[German] 1st class review

Jacob Ervin jacobkyle88 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 11:38:18 PDT 2011


Hallo Michel,

Yes, the class is still going. We are meeting tuesdays at 7:00, but me and
Lucy have usually been showing up earlier (around 6:00) to cook dinner. You
should definitely try to make it down tonight - we have a few native
germans coming over to help with the class and dinner should be awesome.

Hope to see you there,
Jacob

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Michel Lallement <milall1662 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm interesseted to join the German corner but could not come the two
> first times. Is it still possible to join ? If yes, is there a meeting
> tomorrow ? Where and when ?
> Thanks for all information !
> Bis bald vieilleicht dann
> Michel
>
>
>
> 2011/10/22 William Budington <bill.budington at gmail.com>
>
>> Ich glaube dass es besser ist, wenn wir auch eine englische Uebersetzung
>> einschliessen.  Deswegen koennen auch Deutsch-anfaenger(innen) an die
>> Auseinandersetzung teilnehmen.  Sogar fuer nicht-anfaenger(innen) ist das
>> vorteilhaft.
>>
>> I think it's better if we also include English translations.  That way
>> beginners can also take part in the discussion.  It's even advantageous for
>> non-beginners.
>>
>> (Here I include the (innen) in parenthesis as a political nod.  The
>> proper, traditional German is for the plural to be masculinized, unless all
>> participants are female.)
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>wrote:
>>
>>> Ach, sorry. Ich glaub, ich soll womöglich auf dieser Mailliste nur in
>>> Deutsch schreiben. Ab sofort mache ich das ;)
>>>
>>> - Sean
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey Lucy,
>>>>
>>>> Sorry, I didn't get around to checking my mail again until late last
>>>> night, actually, after I went! The movie was pretty good. I wasn't blown
>>>> away or anything. My tandem partner didn't end up going, either.
>>>>
>>>> -Sean
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel <
>>>> a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Sean, gehst du noch? Hast du ein Handy oder trägst du etwas bestimmt?
>>>>> 540-346-0268
>>>>>
>>>>> 2011/10/19 Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>:
>>>>> > Hey,
>>>>> > I might try to catch Almanya tomorrow at that festival. I have a
>>>>> language
>>>>> > tandem partner at SF State and I'll see if I can drag him along as
>>>>> well. No
>>>>> > idea, though, whether either of us will go. Ich bin mir auch nicht
>>>>> ganz
>>>>> > sicher, ob ich Zeit vor oder nach dem Film haben würde, um spazieren
>>>>> zu
>>>>> > gehen oder zu diskutieren oder was auch immer... aber vielleicht
>>>>> doch.
>>>>> > Anyone else interested in Almanya?
>>>>> > - Sean
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel
>>>>> > <a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> 2011/10/19 Christian Wolff <sub-nbgerman at scara.com>:
>>>>> >> > Hi,
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > I did not make it yesterday due to my first cold of the season...
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > As for german movies, the "berlin and beyond" festival starts
>>>>> >> > tomorrow at the castro:
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/enindex.htm
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Gibt's einen bestimmten Film, den jemand ansehen will? Es freut mich
>>>>> >> nicht so viel als wenn wir wandern oder reden.....wir können also
>>>>> >> vorhin zusammen essen, oder nachher den FIlm diskutieren. Was denkt
>>>>> >> ihr? Dann bin ich dabei!
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Ich habe auch viele Bücher (Eine Tiefe am Himmel, lustige
>>>>> >> Taschenbücher, Siddhartha, Faust, Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts...
>>>>> >> vielleicht die Bibliotek hat sie auch, oder jemand liest ein
>>>>> bisschen
>>>>> >> vor, um uns ins Laufen zu bringen.) Also, wie haltet ihr dann für
>>>>> eine
>>>>> >> Buchgemeinschaft?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > I also have a number of german children's shows (and other shows
>>>>> and
>>>>> >> > movies) on DVD. We can maybe organize a viewing party, if there is
>>>>> >> > interest? These are mostly german audio with german subtitles,
>>>>> which
>>>>> >> > appears to be very helpful.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> >   Alles Gute, bis zum nächsten mal,
>>>>> >> >     Christian.
>>>>> >> >
>>>>> >> > On 2011-10-19 15:38, Jacob Ervin wrote:
>>>>> >> >> Hey everyone,
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> Thanks to everybody who made it to our first class/meetup. I
>>>>> think we
>>>>> >> >> came up with a good game plan for the group.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> For those who weren't able to make it here's a quick rundown.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> We agreed that one hour a week isn't enough to really help
>>>>> beginners,
>>>>> >> >> though it is handy for intermediate/experts to stay sharp. So in
>>>>> order to
>>>>> >> >> help beginners each week we will have an optional study theme to
>>>>> keep people
>>>>> >> >> busy in-between classes IE "At the restaurant", "Common words
>>>>> and phrases"
>>>>> >> >> or maybe topics such as gender or plurals in German.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> It would also be nice for people to share any helpful links they
>>>>> find
>>>>> >> >> while studying on their own. We can add them to the Wiki as they
>>>>> get passed
>>>>> >> >> around the mailing list too. Here are some that where
>>>>> recommended last night
>>>>> >> >> that seem interesting.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> 1) - 100 most common words in written German. Seems like it
>>>>> would be a
>>>>> >> >> good foundation to know most of these.
>>>>> >> >> http://german.about.com/library/blwfreq_t50.htm
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> 2) - Very good English/German dictionaries / grammar help
>>>>> >> >> http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello
>>>>> >> >> <http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello>
>>>>> >> >> http://www.canoo.net/
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> 3) - Word quiz game
>>>>> >> >> http://quizlet.com/subject/german/
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> Lucy had a very good recommendation for beginners; try reading
>>>>> German
>>>>> >> >> childrens books or watching childrens shows in German (If I find
>>>>> any good
>>>>> >> >> links Ill send them out).
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> heh. My recommendation for beginners is still "extreme learning of
>>>>> >> limited structure", particularly grammer. Whether this is a class or
>>>>> >> self-study, a good textbook is fundamental.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I recommend "Kontakte: A communicative Approach"; the "Schritte
>>>>> >> International" books used by the Goethe Institut are less compact
>>>>> and
>>>>> >> less instructive, in my opinion. Both come with audio components.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Everything else, in my mind, serves as inspiration for the immense
>>>>> and
>>>>> >> varied practice that builds upon this limited structural foundation.
>>>>> >> They are guides not starting points.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Songs, poems, short texts---these might be less daunting than books,
>>>>> >> or at least provide variety.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> If you switch your computer and browser to German you'll have a new
>>>>> >> world at your fingertips.
>>>>> >> There are handy browser extensions for spot word translations.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> Once the group gets rolling we talked about getting out of
>>>>> noisebridge
>>>>> >> >> once a month or so. Often it is possible to find German movies
>>>>> playing
>>>>> >> >> around town, or we could all go out to a german pub like
>>>>> Schroeders and
>>>>> >> >> practice there.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> Again, this group is for students of all levels and we should
>>>>> have
>>>>> >> >> something for everyone. Personally I am beginning at a very low
>>>>> level and so
>>>>> >> >> most of the links I contribute will be focused at the simple end
>>>>> of the
>>>>> >> >> spectrum, however if you are more advanced feel free to post more
>>>>> >> >> interesting links. That Pirate movie that got passed around a
>>>>> few days ago
>>>>> >> >> was perfect.
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >> My next email will be full Deutsch, promise :)
>>>>> >> >> Jacob
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >>
>>>>> >> >>
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