your language needs are covered!
**Hundreds of words and phrases you’ll need most.
**Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, Shopping, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more.
**Unique snap-open and fold design.
**Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics.
**Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces).
**Laminated for durability.
**Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag.
**Full color, original artwork.
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German, she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Laos or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.