Webspecial focuses on the fun aspects of German life and culture
Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, has launched a fun new web property targeted at the youth and those young at heart with an interest in becoming typically German. The Instant Germanizer, located on the Internet at www.germanizer.com, is an entertaining multimedia community where like-minded people can meet and exchange information about Germany.
Before joining the password-protected club, participants are required to take a few hilarious tests to learn more about German stereotypes. Once the tests are completed, the user is allowed access to an array of interactive features such as a German language course, interesting news, a discussion forum and a picture gallery where they can upload pictures of their German experiences and send them as e-cards.
"Deutsche Welle is renowned for being a provider of serious news and information. With The Instant Germanizer, we’ve aimed to break the mould and focus on the fun aspects of German life and culture," says Guido Baumhauer, head of DW-Online.
"The act of joining a club is in itself a very typical German trait. The Germanizer club offers users all over the world the opportunity to enter competitions and win Germany-related prizes. We also plan on building an online shop where users can buy humorous Germany-related souvenirs," concludes Baumhauer.
To be instantly Germanized and join the Germanizer club, participants need to take the following tests:
Unlike Deutsche Welle’s official web site, DW-WORLD which is available in 31 languages, Germanizer is currently only available in English.
DW-WORLD.DE is Deutsche Welle’s official Internet presence. It is a multilingual and interactive web site with intuitive navigation and a unique content management system. For web users worldwide with a special interest in Germany and Europe, DW-WORLD offers news, up-to-date information, analysis, background reports and documentaries in 31 languages. The multimedia spectrum of DW-WORLD ranges from audio and video - live and on demand - to integrated text, audio and video components.
8 May 2003
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