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Muhammad Ali taunting  Sonny Liston 1965

It’s on! How I am going to compete with Livemocha, busuu and Babbel

No, I haven’t lost my marbles! But at least now I got your attention, I think.

As you know, I have pursued a side project in German language learning since April 2008 called Deutsch Happen. On the basis of a more or less regular schedule I have produced different kinds of video lessons to test out teaching ideas and to support learners of German as a foreign language who might have no access to paid solutions.

For the past couple of months I have been experimenting with some strategies on how to grow my audience on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the results are good enough to take this to the next step: I am building a MVP.

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Run to the Hills or Knowing when it’s Time for a Fallback

Ok, first of all: this is not my usual field of writing on this blog. But as the boss is in Luxembourg, poking a bit our friends in academia and I saw and interesting discussion on tutors, teachers and income going on in the blog post on Lingueo, I would like to say one or two things about this.

Note: I served for four years in the army and therefore I will use some military jargon to make my points clear, so please bear with me. 😉

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