Jakob Straub

Jakob is a freelance writer in Barcelona, Spain, and his favorite books have pages all empty. As an expert storyteller, he publishes creative fiction in English and German and helps other authors shape their manuscripts into compelling stories. Thanks to an expertise in a wide range of topics such as writing, literature and productivity to marketing, travel, and technology, he produces engaging content for his clients. Apart from the escape that books offer, Jakob enjoys traveling digital nomad style and stays active with climbing and hiking. Find out more about him on his website or on Goodreads.

Latest posts by Jakob Straub

4 school children sitting next to each other in one of the German school types

May 31, 2023

9 types of schools in Germany and why they exist

The German school system allows for public and private schools. There are over 32,000 general education schools in Germany. A...

A cowboy speaking Texas German riding his horse

May 12, 2023

What is Texas German and what does it sound like?

Texas German describes a range of German dialects spoken in the US state of Texas. Germans were the largest ethnic...

Woman dialing an emergency number in Switzerland

Apr 28, 2023

11 important emergency numbers in Switzerland you should know

How do you call emergency services in Switzerland? The most important Swiss emergency number you need to know is 112....

Young woman with headphones sitting at her laptop studying German suffixes

Apr 14, 2023

German suffixes: How to form adjectives from a list of adjective endings

You can create a variety of useful German adjectives by adding certain suffixes to nouns, verbs or even other adjectives....

A couple receiving the key to their house they buy in Switzerland

Feb 28, 2023

How to buy a house in Switzerland: Everything you need to know

Buying a house in Switzerland is an ambitious undertaking, which is why expatriates living in this Alpine country usually start...

a cinema with people at the Berlinale Berlin

Feb 15, 2022

What you need to know about the Berlinale: Berlin’s film festival

In the world of cinema, there are three important and prestigious film festivals: the Venice film festival in Italy, Cannes...

A couple in orange shirts practicing love languages for Lingoda's Valentine's day campaign

Feb 09, 2022

Give the gift of love & language this Valentine’s Day with Lingoda and Matchmaker Maria

Communication is key to a healthy and loving relationship. All of us communicate with more than just words. In love,...

Woman cooking as part of the LIngoda and Fest partnership

Dec 07, 2021

Seize your 2-for-1 chance to experience culture through language and food this holiday season

The holidays are a time of getting together with friends and family, often over a delicious, home-cooked meal. As the...

Lächelnde Frau hält ein iPad und liest über die 3 wichitgen Vorteile von Lingoda

Nov 22, 2021

The three major benefits of learning a language with Lingoda

You’ll find language learning unnecessarily hard if you think of it as something you just have to do. Getting started...

Oct 18, 2021

Living in Vienna: A guide to Austria’s capital

Austria’s capital has a unique and cosmopolitan flair: Vienna is a city of art and culture, where you’ll encounter imperial...

Woman holding a cup of coffee in front of a notebook screen showing an e-mail learning how to write an email in German

Oct 08, 2021

How to write an email in German: Tips for formal and informal emails

When you’re not yet fluent in German, having a conversation in person or on the phone can be daunting. Luckily,...

Text on paper being corrected with a red pencil

Sep 27, 2021

The top 7 tools for a German grammar check online

German Grammar is notoriously difficult. Language learners of all levels rely on a grammar check to improve their writing. A...