Showing posts with label german. Show all posts
Showing posts with label german. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The meaning of name: John

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The meaning of name: John


The boy's name John \
jo-
hn\ is pronounced jahn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of John is "God's grace". Biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ. Also the name of John the Baptist, who baptized Christ in the Jordan river. Dozens of variant forms, given names and surnames, male and female, have been created in almost every language. For a few examples, Jan is a Dutch and Slavic form; Janos is Czech; Joao is Portuguese; and the Johan variants are German and Swiss. Possibly the most popular name in history; kings, popes, saints, heroes, villains, and men of every degree between have borne the name. A contemporary trend seems to be to hyphenate Joh, Jean, Jon, Sean, and Shawn with various other names. Actors John Gielgud, John Barrymore, John Wayne, John Cusack, John Leguizamo, Johnny Depp; American Presidents John F. Kennedy, John Tyler, John Adams, John Quincy Adams; poet John Donne; Beatle John Lennon; composer Johannes Bach; football player John Elway; lawyer Johnnie Cochrane.

Monday, July 19, 2010

German American Partnership Program (GAPP)

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German American Partnership Program
The German American Partnership Program is a high school linkage program between American high schools with German departments and secondary schools in Germany. Currently, there are approximately 760 active partnerships throughout the United States and Germany. Each year approximately 5,000 American high school students and teachers visit their partners in Germany, and 8,000 German high school students and teachers are hosted by American families and high schools.
The German government, through the Padagodischer Austausch Dienst (PAD), and the participants themselves, sponsor approximately 90% of the program. The GAPP network of school partnerships, to which the German government attaches high priority, represents one of the largest and most important people-to-people connections between the U.S. and Germany.
Since the mid-1980s, as a part of the President's Youth Exchange Initiative, the Bureau's annual contribution has been used as a travel subsidy for German participants. GAPP, Inc. works out of the Goethe House in New York.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Irrepressible Germany tame Argentina

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