CV in LaTeX with moderncv

It’s easy:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
[...] % load your usual packages

% moderncv themes
\moderncvcolor{grey} % color options 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey' and 'black'
\moderncvstyle{casual} % style options are 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'oldstyle' and 'banking'

% Your contact data
\firstname{Max}
\familyname{Mustermann}
\address{Thisstreet 1}{12345 Exampleville}
\phone{ (01\,23)~45\,67\,89\,00}  
\email{me@myself.de}    
\photo[64pt]{myself}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\section{Education}
\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution}{City}{\textit{Grade}}{Description}
[...]
\end{document}

I had the problem that when you specify months and years instead of only years, the left margin is too small. You can adjust that with these two lines:

\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{0.25\textwidth}
\AtBeginDocument{\recomputelengths}

Also, the languages take up a lot of space, you can just put it into two columns to save space. This is better than the cvdoubleitem in my opinion, because you are more flexible to change the order. I suppose you can still add the comment, if you need to, try it out.

\begin{multicols}{2}
\cvitem{Language 1}{Skill level}
[...]
\end{multicols}
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I am a computational linguist, teacher of computer science and above all a huge fan of LaTeX. I use LaTeX for everything, including things you never wanted to do with LaTeX. My latest love is lilypond, aka LaTeX for music. I'll post at irregular intervals about cool stuff, stupid hacks and annoying settings I want to remember for the future.